Lynnsey Chartrand, IMPRESS Program Advisor

Lynnsey works with Branches as its advisor for Indigenous initiatives, including the IMPRESS program. In this capacity, she is committed to working collaboratively to increase access and remove barriers to higher education for Indigenous students. 

Prior to working with Branches, Lynnsey spent six years doing policy work within the innovation sector, including on issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion within higher education. Lynnsey’s background is in Sociology, where she specialized in citizenship, nationalism and state violence. In particular, Lynnsey's research focused on the state's use of education as a tool to inculcate Indigenous and African American students into their citizenship roles. 

Lynnsey’s work with McGill aims to support the Calls to Action laid out in the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education, as well as those of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission more broadly. Lynnsey's father's family is Red River Métis from Southern Saskatchewan. 

lynnsey.chartrand [at] (Email Lynnsey)

McGill University is on land that long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst
Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge
and thank the diverse Indigenous people whose footsteps have marked this territory on which
peoples of the world now gather.
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