Navigation Coaches are a first point of contact for current Indigenous students and can help with everything from finding your way around campus, problem-solving, sharing important resources and information, understanding College processes and accessing community services. They will also help connect you with other important support team members, who together, can ensure you receive the help you need.
We know that in addition to your studies, your day-to-day life, your health and wellness, and your support network play an important role in your success. If you have any questions, whether it’s about how to access tutoring, learn about new information technology, or where to find child care, we can help you figure out those next steps. Please let us know how we can make the most of your time here at RRC Polytech.
Meet our Navigation Coaches
Sarah Heald is part of the Bear Clan and her Spirt name is White Pine Earth Woman. Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sarah is a member of Lac Seul First Nation in Treaty 3 Territory. She is a former RRC Business Administration student, RRC Campus Living Resident Assistant and ResourceCrew (R-Crew) Member, supporting fellow Indigenous students throughout her studies. Sarah also spent time sharing her skills of beadwork and facilitated dreamcatcher workshops for students and staff. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, acrylic painting, walking and training for marathons. Sarah is passionate about contributing to the success of our Indigenous students and looks forward to supporting them achieve their goals.
Terri-Lynn Anderson is a proud, Métis woman and mother of four. She has built her career in the education field and has significant expertise in working and supporting a wide range of learners, including Indigenous peoples, people living with disabilities, and gender and sexual minorities. Many years of working within the adult education sector has broadened Terri-Lynn’s knowledge and experience of accessing supports and resources for students. Her passion is to continue helping Indigenous students become successful in their post-secondary studies and future careers.