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Contacts - Support Staff

The ASSC staff bring a combined total of over 60 years expertise in all areas of student services. We pride ourselves in offering fully rounded services.


Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator
Tanis McLeod Kolisnyk
Phone: 204.786.9865
Office: 2L01D

Tanis leads a great team of people at ASSC who create a welcoming, caring community and a sense of belonging for the UW Indigenous student body. She graduated from the UW with a Master of Arts (2015), a Certificate in Management Studies (2008), and a Bachelor of Arts (2000).  She continues to serve as the UW Rep. on the Louis Riel Institute Board since 2013. With Metis roots here in Red River, her UW work began in 2003 in Awards & Financial Aid, as ASSC Aboriginal Liaison Officer, and as an Academic Advisor. Tanis continues to help students reach their post-secondary goals at the UW.       

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

Jeff provides  academic advising for all Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) students. He also facilitates the centre's cultural related programs and student activities, oversees the University Preparatory Program (UPP), our Elders-in-Residence, ASSC Student Ambassadors and establishes working relationships with prospective employers to provide informational sessions to students within the centre.

Indigenous 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 Indigenous High School as their Recreation Coordinator. As the U of W Indigenous Liaison Officer, Tim works on partnerships with Indigenous communities, organizations and high schools in the province. Tim provides information sessions to students interested in post-secondary education, conducts campus tours and encourages Indigenous students to take advantage of the opportunities offered at the University of Winnipeg throughout their studies.

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

As TYP Coordinator, Randy facilitates the application for admission process, provides assistance with timetabling and course selection, academic advising to 1st and 2nd year Indigenous students on campus, offers study skill and essay writing assistance, and coordinates the Mentor program and Tutorial services throughout the year.