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Indigenous Commitments Committee Membership


President (non-voting)

  • Deborah Saucier

Provost and Vice-President Academic

  • Michael Quinn

Director, Indigenous Education & Engagement

  • Lillian Morton (acting)


  • vacant, Cowichan Campus
  • Geraldine Manson, Nanaimo Campus
  • Eugene Louie, tiwšɛmawtxʷ


  • Stacie Chappell


  • Ursula Katic-Filis, Academic and Career Preparation
  • Collette Jones, Arts and Humanities 
  • Jordan Herbison, Education
  • Jeanette Schmid, Health Sciences and Human Services
  • Martin Martens, Management 
  • Catherine Thomson, Science and Technology
  • Elizabeth McLin, Social Sciences
  • Christine Godlonton, Trades and Applied Technology
  • Jessica Gemella, Senate

Indigenous Navigator / Advisor / Counsellor

  • Jennifer Christoffersen (Vice-Chair)


  • Austin Page
  • Randy Cormier

Support Staff

  • Alice Joe

Community Members

  • Grace Elliott-Nielsen
  • Loretta Hopkins
  • Pamela Lewis

Indigenous Alum

  • vacant

Resource Persons (non-voting)

  • David Alexander, Chief Librarian
  • Monique McKay, Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights
  • Kathryn Snow, Office of University Planning and Analysis


  • Kim Warkentine, Administrative Assistant, Office of Indigenous Education and Engagement