Project Coordinator, Dze L K’ant Learning Hub
Liz has been with Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre since 2021. She is a first-generation settler of Scottish and Welsh heritage (MacPherson Wild Cat clan). Liz has a Masters in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, and has specific expertise in teaching adult literacy, developing and delivering Essential Skills curriculum; she also has a Bachelors in Developmental Psychology.
Tracing her socialist and emancipatory roots to her Celtic heritage, she is an advocate for students and dedicated to promoting accessible educational opportunities that lead to greater justice for all. Liz has specialized in Indigenous community-based education since moving to B.C. in 2010; acknowledging with gratitude the `Namgis, Kwakiutl, Tsimshian, Nisga’a, Stellat’en, Nak’azdli, Haisla, Pacheedaht, Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en peoples for their generosity and patience in supporting her learning and growth as an educator and a person
In her role as the Project Coordinator of the Dze L K’ant Learning Hub, Liz liaises with high schools, post-secondary institutions, as well as public and private training providers to support culturally safe access for Indigenous learners. She identifies and explores funding opportunities, and engages with community organizations and stakeholders to develop community capacity and build internal organizational capacity that extends Friendship Centre capacity and initiatives.