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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 22, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Gus Hill

Assistant Professor, Aboriginal Field of Study ((Sabbatical Leave July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-1970 ext.5279
Fax: (519) 888-9732
Office Location: FSW-305

Gus is Anishnaabe from the Sault Ste Marie area in Ontario. He and his wife, Heather, have lived in the Waterloo Region since 2000 with their two sons, Daniel and Gibson.

Gus completed his BSW in Native Human Services at Laurentian University, and his MSW and PhD at WLU. Gus has worked in child welfare, mental health, addictions treatment, corrections, along with private counseling and consulting.

Gus has taught several courses for the Faculty of Social Work at WLU and was part of the inaugural delivery of the Aboriginal Field of Study.  Recently, Gus taught full-time at York University for two years.  He brings an indigenous-focused critical perspective to his teaching and research.

Gus is focusing on research projects that are for and by indigenous people. As part of his indigenous critical perspective, Gus believes in research that places control, direction and ownership firmly in the hands of the knowledge-holders and indigenous communities.