Mario Parent | Executive Assistant

Mario’s primary responsibilities include supporting front desk and assisting with skills development programs. Having the privilege to had grown up on the unceded territories of the Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en peoples Mario identifies as Nisga’a from his mother and of European settler ancestry from his father.

Notably, Mario had successfully developed and lead the Landed Learning Indigenous Education Program, a partnership with χpey̓ Elementary operating at UBC Farm, to advance Indigenous perspectives in land-based elementary education. Mario’s commitments are to uphold anti-racist and decolonial values by way of Indigenous guiding principles and frameworks to uplift intergenerational healing.

Currently, Mario is studying Gender with experiences in Indigenous studies and expressed interest in critical race theory and social justice. In addition to education and work Mario has an interest in creating radio documentaries. His work has been featured on UBC’s CITR campus radio and has been syndicated across the country covering topics on Indigenous food sovereignty.