“After landing a dream internship in the Netherlands, Geographic Information Systems Program student Karen Godbout is now using her education and skills to help the fight against the worst international crimes and help bring justice to the victims.
Karen Godbout’s motivation to apply her learning to help make a difference internationally was spurred by a Peace Studies lecture delivered by former Selkirk College instructor Myler Wilkinson.
“There is a tendency to think that people who go to work for the United Nations or become leaders of movements in a more international context are somehow extraordinary,” says Godbout. “Myler’s message in this one lecture was that these are ordinary people who are bothered to apply and put themselves out there to accomplish it. That meant something to me.””
Karen is a former Selkirk College Library staff member of many years, and we couldn’t be more proud of the work she is now doing with her diverse skills.
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