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Sydney Moore

Sydney Moore is an Indigenous Studies and Canadian History student, who is Métis, mixed with Anishinaabe, Cree and French ancestry. 

Born and raised on the unceded territories of Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples, Sydney recently completed a co-op in Australia as a “visiting Métis scholar” for the Indigenous International Work-Integrated Learning Program.


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Sydney worked at Walanga Muru at Macquarie University on the territory of the Wattamattagal people of the Darug Nation.

Moore started her work term two months prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and had to leave Australia four weeks prior to her completion date and finish work remotely in Canada.

Learning outcomes

“What drew me towards co-op was the idea of building connections and skills for my future career(s).” Moore was responsible for running cultural knowledge sharing workshops, administrative tasks, and mini-university camps.

“This exchange included all of my passions: learning about and celebrating Indigenous cultures, sharing my culture, learning about the history of a place, travelling and meeting new people!”

The impact of co-op

“Co-op provided me with the chance to try out different work opportunities, gain interesting job experience, and to meet some pretty incredible people.”

Sydney was recently offered a job that contributes to language revitalization efforts. “I am very excited about this opportunity and I cannot wait to see where it takes me.”