Michelle Roberge lives with her family tucked away in the trees on a beautiful west facing hill just north-east of Vanderhoof within the traditional territories of Saik’uz Whut’en. Here, when not working her day job(s), she grows food with her husband and children on their off-grid farm.
Inspired by her childhood of catching (trying to catch) fish on the ocean and lakes of Vancouver Island, Michelle pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology at UBC, and immediately followed it with a Master of Science degree in Zoology. Although Michelle started her working life as a fisheries biologist – which brought her to northern BC over 20 years ago – her life and career in Vanderhoof has led her down many different and intersecting paths and experiences working in graphic design, health, education, agriculture, and anti-racism awareness.
Michelle is honoured to join the HARC team to support the Hearts-based Education and Anticolonial Learning (H.E.A.L.) program at UNBC as the digital archivist and designer.