Tsartlip is pleased to welcome two fourth-year UVic nursing students that will be working with Nurse Emily and Nurse Louise this fall. Mariah and Nava will be at Tsartlip Health 1-2 times a week helping with community events, health and wellness groups and flu clinics. 

Hi my name is Mariah Vega (she/her), I am in my fourth year of nursing school at the University of Victoria. I feel very blessed to have grown up on the traditional territories of the Qualicum First Nations, and am now living on the Esquimalt First Nations territory with my boyfriend, roommate, two dogs (Gabby/Tito), and cat (Jake). A couple things I love are being out in nature and spending time with family/friends. This semester we are taking a course on leadership in nursing and I am very grateful to be doing this at the Tsartlip Health Centre over the next couple months. The areas of nursing I am interested in are global/environmental/public/community health. This program has given me so many opportunities to foster self-growth and reflection around who I am and what I want to contribute to the community, as a citizen and future nurse. I hope to bring forward my curious mind and great love/respect for all living things. I enjoy learning and hope to bring this passion into my nursing practice, where I can encourage others to be informed in their heath and take action in getting what they need. I hope to meet each of you during my time here in the community. I feel fortunate to be working with such an incredible group at the Tsartlip Health Centre. Thank you for letting me be a part of your/your family’s health journey, hope to chat with you in person soon!

Hi! My name is Nava. I am a 4th year nursing student and am really excited to be joining the community health team at Tsartlip. I am very grateful and honoured for the opportunity to get to work with everyone and learn from you all. I was born and raised on the traditional unceded territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, and love exploring and learning about these beautiful lands. Thank you so much for having me and I look forward to meeting you and helping out for the next couple of months! (Picture on the traditional, unceded Squamish territory.)

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