Support Team


Miigam’agan provides support to Indigenous students and acts as an important 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.” 



Trenton Augustine
Indigenous Student Services Coordinator 

Trenton supports Indigenous students making the transition to university. 

“I want to create a welcoming environment that incorporates and celebrates Indigenous culture, and provides opportunities for students to get to know each other and learn more about their culture."



Jessica Paul
Indigenous Experiential Learning Coordinator

Jessica graduated from St. Thomas University in 2018 with a major in Native Studies and a Minor in Sociology. She has experience teaching Maliseet and has very close ties with her communities. She will be working closely with students to help them find themselves through experiential learning opportunities.




Graydon Nicholas
Endowed Chair in Native Studies 

The Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Order of New Brunswick, was the 30th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick from 2009 to 2014, becoming the first aboriginal person to hold this office. He is currently the Endowed Chair in Native Studies at STU.





Leanne Hudson
Indigenous Student Representative, STUSU 

Leanne is a second-year student majoring in Communications and Public Policy and minoring in Native Studies. She has been in the role of Indigenous Student Representative on the Student Union, is a member of the Senate Committee on Reconciliation, and has passion for supporting Indigenous Students.