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Ann Purvis

e-dition - Volume 24 Number 17

Ann Purvis

(16 years)

In her own words, Ann Purvis reflects on how she came to work at The University of Winnipeg, her memories and plans for retirement:

I was teaching at the Collegiate in 1991 when an Instructor position came open in the French Department (now the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures). I applied without hesitation since it was an opportunity to teach at a University level and to have as colleagues several people who had been my classmates and professors at the universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba. The 16 years since then have turned out to be an enjoyable and fulfilling career.

As an instructor my primary assignment was teaching and while that may have posed the usual challenges and occasional frustrations, the students were always interesting and kept me motivated. The opportunity to work with colleagues who shared my interests in the French language, literature and culture made for an intellectually stimulating work environment.

Two professional projects that were highlights for me were the development of some computer-assisted language learning programs for the language lab and the completion of a second Master's degree from Rouen, France through distance education. I leave the University with the hope that I've contributed to its work, with regret for the loss of daily contact with the people here and with anticipation for whatever is next!

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