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Outstanding alumni

Members of Laurier's Indigenous alumni community are using their education to make a difference. Read how in this Campus magazine online exclusive series of stories.

Kelly Campagnola

Kelly Campagnola (BA '11)

Through her work as a lawyer, Kelly Campagnola is aiming to improve how the justice system works for Indigenous peoples. || Read the story.

Sarah ChiavariniSarah Chiavarini (BBA '16)

The support she found at Laurier’s Waterloo campus Indigenous Student Centre prepared Sarah Chiavarini well for the challenge of attending Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. || Read the story.

Rebecca JamiesonRebecca Jamieson, CM OONT (BA '76) (Hon. LLD '17)

Six Nations Polytechnic president Rebecca Jamieson has established herself as a leader in Indigenous education and language preservation. || Read the story.

Daniel KennedyDaniel Kennedy (BA '13)

A recruitment officer who works with Indigenous youth considering post-secondary education, Daniel Kennedy has the opportunity to make a difference every day. || Read the story.

Michael LowMichael Low (BA '95)

An entrepreneur with a lifelong interest in business, Michael Low is passionate about creating opportunities for members of the Indigenous community. || Read the story.

Graydon NicholasHon. Graydon Nicholas, CM ONB (BBA '74) (Hon. LLD '02)

From becoming the first Indigenous person to practice law in the Maritimes to being named New Brunswick’s first Indigenous lieutenant governor, Graydon Nicholas has led by example. || Read the story.

Renee PelletierRenée Pelletier (BA '98)

Renée Pelletier embarked on a career in law after learning her family history. || Read the story.

Paige SillabyPaige Sillaby (BA '15)

As an education policy analyst with the Anishinabek Nation Education Secretariat, Paige Sillaby’s work supports 40 Anishinabek communities throughout Ontario. || Read the story.

Julie SnacheJulie Snache (BA '11)

Before she became a web designer and instructor at Georgian College, Julie Snache served as a founding member of Laurier’s Indigenous Students’ Association. || Read the story.

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