Personal Supports


  • Advocacy & Support

  • Someone to talk to in a Family Environment

  • On & Off Campus Resource Information & Referrals

  • Peer Supports and Student Lounge

  • Aboriginal Student Association




Dr. Natasha Ali is truly honoured to have worked with the team at Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) for the past 4 12/ years. She is a counselling psychologist registered n Manitoba. Besides offering one-on-one and couple counselling at ISC, Natasha also co-facilitates a weekly group with Carl Stone, Cultural Advisor at ISC, for Indigenous men called Zongiigabowin (Ojibway for "We're Standing Strong"). One of the highlights in Natasha's life was living and studying in New Mexico where she had the privilege to befriend and work with the Navajo. Her interests include: working with diverse students, adopting an anti-oppressive approach to counselling, enhancing people's relationships, identity development, and recognizing the value of incorporating the spiritual into mental and emotional healing. Natasha looks forward to meeting you, and supporting your academic and personal goals through promoting healing and strength resiliency.

Deepak Mathew is a fourth year doctoral student in counselling psychology from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is presently working as a psychology intern at the Student Counselling Centre, University of Manitoba. His areas of research interest include career decision-making, life-long learning, and immigrant transition. Deepak immigrated to Canada from India in 2013. In India he worked as an Assistant Professor in Life-long learning. He has a passion for teaching and is committed to support personal growth, wellness, and self-development of adults through counselling related activities and research.

Kristy Dykshoorn is a 4th year Ph.D. student in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta. She grew up on a farm in southern Alberta and spent her free-time playing basketball, riding her horse, reading, and hanging out with her four siblings. Kristy has lived in several cities throughout Canada and enjoys meeting new people and learning about what makes them each unique. She is looking forward to working with people from many diverse backgrounds and getting to know the Migizii Agamik community.

The counsellors are available at ISC, Thursdays from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Appointments can be made at the front desk of ISC, Migizii Agamik, 114 Sidney Smith St.





The Indigenous Student Centre

Phone: (204) 474-8850