Indigenous Initiatives


Amy Perreault

Strategist, Indigenous Initiatives
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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.

Team (listed alphabetically)


Janey Lew, PhD

Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives
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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
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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.