Contact Us

Aboriginal Access Services contact information here:


Senior Advisor on Indigenous Affairs

Shirley Swelchalot Shxwha:yathel Hardman,  BA, MEd.

 email: or

Shirley Hardman speaking

Abbotsford campus

The Indigenous Affairs Office was established in the Summer of 2009 in response to the recommendations of the Aboriginal Community Council and the Indigenizing Goals and Actions document.

The Office reports to the Vice Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic and is the primary point of contact in the development of a Department of Indigenous Affairs at the university.

The Senior Advisor on Indigenous Affairs advises and works with senior management and faculty on the:

  1. Development of Indigenous programs
  2. Recruitment and retention of Aboriginal faculty and staff
  3. Recruitment and retention of Aboriginal learners
  4. Development of strong linkages and relationships with Aboriginal communities

The Office welcomes all input and questions.

Contact: Shirley Anne Hardman, Senior Advisor on Indigenous Affairs
phone 604-702-2615 or 1-888-504-7441 local 2615

office: B314a Abbotsford Campus

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33844 King Road Abbotsford, BC Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: 604-702-2615 Toll-free (Canada): 1-888-504-7441 Fax: 604-855-7614

Office Abbotsford Campus B314a Chilliwack Campus A 1419  

Phone Direct line:

 604-702-2615, or

Toll free

 1-888-504-7441 Local 2615

Aboriginal Access Services

Lorna Andrews
Director of Aboriginal Access Services
Direct:  604-702-2619
Toll Free:  604-504-7441, local 2619

Eddie Gardner and Theresa Neel
Elders in residence
email: or
phone:  604-504-7441, local 2245

Josephine Charlie
Cultural and Events Assistant
phone:  604-792-0025 local 2473

Betty Peters
Department Assistant, Abbotsford
phone:  604-557-4069

Elaine Malloway
Department Assistant, Chilliwack
phone:  604-795-2835



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