Contact Us

Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (summer hours until Sept 1, 2017)

If you have any questions, please contact our office:

In person: Building SW1, Room 1521
By phone: (604) 432-8474
By fax: (604) 431-0724
By e-mail: aboriginalservices@bcit.ca
By mail: Aboriginal Services
British Columbia Institute of Technology
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2
Aboriginal Services staff and elders

Our team

Joanne Stone-Campbell, Coordinator

Joanne Stone-Campbell
Aanii, my name is Iy’imelwit, which means blanket of strength. It was given to me by my family in a Squamish Naming Ceremony 2001. I also carry an Anishnaabe Spirit name which is “Sound of Thunderbird Speaking”. My parents Agnes Stone, and the late Francis Stone, both elected chiefs were both my inspiration from Michipicoten First Nation in Ontario. I am now a registered member of the Squamish Nation, and live in West Vancouver with my beautiful 14-year-old daughter Cascade.

My career highlights include: being appointed Justice of the Peace for the Province of Ontario; I was one of the youngest First Nations appointed as Marriage Commissioner at the age of 22 years; Diversity Award/Individual Extra Mile Award at BCIT; receiving the title of “Women of Distinction, in Education, Training and Development” from YWCA in 2008; carrying the 2010 Olympic Torch; and working in education for more than 30 years.

As a lifelong learner l am registered as a full time student with SFU Executive MBA Business & Leadership Degree (2019). Learning is one of my passions!

As the coordinator of Aboriginal Services for BCIT, l work with a extraordinary team to help students of Indigenous ancestry fulfill their dreams of a higher education by providing a safe, supportive, and culturally relevant environment. Together, we aim to build bridges for our future generations so that they may be free to be themselves. Through this my team has have broken down barriers by sharing our rich culture and history changing the way people think about indigenous people.

My passion has been to make post-secondary experience an eye opening experience and showcase your true talents by being the best you can be. Connecting people to their true identity and being proud of who they are and know where they come from.

My purpose in life is to open doors by encouraging others to fulfill their dreams.

Joanne Stone-Campbell, Anishnaabe

Zaa Joseph, Advisor 

Zaa Joseph

Hello. My full name is Zaa Derik Gammel Joseph. I was born in Victoria and raised in the Tl’azt’en Nation Territory and Vancouver. My motivation comes from my upbringing around the value of life-long learning. As a father, recently completing my MA, I can easily relate to balancing work, school, and family. My role is to provide a safe and productive environment for students, make available the resources on and off campus and provide opportunities to give back through initiatives such as the Peer Mentoring program. Aboriginal Services' Gathering Place is an environment for studying, to receive support and to meet each other. I am proud to stand beside Joe, Alf, Mary, Blair, Kory, Joanne and Celeste to support BCIT's diverse Aboriginal student population.

Zaa Joseph, Tl’azt’en Nation










Alf Dumont, Ojibwa, Elder and Advisor (Note - in office Fridays as Advisor, check hours in office as Elder)

Alf Dumont

Alf's, Ojibwa name is Biidaaban Migizi, has served in the United Church of Canada for 40 years—as a minister and as director of the Dr. Jessie Saulteaux Resource Centre (a theological training centre for First Nations people entering ministry), among other positions.

He works to help build bridges of understanding between Christian and traditional Ojibwa spiritual ways.