â€œIt is an experience that I cannot put into words, to see my father walk with an artificial leg that I built for him. It was really unbelievable.â€
When his father Albert lost a leg in an industrial accident a few years ago, Gabriel Arsenault had no way of knowing that he would one day have the opportunity to make Â Â him a new artificial leg nor that he would one day make a career out of making prosthetic limbs and orthopedic braces. But that is exactly what destiny had in store for him.
Even in the spring of 2005, when Gabriel received his diploma in kinesiology from the University of Moncton, he was still unsure of what he wanted to do in the future. He was considering furthering his studies, possibly in physiotherapy. But then he began to think that maybe he sho... Read More
"It gave me the chance to get to know my own skills and to motivate myself to push myself further ahead."
Josée Gallant's internship, during the summer of 2005, really helped open her eyes on several levels. Firstly, she became more aware that many Islanders are living in severe hardship and that there is still much work to be done to eliminate poverty and to ensure that everyone can live in safe and healthy conditions.
She also saw with her own eyes, thanks to help from the PERCÃ‰ PEI program, that her province offers her a variety of employment opportunities. "There is a place for me on P.E.I. in my field," she states. "I want to travel for a few years but I definitely want to return to P.E.I."
JosÃ©e first studied at the CitÃ© collÃ©giale in Ottawa in the field of social studies. She then went to Ottaw... Read More