Wabnode Centre Staff

Rosalie Henderson Rosalie Henderson
Indigenous Student Support Advisor
Room 2133F, ext. 7700Rosalie offers assessment tools, which can provide insight to students navigating careers and professional direction. She also offers guidance to students who are inquiring about programs and/or struggling academically. She is a registered Social Service Worker and is happy to offer support to students who may be feeling stressed, lonely or homesick, or who may wish to discuss other personal issues and challenges. For those considering withdrawing from their program, Rosalie can assist and liaise with the First Nations band.
Kelly Senecal Kelly Senecal
Indigenous Cultural Coordinator
Room 2119C, ext. 7418A cultural facilitator, Kelly enjoys meeting with groups and individuals to share his experience and expertise with respect to Indigenous cultures and practices. He promotes and delivers traditional ceremonies, workshops and activities, which are open to the public. Kelly encourages students to use the cultural room (rm. 2133D) which is a peaceful haven for meditation, prayer, sharing, or quiet contemplation.
Henriette Sutherland Henriette Sutherland
Indigenous Student Support
Room 2119G, ext. 7881Henriette is an excellent resource for off-campus concerns, such as housing, childcare, health care, food banks, as well as Indigenous and social service agencies. She is happy to assist students in connecting with their First Nation education office to inquire about sponsorship, policies, funding application forms, including funding request deadlines. Harriet acts as a link between the College, First Nations band education offices and Native communities. She can also help by providing information about financial aid including scholarships, awards and bursaries, as well as non-insured benefits for First Nations students. She can also help students with job searches and readiness.
ryan Ryan Linklater Wong
Indigenous Student Engagement Officer
Ryan was born and raised in Moosonee. He studied Physical Fitness Management at Cambrian College before joining the Wabnode team in November 2014.
Ryan is the Wabnode Centre’s Indigenous Engagement Officer. He works closely with the College’s First Nation students, encouraging them to self-identify and promoting Wabnode’s services to the entire student body. Self-identified students get weekly emails about the Sport and Social Club and any ceremonies or events happening that week. He also facilitates and plans workshops and cultural activities.

Elders-on-Campus

College Elders have certain gifts for helping students live a well-balanced life. They help students walk the right path, and are available to share traditional teachings and to facilitate individual spirituality. They value honesty, respect, compassion, tolerance, kindness and patience in their communication with students and others. Elders listen, offer support, and guide students without judgment as they progress in their college journey. Their doors are always open to students seeking guidance and kinship.