Gabriellange Parent Diploma in Theatre Arts & Music/Acting for Stage and Screen, Bachelor of Education Student, Research Assistant

In 2016, I received a Diploma from Canadore College in Theatre Arts and Music, as well as Acting for Stage and Screen. Once graduated, I decided to travel and work in different countries in hopes to narrow down what I wanted to do with my life. I have worked and lived in England, Germany, France and Belgium (these countries are all relevant to my field of study). Amidst my travels, I found myself teaching a French class in Europe, and discovered a passion for sharing knowledge. I also found that my patience grew immensely with teaching. From there, I returned home and pursued my newfound goal: to further my education by completing a Bachelor Degree in Education. I am currently attending Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, majoring in Geography, with a minor in English and Spanish.

Thanks to my mother, Rosanne Parent, I was already familiar with the P-SEC research group. Rosanne, who was already a member of the team, introduced me to Lynne Gouliquer and Carmen Poulin in April of 2019. I quickly grew an interest in their research and hoped to join the team once the opportunity would present itself. This came up in May 2019, and I am currently working on the Métis research project as a Research Assistant. I am a French, self-identified Métis woman and I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of such an important project, learning about timelines and events which seem absent from the usual literature on Métis, and I am broadening my personal knowledge of my predecessors’ past.