Lori Campbell

Associate Vice President, Indigenous Engagement, University of Regina

Indigenous issues, Social justice issues, Indigenous education, Sixties Scoop, 2 Spirit, Indigenous feminism, Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Adoption, Reconciliation, Indigenous research methodology


MMIWG Inquiry: Marc Montgomery interviews specialist Lori Campbell

Marc Montgomery talks with Lori Campbell, Director of Indigenous Initiatives at St. Paul's University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, Ontario, about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry.

Lori Campbell Indigenous Research Methods

Guest lecture for UWaterloo Architectural graduate students, staff, and faculty.

Womens March Waterloo Region - January 19th 2019

Starting at 6:35.
Speech for MMIWG2S.

"A first of its kind": Indigenous-centred degree business program in the works

The Morning Edition - K-W: CBC News, Waterloo, February 8, 2019Radio/Podcast

URL: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1435910211549

A new undergraduate program is in the works at St.Paul's University College at the University of Waterloo. A first of its kind bachelors program will focus on teaching students business management skills... from an Indigenous perspective

After 'Justice for Colten' rallies subside, what's next?

The Waterloo Record, February 16, 2018Print

URL: https://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/8139088-after-justice-for-colten-rallies-subside-what-s-next-/

Interview after the Colten Boushie verdict: the man responsible for shooting Boushie in the back of the head goes free.

The Role of Faculty Associations Following the Truth & Reconclliation Commission

Academic Matters, May 10, 2019Online

URL: https://academicmatters.ca/the-role-of-faculty-associations-following-the-truth-and-reconciliation-commission/

As universities take on the work of Indigenization, what role do faculty and faculty associations have in advancing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report and the rights of their Indigenous members?


Lori is 2-Spirit and is a member of Montreal Lake First Nation, Treaty 6 territory. She is an intergenerational survivor of the Indian Residential School system and a child from the Sixties Scoop generation. Lori has made it her career advocating for social justice and working towards a more equitable society for all. Most recently, she was a federal candidate in the 2019 election.With over 13 years of progressive leadership in student services, academics, research and administration, Lori is an experienced leader in education with a proven track record particularly in advancing processes of Indigenization and decolonization. Lori is a PhD candidate in Social Justice Education. She recently held the position of Director, Shatitsirótha’ Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre and was an Adjunct Lecturer in the Indigenous Studies academic program at St. Paul’s University College and as of June 1, takes on the role of Associate Vice President, Indigenous Engagement at the University of Regina.


Waterloo Reads Winner | Professional

The region of Waterloo's version of Canada Reads.
Chose and successfully defended "The book every Canadian should read: Halfbreed", by Maria Campbell.

2019 Leading Women, Leading Girls Award | Professional

This award celebrates women and girls whose hard work and contributions inspire others to take a leading role in their community.

Additional Titles and Affiliations

Senior Women's Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC)

Professional membership.
The Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada organization was founded in 1987 to provide a forum and a collective voice for women in senior administrative ranks in Canadian universities, colleges and technical institutes. The primary purpose of SWAAC is the promotion of female leadership in Canadian universities, colleges and technical institutes through:

Developing and enhancing leadership skills
Mentoring future leaders
Recognizing exceptional leaders
Networking and communicating
Promoting equity, diversity and inclusion

Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE-SCEES)

Professional membership.
The purpose of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) to promote scholarship related to postsecondary education through publications and scholarly conferences.

Native American Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)

Professional membership.
The largest scholarly organization that engages Indigenous issues and communities. The international and interdisciplinary membership is comprised of professional academics, students, independent scholars, community-based educators and elders.

Canadian Studies Network (CNS)

Professional membership.
An association dedicated to serving the purposes of scholars - including faculty, students, and independent researchers - involved in the study of Canada through Canadian Studies programs or within other disciplines at the post-secondary level in Canada.

Past Talks

Missing & Murders Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2Spirit

Women's March Canada: Waterloo Chapter

Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, Ontario, January 19, 2019

Mentoring, Gender, and Academia

W3 Represents: A Research Symposium

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, February 20, 2019

White Feminism

Waterloo Women's Centre Panel

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, March 7, 2019

Speak up: A forum on Anti-Racism

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Kitchener Public Library, March 21, 2019

Indigeneity, students, and higher education: The complexities, the realities, and what you can do to support Indigenous Student Success

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Toronto, Ontario, April 5, 2019

Indigenous Leadership

Senior Women's Academic Administrative Conference (SWAAC)

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, April 20, 2019

Is Indigenization Yet Another Assimilation Project?

Mai ki te Ao Indigenous Doctoral Pre-Conference to Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)

Hamilton, New Zealand, June 21, 2019

Indigeneity, Indigenous Feminisms, and Indigenization

NORA Conference: Border Regimes, Territorial Discourses, and Feminist Politics

University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 23, 2019

Research Grants

An indigegogical framework for curriculum development

Organization: Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Seed Grant, U Waterloo
Date: March 30, 2019
Grant amount: $7,500


Principal Investigator.

Reconciliation in the workplace: Creating cultures of trust via effective communication, building relationships, and a climate for cultural safety for Indigenous employees in Ontario and Canada

Organization: Ontario Research Fund Excellence Fund (ORF-RE)
Date: March 30, 2018
Grant amount: $1,000,000


Collaborator & Applied Theme Lead.

More information: https://uwaterloo.ca/indigenous-workways/

Unsettling tourism: Settler stories, Indigenous lands, and awakening an ethics of reconciliation

Organization: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Date: October 30, 2018
Grant amount: $302,000



Northern districts student recruitment strategy. Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development

Organization: • Ontario Postsecondary Access and Inclusion Program: Transition Preparation for project
Date: March 30, 2018
Grant amount: $73,000


Principal Investigator.
A research project scanning needs of northern students and post-secondary access.

Ceremonial Firegrounds

Organization: Student Life Endowment Fund
Date: June 30, 2018
Grant amount: $10,000


Funding to complete a permanent outdoor cultural and ceremonial learning space on campus.


  • Systemic racism
  • Indigenous Issues
  • Abolition (defund the police)
  • Two Spirit
  • Decolonization
  • Anti-racism
  • Adoption
  • Reconciliation