WHERE AND WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT POSITION?
I teach First Nations Health and Wellness Phases I and II in an online environment using the ViuLean (D2L) management system. I created the curriculum that I currently deliver which is intended for Community Health Representatives.
IS YOUR CURRENT CAREER PATH AS YOU ORIGINALLY INTENDED?
Partially – for the teaching component. I want to expand to conducting more research.
HOW DOES THIS JOB RELATE TO YOUR GRADUATE DEGREE?
I credit the skills I gained as a PhD graduate student to conduct research in any area that I am not familiar with. I was exposed to intense research as a graduate research assistant and through my own research. I am practicing and extending my knowledge about the effects of intergenerational trauma and its contribution to the breakdown of Aboriginal health.
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO PURSUE GRADUATE WORK AT UBC?
My grandfather planted the vision while he and my grandmother raised me. He encouraged me to go out and get an education, so I could turn around and support the Aboriginal community. Although I embarked on my post-secondary career path later in life, I never forgot his vision for my future.