As the adage has it, “teaching creates all other professions.” Similarly, an education degree opens many doors. That certainly holds true for the thousands who have graduated from uOttawa’s Faculty of Education since its founding in 1967. Meet four alumni who have carved out distinctive careers both inside and outside the classroom.
Huguette Labelle, who holds four degrees and an honorary doctorate from uOttawa, exemplifies a varied career path.
The University’s longest-serving chancellor (1994–2012) earned a bachelor’s in nursing education (’60), followed by both a bachelor’s and master’s in education in 1968. After joining the public service as principal nursing officer of Canada, she decided she should develop her research capacity —so she completed a PhD in education (’80) as well.