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Special Advisor to the Dean on Aboriginal Education

Suzanne L. Stewart is an assistant professor in the department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology. Suzanne began her appointment at OISE in 2007, following completion of her PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria. Her research and teaching expertise include Indigenous mental health and healing, and Indigenous pedagogies in education. Among other courses, she teaches Special Topics in Counselling Psychology: Integrating Traditional Healing Practices into Counselling and Psychotherapy. Suzanne coordinates the Indigenous Education Network based at OISE, and works within local Native communities and shares her experiences with regional, national, and international health and government organizations.

In this role, Suzanne chairs a community-based Aboriginal Advisory Council to advise on institutional policies, procedures, practices and programs to ensure they reflect and respect the interests and needs of Aboriginal communities.