The following excerpt is taken from the article “Fall Graduation 2020: Carleton History Grad and Military Member Opts for Graduate Studies” by Jack Moulton. Congratulations Lorie-Ann!

Savard is herself a member of the Canadian Forces. She joined as a student, attracted by an offer of a full-time summer job and part-time hours the rest of the year. Her job as a signals intelligence specialist requires her to intercept radio transmissions and analyze them.

She credits Carleton’s Department of History with helping her secure a position at Transport Canada as a historical researcher, where she worked on an online tool to search historical vessel registrations. She also spent her course practicum as an archival researcher at the Diefenbunker Museum.

That experience convinced Savard to pursue a master’s degree in History, offering her an opportunity to continue her collaboration with Carleton’s historians, who were key in helping her determine what she wanted to study.

You can read more about our other November 2020 graduates on our website.