Please join UBC Learning Circle on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 for a special presentation by Dr. Rosalyn Ing. Speaking from her experiences as an mother, grandmother, student, educator, and residential school survivor, Dr. Ing will speak on The Empowerment of Aboriginal Women. Her presentation includes the importance of choices:
- Education gives intellectual tools and skills;
- Cultural knowledge (is fundamental of who you are and where you come from);
- Experience (how travelling and living in other countries enriched her life);
- Family relations and motherhood; and
- Gaining inspiration from having a spiritual foundation for successful living.
Dr. Ing writes:
Any of the above gives a person confidence to make a difference, a healthy self-esteem, the ability to stand up for social justice and equality, and a chance to inspire others to achieve goals through their dreams. I left residential school with a Grade ten education but I always loved reading and I valued learning. So I upgraded to get into university and now have three degrees, a BSW, MEd, and a Ph.D. (all from UBC).
I have a good life and I persevered even though painful childhood experiences could have destroyed my chances to be happy. I had a life to live and I wanted it to be a good one, not just for me, but for my children, too. With diligence and set goals I worked hard to achieve that good life and I consider myself successful for this. I don’t mind sharing that with others.
Everyone is welcome to participate:
About the Presenter
Dr. Rosalyn Ing is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba and has lived in BC for 34 years. She earned her degrees at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her research focused on the impacts of residential schools where she spent 11 years. She worked on behalf of First Nations in B.C. teaching at the Native Education Centre (now College) and then at UBC as coordinator in First Nations Health Careers and recently, was a signer of the 2nd Richmond School District 38 Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement. She has always loved learning, reading, art, music and travelling. She believes education gives one confidence to stand up for social justice, equality, empower others to live a healthy life, and to achieve dreams with goals. She received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 for her work in Aboriginal education and community contributions. She has 2 sons and a granddaughter.