Meet the Counselling Team

Meet the Team

Liisa Robinson

Liisa Robinson

Department Chair Counselling

I have been a visitor on Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories since the early 90’s when I moved from Blackfoot territory to attend UVic. I’ve been a membe ... Read more read more link icon
Marie Abbott

Marie Abbott

International Student Counsellor Camosun College

I have been a grateful visitor on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples since 2015. As an International Student Counsellor, ... Read more read more link icon
Sylvie Cottell

Sylvie Cottell

Counsellor

I was born on Musqueam territory and have been blessed to be a visitor on Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories since 2000. I am part of an extended family ... Read more read more link icon
Amanda Lynn Halldorson

Amanda Lynn Halldorson

Counsellor

I have been a visitor on Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories since 2008. I am grateful to be residing on these lands and honoured to be supporting studen ... Read more read more link icon
Brian Herron

Brian Herron

International Student Counsellor

I'm grateful and privileged to have been a settler during my life on the Squamish and Coquitlam territories and the territories on Southern Vancouver ... Read more read more link icon
Tanya Kirkland

Tanya Kirkland

Counsellor for Indigenous Students

Greetings, my name is Tanya Kirkland and I have been a grateful visitor on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ people since 2001. ... Read more read more link icon
Scott Kouri

Scott Kouri

Counsellor

My name is Scott Kouri and I am a third generation Lebanese-English Canadian living on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen and SENĆOŦEN speaking ... Read more read more link icon
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Tracy Lowe

Counsellor

My grandparents came to this Island over 100 years ago as Chinese settlers and were part of old Chinatown – a bit like the exhibit in the Royal BC mus ... Read more read more link icon
Laura Paetkau

Laura Paetkau

Counsellor

Hello, my name is Laura Paetkau. I have been a grateful visitor on the territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples since 2007. I have a deep appre ... Read more read more link icon
John Scheunhage

John Scheunhage

Department Chair Counsellor (on leave)

I have been a visitor on Coast Salish territory for the majority of my life. The past 6 years on Squamish territory, and now again on Lkwungen and W̱S ... Read more read more link icon
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Mike Schmalz

Counsellor

I am a Prairie transplant, born and raised on Treaty 4 Land in Saskatchewan of the Assiniboine, Blackfoot and Cree Nations, and moved to the Island in ... Read more read more link icon
Anna Stein

Anna Stein

International Student Counsellor

I was born on Musqueam territory and have spent a good portion of my life as a grateful visitor on the beautiful Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories. I l ... Read more read more link icon
Nancy Willihnganz

Nancy Willihnganz

Counsellor

Hello. I have been a settler on the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ lands since 1976. I have a deep respect for its beauty and fragility, and I am an active stew ... Read more read more link icon