Hometown: Gravelbourg, SK
Band: Ochapowace First Nation
Program: Therapeutic Recreation diploma
When Rose was looking through the programs offered at Sask Polytech and saw the Therapeutic Recreation program, she knew it was the program for her.
"I just saw myself in the profession," she says. Before starting school, Rose participated in the Indigenous Student Summer Transition program, which is designed to help students prepare for life in the city and deal with issues that can be barriers to success.
"I was introduced to a number of helpful services and resources as an Indigenous student. I also met some people that I will be friends with for a long time," says Rose. "I was also able to reconnect with my culture."
Rose says that sometimes figuring out how to balance school, work and home life can be a challenge. But with the advice gained from accessing a number of services on campus, including Indigenous student services, she was able to find success.
"The small class sizes are really good. I was able to have more one-on-one time with the instructor and our class discussions are really productive," says Rose.
She says that when she graduates, she wants to head home and help people there.
"If you set your mind on something you want to do, you will be able to do it. For me, I want to be able to give back to my community," says Rose.