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Tim Michel

SFU Staff
Co-operative Education

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Meet Tim!

Tim Michel is Secwepemc and brings a real breadth and depth of experiences to the Work-Integrated Learning Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (WIL/WDI) team. He is an Indigenous Education specialist who has worked as a lecturer at SFU in the Faculty of Education. Tim applied his Masters in Distance and Distributive Education in designing and delivering online and face-to-face courses for the Faculty of Education.

Recently Tim worked on the PILAR Tobacco research project in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU. Tim also spent ten years as the Aboriginal Coordinator for the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Land & Food Systems at the University of British Columbia.

Tim is here to help, guide, and help Indigenous students with WIL and Co-op education.

How Can I Meet With Tim Michel?

Office Hours: Mondays 9 am to 11 am on Zoom

Meeting ID:    980 717 7915

Zoom Link:

To arrange a meeting on other days and times, please email

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Tim Michel

SFU Staff
Co-operative Education

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5 Paid Internships Available for Canadian Indigenous Students

Gaining work experience while still in university is a great way to prepare for life after graduation. Here are 5 organizations that offer internship programs for Indigenous students.

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Being an arts and social sciences student means having a vast variety of career options open to us. One of them being a treaty negotiator at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)! Read Ryan's blog to find out more about what this position entails. 

My Eye-Opening Experience

Even before the first month of my one year co-op contract with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) was over, I knew that my co-op experience was going to be different from what I had ever suspected I was getting myself into.

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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

Do you enjoy working with computers? Do you find the idea of solving puzzles to be exhilarating? Do you want to help people get introduced to the world of computers? If so, perhaps a Service Desk Analyst will be a perfect fit for you. Follow SIAT student, Michael Sandrin, in his first occupational adventure: working as a Service Desk Analyst for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA).

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Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)

Interested in a career with a company who values your identity and culture?  A company who’s committed to a diverse workforce, while offering unique opportunities and professional growth.  A company who supports and encourages employees from a shared background and culture to help drive understanding, empathy and change.  If so, ICBC may be right for you.

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John Howard Society - Hobden House

Theresa did her co-op as a residence worker.  She shares about her learning experiences and her future goals.