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Georgina Johnston wants to teach Canadians about Indigenous history and culture


Georgina Johnston came to SFU in pursuit of a criminology degree so she could become a police officer. But she also came to SFU with an open mind and as she followed her interests her learning path changed.

This June, Johnston graduates with a major in Indigenous Studies and in the fall, she will begin the Professional Development Program at SFU with the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher. She says she’d eventually like to complete a master’s degree one day, with a focus on Indigenous education.

“I want to teach Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians alike about Indigenous history and culture, and create spaces within the education system to insert Indigeneity,” she says.

Johnston says a major highlight of her undergraduate studies was a semester-long exchange in Ireland in her final year. During the trip she broke out of her shell as well as her usual routine. Attending school in a new culture gave her a chance to explore who she was and what she wanted do with her life....

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