Introducing SIETAR BC Board - Carolyn Wing
SIETAR BC Board Member
Carolyn Wing M Ed
As an early childhood educator (ece) and special educator, Carolyn’s work has always revolved in the diversity and inclusion space. Over the past 30 years, she has advocated and worked for the shift in ece perspective first from mono-cultural to multi-cultural and then later progressing to an inclusive, intercultural and anti-bias perspective. She is currently an early childhood education instructor at a local community college and also works in the Teaching and Learning Centre as an intercultural engagement advisor. Carolyn graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts (Child and Youth Care) and a Master of Education in Curriculum Studies. She holds a Certificate in Intercultural Studies from UBC and is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).
Carolyn has two teen-aged children who are active in sports so on weekends and in the evenings she is most often found either at the hockey rink or the softball diamond.
“It is important we start with our similarities. For example, within culture in the workplace, because this is not their underlying culture but the work’s inherent culture. It has to start small because people are not necessarily there… we might be working with people who experience culture shock, who are not seekers, who are not already there. We need to start small”
I am here to tell you that culture is a cornerstone, one that can help you feel anchored to this beautiful Earth, this “Pale Blue Dot” Carl Sagan spoke of. It’s what keeps you from feeling lost in strange and exciting new lands, the first thing you share when it’s time to start anew and set roots somewhere else.
Yamila is a Biology student currently completing her last term of her Undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria. She is originally from the Dominican Republic.
Ross brings over 5 years of experience leading projects in technology, business & non-profit. He is a certified Project Management Professional.