Saturday, December 1, 2012

Rose Point - a life long advocate for education.

Rose Point was, by all accounts, an amazing person.  Originally from Seabird Island near Mission, Rose spent much of her adult life advocating for education and human rights. Educational philosopher, Nel Noddings, advocates a pedagogy of care: Rose embodied this ideal through her commitment to education for all people. 

Colleagues in my department at UBC speak with warmth about the ways that Rose touched their lives.  Rose touched many lives, not just those here at UBC - she worked tirelessly in her home community to see the rights of her people respected; she advocated for children in our public schools; she provided educational support at BCIT; she was a life long learner and a mentor and teacher. 

Rose passed away July 2012.

It would would be a powerful act of respect to place Rose Point's name upon the new K-8 school being built at UBC.

Here is a short list of pieces written about Rose.
The VSB link for suggesting a name for the new UBC area K-8 school can be found here.  

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