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.

Grace Point is a Musqueam Band Member and has studied hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ formally through the UBC FNEL Program. Grace is eager to put her skills to work, as the Early Primary Language Education Liaison, where she will work directly with the Musqueam Preschool to develop and deliver programs and materials to the preschool children.

Meryl is a third year First Nations and Endangered Languages major and a learner of the Hesquiaht dialect of Nuu-chah-nulth. She can often be found in the FNEL office or lounge and is happy to answer any questions and provide resources about the program.

Ben is a fourth year linguistics and FNEL student. As an undergraduate research assistant, he works specifically with Híɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) revitalization through the development of online digital tools and also helps coordinate a community-led course in the Lower Mainland with Liz Wilson and Aly & Sheila Reid.