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SARA FULLA

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Sara Fulla, étudiante à la Vancouver Island University, parle du soutien qu’elle a reçu de l’Université pour poursuivre ses études après la naissance de sa fille, et du fait qu’elle se voit comme un modèle pour la prochaine génération de sa famille.

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Transcription

Texte sur l’écran : [Becoming a role model]

Sara Fulla, Vancouver Island University :

Part of the reason I came back to the university is because my fac—the Department of Recreation and Tourism encouraged me to come back and said if you need to take your – your baby into the classroom, you’re more than welcome to. And that helped me come back instead of taking a year off, which probably would have led to, like, two or three more years.

I feel like coming to campus, I’m creating – I’m showing her that I have strength and that anything is possible. When I – the reason I come to – like, I’m continuing my education is because I want to be a role model not just to her but to, like, my nieces and my nephews, and I want them to know that anything is possible.

Texte sur l’écran : [Universities Canada, The voice of Canada’s universities univcan.ca]

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