College Office Staff
COLLEGE HEAD - LINDY GARNEAU
Lindy Garneau is a member of the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation and grew up in Campbellford, Ontario. She is a proud Trent alumnus who majored in Indigenous Studies and History. With over 10 years experience working within Student Accessibility Services, the Student Wellness Centre, Indigenous Studies Department, and the First Peoples House of Learning, Lindy bleeds Trent University green!
ACADEMIC ADVISOR - MELANIE BUDDLE, PhD
Melanie grew up in this area and her husband is a Trent grad. They met while he was a student here a long, long time ago. After she completed her PhD in History at the University of Victoria, they came back to Peterborough and for more then 10 years Melanie has been working with Trent students, teaching, advising, and providing leadership in Peter Gzowski College and the greater Trent community.
ACADEMIC SKILLS INSTRUCTOR - MARY ANN ARMSTRONG
Mary Ann Armstrong has her Master’s in English from the University of Toronto and is also a certified ESL teacher. She has been with the Academic Skills Centre since 1997, working as an academic skills instructor and an ESL teacher with Trent-ESL. Before that, she worked with mature students working for their high-school equivalency, as well as tutoring school children from grades one through twelve.
SENIOR COLLEGE LIFE FACILITATOR - TAYLOR MALLORY
The College Life Senior Facilitator is a position for student staff who are returning employees of the College Office. Their goal is to assist the College Head with administrative work, such as scheduling, running meetings, student training, in-service training, and more.
COLLEGE LIFE FACILITATORS
The College Life Facilitators are the first point of contact in the College Office for students who are having difficulties, feeling lost, or looking for help. Their primary focus is on one-on-one support of students, and assisting the professional staff in the college office. They are also responsible for coordinating student volunteers with the College Office. The College Life Facilitators work September through the end of April exams.
COLLEGE LIFE LIAISONS
Individuals holding these positions will help to create a strong sense of community among students in the college through networking with faculty, staff and student groups in order to promote participation in workshops, events and informal gatherings. They will also contribute the planning, implementation and evaluation of college events and activities. The College Community Liaisons work in the College Office from September until April.