Newsmakers: The Advocate

Christy Bressette

When Christy Bressette, BA’95 (Brescia), BEd’96, PhD’08, first stepped onto Western’s campus more than two decades ago, it was “an isolating experience.” Thankfully, this won’t be the case for an incoming student today.

In the coming year, Bressette will partner with Alan Weedon, Special Advisor to the Provost and former Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy & Faculty), as co-chairs of the university’s task force to implement its new Indigenous Strategic Plan. She is thrilled to play a role in ensuring a welcoming campus community for all Canadian students.

“I believe my giftings have helped me bring awareness to these issues and support all Canadians, and that has brought me to this opportunity where I can lend that to help today’s Indigenous students walking a similar path,” she said. “Making it better for them makes all my work so worthwhile.”