Justin Brooks

Justin Brooks
Position
Indigenous Student Support Coordinator
Contact
Office: FPH 141

‘Qey! Woli kisi-pasqe! (Hello and good afternoon)

My name is Justin Brooks, and I represent SITANSISK First Nation and the Wolastoqiyik peoples located in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

I have been a visitor on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lekwungen (Songhees) peoples for the past 5 years. I hold a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of New Brunswick, and a master’s degree in leadership studies from Royal Roads University.

I’ve worked in the Indigenous sector since 2005, working primarily in corrections, government, non-profit, and guardianship social work, all with a focus on the lives of Indigenous people.

Here at the University of Victoria in my role as Indigenous Student Support Coordinator, I serve as the first point of contact for Indigenous undergrad and grad students who are experiencing a range of challenges within the colonial university institution. I ensure that culture and protocol are respected and adhered to for students, faculty and staff. I assist with financial support for students through emergency bursaries, scholarships and awards. I also support students in accessing services on and off-campus.

If you are an Indigenous student looking to connect with services and supports, please feel free to drop by my office at the First Peoples House, Room 141.

I look forward to meeting you and supporting you to your success.

Kulankeyasin (take care)