My name is Ram Etwaroo. I have a rather checkered story about where I live. I am displaced from Fort McMurray because my house was burnt in the Fort McMurray fire and my family were in Ontario while I continued to work in Alberta and BC. I taught in Fort McMurray, Northern Alberta and BC. After the Fort McMurray fire I lived and taught in First Nations communities. I lived in housing in the communities so that worked out well. I taught high school Math and Science.
This is my 7th MET course; I completed ETEC530 and ETEC521 all the core courses.
One thing I would like to share is about my name. As you can see, my full name is Ramnarine Etwaroo but I go by the shorter version of Ram Etwaroo. When I came to Canada and initially said my name, I was asked if I could be called “Ram” and of course that was great! So now I always go by Ram. My first name is spelt wrong, I believe it should be Ramnarayan. So now when I say my first name I say Ramnarayan. There is a story behind this but I would skip it. In short, parents would say the name of the new born child to officials registering the birth who would misspell the name. As a result, I do not know what my last name should really be because “Etwaroo” means nothing to me whereas I know what “Ram” means and also what “Ramnarayan” means. Once a university residence assumed that Ramnarine was a female name and assigned me a dorm room with a very attractive female of the same ethnicity. I got the room for myself until they assigned another student.
I look forward to working with you in this course.