Corinne George is the new regional principal for the Lakes District campus of the College of New Caledonia (CNC).
George holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Lethbridge and a masters of arts from the University of Calgary, both in history. She has worked in various support and faculty positions at CNC.
George is Witsuwit’en from the Gitimden Clan (Bear Clan) and a member of Wet’suwet’en First Nation. She comes from a lineage of hereditary chiefs, as well as elected chiefs. Both of George’s parents taught oral history and strongly advocated for education.
“My ancestors too were bridge builders – bridges of cultural knowledge, bridges of diplomacy, and bridges between communities,” said George.
According to CNC, George’s experience, coupled with the mandate of a new relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations, will ensure inclusive and integrated opportunities for all within the Lakes District region.
“The great energy, the feeling of family, and the strength of community are visions I know existed throughout the history of CNC and I am excited about working with the team to build on these strengths,” said George. “The current team at CNC Lakes is solid, and, as a team, we will put one foot in front of the other and continue to provide a solid culture of service to achieve high levels of student success.”
George started her new position on Sept. 12, 2016.