Nicholas Kahosed-Trebics is a fourth year Environmental Geoscience student at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). He currently lives on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. He is Ojibwe from Bkejwanong, Walpole Island First Nation. One of his beliefs of life is that everyone deserves to be happy and we should all make an attempt to make each others lives better and easier. His favorite field of work is community development and experiential learning.
Nicholas has worked on developing his environmental and Indigenous Knowledge. For the past 4 years, he has participated in full time studies in the Specialist in Environmental Geoscience program. Over this time he has participated in many laboratory experiments, developing his environmental knowledge practically. He will soon graduate with a BSc.
Nicholas only recently started to get in touch with his personal Indigenous background. 2 years ago he had the opportunity to work as a Project Assistant at the Walpole Island Heritage Center. Where he learned a lot about the local environment and community culture. He then started to be interested in the Indigenous Outreach Program (IOP) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and was hired last year to be the IOP assistant for the next year. Here he assisted in outreach and engagement of students of Indigenous descent in campus life and services. He also lead IOP development, and facilitated events for students, special projects, and training opportunities.