Kelly Shopland is a member of the K’ómoks First Nation, and grew up in the unceded traditional territory of the K’omoks and Pentlatch people. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, from UVic, an Education post baccalaureate degree from VIU, and a Masters of Education in Adult Learning and Global Change through UBC.
Kelly has worked in Indigenous Education at NIC since 2008, both in a student service role and as an administrator. She has been in the role of Executive Director of Indigenous Education since 2015. Kelly’s primary responsibilities include oversight of NIC’s Indigenization strategic plan, as well all programming and supports for Indigenous students and communities in the NIC service region.