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

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

Comox Valley

Liz Brown
Liz Brown

Liz is of Algonquin and Scottish ancestry, descended from the nation of Pikwàkanagàn. Her spirit name is neso achakos/nij anangosh, meaning “two stars.” After completing her Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University in 1997, she began teaching in Kashechewan First Nation and has since taught all ages, from pre-school to university, both at home and abroad. Liz is excited to share her passions for education and culture with the students at NIC and enjoys helping people achieve their dreams.

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 Liz Brown at elizabeth.brown@nic.bc.ca or Luke George at luke.george@nic.bc.ca.