Aboriginal Community Liaison:Outreach, Recruitment and Admission
- Consult with the FDASC Director and relevant university representatives to develop and maintain an annual recruitment, admission, and retention strategy that is sensitive to Aboriginal student needs and realities.
- Conduct, in Aboriginal communities, at career fairs, powwows, conferences, elementary and high schools, interactive information sessions with elementary and high school students, guidance counselors, and Aboriginal Education Counselors to promote Queen’s University degree programs, admission requirements, and academic support services.
- Organize activities for Aboriginal elementary and high school students who visit Queen’s University in conjunction with the Aboriginal Student Support Strategist, faculties, and university services.
- Assist in the planning and implementation of a transition and mentoring program as well as other cultural or academic activities for Queen’s Aboriginal students.
- Maintain liaison with resource persons in regional and national Aboriginal organizations.
- Collaborate with the Office of the University Registrar to ensure recruitment materials, displays, advertising and websites promote Queen’s and post-secondary education to prospective Aboriginal students
- Maintain an existing student database and a database of potential students/ applicants, and provide information, encouragement, and advice to inquiries.
- Provide follow-up of potential students and maintain communication and support.
- Governance Chair, Aboriginal Post Secondary Information Program (APSIP) www.apsip.com
Our currentAboriginal Community Liaison: Outreach, Recruitment and Admission is Ashely Maracle.
Ashley is Irish and Haudenosaunee, from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
Ashley graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in History and Global Development Studies. During her studies at Queen’s, Ashley was actively involved at the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre and in the Queen’s Native Student Association. Taking full advantage of the exchange programs available at Queen’s, she studied at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) and at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland). Ashley is currently working on her Masters of Arts in Indigenous Governance through the University of Victoria.