New dean’s appointment a return for alumnae
For the Faculty of Education’s new dean, Karen Ragoonaden (MA/’93), the appointment this summer was “coming full circle in the journey of life.”
Her family immigrated to Canada in 1974, landing in Winnipeg where Ragoonaden earned a master’s degree from the University of Manitoba, and a bachelor of arts and a certificate in education from l’Université de Saint-Boniface. A global citizen, born in the UK and having lived in Mauritius and Ireland, Ragoonaden quickly felt welcome in Winnipeg’s rich culture of language, spirituality, and celebrations, such as Folklorama, the Folk Festival.
“In terms of music, theater, dance, cinema … I was drawn back to the really robust arts culture that exists in Manitoba,” Ragoonaden said.