Natasha Aruliah, Past President

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Natasha has been an executive member of SIETAR BC for the last 5 years, as a member-at-large, then program coordinator and the last two years as president. Excited by the growth and development of SIETAR BC over the last few years, she is interested in serving another year to support the organisation’s continued growth.  Interculturally speaking, Natasha has personal and professional experience of the field that started from birth, as a child of immigrants and a visible minority in the UK, and then immigrating to Canada in her teens.

Professionally, Natasha is a Counselling Psychologist, specialising in couples, family, and intercultural therapy and has worked with international students, at-risk youth, immigrants, refugees, aboriginal people, interracial/intercultural couples, and families, both in Canada and Great Britain. Currently, she is a consultant, educator and facilitator in all areas of equity, diversity, social justice and inclusive practice, integrating Intercultural theory, Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking.

In addition, Natasha is on faculty, facilitating courses for the University of BC’s Centre for Intercultural Communication, and at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. She is a founding faculty for the Inner Activist program. She is sits on various boards, such as the Multicultural and Anti-Racism Advisory Board for the Vancouver School Board and The Citizens Advisory Board for the Official Opposition Minister for Multiculturalism, Citizenship and Immigration. She has been involved with SIETAR globally for over 15 years; and has presented at SIETAR USA, SIETAR France, SIETAR UK, SIETAR Europa and Young SIETAR conferences.

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