Nicola Valley Institute of Technology announced the appointment of two new members to its board of governors on Thursday.
Charlene Taylor and Harry Nyce, Jr. were both appointed as B.C. Aboriginal members-at-large by the province.
NVIT invites students from around the country to further themselves with over 300 courses and programs ranging from trades training to bachelor of social work.
A member of the Heiltsuk Nation, Taylor is the first Aboriginal woman to hold the position of director at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada in Vancouver as well as the first Aboriginal woman to earn her chartered accountant designation in Canada.
Nyce, a member of the Tsimshian and Nisga’a First Nations, has served as the chief executive officer of Village of Gitwinksihlkw, B.C., since 1994.
He now serves as an instructor at the Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a Institute, the University of Northern British Columbia and the BC Justice Institute.
With campuses in Merritt and Vancouver, online courses and community-based deliveries throughout Canada, NVIT serves more than 1,400 students annually.
NVIT’s student body represents over 70 per cent of the Aboriginal communities across the province.