Contact

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 2022: Indigenous Student Services is open Monday-Thursday.  Staff are working both in the centre and remotely

 
 
 
 

People

Shylo Elmayan

Director, Indigenous Student Services

Email: elmayans@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905.525.9140 x 23758
Cell: (365) 336-3867

MS Teams: @elmayans
L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1811

Jade Johnson

Sr. Advisor, Indigenous Student Services

Email: indigsc@mcmaster.ca

Cell: (365) 336-4894

MS Teams: @johnss95
L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1811

Cayuga, Six Nations of the Grand River, Wolf Clan

Tracy Bomberry

Events & Administrative Coordinator

Email: tbomber@mcmaster.ca

MS Teams:@tbomber
L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1811

Mina Linklater

Indigenous Recruitment & Admissions Specialist

Email: issrec@mcmaster.ca

Cell: (289) 659-5306

MS Teams: @linklatm
L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1811
Also available at the Indigenous Health Learning Lodge (MDCL 3510/G)

Moose Cree First Nation and Alutiiq from the Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions

Lissa Lavallee

Indigenous Wellness Counsellor

Email: llaval@mcmaster.ca

Cell: 905-512-8936

MS Teams: @llaval
L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1811

Jill Rogers

Research Assistant & Gaǫdadęihwahni:ya:s Program Coordinator

Email: rogerj8@mcmaster.ca

MS Teams: @rogersj8
L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1811

Anishinaabe, Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Bear Clan

Program Assistant

Email: indigssa@mcmaster.ca

L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1811

Kathy Knott

Kathy Knott

Elder-in-Residence

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

Email eir@mcmaster.ca if you have any questions.

Bertha Skye

Bertha Skye

Elder-in-Residence

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

Email eir@mcmaster.ca if you have any questions.

Renee Thomas-Hill

Renee Thomas-Hill

Elder-in-Residence

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

Email eir@mcmaster.ca if you have any questions.

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.