New appointments strengthen Indigenous leadership at UWinnipeg
Kevin Lamoureux new Associate Vice-President Indigenous Affairs; Jarita Greyeyes new Director of Community Learning and Engagement
WINNIPEG, MB – On behalf of The University of Winnipeg community, Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, congratulates Kevin Lamoureux for his appointment as Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affairs, and Jarita Greyeyes for her new role as Director of Community Learning and Engagement.
Lamoureux is a dedicated teacher who specializes in reaching out to non-traditional students to provide more pathways into post-secondary education. As an engaged instructor with UWinnipeg’s Faculty of Education’s ACCESS program, Lamoureux has developed expertise in groundbreaking mentorship and inclusion programs within Indigenous education. ACCESS provides students from Winnipeg’s inner city with non-traditional academic backgrounds to become teachers, through academic supports, counselling services and cultural teachings.
“Starting here in my undergraduate degree, UWinnipeg has always been a place of inspiration and support,” said Lamoureux. “It challenges me to ask how higher learning can better serve the communities we engage with. UWinnipeg will be a national leader amongst universities in our journey of Indigenization. Our next opportunity for greatness is to work together to ensure that our university is a place that nurtures genuine reconciliation for all students.”
Greyeyes is a graduate of UWinnipeg, and the University of Victoria’s Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance, and former Manager of the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre. Most recently, she was the Acting Associate VP of Indigenous Affairs where she was a champion for UWinnipeg’s new Indigenous Course Requirement. As Director of Community Learning and Engagement she will oversee numerous initiatives aimed at building bridges between our campus and our surrounding community.
“We are privileged to have such talented leaders at UWinnipeg who share our deep commitment to community outreach and inclusion,” said Trimbee. “Kevin and Jarita bring with them tremendous knowledge and insight as we continue to Indigenize the academy as a core part of our mission.”
Lamoureux is an educator at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba, a well-known public speaker, a writer, and co-host of the popular podcast The Frank and Kevin Show: In Colour (a free, sometimes funny resource on topics of Indigenous education and politics). Most recently Lamoureux was named co-Chair for the Provincial Task Force on Educational Outcomes for Children in Care. His writing has been featured in the Winnipeg Free Press, Grassroots News and many academic journals. He has been seen on local television (including APTN and the CBC news),heard around the world through his podcast (which is downloaded in over a dozen different countries), and he has given presentations around the globe (from Australia, to Thailand, parts of Europe, the United States and throughout Canada). Lamoureux was named Scholar in Residence and Divisional Day Speaker for the Seven Oaks School Division, Diversity Coach for Sunrise School Division, Divisional Day Speaker for St. James School Division and works closely with several other school divisions, districts and organizations around the province. Lamoureux is working towards his PhD in the University of Manitoba’s Wellness and Sustainability cohort. He works closely with schools throughout Manitoba in support of Aboriginal education and the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives; enrichment and talent development, and works with troubled and disengaged students. He is the recent recipient of the Aboriginal Circle of Educators Honouring Our Ways award, the Robin H. Farquhar Award for Excellence in Contributing to Self-Governance as nominated by his colleagues, UWinnipeg’s Merit Award, the International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE) Young Scholar Award, and University of New England – (Armidale, Australia) Merit award for outstanding academic performance. As a member of the Faculty of Education’s ACCESS community, he has worked directly with pre-service teachers preparing for careers in the inner city.
Jarita Greyeyes is nēhiyaw from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and the Red Pheasant Cree Nation, both located in Treaty Six territory. A graduate of UWinnipeg, and the University of Victoria’s Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance, Greyeyes was the Manager of the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre. She has been an instructor for the University of Saskatchewan’s Political Studies department and for Indigenous Studies at UWinnipeg. While studying for her undergraduate degree Greyeyes was an elected representative of the University of Winnipeg’s Student Association and the Chair of the National Aboriginal Caucus of the Canadian Federation of Students. Greyeyes came to UWinnipeg from the United Way of Saskatoon and Area where she was the Coordinator of Stakeholder Engagement.
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Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg
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