Aboriginal Steering Committe Terms of Reference 

Below is a list of the members of the Aboriginal Steering Committee for Simon Fraser University. This committee list includes on-campus members — senior administration, faculty, staff, elder(s), and student representation — as well as, off-campus community members from Aboriginal organizations, local First Nations, and government. This list will be amended as required/requested when committee members change.

In no particular order, the current Aboriginal Steering Committee for Simon Fraser University is composed of the following members:

On-Campus Aboriginal Steering Committee Members:                                                                              

  • Professor Andrew Petter, President & Vice Chancellor. 
  • Dr. Peter Keller, Vice President-Academic and Provost.
  • Dr. Joanne Curry, Vice President-External.
  • Dr. Tim Rahilly, Associate Vice President-Students.
  • Mr. William G. Lindsay, Director, Office for Aboriginal Peoples and Chair, Aboriginal Steering Committee.
  • Mr. Gary George, Officer for Community Relations and Ms. Karen Matthews, Administrative Assistant, Office for Aboriginal Peoples (Secretary/Recorder, Aboriginal Steering Committee). 
  • Dr. Eldon Yellowhorn, Chair, First Nations Studies Department (permanent First Nations Studies Department representative).
  • Dr. Mary Ellen Kelm, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (Graduate Studies representative).
  • Dr. Deanna Reder, Assistant Professor, First Nations Studies Department and Department of English (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences representative).     
  • Dr. Fred Popowich, Associate Dean of Applied Sciences (Faculty of Applied Sciences representative).
  • Dr. Mark Selman, Professor and Director, EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership, Segal Graduate School of Business (Faculty of Business representative).
  • Dr. Felix Breden, Director, The MERCK Canada Aboriginal Youth in Health Sciences Fund (Faculty of Science representative).
  • Dr. Malcolm King, Director, CIHR-Institute for Aboriginal Peoples Health and Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences  (Faculty of Health Sciences representative).
  • Dr. Vicki Kelly, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education (Faculty of Education faculty representative).
  • Mr. Ron Johnston, Director, Office for Indigenous Education, Faculty of Education  (Faculty of Education administrative representative).
  • Dr. Kate Hennessy, Professor, School of Contemporary Arts (Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology representative).
  • Dr. Ken Lertzman, Professor, Faculty of Environment  and Director, The Hakai Network for Coastal People, Ecosystems, and Management (Faculty of Environment representative).
  • Elder's representative (rotating).
  • Ms. Marcia Guno, Director, Indigenous Student Centre (Indigenous Student Centre representative).
  • Ms. Judy Smith, Director, Community Education Programs, Life Long Learning (Community Education Programs, Lifelong Learning representative).
  • Ms. Jenna Walsh, Indigenous Initiatives Librarian, SFU Library (SFU Library representative).
  • First Nations Student Association (Two positions - rotates annually).                                                                                     

Off-Campus/Community Aboriginal Steering Committee Members:

  • Dr. John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, University of Victoria and Visiting Professor, SFU Faculty of Business.
  • Ms. Lyn Daniels, Aboriginal District Principal, Surrey School District.
  • Ms. Jessie Williams, Post Secondary Counsellor, Squamish Nation.
  • Ms. Angela George, Director of Community Development, Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
  • Ms. Tammy Harkey, Councillor, Musqueam Nation and Dean of Student Services at the Native Education College.

Note: Any questions concerning the committee can be directed to Mr. William G. Lindsay, Director, Office for Aboriginal Peoples & Chair, Aboriginal Steering Committee, Simon Fraser University (at wlindsay@sfu.ca).