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Name: Louisa Shutts
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March 6th, 2015

Student Profile:
My name is Louisa Shutts, I am Inuit and I am from Happy Valley - Goose Bay, NL. I am currently studying at Memorial University for a BA in Arts for Linguistics and psychology. I highly recommend the services that ARO has to offer the aboriginal students because you can get help and information regarding your field of study from the helpful, educated, friendly staff and advisors. This is a great place to come and learn new things and meet new people.

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I am thankful that the ARO services are available to me as an aboriginal student. It helps to have a place to go to study, interact with fellow aboriginal students, and learn new things, so I can focus my energy on excelling in my courses and beyond.

 

Name: Amanda Humber
Student Profile:
My name is Amanda Humber and I am from a little town on the West Coast of NL called Norris Point. I belong to the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band and I am in my third year of my Bachelor of Arts degree here at Memorial University majoring in English, minoring in French. I would recommend students to use the services of the ARO because you will meet other aboriginal students and gain great friends.

Testimonial:
The ARO helped me adapt to University life, they gave me guidance and they always had a friendly ear that listened. They offer many opportunities to learn the ways of our people, dreamcatcher making, Inuksuk pendent making and other fun activities. They have great resources as well, such as printing, faxing and photocopying.

 

Name: Hannah Buckle
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March 10th, 2015

Student Profile:
I’m from the south coast of Labrador, from a former fishing community called Forteau. I’m a member of NunatuKavut (metis). I’m currently studying Biochemistry (Nutrition), my career goal is to become a Dietitian. I want to specialize in Aboriginal Dietetics since Aboriginal people face unique challenges and ailments. I would recommend students to use ARO services since its extremely helpful and a wonderful environment.

Testimonial:
It’s a great resource for printing, copying, computer services, etc. Above the services it’s a great environment to meet fellow aboriginal students and learn about opportunities/scholarships. Overall, it helps alleviate some of the stress of University.


Name: Elizabeth Andersen
Student Profile:
My name is Elizabeth, but most people refer to me as Liz. I am from St. Johns, and my Inuit roots come from the Andersen family in Makkovik, Labrador, where my great grandfather was born. I would recommend the Aboriginal Resource Office to Memorial students because it provides students a place to relax between classes, resources to succeed in their studies and a means of meeting new peoples, and gaining a sense of community and support.

Testimonial:
I use the services at the Aboriginal Resource Office to meet new people who also have indigenous heritage, as well as a place to remove myself from commotion and chaotic environments around campus – a nice, quiet place to relax!

 

Name: Sheldon Baikie
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March 6th, 2015

Student Profile:
Civil Engineering student from Northwest River, Labrador. Nunatsiavut beneficiary – friendly staff, helpful staff, great resources (phone, fax, printer, photocopier) chance to meet other aboriginal students.

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Friendly staff, great resources, a chance to share experiences with people of similar background.

 

Name: Veronica Madsen
Student Profile:
I am a mature student, studying biology, chem and math, working towards a bachelor of science. I love this place! It is a quiet place on campus where you can talk with others, or study. The others that come here are very supportive to each other. Or just come here to have your lunch.

Testimonial:
This space is an oasis on campus. It is a place to come to where you know people are friendly.


Name: Victoria Allen

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March 9th 2015

Student Profile:
I’m Vicky Allen. I am an Inuit student from Rigolet, Nunatsiavut. I’m back at MUN for my second degree. My first was Archaeology and my second will be a Business Administration degree. The ARO is the best place for Aboriginal students, it is such a welcoming and wonderful place.

Testimonial:
The ARO is a welcoming place, the services provided here will help you to succeed. People understand you here.

 

Name: Jessica Winters
Student Profile:
My name is Jessica Winters, I am an 18 year old Inuit from Makkovik, Labrador. I am currently doing general studies here at Memorial University but I am planning on getting a biology degree. My dream is to become a wildlife biologist and with the services provided by the ARO I believe that this dream will come true in the near future. The ARO provides a place to relax between classes, a printer, something to snack on when you forgot your lunch, and most of all helpful mentors that keep students up to date with opportunities, scholarships, and other services offered here at MUN.

Testimonial:
I use the ARO services because the atmosphere at MUN is very different from what I am used to in Makkovik, Labrador. The ARO gives me a place to breathe and relax when I am feeling out of place. Meeting and talking with other aboriginals from across the country is also very welcoming.

 

Name: Candice Keats
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March 4th, 2015

Student Profile:
I’m a single-mother of two children doing a Business Administration degree. I’m from NWR and have been living in St. Johns for nearly 13 years. I am a proud member of the Nunatsiavut Government and truly grateful for the ARO office! I’m thrilled that I can visit ARO to avail of the services, speak with friendly faces and seek guidance! Thank you!

