Council 2022-2023

Emma Antoine Allan

Emma Antoine Allan - Councillor At-large

Emma Antoine Allan is a Anishinaabe (Ojibwe/Chippewa) youth who is Turtle Clan and Two Spirit from Sharbot Lake, Ontario. Growing up mostly in Tkaronto (Toronto), they’re grateful to have been raised up there by their Moms and aunties.

Emma is pleased to be back on the governing council of the Native Students Union for the 2022/2023 school term as a Councillor at Large. They’ve been living on the homelands of LEQEṈEN for 4 years, and are grateful to be able to live with their family and pursue a degree here.

You can usually find them making popcorn in First People’s house, or fixing their makeup on the bus ride to campus. Say hi when you see me!

Lauren McLean

Lauren McLean - Councillor At-large


My name is Lauren and I currently serve as Councillor At-Large for the Native Students Union here at the University of Victoria. I am Metis on my mother's side and English and Scottish on my father's side. I was born in Neepawa, Manitoba and have subsequently lived all throughout what is colonially known as British Columbia. I am currently working on wrapping up my Indigenous Studies degree and am very happy to be of service and to make new and lasting connections with you all!


Lauren Graham - Administrative Councillor

Ren Louie - Communications Councillor

Michelle Gregoire - Councillor at-large

Leandra Ndayifukamiye - Advocacy Councillor

NSU Staff

Peter Underwood

Peter Underwood - NSU Coordinator

ÍY SȻÁĆEL SIAM NE SĆÁLEĆE👋Hi, my name is Peter Underwood and I'm W̱SÁNEĆ, Norwegian, Samish and Nez Perce. I'm often found in the NSU room or in the First Peoples House working on something NSU related. I'm a big fan of plants, hot drinks, iced coffee, bird watching, and land based learning.