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Meet the Counselling Team

Counselling Services

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Liisa Robinson

Manager Counselling and Student Wellness

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 ...

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Counselor Laura Paetkau

Laura Paetkau

Chair and Counsellor - Counselling Services

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 ...

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Marie Abbott, International Student Counsellor

Marie Abbott

Counsellor for International Students

Hello! My name is Marie, and I feel privileged to work with international students at Camosun College as a counsellor. My story begins in Whitehorse, ...

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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 ...

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Sarah Dodd

Counsellor

Hello! My name is Sarah (she/her), and I am a cisgender woman who was raised in Kelowna and Salmon Arm B.C. on Okanagan, Syilx, and Secwe̓pemc territo ...

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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 ...

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Brian Herron

Brian Herron

Counsellor for International Students

I completed a B.Ed. at the University of British Columbia, followed by an M.Ed. in counselling psychology at Simon Fraser University. I have over 10 y ...

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Counselor Tracy Lowe

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 ...

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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 ...

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Anna Stein, International Student Counsellor

Anna Stein

Counsellor for International Students

I was born on Musqueam territory and have spent most of my life as a grateful visitor on the beautiful Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories. I love the di ...

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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 ...

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Tanya Kirkland

Tanya Kirkland

Counsellor for Indigenous Students (Currently On Leave)

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. ...

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Amber Allan

Counselling Intern

Hello, I have lived in Victoria, on the traditional ancestorial territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories since 1999. I am grateful to live ...

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