2018 Keynote Speaker Biography


Karen Inkster Vance


Karen is a trained teacher, researcher and writer who has enjoyed researching her family history for over 25 years.

She is the author of Voices from the Past: A History of North Roe (2006), a social history of the village in Shetland, Scotland where her great-grandfather was born.

She conducted over 150 oral history interviews as part of the Ex-Cadet Oral History Project at Royal Roads University and oversaw the writing and production of two documentary films, Coming Full Circle: Remembrances of Royal Roads Ex-Cadets (2009) and Ingrained in Us: Remembering Royal Roads (2013), both of which have aired on local television.


She currently resides in Surrey, BC, Canada. Visit her online at: www.KarenInksterVance.com