Rosi Jory likes to cook with words, pastels and flour. She taught German at UNBSJ from 1965–1997. Together with her students, she developed a visual language learning system (Picto-Coding), and published SAINT JOHN N.B.–TIMES FOUR, 1989 (a local illustrated history in English, French, German, Spanish). A year later, she created UNBSJ’s annual $1,000 SAINT JOHN N.B.–TIMES FOUR scholarship. The Board of Four, consisting of two mature students and two community members, awarded 20 scholarships from 1990-2005. She curated exhibits for the LITTLE GALLERY, served on the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick board of directors, and founded the Saint John Writers group.
Sometimes she wins prizes or can be heard on CBC. She likes her work in public places and also on the net. Rosi is a member of WFNB, NB Film Co-op, Saint John Art Club, and Saint John Outdoor Enthusiasts. Her Collections Canada website can be found here.
Rosi recently launched a new website that showcases her original and imaginative approach to using visuals when teaching English and other languages. This system is called Picto-Coding. Once you get the hang of it, you can see why students love it.