Director, Centre for Indigenous Initiatives
Benny Michaud (she/they/him) is a proud ayahwkew (two-spirit), eagle clan, Michif person. Originally from the Metis community of St. Boniface in Manitoba, she is an alumnus of Carleton, and was thrilled to join the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives in 2016. Over the course of her career, she has worked to support the needs of Indigenous youth in both the mental health and education sectors. In her current role as Director of the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives, she works with her team to ensure that Indigenous students have the academic, cultural and spiritual supports necessary to maintain their health and wellbeing. She also works with the broader Carleton community to create opportunities for learning and dialogue, and to achieve the 41 calls to action released in the Carleton University Strategic Indigenous Initiatives final report.