Support Team

Trenton Augustine
Indigenous Student Services Coordinator  

Trenton provides support, services, and guidance to Indigenous students and helps with the transition to university.

“I want to make sure students receive support and guidance to succeed at university while creating a welcoming environment that honours and celebrates Indigenous culture."



Miigam’agan provides support to Indigenous students and acts as a  link between the university and First Nation communities.

“My role is to offer support, drawing from our cultural values and working to create a sense of community for First Nation students."



Wendy Matthews
Student Counsellor 

Wendy brings Indigenous and western knowledge and experience to her counselling.

“I have deep appreciation towards holistic wellness which has encouraged a counselling approach that not only values talk therapy, but considers the importance of behaviours that nurture the ‘whole’ person.”  


Graydon Nicholas
Chancellor of St. Thomas University and Endowed Chair in Native Studies 

The Hon. Graydon Nicholas, Order of New Brunswick, was the 30th Lieutenant Governor of NB (2009-2014) and the first Indigenous person to hold this office. He is Chancellor of St. Thomas University and the Endowed Chair in Native Studies at STU. 


Jonah Simon
Indigenous Student Representative, STUSU 

Jonah is a fourth-year student from Elsipogtog First Nation studying Criminal Justice in the Bachelor of Applied Arts program.

“I wanted to be in a position where I could help better the experience for Indigenous students—to help them stay in school and stay motivated, but also help educate the entire STU community and general public on Indigenous issues as the Chair of the Indigenous Students Reconciliation Committee. It means a lot to me to be part of a group of leaders who are determined to make the school year as fun and as stress-free as possible for the student community.”


Rachel Burke
Indigenous Experiential and Community Based Learning Coordinator 

Rachel is a recent graduate from STU. She is from Fredericton and the community of Sitansisk (St. Mary's First Nation).

"Through my role I want to help support students academic and cultural passions through experiential learning opportunities. I will bring forward a strong program that showcases and grows the Indigenous community at STU but also connects St. Thomas with Indigenous communities throughout New Brunswick. I am excited to help students think dynamically about how their time at St. Thomas can create endless opportunities and positive outcomes after graduation, not only for them but for their home communities and Indigenous peoples all over Canada."