I was so pleased to hear from one of amm’s oldest, dear friends, and her telling me about her trip to Batoche. It warms the heart knowing that amm is getting some good visits from her friends.
There is a program through the University of Alberta that I volunteer with. WISEST – Women in Scholarship Engineering Science and Technology. WISEST organizes various events throughout the year promoting young ladies to pursue an education and career in the sciences. And one summer during my undergrad degree I worked for WISEST as a Coordinator for their Summer Research Program. The Summer Research Program brings grade 11 students to campus to work in a research lab for the summer. Part of their experience is an afternoon dedicated to meeting and asking questions of women in the science and engineering fields, including academia and industry. Which is how I now volunteer, as a Role Model for the afternoon.
On Monday I had the honour to be in the same group as Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour. Long story short, Dr. Armour has paved the way for women in the sciences. http://www.chem.ualberta.ca/about/highlights/infocus_apr05.html
When asked for a piece of advice we could leave with the grade 11 students, Dr. Armour urged the students to ask lots of questions. And how important it was to keep asking questions. Right away I thought of amm. Great minds think alike.
Spent some time in a bookstore today…I love the smell of books, just like amm did.
I feel Batoche calling me…
I think I have mentioned before how the Care Bear that amm made me had found its way into Arrine’s room. She would give it cuddles but it wasn’t like it was a favourite of hers. Until last week when she brought it downstairs from her room and spent a lot more time with Cheer Bear. Then I noticed that she had become fixated on Cheer Bear’s google eyes. I meant to mention it to Nick, who was going to be home with her the next day, but forgot.
And then Nick sent me this photo. Arrine had very politely, picked Cheer Bear’s eyes out and gave each of the eyes to Nick.
Cheer Bear is now safe in my bed. Awaiting surgery to replace her eyes.