Indigenous Student Services supports First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students attending McMaster. We welcome Indigenous students from all across campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

March 17, 2020: Indigenous Student Services staff will be working remotely.  Students can continue to reach our staff by email (we can arrange phone calls and video chats as necessary)


Shylo Elmayan

Name: Shylo Elmayan
Title: Director, Indigenous Student Services
Phone: 905.525.9140 x 21833

L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1811

Brittany Vincze

Name: Brittany Vincze
Title: Wellness Counsellor
Phone: 905.525.9140 x 27987

L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1811

Name: Jordan Carrier
Title: Indigenous Student Success Advisor
Phone: 905.525.9140 x 27459

L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1811

Tracy Bomberry

Name: Tracy Bomberry
Title: Events and Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 905.525.9140 x 2746

L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1811

Title: Program Assistant
Phone: 905.525.9140 x 27462

L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1811

Name: Kari Hill
Title: Indigenous Recruitment Liaison
Phone: 905.525.9140 x 24359

Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 711

Kathy Knott

Name: Kathy Knott
Title: Elder-in-Residence

Please visit the   Events section to find out when Kathy will be visiting.

Bertha Skye

Name: Bertha Skye
Title: Elder-in-Residence

Please visit the   Events section to find out when Bertha will be visiting.

Renee Thomas-Hill

Name: Renee Thomas-Hill
Title: Elder-in-Residence

Please visit the   Events section to find out when Renee will be visiting.

About Us

Indigenous Student Services (ISS) provides and connects Indigenous learners to the supports they need to achieve their academic goals.  We work to promote a safe place for Indigenous learners at McMaster by addressing barriers and providing holistic supports.

Our department grew out of the work and supports provided through McMaster’s Indigenous Studies Program.  In 2014, ISS became part of McMaster’s Student Affairs.  ISS is located in L.R. Wilson Hall, a community space shared with the Indigenous Studies Program.

ISS is honoured to support the experience and success of McMaster’s Indigenous learners.   In our outreach and recruitment, we promote McMaster as the university of choice.  Our team supports the transition to university life and offers a number of services to help Indigenous learners connect with their culture and pursue academic success.

Our team is part of a larger Indigenous community at McMaster and we welcome Indigenous learners from across campus to connect with us.