Sandi Wemigwase

Sandi Wemigwase also joined the Indigenous Research Network team in July of 2022 and serves as the Special Projects Officer, Indigenous Research. As the IRN team lead, she is responsible for managing projects, developing processes, and organizing consultations. Sandi is an enrolled member of Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Waganakising Odawa) located in northern Michigan. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Her research involves finding Indigenous methods to identify Indigenous students at universities at the point of admission. Throughout her studies, Sandi has been an active member of the academic community at U of T, including the Indigenous Education Network, Anishinaabe/Onkwehonwe Student Collective, First Nations House Director’s Advisory Board, NAISA2020 planning committee, and Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Experience.