Research and Teaching Assistants
Vanessa is a proud member of the Musqueam Indian Band and her family lineage comes from the Campbell and Point families. She is working in the Musqueam Language and Culture Department to revitalize the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language and she sits on the Musqueam Cultural Committee and the Inter-Community hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ Revitalization Committee.
Silken is a third-year student and is completing a double major in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Gender Race Sexuality and Social Justice. As a Work Learn Research Assistant, she will be involved with a number of initiatives including the launch of the Program’s new Major and Minor in September 2016.
Colleen Leung graduated from the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences in 2015 with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Currently, Colleen is collaborating with UBC Information Technology and the Musqueam Indian Band to develop an iOS app for the Musqueam language, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓.
Martina is a linguistic anthropology PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at UBC. Her primary research interests include issues surrounding language endangerment, revitalization, maintenance, and most recently language documentation. At FNEL, Martina has been working with Dr. Mark Turin on developing new courses, covering a variety of topics concerning Indigenous languages.