Planning to graduate in 2021 and continue to a master’s degree
Lynda Williams was excited to enter her senior years because she could finally pursue her dream of a university degree. With the support of staff at the Contact North | Contact Nord online learning centre in Haliburton, she enrolled in Laurentian University/Université Laurentienne’s online Bachelor of Arts program.
“I started teaching elementary school when I was 19 years of age. Women in the 1960s could be a teacher, secretary or nurse,” she explains. “I always wanted to go to university.”
After her 60th birthday, Lynda started her post-secondary education. She completed the majority of her degree and is working on fourth year courses. She connects with classmates on a discussion board and by e-mail with professors.
Her family is supportive and she shares the experience of writing university papers with her granddaughter who is a student at the University of Toronto.
Lynda is planning to complete her last 4 courses and graduate in 2021. Her long-term goal is to complete a master’s degree.