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Indigenous Student Advisor

Aanii, Hello!

My name is Natasha Young and I use she/her and they/them pronouns. I am a member of Whitefish River First Nation and grew up in northern Ontario before coming to the University of Guelph as an undergraduate student.

As a U of G student, I completed my BA Honours in Anthropology and an MA in Public Issues Anthropology, where my graduate research focused on the person-environment experiences of Indigenous post-secondary learners on university campuses. I am also a Registered Social Worker with a MSW from the University of Windsor. As your Indigenous Student Advisor, I am here to support you and walk beside you throughout your learning journey here at the University of Guelph.

Here are some of the ways I can assist you:

  • Personal counselling and wellness support
  • Academics
  • Tutoring
  • Finances
  • Culture and identity
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Graduate studies
  • Connections with your peers, local community resources and Elders, and other campus resources such as Counselling and Student Accessibility Services

Please reach out to me or drop by the Indigenous Student Centre with any questions you have as you navigate your time at the U of G. I can also let you know what events, programs, and services are happening in Student Experience and the rest of campus. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you during your time here!

*Please note that the Indigenous Student Centre is closed until further notice and I am working remotely.

Natasha Young, Indigenous Student Advisor
519-824-4120 Ext. 52189
Book a meeting with the Indigenous Student Advisor

What is an Advisor?

Wondering what the difference is between the Indigenous Student Advisor and the Counsellors in Counselling Services?

An Advisor is a staff member that provides information about the many supports and resources available to students. An Advisor can guide and assist you in navigating the university system, explaining and clarifying institutional policies, describing the overarching expectations of students, and facilitating connections with other campus or community supports, resources or services.

Students can also access Counselling Services in the Vaccarino Centre for Student Wellness.