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Stacey Woods

Stacey WoodsStacey was born and raised on Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Stacey enrolled at the University of Winnipeg in 2015 to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree majoring in Sociology, accompanied by a minor in Political Science. Stacey graduated as an alumnus from the University of Winnipeg in June 2022.

Strongly believing in helping others, she volunteers her time and has taken on student-oriented positions within the University of Winnipeg Student’s Association (UWSA) such as co-coordinator of the Sociology Action Students (SAS) group, and an executive management role with the Political Science Students' Association (PSSA). Stacey acted as Director of Policy and Research for the Youth Political Assembly where she provided support to educate, empower, and connect Canadian youth to become more politically motivated and involved in government processes, interest-driven engagements, and community-based collaboration across Canada. Stacey strongly believes in volunteering her time to help students and other communities. She attests that these groups are an important resource students which serve to impart knowledge between like-minded students as well as to provide a safe space for active dialogue.

Through her academic and personal journey, Stacey has been a successful candidate for multiple scholarships, bursaries, and external awards for community involvement, volunteer commitment, and academic excellence. These awards include the Katherine Oakes George Memorial Scholarship from the University of Winnipeg, and the Community Development Award from the Imperial Sovereign Court of Winnipeg College of Monarchs.

Stacey’s experience also extends to the Government of Manitoba within Indigenous Relations, Justice. In her role as a STEP Student, she promotes Indigenous cultural awareness, reconciliation, and education under the guidance of the Director of Indigenous Relations. Stacey’s passion is to serve the community through an Indigenous lens, while at the same time recognizing her own limitations as a non-Indigenous person.

Most importantly, Stacey is always looking for new ways to expand her knowledge-base and is eager to embrace the lessons, experiences, and relationships that will come with the opportunity of evolving through the MDP program.