Foster, Justin

Aboriginal Student Life Navigator
Email: Phone:
250-960-5596
Campus:
  • Prince George

The Aboriginal Student Life Navigator position(ASLN) is divided into two primary roles:

First and foremost the ASLN provides support and outreach to Aboriginal post-secondary students - connecting students with internal and external resources to help ease their transition into post-secondary and support their continued success.

Ultimately, the ASLN works towards breaking down the systemic barriers that Aboriginal students face at UNBC by providing or connecting students with supports: academic advising, counseling services, academic support and tutoring, financial aid and funding application process (including band funding and emergency assistance funds), disability services and access, housing opportunities, educational opportunities, etc.

The ASLN is also responsible for developing new programs and inanities that help to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal students across UNBC. In this capacity, the ASLN must partner with various internal and external stakeholders to design and/or implement new initiatives and/or programs such as the Aboriginal Student Handbook and the UNBC Aboriginal Orientation.

Additionally, the ASLN is responsible for overseeing and distributing the Aboriginal Emergency Student Fund and is the Campus Cousins Coordinator.