Georgian announces new Director, Indigenous Strategies
Oct. 10, 2023
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 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 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.
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.
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.