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Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation), Queen's University, Ontario

Jan is Turtle Clan, a Clan Mother of the Mohawk Nation from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. She began her academic career as an adjunct faculty member in the Faculty of Education and went on to help establish the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program, serving as Academic Co-Director for the program in 1997-98.

Jan is in the process of completing her Master of Arts in Gender Studies at Queen’s. Jan served as Director of the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre for 7 years prior to being appointed as the Director of Indigenous Initiatives and most recently the Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation) .


  • 2018–2021
    Associate Vice-Principal, Indigenous Initiatives, Queen's University
  • 2017–2018
    Director, Indigenous Initiatives, Queen's University