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Teresa Beaulieu

Teresa (Tera) Beaulieu is a Vanier scholar and doctoral student in the Adult Education and Counselling Psychology Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Her academic interests include indigenous psychology and Aboriginal mental health, feminist identity, and feminist and Indigenous approaches to counselling and healing. Tera is is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario and has served as the President of the MNO Toronto & York Region Metis Council since 2014. Her program of research, with advisor Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart, examines the supports and challenges of traditional indigenous knowledge in addressing the life transition needs (mental health, education and employment) of urban Métis homeless peoples. Tera is a former board member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Program Manager for Aboriginal Services at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) as well as a former coordinator of the Psychology's Feminist Voices oral history project.