Heather Carroll (2014)

Carroll, HeatherAffiliation at the time of the award: Memorial University

Citation: As an Education student, Heather is passionate about teaching and learning in a local and global setting. Through her time as a volunteer teacher at a school in Fiji and an orphanage and school in Cambodia, she experienced firsthand that education is a pillar of sustainable poverty reduction. She is challenging her faculty to include an international component, believing that they can create a movement that will liaise and encourage education students to work in the developing world.

Just as Heather innovates within her faculty, in her position as a Peer Advisor at Memorial’s Academic Advising Centre she created a satellite office to expand the outreach capacity of the department. Heather participates actively in experiential learning initiatives at Memorial, and in her community she coaches an elementary girl’s basketball team. As a leader on campus, Heather has been recognized as a recipient of Memorial’s Gold VIP award. Heather’s vision of global educational equality is illustrated locally as she volunteered at Atlantic Canada’s first We Day, and has attended many social justice and education conferences. Heather is published in Project Third World’s E-zine about her work in Cambodia and she has been selected to present research at the Aldrich Graduate Student conference.