As a Senior Policy Advisor on the Innovation, Design & Implementation Team, Rosalind Ashe enjoys learning from her colleagues and taking on new challenges. While completing her Master’s Degree in History, Rosalind had the opportunity to represent the University of Ottawa at the International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists where she spoke about the history of women in engineering in Canada. Rosalind has a variety of professional and volunteer experience in education. As a Historical Researcher at Parks Canada, she composed feature articles for the “This Week in History” educational web site. As a Program Officer at the Department of Canadian Heritage, she developed educational materials about Canadian diversity, geography, and history. Rosalind volunteered as a Teaching Assistant at an elementary school and as a Guest Speaker at several elementary and middle schools, discussing what she learned from her interviews with Holocaust Survivors and their families.
Throughout her career, Rosalind has had the opportunity to enhance her knowledge of Indigenous issues. As a Policy Analyst at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, she worked on the largest class action settlement in Canadian history: the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. As an Associate Negotiator at the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, her work revolved around tripartite exploratory discussions/negotiations with Indigenous communities and the Government of Canada. As a Senior Policy Advisor in the Indigenous Education Office at the Ministry of Education, Rosalind contributed to the implementation of the Master Education Agreement (MEA). The MEA is a historic education agreement designed to support the achievement and well-being of Anishinabek students through enhanced collaboration between the participating First Nations and the Government of Ontario.
In her spare time, Rosalind enjoys teaching tennis, studying French/Italian, and volunteering for sustainability initiatives in her community.