Contact Us

Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact our office:

In person: Burnaby Campus, Building SW1, Room 1521
By phone: (604) 432-8474
By fax: (604) 431-0724
By e-mail:
By mail: Indigenous Services
British Columbia Institute of Technology
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2

Our team

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 Advisor

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.

Leah Falstead, Advisor

Bio coming.