The Indigenous Education advisory board in the Faculty of Education provides advice on all aspects of the policies, programs and personnel related to Indigenous issues. More specifically, the advisory board provides advice to the faculty as it works to develop the following areas:
- Indigenous teacher education programming.
- Addressing the high need for Indigenous educators in our schools and communities who have knowledge of the history, culture, language and current education issues as they relate to First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.
- Meeting the needs of increasing enrolment of Indigenous students in the faculty.
- Offering education programming that competently and respectfully serves Indigenous communities and people.
- Addressing access and retention of Indigenous students in the faculty.
The Indigenous Education advisory board also provides representation within the faculty to other agencies and programs that serve the interests of Indigenous education.
The work of the advisory board is conducted through regular meetings, co-chaired by longstanding members of the advisory board designated by the Dean of Education.
All board members in attendance have an equal voice in decision-making. From their areas of expertise, members bring to the table wisdom, insight and positive suggestions to enhance the faculty’s Indigenous education programming and service.
The board serves to review and recommend revision of all current policies, programs and practices within the Faculty of Education that focus on Indigenous people and issues. The goal of such revisions is to strengthen the programs, policies and practices making them as responsive and valuable as possible.
The board also recommends new policies, programs and practices in order to attract and retain Indigenous people to the faculty and to increase the prominence of Indigenous issues in the faculty.
|Nella Nelson||Director of Aboriginal Education, School District #61, Victoria|
|Janice Simcoe||Chair, Aboriginal Education and Community Connections, Camosun College|
|Kendra Underwood||Director, Adult Education Centre, W̱SÁNEĆ School Board (WSB)|
|Bruce Parisian||Executive Director, Victoria Native Friendship Centre|
|Marie Cooper||Tsartlip Elder, W̱SÁNEĆ School Board Member|
|Butch Dick||Songhees First Nation|
|Vacant||Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council|
|Kathleen King-Hunt||District Principal, Aboriginal Education, School District #62|
|VACANT||Kwakwakawak Territory Rep|
|VACANT||Métis Nation of Greater Victoria|
|VACANT||Native Student Union Rep|
|Jacqueline Dennis-Orr||Aboriginal Coordinator/ Education Officer, Learning Programs Branch, Ministry of Advanced Education|
|Linda Gladstone||WSB Post-Secondary Advisor|
|Melissa Austin||School District #63, Saanich|
|Dr. Ralf St. Clair||Dean, Faculty of Education|
|Dr. Helen Raptis||Associate Dean Teacher Education, Faculty of Education|
|Dr. Leslie Francis Pelton||Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)|
|Dr. John Anderson||Chair, Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies|
|Dr. Rick Bell||Director, School of Exercise Science Physical & Health Education|
|Dr. Jason Price||Associate Professor, EDCI|
|Dr. Michele Tanaka||Faculty, EDCI|
|Vacant||Development Officer, Faculty of Education|
|Dr.Trish Rosborough||Assistant Professor, Indigenous Education|
|Dr. Carmen Rodriguez de France||Assistant Professor, Indigenous Education|
|Dr. Onowa McIvor||Director, Indigenous Education|
|Aliki Marinakis||Indigenous Education Language Program Coodinator|
|Kaitlyn Charlie||Indigenous Education Language Program Assistant|
|Nick Claxton||Indigenous Education Advisor/Coordinator|
|Christine Webster||Indigenous Education Administrative Assistant|