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Meet Aboriginal Student Affairs at Arts Academic Advising

If you’re an Aboriginal student enrolled in the Faculty of Arts at UBC, contact an Aboriginal Student Affairs (ASA) Arts Academic Advisor with questions about course-planning, degree requirements, registration, graduation checks, and how to get started on campus.

Students are encouraged to reach out to learn more about resources and opportunities such as: internships, tutoring, peer resources or cultural activities and events.

Prospective students thinking about attending UBC’s Faculty of Arts are also encouraged to contact ASA with any questions they may have regarding course-planning and transfer credits.

Email an advisor to book an appointment or stop by Arts Advising and let the Peers at the Front Desk know you wish to see an Advisor for Aboriginal Students.

Location: UBC Faculty of Arts, Buchanan D 112B, 1866 Main Mall

Academic Advisors:

Karlene Harvey, Arts Academic Advisor – Aboriginal StudentsASA Advisor Profile Photos 104_KH
Tel: 604-827-5467

Karlene joined Aboriginal Student Affairs as an Academic Advisor in 2015. She holds a BFA in Visual Arts from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. She is available to offer both cultural and academic support to students. She is of First Nations descent from the Okanagan, Carrier, Kootenay and Tsilhqot’in nations.

Maggie Moore, Arts Academic Advisor – Aboriginal Students
Tel: 604 827-4392

Maggie is an Associate Academic Advisor for Aboriginal students in the Faculty of Arts. She holds an MA in History from UBC, and previously attended SFU, Concordia and Capilano Universities. Her first office job was conducting research for In-SHUCK-ch/N’quatqua Treaty Group and she has worked with Indigenous artists and communities on exhibits at the UBC Museum of Anthropology and other Lower Mainland museums. She joined Arts Advising in 2016 and is available to help with questions about academic planning and graduation.

Student Peer Advisors:

ASA has one or two student peers that work with the team over the Summer or Winter Sessions. You might receive an email from them reminding you of important dates over the Academic Cycle. You’re welcome to contact them if you have questions about student life such as, places to study, great places to eat on campus and anything else that you might be curious about!

Victoria Cooke, Peer Advisor
Tel: 604-827-5467

Victoria is one of the Aboriginal Student Affairs’ Peer Advisors in the Faculty of Arts. She is entering her fourth year as a double major in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. Victoria is passionate about unlearning social norms, anti-colonial theory and practice, place-based experiential learning, and creativity as a form of resilience. Last summer, she participated as an intern in the Indigenous Health Research and Education Garden at the UBC Farm, continuing her slow process of learning how to live with and on unceded Musqueam lands. Victoria is available to answer questions about degree requirements, courses, and life as a student at UBC.

Zoe Craig, Peer Advisor
Tel: 604-827-5467

Zoe is one of the Aboriginal Student Affairs’ Peer Advisors in the Faculty of Arts. A member of the Musqueam Indian Band, she was born and raised on the reserve in Vancouver, BC. Currently an undergraduate studying Political Science, she’s also studied at Sciences Po in France and was a student at Lester B. Pearson United World College on Vancouver Island. Zoe’s passionate about women’s rights and environmental issues as well as issues plaguing Indigenous communities. Zoe will be working with ASA on student outreach projects, you’re welcome to contact her with questions about resources on campus and life as a student at UBC.

First Nations & Indigenous Studies (FNIS)

If you’re interested in pursuing this major specialization, contact or Tanya Bob for an advising meeting. Visit their website: or contact Tanya directly by phone or email.

Tanya Bob
Coordinator, First Nations and Indigenous Studies
Tel: 604-822-0075

Tanya is the coordinator of First Nations and Indigenous Studies. She holds an MA in Linguistics from UBC, she assists with the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Practicum, and is also the FNIS Program Advisor.  She is of Tahltan and Tlingit descent.

Location: UBC Faculty of Arts, Buchanan E 265, 1866 Main Mall