ASA Student Stories

Meet the Student Peer Advisors for Aboriginal Student Affairs.

Check back on these pages because ASA publishes interviews with current students throughout the school year. You will also see blog posts by Myia Antone during the 2017 Winter Session.


Cara Vickers, Aboriginal Student Affairs Student Peer Data Analyst

I am a 4th year student of Nisga’a and Carrier decent and a member of the Lax’sgiik (Eagle) tribe. I am pursuing a major in Economics with a minor in Commerce.  I chose this degree because I am passionate about how economics agents influence people in their everyday lives. Once I complete my degree I hope to use my skills as an Economics student to help people and companies navigate the financial aspects of their lives. When taking breaks from studying, I enjoy exploring campus, hiking, fishing and trying all the different foods that Vancouver has to offer.

Myia Antone, Aboriginal Student Affairs Student Peer Advisor

I am going into my fourth year at UBC with a major in Environment and Sustainability and a minor in First Nations and Indigenous Studies. I am of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh descent; however I have been a visitor on Musqueum territory for the past four years. I love my degree because it is the perfect blend of interdisciplinary studies and I’ve had many opportunities for experiential learning such as the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society and CityStudio. When I’m not at school, I love to be up in the mountains skiing or hiking and in the ocean swimming or surfing. If you have any questions, would like a peer point-of-view on campus life or just want to connect, please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email!