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Isabelle George Remembers “Wonderful” University of Regina Experience

As a 50th birthday present to herself, Isabelle George walked the University of Regina’s halls for the first time. She came to the University as a student and aimed to finish her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, which she had previously been working towards by correspondence.

“I really wanted to attend the University to see what it was like to be a student – and it was wonderful!” said George, who credited her experience at the University with inspiring a life-long love of learning. University-of-Regina Isabelle George

“Obtaining my degree opened up the whole world to me. I had always wanted to know how the world fit together. I finally feel comfortable having some sense of how the different parts of the world progressed and finally all came together,” said George.

In addition to earning her degree, George continued her education by traveling and reading many books on her favorite subjects, including history, literature and art.

George passed away March 9, 2014. She left the University of Regina a gift through her estate, directing the funds to support the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts.

“To be able to leave a legacy to the University is an important way for me to acknowledge the wonderful contribution the University has made to my life,” said George.

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