•    Advocacy & Support

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Counsellors are available at the ISC on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Appointments can be made at the front desk of ISC, Migizii Agamik, 114 Sidney Smith St.

Dr. Natasha Ali is truly honoured to have worked with the team at the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) since September of 2012. She is a counselling psychologist registered in 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.


Two Counselling Centre interns will be working at ISC for Fall 2018 term. They will begin taking appointments for Thursday afternoons starting Oct. 18.

Missy Callaway

Bozhoo! I’m Missy Callaway, one of the new Psychology Interns with the U of M Student Counselling Centre. I was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, grew up in Calgary and have family located all across rural, southern Alberta. I recently moved from Michigan where I’ve been completing my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. For the next year I will be a visitor on Anishinaabe land as I complete the final requirement of my degree. My therapy interests broadly include psychological trauma, cross-cultural psychology, anxiety and depression and equine-assisted therapy. I’m so looking forward to connecting with and learning from the Indigenous students and staff at U of M over this next year. Miigwech! 

Missy Callaway
Natasha Wawrykow
Uy’ skweyul. My name is Natasha Wawrykow. My family comes from the Skuppah Band in the Interior of British Columbia. Over this next year, I will be a visitor on Anishinaabe land while I complete a year-long counselling internship at the University of Manitoba Counselling Centre.  I am joining you from the University of British Columbia where I am completing my PhD in Counselling Psychology. My therapy focus includes inter-generational trauma and anxiety reduction within Aboriginal populations. I look forward to connecting and working with Indigenous students and staff over this next year. Huy ch q’u.k

Natasha Wawrykow

Phone: (204) 474-8850