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Nunavut Health Careers Camp May 6-10, 2019 – looking for mentors and participants!

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2019293 Views

The week of May 6, 2019, Iqaluit will welcome students from across Nunavut to participate in the second annual Health Careers Camp. For any students considering health careers who are over 15 years of age and currently attending a high school in Nunavut, this camp may be for you!

We are inviting interested mentors and students to complete applications to attend this camp. Mentors may be health professionals, health promotion workers, teachers or other volunteers with a health background or interest who will travel with students and assist with the delivery of camp activities and chaperone the participants. Please visit the Community Liaison Officer, the Student Support Teacher or the Community Health Representative in your community for application forms and more details.

The camp’s home base will be at Nunavut Arctic College (NAC), with camp activities taking place at Qikiqtani General Hospital and in NAC’s simulation lab and classrooms. Students will have an opportunity to

  • Learn about the many possible health careers they could pursue, and meet Nunavummiut with these roles
  • Try out some clinical skills, like putting on casts, conducting hearing tests, or suturing
  • Build a career planning portfolio, mapping out needed courses for the careers that

interest them, in alignment with the Aulajaaqtuut element of the school curriculum.

This project is intended to promote health careers among Nunavummiut and is based on a similar camp model from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

For more information about the Nunavut Health Careers Camp, please contact:

Michelle Turpin Geoff Rigby
NVision Insight Group NVision Insight Group
(613) 601-2446 (cell) (613) 237-3613, ext. 228
mturpin@nvisiongroup.ca grigby@nvisiongroup.ca

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