Sheila COTE-MEEK, Ph.D., is Anishinaabe from the Teme-Augama Anishnabai. Author of Colonized Classrooms - Racism, Trauma and Resistance in Post-Secondary Education Sheila is a full professor in the School of Rural and Northern Health and holds a cross-appointment to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine at Laurentian University where she is also the Associate Vice-President, Academic and Indigenous Programs (on sabbatical 2018). As the senior lead on Indigenous initiatives her responsibilities include leading Indigenous academic developments across the disciplines. She has played a lead role in the development of the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre, the Master of Indigenous Relations program and the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute at Laurentian University. A leader in Indigenous education Dr.Cote-Meek has focused on bringing about systemic changes that impact Indigenous learners in post-secondary education. In 2016 she was nominated as an Indigenous Role Model for the Council of Ontario Universities Future Further Campaign and in 2103 she was the recipient of a YWCA Women of Distinction Award.
Dr. Cote-Meek is an active researcher and has extensive experience working with Indigenous communities regionally, nationally as well as internationally on social justice, education and health related issues.
Institution: Laurentian University