Aboriginal Advisors

Aboriginal educational advisors are available to assist students in developing educational plans, liaise with instructors, or contact Aboriginal sponsorship organizations. Having registered status is not a requirement to meet with an advisor. Campus orientation tours can be provided, and each advisor has an open door, drop-in policy. If you live outside Campbell River, Port Alberni, Port Hardy and the Comox Valley and would like to speak to an Aboriginal advisor, please call 1-800-715-0914.

Meet the Advisors

Campbell River

Rylee LaTrace
Rylee LaTrace

Rylee comes from a Cree family with roots in Saskatchewan and Turtle Mountain Reserve of North Dakota and was born and raised on Vancouver Island. She has a Bachelor of Social Work Degree with an Indigenous Specialization from the University of Victoria as well as an Indigenous Studies Diploma from Camosun College. As a lifelong learner Rylee is excited to work alongside students to support their learning journey.

Comox Valley

This position is in the process of being filled. If you need to speak to an advisor, please contact Luke George at luke.george@nic.bc.ca.

Port Alberni

Luke George

Luke comes from the Tseshaht community, and was raised in the territories of the Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations in Port Alberni. He has worked for National Parks and the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, and was an elected leader of his community. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Malaspina University College. He is happy to meet with students to discuss their dreams and goals.

Port Hardy

This position is in the process of being filled. If you need to speak to an advisor, please contact Luke George at luke.george@nic.bc.ca.