This article is part of a series focusing on fall grads of the Dalhousie Class of 2022. Read all our profiles here as they are published, and visit the Convocation website for more information and to access the live webcast.
For Roger Crowe, returning to study on the Agricultural Campus over the past two years was a bit like coming home.
Roger recently completed the two-year Certificate in Technology Education program and is one of 27 students from the Faculty of Agriculture expected to graduate during fall ceremonies November 1, 2022.
But Roger has been here before. A member of the Class of ’96 he was a three-year Biology Technology graduate from the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College, now known as the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture.
“I enjoyed my small classes, professors and lab instructors knew me by name, and my program provided me with a skill-set that I have used in my current teaching practice.”
Roger was subsequently hired as the first High School liaison officer in 1996 and was tasked with recruiting students to campus.
“I enjoyed educating prospective high school students and high school guidance counsellors about everything the former NSAC had to offer as a post secondary institution,” Rogers said. “I met many alumni who were eager to join me across the Atlantic Provinces to share their positive experiences.”
The value of tech in teaching
After three years Roger decided to return to school and completed his education degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax in 2004. He has been teaching in a variety of capacities since then in the Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education.
“I enjoy interacting and creating positive relationships with students whether they are in the classroom or on a particular sport playing surface. I have been involved in coaching high school sports for the past 20 years.”
Roger is currently teaching Options and Opportunities at the Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro and the Certificate in Technology Education will help diversify his teaching background in technology.
"The Certificate in Technology Education helped me to gain a better appreciation for engineering courses and the skilled trades,” he explained.
The Options and Opportunities program is designed to help students develop skills and make connections to the workplace, post-secondary institutions, and training programs that assist with transitioning to new environments beyond high school.
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