Contact AISA

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.


General inquiries

Maggie Moore

Arts Academic Advisor, Indigenous Students

Maggie is an Academic Advisor, Indigenous students with Arts Indigenous Student Advising in the Faculty of Arts and is of European settler background. She completed an MA in History at UBC, and studied history and visual arts at Simon Fraser, Concordia and Capilano Universities. She joined Arts Advising in 2016 and is honoured to have the opportunity to contribute to Indigenous students’ journeys.

Maggie loves problem solving student’s circumstances and is available to chat about course planning, graduation and making the most of your time at UBC to achieve your goals.

Amanda Engen

Arts Academic Advisor, Indigenous Students

Amanda is an academic advisor for the Arts Indigenous Student Advising Team, joining the team in August of 2021. Amanda is Dene Tha/Metis from Northern Alberta. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work with an Indigenous Specialization and a Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution from the University of Victoria.

She enjoys volunteering her time for organizations dedicated to helping others in need. In her leisure time you can find Amanda hiking, running, travelling, and having fun trying new outdoor activities. If she is not in the woods or on the road, she will be spending quality time with family and friends.

Dawn Cassell

Arts Academic Advisor, Indigenous students

Dawn is an Academic Advisor for Arts Indigenous Student Advising Team. She is a proud Indigenous woman born and raised on Treaty 4 territory in Regina, Saskatchewan. Dawn earned her Masters degree in Education Psychology in 2013, an Inclusive Education certificate in 2009, and a Bachelor's Degree in Education in 2002 from the University of Regina.

She is passionate about education and continues to be an active supporter and activist for educational programming designed to empower Indigenous people and strengthen communities. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, gardening, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Karlene Harvey (on leave until 2023)

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.

Student Peer Advisors

Veronica Surette

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


UBC Faculty of Arts
Arts Academic Advising
1866 Main Mall
Buchanan D 140D

Office hours

Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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