MIRI Team

Elya Porter, BComm (Hons)

Administrative Assistant

Elya Porter is Cree and Vietnamese, and a proud member of Pasqua First Nation in Saskatchewan. Elya completed her Bachelor of Commerce at Ryerson University and Edinburgh Napier University. Before coming to McMaster University in 2022, Elya worked at Ryerson University in Aboriginal Student Services, the Aboriginal Education Council, Human Rights Services and Equity and Community Inclusion. She also brings experience working in marketing and patient information for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research in London, England. Having been a first-generation university student and now a mother to a young daughter, Elya is passionate about supporting Indigenous student success and removing barriers to education for future generations.

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