As the Coordinator, Student Life and Well-Being, Amber has an essential role in the student lifecycle. They support Technology Council students on their journey as learners and Indigenous Innovators. As a team member of Student Services, Amber aims to lift students up according to teachings of the Medicine Wheel, providing support and resources to nurture the emotional (heart), spiritual (soul), physical (body), and intellect (mind) of each student.
Amber is a Two-Spirit Plains Cree Métis roller skater and bead worker from the Métis Nation of Alberta. Amber was born in Kaslo, British Columbia and grew up in Treaty 6 and 7 Territory in Alberta (Wetaskiwin and Calgary) before moving to Vancouver Island for University. In 2019, Amber graduated from Vancouver Island University with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a minor in Indigenous Studies.
As a first-generation learner, Amber has experience moving away from home and navigating many systems for the first time in their family. Amber’s experience in school has allowed them to develop a passion for supporting the student experience whether in the classroom, on campus, at home, or in community.