Contacts - Support Staff

Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC)

The ASSC staff bring a combined total of over 40 years expertise in all areas of student services. We pride ourselves in offering fully rounded services.

Aboriginal Academic Advisor
Andrea McCluskey
phone: 204.786.9865
office: 2L01B

For a productive and meaningful university experience, it is important to get the right information at the start and to keep asking questions throughout your time at university. Advising is provided for all Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) students. Andrea McCluskey is an Aboriginal Academic Advisor at The University of Winnipeg. A member of the Manitoba Métis Federation, she has worked as a consultant in Aboriginal communities across Manitoba. Andrea has also coordinated the projects Second Chance (to support Aboriginal inmates) and Lost Prizes (to reclaim at-risk, high-school drop-outs), and produced several chapters and articles on these programs.

Aboriginal Liaison Officer
Tim Coughlan
phone: 204.786.9922
office: 2L01C

Tim Coughlan graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a 4 year BA with a focus on Kinesiology. Tim has run drop in centres for youth in Winnipeg and he worked at an Aboriginal High School as their Recreation Coordinator. As the U of W Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Tim works on partnerships with Aboriginal communities, organizations and high schools in the province. Providing information sessions to students interested in post-secondary education, conducting campus tours and encouraging Aboriginal students to take advantage of the opportunities offered at the University of Winnipeg throughout their studies.

Transition Year Program Coordinator
Randy White
phone: 204.786.9983
office: 2L01A

Randy comes to the ASSC with 15 years of experience in the UW Admissions office. As TYP Coordinator, he facilitates the application for admission process, provides assistance with timetabling and course selection, offers study skill and essay writing assistance, and coordinates the Mentor program and Tutorial services throughout the year.

Aboriginal Student Support Officer
Jeffrey Booth
phone: 204.786.9818
office: 2L01B

As Aboriginal Student Support Officer, Jeff facilitates the centre's cultural related programs and student activities. He oversees the University Preparatory Program (UPP), Elders-in-Residence, ASSC Student Ambassadors and establishes working relationships with prospective employers to provide informational sessions to students within the centre. Jeff also provides transitional support, admission inquires and academic advising to 1st and 2nd year Aboriginal students on campus.