Suzanne Stewart

Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart is a leading scholar in the field of counseling and clinical psychology, whose work is among the first to address Aboriginal social problems within the field of psychology using an Aboriginal knowledges perspective. Dr. Stewart is a member of the Yellowknife Dene First Nation of Canada. She is a registered psychologist and Associate Professor in Counselling Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, where she is also Interim Director of the Indigenous Education Initiative and Special Advisor to the Dean on Aboriginal Education. Dr. Stewart's research and teaching interest includes Indigenous mental health and healing in psychology (homelessness, youth mental health, identity, and work-life development) and Indigenous pedagogies in teacher education, higher education, and psychotherapy practice/training. She currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Homelessness and Life Transitions and is committed to advancing Indigenous healing through the discipline of psychology and through influencing policy change at all levels.