COMMUNITY-FOCUSED RESEARCH

Communities are at the heart of the work we do in the AMP Lab.  Here are some of the communities and Elders that we've collaborated with.

If you're a community member or Elder who would like to collaborate with the AMP Lab, please reach out to us here!

ELDERS

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Elder Wendy Phillips 

Wendy is of the Bald Eagle Clan; She is Potawatomi and Ojibwa and a proud member of Wasauksing First Nation in the heart of the Muskokas. Wendy provides support to students, staff and faculty at Queen's. She is a keeper of the 8th Fire Prophecies, Keeper of the Ancient Thunderbird Calendar, Ceremonial Leader, Spiritual Educator, Cultural Innovator and Traditional Indigenous Healer. Wendy is a lifelong educator, advocate and supports Traditional Indigenous Ways of Knowing; devoted to improving the quality of life for the next seven generations.

Wendy is a Masters Candidate in the School of Environmental Studies with York University; she is a graduate of Trent University with an honours degree in Indigenous Studies with a Minor in Business Administration; She has also graduated from Fleming College with a Diploma in Career and Work Counselling and George Brown College with a Certificate in Life Skills Coaching. In 2018, Wendy was awarded the Community Medal for Scarborough/Guildwood from M.P John McKay and she was also a recipient for the Remarkable Woman Award.