Métis, Fort Resolution Métis Council
Faculty of Science, Honours Specialization in Genetics and Biochemistry
My name is Laney Beaulieu and I am a Métis student from Fort Resolution, which is a small and isolated Indigenous community of 500 in the Northwest Territories. As someone coming from a very small community, I found the Western community to be very welcoming and easy to navigate, making the hard transition from home to university much easier. I am currently in my third year of undergrad and am pursuing an Honours Specialization in Genetics and Biochemistry. Outside of academics, I am also an executive member of the Indigenous Student Association here at Western. I addition, I am currently working at the Indigenous Mentorship Network of Ontario as an Undergraduate Researcher and volunteer at Robart’s Research Institute in Dr. Hegele’s cardiovascular genetics lab. After graduation I hope to pursue graduate studies and become a medical researcher.