Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Yukon Territory

2020 Region 8 Conference

Join us March 12-14 at the Victoria Convention Center in Victoria, BC Canada!

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Keynote Speakers  



Mehvash Ali is the Director of Academic Support Center (ASC) and First Year Experience (FYE) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). Ali, a licensed clinical psychologist, is an instructor in introductory psychology, abnormal psychology, and biopsychology at AUS. She is currently serving as chair of the NACADA Global Initiatives Committee and co-leading the International Visiting Advisor Program with Susan Corner from the University of Victoria. She is a member of the Inclusion and Engagement Committee, the Region Review Work Group, and the Academic Advising Consultant and Speaker Service in NACADA. She held the International Perspectives seat on the NACADA Professional Development Committee (2015-2017) and helped develop the NACADA Advising Core Competencies in that role. Ali has also served on the Board of Directors for South Asian Public Health Association in the USA.

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to meet and learn from Ali at the conference. She will present the keynote address on Friday, as well as a Preconference Workshop: Psychological Intervention Skills in Academic Advising. (Register for the Preconference Workshop when you register.) Learn more about NACADA's Visiting Advisor Program during Ali's concurrent session. 



Devi Mucina, an Ubuntu African, is an associate professor and the director of the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria. Guided by Indigenous Ubuntu philosophies, his academic interests and current research focus on Indigenous men and fathering beyond imposed colonial masculinities; Indigenous men in elite sports; and contemplating how Indigenous spiritual mask dancing shapes Indigenous masculinities. At the center of his research are questions about how Indigenous communities are renewing and decolonizing Indigenous masculinities by grounding holistic relational engagements with intimate partners, families, communities, lands and bodies of waters. His other research explores the impact of parental and familial members’ incarceration on children and questions the risk factors this creates for their future incarceration from an Indigenous intersectional theoretical framework.

We are excited to introduce you to Mucina on Saturday as he will provide the keynote address at lunch.

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R8 Talks!


R8 Talks is a monthly community-building opportunity for Region 8. Click the logo for information on the upcoming R8 Talks

January | Financials in Region 8

Learn from R8's Budget Coordinator Nick Fleury about the region’s structured budget; goals, projects, & initiatives in 2020; and how to access funding for professional development in our upcoming R8 Talks! happening TOMORROW Jan. 8 at 11:30am Pacific.



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March 12-14, 2020
Victoria, BC Canada

Call for Proposals - closed

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Conference Co-Chairs

Janine Mayers
University of Victoria

Melana Mar
University of Victoria
(250) 853-3512

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