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Educational Advisors & Elders

Aboriginal Educational Advisors

Aboriginal students are welcome to see all of the college’s educational advisors and counselors. In addition, Aboriginal educational advisors are available to assist students in developing educational plans, liaise with instructors, or contact Aboriginal sponsorship organizations. Campus orientation tours can be provided, and each advisor has an open door, drop-in policy. If you wish to meet with an Aboriginal educational advisor, having registered status is not a requirement for eligibility.

Elders in Residence

Elders in Residence are an important part of NIC’s college community. They support Aboriginal students enrolled in courses and programs at the college, and act as liaisons with First Nations communities. They’re also available to staff and students interested in aboriginal culture or in need of guidance. Elders participate in classes, take leadership roles in ceremonial matters, and provide curriculum support. All students are welcome to consult the Elders in Residence for support and guidance.

  • Daryle Mills, 
    Rm C217, Campbell River campus 
    Monday and Wednesday
    Appointment or drop in 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    250-923-9700 ext. 7885
    daryle.mills@nic.bc.ca
  • June Johnson, 
    Rm C217, Campbell River campus 
    Tuesday and Thursday
    Appointment or drop in 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    250-923-9700 ext. 7887
    june.johnson@nic.bc.ca
  • Fernanda Paré, 
    Rm 117, Trades Training Building, Comox Valley campus 
    By appointment Mondays & Tuesdays 
    250-334-5000 ext 4020
    fernanda.pare@nic.bc.ca
  • Evelyn Voyageur, 
    Rm 209, Puntledge Hall, Comox Valley campus 
    By appointment 
    250-334-5000 ext. 4054
    evelyn.voyageur@nic.bc.ca