Indigenous Student Centre Staff

Conor Kerr

Conor KerrConor is manager of Indigenous Supports and Services at NorQuest College, supporting staff and students in the Indigenous student centre, implementing the college’s Indigenization Strategy, and creating meaningful community engagement opportunities with Indigenous communities, stakeholders, Elders and students.

From the Metis community of Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta, Conor attended the University of Alberta, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Indigenous history. His career has centred on breaking down myths and stereotypes around Indigenous peoples in Alberta, creating educational opportunities for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners, and increasing cultural opportunities for Indigenous youth. Conor has developed and facilitated training and education programs while working for the Government of Alberta, Paul/Alexander/Enoch Child & Family Services, and the Edmonton Public School Board.

Elliott Young

Elliott Young Elliott is Nehiyaw (Cree) from Ermineskin Cree Nation, one of the four nations that make up Maskwacis. Born and raised on Ermineskin, he came to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies degree with a certification in Aboriginal Governance and Partnership. Elliott’s career has been focused on policy development and coordination, community engagement, Indigenous relations, and youth engagement. Elliott’s motivation is ensuring social issues are addressed through collaboration and engagement of community.

As the Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor, Elliott will be working with external and internal stakeholders to ensure NorQuest is working collaboratively with the Indigenous community in Edmonton and surrounding area. He will be exploring ways NorQuest College can work with Indigenous communities to address their needs and improve the programs the institution offers. Elliott is an experienced facilitator and has provided Indigenous awareness training sessions for non-profits, governments, agencies, and businesses.

Luella Massey

Luella MasseyI am a proud Metis woman and have focused on helping Indigenous people throughout my career.For the past 17 years I have been employed with NorQuest College as an Indigenous Liaison and Student Advisor.

My role is to be a ”go-to person” for Indigenous students to smoothly transition through college programs and services. I also provide information and awareness of the new Indigenous Student Centre and the services including Elder support, Indigenous ceremonies and the RBC Indigenous Mentorship Program.

Some of my specific duties are to provide support services to Indigenous students including: Indigenous funding options, case management, and liaising with funders.

Robyn Fabiosa

Robyn FabiosaTân’si! My name is Robyn Fabiosa. I am of mixed Cree and Scottish heritage, grand daughter of a residential school survivor and a member of Frog Lake First Nation. I was born and raised in Edmonton and graduated from MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

For the past 4 and half years I have had the great honor of living, working and learning on traditional Coast Salish Territory, in Vancouver BC. In my time there, I helped to support Indigenous women and mother’s living in the Downtown Eastside, as well as, collaborating with community members to offer programs for families to access cultural connection, wellness and intergenerational healing. I also provided leadership and regional support to various urban and on-reserve infant development programs.

My additional career background includes advocacy, group facilitation and community support work with various not-for-profits, throughout Edmonton. I am beyond grateful to be back on my ancestral and home territory, as the Program Coordinator for the Indigenous Student Services Center. At the centre I will be the first point of contact for students and staff, as well as coordinating events, protocols for Elders, and administration tasks – please pop in and say hello!

Patricia Gladue

Patricia GladueTân’si! (Hello)

My name is Patricia Gladue. I am a proud and loving goalie mother of four children. I am an avid hockey enthusiastic individual. (GO VEGAS KNIGHTS GO) I was born and raised in Kikino Metis Settlement up until I was nine years old. My work experience varies from working close with families, groups and individuals of all ethnic backgrounds. Some of my background knowledge stems from work experience with trauma, toxic stress and Social Determinants of health. This practice has included helping connects individuals with resources in the community, enhance safety, and increase level of awareness of resources out in the community.

My goal as the RBC Indigenous Mentorship Liaison is to be a mentor to other students by creating a safe and welcoming support system. I hope to be able to help assist students in creating a safe place to learn, grow, connect to their cultural grass-roots, and develop skills such as leadership and community engagement. I am a proud Metis woman who loves learning new techniques to build a stronger foundation for students by being a voice for other students. I personally believe that success is a shared responsibility. By effectively working together as a team, I believe that individuals can overcome challenges, build on their strengths and begin to recognize their full potential. By supporting the needs of students, I believe that everyone can learn and reach their full potential by providing the opportunities and appropriate tools used in and out of NorQuest College.

Contact Information

Room 1-151, Singhmar Centre for Learning, Edmonton campus


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