Assistant Director of Equity Services & Responsible for the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 1787|
|Office:||2800 Carleton Technology and Training Centre (CTTC)|
Taanshi and hello!
My name is Benny Michaud and I’m a proud two-spirit eagle clan Michif woman. As an alumnus of Carleton University I was pleased to join the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives team in October 2016. Over the course of my career I have worked diligently to support the needs of Indigenous youth in both the mental health and education sectors. As an Indigenous Liaison Officer at Carleton, I am committed to ensuring Indigenous students have the academic, cultural and spiritual supports necessary for health and wellbeing in the future.
University can be an overwhelming experience as we learn to navigate western institutional settings while maintaining and honouring our Indigenous knowledge and traditions. Throughout the year I would encourage you to drop by the Ojigkwanong Centre to meet other students, participate in cultural activities and connect with our team. I’m always available to answer questions, provide guidance, or just to chat- so don’t be shy and come on by!