Aboriginal Students' Office

Indigenous Student Mentor Program

Starting a new semester or attending a new school can be a bit overwhelming at first. It can take some time for new and returning students to adjust to university life.

The Indigenous Student Mentor Program aims to connect new First Nations, Métis and Inuit students with senior Indigenous students at Augustana. Our fabulous Peer Educators help incoming students connect with the community, become acquainted with the university, and provide guidance and encouragement to students as they transition to university life in Camrose.

2018 - 2019 Indigenous Peer Mentors!

Madison James

Profile coming soon!

Emily Lynseng

Profile coming soon!

Emily MacMillan

EMphotoI am from the small town of Vermilion, AB where I lived for most of my life. I am a member of the Métis Nations of Alberta, and have recently just started to learn more about what that means. I love to learn and connect with my culture by listening to Elders share their stories, learning about the history of our traditions and practices, and of course eating traditional foods (woohoo for bannock!). The Aboriginal Students Office has taught me so much and allowed me to further my knowledge about what it means to be Metis.

I am an Kinesiology major with the end goal of becoming a physiotherapist. The human body absolutely amazes me, and I am the biggest nerd when it comes to learning about how everything works. In a couple of years I hope to be working as a physiotherapist and travelling the world. My favorite way to spend my free time is exploring this beautiful world and watching as many sunsets as I possibly can. I also love to curl up in a bunch of blankets, with a lot of ice cream, and binge watch Netflix. Music, fresh air, and lots of naps feed my soul.

As a peer mentor, I look forward to meeting all the new students and supporting them in any way I can. I don’t function without coffee, so always feel free to hit me up to chat over a couple of warm beverages. I’m looking forward to another year of great friendship, memories, and of course laughter!