Staff

Tanya Bob assists with the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Practicum, and is also the CIS Associate Director.

Cecilia Federizon is the Program Assistant and supports the daily administration of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. She graduated from UBC with a BA in Sociology and a minor in the Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Institute.

Emma is a settler writer, researcher, and community organizer based on Coast Salish Territory, and a PhD student in Anthropology at UBC. As a Research Assistant with CIS, she supports the ongoing partnership between FNIS and the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning in Denendeh, Northwest Territories.

Dale Gintner is the Interim Program Assistant and supports the daily administration of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. Originally from Brazil, she arrived in Canada in 2017 for a post-degree diploma in International Business Management. She has many years of work experience in Education, Administration and Event Planning and her office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 16:30.

Beverly is a 2nd generation Cantonese settler and a 4th year student in FNIS and Geography (environment and sustainability). She will be working as the CIS Winter Project Assistant for the Institute of Critical Indigenous Studies. Beverly is happy to answer any questions about her time at UBC, and can be found in the main office Monday (8:30-11:30), Wednesday (8:30-11:30) and Friday (8:30-12:30).

Autumn Schnell is a Gwich’in tr’iinjoo from Treaty 11 and is currently studying and living on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh lands while studying at the University of British Columbia in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Critical Sexuality Studies.

Louise Soga is the Senior Program Assistant for the Institute of Critical and Indigenous Studies and is responsible for the coordination of a variety of CIS program functions. She brings extensive UBC institutional experience to the role and was born and raised in Vancouver. You can find her in the main office happy to assist with any questions regarding the Institute.

Candice Yu is the Administrator for the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS). She is responsible for the daily operation of the Institute.