Committed to community.
Randy Robinson, Student, Aboriginal Studies
Randy came to Langara as a mature student after spending years in his community working for a variety of charities, mainly focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness. He quickly emerged as a leader of the College’s Aboriginal student community – Randy is Algonquin from Timiskaming First Nation – taking on the position of Aboriginal Liaison for Langara’s Students’ Union. His commitment to community is evident in everything Randy does, and after completing his Associate of Arts Degree in Aboriginal Studies at the College, he transferred to the UBC Law School to pursue his dream of becoming an Aboriginal-rights lawyer.
Randy’s outstanding academic performance at Langara earned him an Irving K. Barber Scholarship, and he was awarded the Shirley Joseph Memorial Scholarship for his kindness and contributions to the College’s First Nations community. His stellar academic record earned him the designation of Chancellor’s Scholar by UBC prior to his transfer. Randy is an inspirational example of commitment to others, and his service has left an indelible impression on the Langara community.
“I entered the Aboriginal Studies Program at Langara in 2010 – a program that I would recommend to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners alike. The course material challenges learners to grow intellectually and to think critically about Aboriginal issues that affect every one of us in Canada. What I’ve learned in the past two years has helped me focus my goals and define how my future will serve my community.
“As an Aboriginal student, I’ve enjoyed the many cultural and academic elements of the education I’ve received at Langara. I look forward to my studies at UBC, and to enrolling in legal studies to increase the scope of my ability to give back to the diverse spectrum of communities I belong to.”
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Posted on: March 15, 2013