Staff & Contact

Amy PerreaultAmy Perreault
Strategist, Indigenous Initiatives
604 827 4398

Amy is the Strategist, Indigenous Initiatives at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) at the University of British Columbia on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. She works with staff, faculty groups, training programs for teaching assistants, new faculty, and administrators, to support the development of a higher standard of professionalism in conducting discussions of Indigenous and other contentious social issues in curricular settings. Amy is a co-developer and researcher for the educational resource What I Learned in Class Today: Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom and manages the development of Indigenous Foundations. Work on these projects, as well as her own experience as an Indigenous student at UBC, clearly identify the complexities and challenges of classroom conversations involving contentious cross-cultural discussions, and in specific discourse around Indigenous curriculum.

Janey LewJaney Lew, PhD
Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives
604 827 4398

Janey joined CTLT’s Indigenous Initiatives team in August 2015 and is grateful to work and learn at UBC on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Musqueam people. As Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives, Janey supports faculty engagement and professional development on topics related to intersectional differences, social justice, and critical Indigenous studies in teaching and learning. Janey is an experienced facilitator in a variety of community and educational settings, and holds a PhD in Comparative Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining CTLT, Janey taught courses in the Asian American Studies Program at UC Berkeley, the English departments at Capilano University and Douglas College, and the First Nations Studies Programs at SFU and UBC.

Erin Yun
Educational Consultant, Classroom and Campus Climate
604 822 5153

Erin is grateful to live, work, and play, on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional land of the Musqueam people. Erin supports and leads UBC teaching and learning community’s professional and capacity development in helping to create a classroom climate that is supportive to teaching and learning. She provides consultation, process design, facilitation, programming, and resource development services to faculty, staff, and graduate students, focused on difficult conversations related to classroom and campus climate, and Indigenous engagement within teaching and learning.

Student staff

Adina Williams
Student Project Assistant, What I Learned in Class Today – Reboot



Ha7lh skwayel (good day)! I am from the Squamish Nation, and I also descend from the ‘Namgis peoples of Alert Bay, B.C. I’m currently a fourth-year student in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Anthropology. This year I am also the student representative on the Indigenous Advisory Committee to the Indigenous Research Support Initiative at UBC. I’m thrilled to be joining the CTLT Indigenous Initiatives team this year and to be working on such an exciting project!

Throughout my time as a UBC student, it has been such an honour to witness and participate in highly important moments on the Vancouver campus, including the raising of Reconciliation Pole and the opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre. I enjoy participating in work that engages the university with Indigenous students and local Indigenous communities.

Liz Otero
Graduate Academic Assistant, IN/Relation project



Liz is from Denver, Colorado, and is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Her interests in people, communities, and organizations stems from her family and culture as an urban American Indian/Chicana in the Southwestern U.S. A current graduate student at UBC, she is a candidate for a Masters of Library and Information Studies.

Julia Poissant
Student Project Assistant, IN/Relation project



Julia is originally from Calgary, but also holds dual Australian citizenship. After completing her BA in International Relations, she is back at UBC to continue her education towards economic and community development. When not in class, Julia can be found practicing Shotokan karate or baking bread and cakes.

Sophie Duncan
Graduate Academic Assistant, IN/Relation project



Sophie is originally from Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently pursuing her MSc in Geography. When not studying plants and weevils, Sophie is committed to developing scientific communities rooted in equity and justice.