Sean Hoogterp is an Aboriginal student advisor in Brock’s Aboriginal Student Services. He lives in St. Catharines and has worked at Brock for six years.
What do you like about your job?
I like the opportunities I have to plan Aboriginal social events. I also like the outreach component to have the opportunity to meet with the various Aboriginal communities and youth in our area, to promote Brock University as an option for their post secondary education, and promote cultural awareness.
What do you do for fun?
I like to play guitar and ride my four wheeler.
Where did you go on your last vacation?
My last trip was a working trip. I attended the Aboriginal Post Secondary Information Program. Myself and other universities and colleges travelled to the James Bay Cree communities to attend their career fairs and inform them on options for post secondary education. Our recruitment group is nicknamed the Road Warriors because most of them are on the road for months at a time visiting remote Aboriginal communities in Ontario. For our travels to James Bay, I rode on the Polar Bear Express train from Cochrane to Moosonee. From there we travelled by car on the seasonal ice road, which is made of ice on the swamps between the communities of Fort Albany, Kashechewan and Atttawapiskat.