Hello, I’m Tiera Naber (she/her).

I am currently a Master’s Student in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver campus, located on traditional, ancestral, and unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory. For my thesis, I am researching the mineralogy of the Pool Creek syenite and its altered host rocks in southeastern Yukon, which is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Kaska Dena Nation. I have been studying at UBC since September 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Lee Groat. Prior to UBC, I studied geoscience at the University of Calgary, where I received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree with a Major in Geology and a Minor in Geophysics in May 2018.

In addition to studying rocks at UBC, I am also building my own pedagogy by teaching (i.e., leading labs and guest lecturing), and by enrolling in teaching and learning programs and workshops. As a result of this, I am now associated with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), where I am the Lead Graduate Facilitator for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) for Graduate Students, and a Graduate Peer Reviewer for Formative Peer Review of Teaching (PRT) and Presenting (PRP) services. I am a cohort member of the 2021–2022 Certificate in Advanced Teaching and Learning (CATL) Program and a winner of the 2021-2022 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.

Tiera hiking in Whistler, B.C.

If you want to get in contact with me, please feel free to email me at tnaber@eoas.ubc.ca.