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From darkness to light... excruciating enlightenment through education. Who knew the risks, the costs, the suffering, the stubborn determination to prove, by degrees, my own intelligence? History of Astonomy, Galileo, "il pur si mouve",Women Studies, Canadian Social History, the OMG moments!!! I was 36 when my education began-open-minded, open-mouthed, gob smacked with new perspectives/ new truths, time-after-time. Deeply, humbly, grateful. A woman, gritty through and through... and good enough.

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Eileen Edwards

Qualicum Beach, Canada

Graduated 2003, M. Ed.

Faculty of Education