Office of Indigenous Education
Director of Indigenous Education
Angela Wolfe, is a nehiew iskwew (Cree woman) from the Ermineskin Cree First Nation, located in Maskwacis Alberta. She has dedicated her academic career to creating pathways for Indigenous students to reach their goals and dreams in post-secondary education.
Angela’s expertise is in teacher education, and her Educational philosophy is practicing Wahkohtowin (relational interconnectedness) by sharing Indigenous knowledges and ways of being to enrich the learning journeys for all students in all classrooms. Angela advocates that education is the keystone to change in understanding the IRS and 60’s Scoop legacies that impact all Canadians.
Her most recent research explored Indigenous theory of assessment and evaluation for Indigenous student success, furthermore her research has been rooted in understanding the legacy of the Indian Residential School System and the impacts upon Indigenous People and their communities.
Angela Focuses on:
- Coordination of Post Degree Specialization, “Raising Hands: FA & SA Network”, and the Turning to the Teachings Series
- Mentorship for 4th Year NITEP students
- Supporting NITEP instructors
- Collaboration with TEO on student matters
Academic Initiatives Project Manager
Teneille Shea is Dene from the Tlicho Nation (N.W.T) and Irish. She is an Indigenous graduate student in the Master of Educational Administration and Leadership in Indigenous Education program at UBC and an Indigenous educator. She was raised in the Southeast Kootenays on Traditional Ktunaxa territory and currently resides on unceded, ancestral and traditional Lil’wat and Squamish territory. She has passion for the outdoors, health, and wellness.
Her background includes recruitment, transformation of education, student advising, student support, teaching, pathway programs and indigenous initiatives. Her research interests include holistic health and well-being in education, educational policy, and leadership.
Teneille Focuses on:
- Projects in Indigenous Education at both the graduate and undergraduate level in the Teacher Education Office, projects with partner institutions, and Indigenous educators and scholars locally and abroad.
- Recruitment for the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP) at UBC and projects within the NITEP Program supporting Indigenous Education and teacher candidate development.
Assistant to the Associate Dean, Indigenous Education
Tel: 604 822 3077
Peyvand has a background in administration, communication and event planning, and spent five years working with various Indigenous communities before coming to UBC. She has a BA from SFU and is currently working on completing her Project Management designation. At work she enjoys having the opportunity to be creative and use her problem solving skills. When not at work Peyvand enjoys reading, knitting, meditation and spending time with her family, which includes her young son and two fun rat terrier puppies.
Peyvand Focuses on:
- Supporting the Associate Dean with calendar management and a wide variety of administrative tasks
- Finance Administration and Budget Coordination
- Digital Communications