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.

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.

Melissa  is a 5th year FNIS Major settler student. This summer she is working as the Student Summer Project Assistant for the Institute of Critical and Indigenous Studies. After completing the FNIS practicum program, Melissa is happy to answer any questions about her time in the program. If she is not in the office, she is either child-minding, working in the Downtown Eastside or at the beach.  

Candice Yu graduated from the University of Alberta with a BEd in Secondary Education. She is responsible for the day to day operations at the FNIS office, and is available to respond to any general Program inquiries you may have.