Belleville, ON, August 11, 2022 – This week, Loyalist College welcomes Tewathahá:kwa Jennifer Maracle to the role of Director, Indigenous Services.
Jennifer is a member of the Bear Clan from Ken:teke, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. With over 20 years of experience in the education sector, Jennifer will build programming within Loyalist’s Indigenous Resource Centre and throughout the College to align with recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 2015 Calls to Action, and the Indigenous Circle on Education (ICE).
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education from Queen’s University and is working toward her Doctor of Philosophy in Indigenous Special Education at Queen’s. An educator at Quinte Mohawk School for 19 years, Jennifer most recently served as the school’s Special Education Coordinator.
“Jennifer will play a crucial role in creating more meaningful learning opportunities for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students to thrive at Loyalist College,” said Sean Monteith, Senior Vice-President, Academic. “Jennifer will help us achieve our goal of incorporating Indigenous knowledge, teaching and language into every aspect of student life. We’re thrilled to welcome Tewathahá:kwa Jennifer to Loyalist College.”
About Loyalist College
Loyalist College is located on the territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, and the Haudenosaunee people. We acknowledge our shared obligation to respect, honour, and sustain these lands and the natural resources contained within. Ranked one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges, Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. As Ontario’s Destination College, the College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist College offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through LoyalistFocus.com, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist College is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 3.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $396.3 million annually to the regional economy – based on an October 2021 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist College’s Belleville, Bancroft and Toronto campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit loyalistcollege.com.
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