Teaching and Learning Specialist, Indigenization
Abbotsford campus, G110
Phone: 604-798-6894 or 604-504-7441, ext. 4881email Lorna
Lorna Andrews is the Teaching and Learning Specialist (Indigenization). She is of Nla’kapmux Nation descent and married into the Stó:lō Nation. She has worked within Stó:lō and Aboriginal communities for over twenty years focussing on employment, training, and post-secondary education. She is a proud UFV Alumni with a Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education and takes pride in serving as the Director of the Indigenous Student Centre at UFV over the last 5 ½ years. She was successful in attaining a Master’s Degree in Education from Simon Fraser University with a focus on post-secondary curriculum and instruction as it relates to building Aboriginal student success. Her research focussed on Aboriginal history, adult education, adult learning, ethics, identity, and success factors as it pertains to Aboriginal learners and education. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with faculty, staff, students, and the communities of UFV. She believes that through her role, she can assist and support faculty and staff by building relationships while supporting indigenization and reconciliation efforts in the world of academia from an Aboriginal perspective. She believes that while support Aboriginal students is rewarding and important, supporting UFV staff and faculty through this role will build on Aboriginal student support and UFV as a whole.