Regional News: College welcomes new Aboriginal Education Co-ordinator

Andrew Judge recently joined the College of the Rockies team as the new Aboriginal Education Co-ordinator and Advisor.

Andrew Judge recently joined the College of the Rockies team as the new Aboriginal Education Co-ordinator and Advisor.

He recently began working in Cranbrook and is eager to bring his Thessalon First Nation and Celtic roots to the East Kootenay.

“I have taught and co-ordinated the development of First Nations Studies at the post-secondary level for the past four years and love to work with and learn from students,” Judge says. “I look forward to the opportunity to continue this tradition at College of the Rockies.”

He has a Bachelor of Philosophy, a Master of Education in Aboriginal Education, and is a PhD student in Education at Western University in London.

Judge moved to Cranbrook from London, Ontario.

“I’m definitely creating the opportunities to meet people from other areas,” he said. “The beauty of these places is absolutely stunning and I really feel the magic of the land. I spend every day being grateful for being given this opportunity to live and work here.”

Mr. Judge will be visiting regional campuses in Creston, Fernie, Golden, Invermere and Kimberley to learn about the programs and courses being offered in each unique location, and familiarize himself with the area.

“It’s also so that I can meet the various layers of leadership,” he said. “I’m here to serve and to do what I can do to make the COTR a great place to learn for all students.”

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