Kwantlen’s adult learning program hosts presentation by veteran Navy lieutenant-commander

Fri, Oct 22, 2010

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Third Age Learning at Kwantlen (TALK) program hosts a presentation by Lieutenant-Commander Elaine Fisher who will provide an overview of the Canadian Navy with a focus on the Naval Reserve at noon, Saturday, October 23, Kwantlen Surrey Campus Conference Centre (Cedar Building, 12666 72nd Ave, Surrey). 

As a 25-year veteran female officer in the Navy and one of the first women to attain a Bridge Watchkeeping Certificate in 1989, Fisher will highlight women who have assumed leadership roles in the Navy and share her own insight and experiences. 
“I joined the Naval Reserve on a whim as a young 17-year-old, fresh out of high school. Twenty-five years later, the Navy is still providing me with challenges, adventures and many leadership opportunities, not to mention some wonderful friends I made along the way,” comments Fisher. 

Looking forward to the future of women’s role in the Navy, Fisher holds an optimistic view, “The Canadian Armed Forces is truly an equitable employer with equal salaries and opportunities for male and female officers. The future looks bright!” 

Coinciding with TALK’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday, this special lecture featuring Lieutenant-Commander Elaine Fisher is one of the organization’s many creative and stimulating educational opportunities for people over the age of 50. 

TALK is a participatory learning experience with no quizzes, grades or prerequisites. The learning process is lively, full of discussion, controversy, humour, insight and wisdom. In addition to participating in courses, students can become a group facilitator, plan curriculum, identify speakers, prepare newsletters or recruit new members. For the complete list of upcoming events or more information about TALK, please visit: 

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