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A catch up with Katherine Ovenell-Carter (‘03)

Since our last touch base in 2017, when teaching grade 7 math and science at West Point Grey Academy, Kathryn Ovenell-Carter has had some big changes.

“I got married (with folks attending over Zoom in true pandemic wedding style!) and then last winter we welcomed our daughter. She’ll be one in just over a week, and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying watching her discover the world! Three others from my IPS cohort had babies this past year too, and we’ve reformed our old friendships as we navigated new motherhood together.

I’m on my maternity leave still, but come September I’ll be back to teaching at West Point Grey Academy again. I’m looking forward to running into the Island Pacific School cohort at the regional science fair in 2024! A few years ago, I was able to introduce Jen (Henrichsen) to some of my own students while we were all at the regional fair, which felt really special.

In the meantime I’m working on my Masters of Education in Science Education at UBC. I’m almost halfway through the program now. It’s been a fantastic opportunity and I’ve got a notebook full of ideas to try and questions to explore further.”

Congratulations Kathryn for living life to the fullest!

We love to get stories from our Island Pacific School alumni – to share something with us, please contact:

Julia McCaig
Director of Community Engagement
Island Pacific School