Ellen is one of the two part-time receptionists here at the Canada Institute of Linguistics. She enjoys her work at reception and being the ‘face of CanIL’ to greet and meet students, visitors, faculty, delivery folks, security personnel and others, and cheerfully answering and redirecting phone calls. Ellen also interacts with our student alumni who are now serving all over the world.
She loves having the opportunity to hear field reports, meet alumni who are back visiting, and interact with current students who are studying and preparing to head to a field location. Through her contribution to the community life and atmosphere of CanIL, she is helping raise up the next generation of students who will be serving minority language communities worldwide.
Interesting facts: Ellen, and her husband Rod, lived many years in Ghana (with one year in Côte d’Ivoire).