Indigenous Student Centre

Indigenous Peer Mentorship Program

 

Meet the Indigenous Student Centre peer mentors

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Alysha Collie

My name is Alysha Collie and I am a member of the Soowhalie first nation. I am in my 5th year of university and am at UFV completing a Bachelor of Science degree with a biology major and a fine arts minor. I enjoy creating a multitude of different types of art, such as painting, drawing, photography, and film creation.

I work with a video production and Indigenous storytelling performance company called 3 Crows Productions, where we tour around BC sharing our live theatrical performances and capturing unique stories on film. I take a lot of pride in my work and school, and have learned to manage my time to do both full time.

I enjoy helping others and have knowledge of a broad range of topics, so I would be happy to help as best as I can with any questions you may have. When I have down time I enjoy cuddling with my cat Zelda and making pescatarian food dishes.

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Janel M. Jack

My name is Janel M. Jack, I am from the WSANEC (Sannich) traditional territories from my father’s side and the Sto:lo Nation from my mother’s side. I have been working on my educational goal since 2011. 

I have completed the Indigenous Studies diploma program at Camosun College, which took me in the third and fourth year in Indigenous Specialization (Social Work) at the University of Victoria. I am currently working on completing my Bachelor of Arts majoring in political science and minoring in communications here at the University of the Fraser Valley. I have had a fun and challenging time pursuing my educational goals. 

Currently, I am the Indigenous mentor through the work-study program within the Indigenous Student Centre at the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be able to have this opportunity. The Indigenous Student Centre is a great place to meet my cultural/traditional lifestyle while working in an environment of a Western worldview.

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