Queen’s welcomes new director of Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre – Queen’s U

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 2018196 Views

January 10, 2018

Kandice Baptiste is looking forward to “returning home” after years in the post-secondary education sector in Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo. Ms. Baptiste, who is originally from Tyendinaga, will succeed Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill) as the new director of the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre at Queen’s in February, now that Ms. Hill has become the university’s inaugural director, Office of Indigenous Initiatives.

“I’m humbled to have the opportunity to work on my own territory,” says Ms. Baptiste. “It’s exciting to join such a prestigious university that has taken a leadership role on reconciliation work. I look forward to continuing the work of Kanonhsyonne and the amazing staff and students at Four Directions, building a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse Indigenous community on campus.”

Ms. Baptiste most recently worked as manager, Indigenous Initiatives at Wilfrid Laurier University, where her responsibilities included managing the Indigenous Student Centre and its staff at the Brantford campus. She was previously senior project coordinator at the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) in Toronto, where she guided the development of the “Future Further” campaign.

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