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The ARO is my home away from home! I’m truly grateful to enjoy its services and complementary offerings! The staff here are helpful and knowledgeable and the camaraderie with other students instantly keels feelings of sadness and loneliness.

 

Name: Lee Gillis
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March 6th, 2015

Student Profile:
My name is Lee Gillis. I am a Mi’kmaq from St. Johns, Newfoundland and majoring in medieval history. I would recommend the ARO services because they are easily accessible, free, and make university life SO much easier. I can go the ARO lounge and work on a computer instead of waiting for one in the library, and use the ARO printer instead of paying the Library to use theirs. I have used ARO to learn more about my native culture, and made more new friends than I expected. There is also free food and coffee. I don’t need to explain why that’s good.

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I use the ARO services when I write papers, the free computers and printer are a great convenience. I also use it to get involved with native activities and culture, and to chat with friends and acquaintances I have met through ARO.

 

Name: Brandon Snow
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Brandon Nicholas Snow is my name. I am currently attending Memorial University of Newfoundland. I am working towards a Bachelor of Arts, majoring History and minoring French. My goal is then to move into education, focusing on High School. I grew up in Conception Bay South, NL but am originally from Port ae Port, NL. I would recommend students use the services of the ARO because the ARO office opens up its doors for every student that needs its or simply wants to do better. They inform you of all the programs that are on-going and they are also very willing to give advice.

Testimonial:
The ARO services provide me with the support I need in order to achieve what I want from post-secondary education. The staff of the ARO office are always happy, inviting, and willing to help with completing applications, resumes, etc.

 

Name: Dani Brant
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March 12th, 2015

Student Profile:
I am a 23 years old 2nd year Law and Society undergrad student here at MUN. I am from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in Southern Ontario and my Mohawk name is Yenonhkwa ‘tsherowwanenha:wi, which means “she carries big medicine”. I love the ARO! They are so friendly and helpful with almost anything you could ask. They are quite selfless and I owe several of my highest grades to their help and expertise. Nya:wen ARO!

Testimonial:
I use the ARO services because, not only are they extremely helpful, but I feel at home in the ARO. Being far away from my home and people can be stressful on myself and my grades, but the ARO and their services are always there to give a helping hand whenever I need it.

 

Name: Caitlyn Moore
Student Profile:
I’m a 20 year old Aboriginal student, born in Chilliwack, BC, but moved here from Halifax, NS. I’m a Mi’kmaq student taking a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology. I would recommend the services of the ARO because the people are great, the lunches and events are really fun and its nice to have a space you know you can relax between classes.

Testimonial:
For somewhere to hang out on breaks and see the other Aboriginal students. For the good lunches and fun events. Also to print off my mass amount of notes!

 

Name: Hilary Buckle
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March 17th, 2015

Student Profile:
My name is Hilary Buckle, I am from the community of Forteau Bay in Southern Labrador. My indigenous group is NunatuKavut – the eritery? of southern Inuit people of Labrador. I am studying a B.Sc (Honours) degree, my major is Psychology and my minor is Linguistics. I would recommend the ARO because it is an excellent resource that will put you in tach with various opportunities and information. An inviting and warm environment.

Testimonial:
I look forward to going to the ARO almost every day. It’s a refreshing place to go, see familiar faces, and feel connected to home and others sharing a similar experience. The staff at ARO are so kind and helpful – they go above and beyond. Furthermore, I enjoy the traditional cultural crafts, weekly food gatherings, and outings hosted by the ARO.

 

Name: Sarah Tremblett
Student Profile:
I am from Ontario. I am part of the First Nations. I intend on studying Marine Biology. I would recommend students to use the services provided by the ARO because they are useful tools.

Testimonial:
They provide an abundance of services to students. All the resources provided give the students the required skills to thrive.

 

Name: Catherine Wheeler
Student Profile:
My name is Catherine Wheeler. I am from Pickering Ontario and I am 5th generation Qalipu Mi’kmaq. As this is my first semester of University I was grateful to the ARO services for offering me a place of comfort and inclusion. I am currently 48 and starting university is difficult enough without the age factor. Being out of school for so long, the ARO services assisted with many opportunities I believe necessary for my success. Some of the services that were beneficial were the writing center tutorials, access to computers, crafts helped reduce stress, a place to grab a coffee and relax with people who care and are extremely helpful, with everything and anything possible.

Testimonial:
In a university where 1000s of people are so individually focused, it is wonderful to be able to go somewhere and have a sense of belonging. ARO is a place where you can go and are made to feel that you are welcomed and wanted. The additional services are just a bonus. Thank you for being here!

 

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