If you’re an Indigenous student enrolled in UBC Arts or a prospective student interested in studying in UBC Arts, contact an Arts Indigenous Student Advising (AISA) advisor for academic or cultural support.
Arts Academic Advisor, Indigenous students
Karlene Harvey is an academic advisor for the Arts Indigenous Student Affairs team, she’s been a member of this team since 2015. She is Tsilhqot’in on her mother’s side with ties to the Carrier Nation and Syilx on her father’s side with ties to the Ktunaxa people. Karlene studied visual arts during her undergraduate degree at Emily Carr Institute of Arts and Design and she is in the process of completing her Masters of Arts in English Literature at the University of British Columbia.
Karlene is passionate about community building and fostering spaces that promote youth leadership development. She is available to discuss academic planning, goal-setting, and cultural connections both on campus and beyond.
Arts Academic Advisor, Indigenous Students
Maggie is an Academic Advisor for Aboriginal students in the Faculty of Arts. She holds an MA in History from UBC, and previously attended SFU, Concordia and Capilano University.
Her first office job was conducting research for In-SHUCK-ch/N’quatqua Treaty Group and she has worked with Indigenous artists and communities on exhibits at the UBC Museum of Anthropology and other Lower Mainland museums. She joined Arts Advising in 2016 and is available to help with questions about academic planning and graduation.
Student Peer Advisors
AISA has one or two student peers that work with the team over the Summer or Winter Sessions. You might receive emails from them reminding you of important dates, events or opportunities over the academic cycle. The AISA Student Peer also coordinates the Indigenous Leadership Collective.
You’re welcome to contact them if you have questions about Indigenous student life such as places to study, great places to eat on campus, and anything else that you might be curious about.
Location and hours
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AISA is currently working remotely. Please reach out by email.
UBC Faculty of Arts
Arts Academic Advising
1866 Main Mall
Buchanan D 140D
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.