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CBC: Homeless to business school: Manitoba student honoured

November 20, 2014 — 

Ashley Richard, and seven other U of M students, will be honoured with Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards on Nov. 20. But the CBC went into greater detail telling the story of Richard.

As they report:

A University of Manitoba student is defying the odds and will be awarded a special honour.

Ashley Richard has gone from being a homeless high school student to a third year student at the Asper School of Business.

“When I tell people they’re shocked,” she said. “I guess at the time it was really challenging. But to me it was just my life, and I just had to get through it.”

Six years ago, at age 15 when she was living in Toronto, a conflict with her mother led her to move out on her own.

Unable to pay rent, Richard faced eviction a number of times and eventually wound up homeless.


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