Influential Indigenous University of Manitoba (UM) alumni will share their stories and experiences at an upcoming virtual living library event. A living library is a unique way for “readers”, including Indigenous students, the UM campus community and the public, to engage and interact with alumni as “living books” and learn from their individual journeys. This year’s living library will welcome alumni Diane Roussin [BSW/96], Fauna Kingdon [BComm (Hons)/06], Raven-Dominique Gobeil [BA/16, JD/19] and Ryan Gorrie [BFA (Hons)/05, MArch/09].
UM Today caught up with alumna Diane Roussin to see where her path has taken her since graduation. Roussin is Anishinaabe and has family from Skownan First Nation, Treaty 2 Territory. Since graduating with a bachelor of social work, Roussin has learned the value in centering community while keeping busy as the project director for The Winnipeg Boldness Project.