Dr. Deanna Nyce

Deanna Nyce – web

Summer School Instructor


Deanna Nyce has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. Her research and publications have provided a template for Aboriginal curriculum development. Deanna has advocated for Aboriginal education with the BC Ministry of Education and has been a guest lecturer/instructor at many BC education institutions. Deanna, like the elders, felt that their people’s future success depended on the education of their youth. Deanna was one of the five key figures in the creation of the Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a (Nisga’a university-college) and its affiliation agreement with UNBC. As CEO of Nisga’a university-college, she oversees the operation of the institution, is responsible for educational planning and programming, and fostering affiliations with other post secondary institutions for program delivery in the Nass Valley.

In September 2004, Deanna was the recipient of the Aboriginal Woman of Distinction Award and the Forging of our Future with Education Award.