Georgian announces new Director, Indigenous Strategies

After conducting a comprehensive national search, Georgian is proud to share that Greg McGregor is the college’s first Director of Indigenous Strategies. Greg has been a member of Team Georgian since 2009 and is currently Manager of Indigenous Services.

Greg McGregor, new Director, Indigenous Strategies, chats at podium at event, wearing Every Child Matters orange t-shirt

Greg has inspired teams to develop innovative services that support Indigenous learners and community members across the Georgian catchment area and beyond. He’s a guiding voice and influential presence.

– Suzie Addison-Toor, Vice President, Student Success

Greg has dedicated much of his career to advancing priorities for the benefit of Indigenous Peoples in areas including health and wellness, employment and training, culture and language revitalization, social and criminal justice, housing, economic development and postsecondary education.

Through his leadership and strategic guidance, Georgian committed to the principles contained in the Indigenous Education Protocol. The protocol highlights seven principles Colleges and Institutes Canada identified as being essential to meeting Indigenous Peoples’ learning needs and to support self-determination and socio-economic development of Indigenous communities. 

Greg McGregor, new Director, Indigenous Strategies, chats with Kevin Weaver, President and CEO, at event
Greg with Kevin Weaver, President and CEO, at reconciliaction event

Greg is a member of the Executive Committee of the Indigenous Peoples Education Circle and was instrumental in the formation of the Anishnaabe Education and Training Circle.

Most recently, through internal and external consultation, he led the collaborative development of the Maajiishkaadaa – Let’s Move Forward Together Indigenization strategy.

Four people standing near a brick wall with a piece of colourful artworkk on it. The four people are Emily Kewageshig, Kevin Weaver, Dave Shorey and Greg McGregor. They're all dressed in business attire.
Anishnaabe artist and visual storyteller Emily Kewageshig; Kevin Weaver, President and CEO; Dave Shorey, Executive Director, Owen Sound Campus; and Greg

Greg will assume his new role on Oct. 16. 

More about Greg

Greg grew up and spent his formative years living on the Whitefish River First Nation. He’s a proud member of the Anishnabek (Ojibwe) Nation. His spirit name, Shiingwaukoose (Little Pine), was given to him in ceremony at an early age. 

Throughout my career, I’ve worked extensively with First Nation, Métis, Inuit and urban Indigenous communities in the development of community-driven initiatives aimed at creating or enhancing opportunities for Indigenous Peoples. 

– Greg

As Manager of Indigenous Services, and with the Indigenous Services team, Greg’s primary role is ensuring students of Indigenous ancestry have a range of culturally focused, retention-based supports available to them and that their studies and time spent at Georgian are positive and memorable experiences. 

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