Faculty assisting an ACP student

ACP Student Advisors

Our ACP Student Advisors, Brian Walker, Dylan Ewen (Nanaimo), and Joanna Lord (Cowichan) have strong backgrounds in supporting students in career, life, and education transitions. They have experience in post-secondary teaching and counselling, as well as in advising. They are able to understand the needs, challenges, and aspirations of students, and support them in achieving their current goals, and moving on to their next steps.

Select the advisor you wish to speak to below to see their contact information.

Advisor Contact Information

Brian Walker, our Aboriginal Student Transition Advisor, can help Aboriginal students transitioning into education and support the development an educational learning plan.

Brian Walker, Aboriginal Student Transition Advisor
Adult Basic Education Nanaimo
Building: 205, Room: 236
Phone: 250.753.3245, Ext. 2193
Email: Brian.Walker@viu.ca

AUBP - Aboriginal University Bridging Program

"The future depends on what we do in the present." Martin Luther King Jr.

Dylan Ewen, our Student Success Advisor in Nanaimo, supports both current and prospective students. Here's how:

  • Advice on course selection, and information about education pathways
  • Provide Information and support on preparing to write an assessment
  • Our Student Success Advisor is your link between education and employment
  • Help in creating academic improvement and success plans, and develop academic success strategies
  • Referrals to specialized support services, guidelines on ABE department and VIU policies and practices, and support transitions to next step
  • Connect with our Student Success Advisor via email, telephone, drop-in, or scheduled appointments. She is available to provide workshops to groups

Dylan Ewen, Student Success Advisor
Adult Basic Education Nanaimo
Building: 205, Room: 234
Phone: 250.740.6255
Email: ABE.Advising@viu.ca

Joanna Lord, our Student Success Advisor in Cowichan, supports both current and prospective students. Here's how:

  • Advice on course selection, and information about education pathways
  • Advise and guidance on obtaining an Adult Graduation diploma
  • Provide Information and support on preparing to write an assessment
  • Help in creating academic improvement and success plans, and develop academic success strategies
  • Be there to support you as you progress through ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • Connect you with Financial Aid and provide information on the Adult Upgrading Grant
  • Referrals to specialized support services, guidelines on ABE department and VIU policies and practices, and support transitions to your next step

Joanna Lord, Student Success Advisor
Adult Basic Education, Cowichan
Building: 700, Room: 308
Phone: 250.746.3527
Email: ABE.Advising@viu.ca