Welcome! This site is designed specifically to support UBC teacher education candidates during their practicum placements.

Your 2017/2018 e-mentor is:

Kiera Brant-Birioukov

Kiera Brant-Birioukov is Haudenosaunee from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario.

She is a doctoral student in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia. She holds an MA in Education from the University of Ottawa, as well as a Bachelor of Education (Primary/Junior) and Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Studies). Her MA thesis entitled “‘But how does this help me?’:(Re)thinking (re)conciliation in teacher education” sought to identify how a praxis of reconciliation transpires within initial teacher education in Canada and New Zealand.

The e-mentor for Indigenous education provides support for teacher candidates, with:

  • Ideas/strategies for planning and incorporating Indigenous perspectives,
  • content, and learning approaches
  • Helping you assess Indigenous education resources
  • Feedback on teaching and planning ideas that bring Indigenous ways of
  • knowing to the classroom
  • Workshops on resources

Be sure to check out the upcoming events page!



Kiera Brant-Birioukov

Twitter: @Mrs_KieraBB

Email: indigenouseducationementor@gmail.com

Vancouver, BC