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A mature student and a mother, Trishell Provost is nothing short of amazing.
After completing a diploma, she came to uLethbridge through The First Nations’ Transition Program. Now at the end of her second year, her hard work and dedication are reflected in her GPA and the long list of scholarships she’s received.
Working on a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, Trishell’s goal is to understand the body at a physical level, especially how it pertains to children and the elderly. She’s taking her learning to the research lab, where she has digitized video data, arranged workplace visits for assessments and helped write research abstracts.
“It was definitely extraordinary to see my name on research posters and papers. In the back of my mind I would tell myself, ‘Yep, you did that; be proud of yourself!’” she says.
Through her coursework, Trishell realized not much research has been done on physical activity with FNMI people. She’d like to fill that gap one day.
“My eventual goal is to bring programs to the reserve that will engage youth in physical activities. I hope it will become self-sustaining in the long run so that older youth will mentor their younger counterparts. I also plan to bring elders and youth together so that youth can encourage elders to be active and the elders can reconnect youth to their culture and language.”