Indigenous Student Centre

Indigenous Peer Mentorship Program

 

Meet the Indigenous Student Centre Peer Mentors

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Bridgette Hill

My name is Bridgette Hill. I am from Old Massett on Queen Charlotte Islands from my mother’s side and my father is Cree and Ojibwa from Alberta. I am in my third year of the Business Administration program at UFV.  Once I meet the requirements, my goal is to switch into the degree program. My first year was a struggle because I didn’t know anyone and I was to shy to talk to anyone. The great people at the Indigenous Student Centre helped me with my courses, as well as applying for scholarships. In return, I would like to be able to help new students who might be in the position I once was.

I feel honored to support the ISC center anyway I can and look forward to meeting new and current students! 

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Chelsey Perry-Ens

My name is Chelsey Perry-Ens. I am from Gingolx village of Nisga’a First Nations from my mother’s side and my father is English but lives in British Columbia. I am in my last year of my psychology honours degree at UFV and hope to one day have my own practice where I can support people who have experienced sexual trauma. When I started at UFV I was in the business program and there was no peer mentor program. When I think of my first year, I wish I had someone to help me through my courses and provide information about services. It was a lonely and overwhelming experience. My goal is to create a safe space to support first year Indigenous students and help make their first year feel more manageable and exciting.

I am so honoured to be a part of the UFV Indigenous Student Centre and look forward to meeting new students!

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Scharie March

My name is Scharie March. I am an Indigenous woman from the Denesųłiné Nation in Cold Lake, Alberta. I grew up on the ancestral and traditional land of the Stó:lō people in T’selxwéyeqw territory, as my siblings are a part of the Sq’ewqéyl (Skowkale) community.

Currently, I am in my third year in the Bachelor of Arts Degree program. I am completing a double minor in Indigenous Studies and Philosophy at the University of the Fraser Valley. After the completion of my degree, I plan to apply to law school, with a specialization in Indigenous property law. Overall, it is my goal is to share my knowledge and to help support Indigenous communities.

 

 

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