We are pleased to welcome Asma-na-hi (Asma) Antoine to Royal Roads University as our first Indigenous Education & Student Services Manager. Asma started on Monday, June 3--which was a warm sunny day. Asma is from the Toquaht Band of the Nuu-chah-nulth territory and has lived here in Coast Salish territory for the past 16 years.
She brings a wealth of experience gained from a wide variety of roles including Program Director with the BC Centre of Excellence for Young Indigenous Leaders, Project Coordinator with the Residential School Resistance Narratives Project of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada/University of Victoria, Instructor at Pacific Rim College, Indigenous Counselor with Surrounded by Cedar Child & Family Services, Youth and Family Counselor with the Victoria Native Friendship Centre and Aboriginal Recruitment/Admissions Officer and Aboriginal Student Advisor at the University of Victoria.
Asma holds a Master of Education in Psychology and Leadership Studies specializing in Aboriginal Community Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care with a Minor in Indigenous Studies, both from the University of Victoria.
Asma’s office will be located in the Aboriginal Learning & Cultural Centre. Readers who can log on can read Asma's profile here.