Thank you for participating in CampMed 2022! We hope you enjoyed this year’s workshops and learned a lot about the healthcare field! A special thank you to our volunteers who created and presented workshops during this year’s CampMed!
Did you miss a Virtual CampMed workshop? Want to view a Virtual CampMed workshop again? Recordings of each of the Virtual CampMed workshops are now available under the “Virtual CampMed Workshop Descriptions & Recordings” heading.
Those who attended five (5) or more Virtual CampMed workshops have already received their Virtual CampMed Certificates via email.
The safety of the NOSM University community is our top priority as we closely monitor the global COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, following safety measures and restrictions NOSM University has tentatively decided to deliver CampMed 2022 with a virtual and in-person component (COVID-19 restrictions permitting).
CampMed is NOSM University’s annual summer camp that provides students with a unique opportunity to be inspired to consider a future as a healthcare professional. CampMed provides Northern Ontario and rural and remote students of Canada with an opportunity to explore Indigenous and Francophone culture, health and traditions, health-care careers, obtain hands-on experience, and find a mentor.
Virtual CampMed was a huge success last year with record-high participation throughout Northern Ontario. Additional information including student registration and dates will be posted on this website later this spring. We look forward to another great summer with our campers!
For CampMed 2022, some students will have the opportunity to participate in-person (COVID-19 restrictions permitting), while others will have the opportunity to participate from the comfort of their homes. This will allow for more students across Northern Ontario to participate in this exciting and educational summer camp.
CampMed 2022 Dates: July 11 – July 22, 2022
In-person CampMed Dates (Sudbury): July 11 – July 13, 2022
In-person CampMed Dates (Thunder Bay): July 18 – July 20, 2022
Virtual CampMed workshops will take place at various dates/times between July 13 – July 22, 2022
Virtual CampMed Workshop Descriptions & Recordings
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI): Murder at the Hospital Part 1 & Part 2
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM EST (Part 1)
Monday, July 18, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM EST (Part 2)
There has been a murder at the hospital! In this two-part workshop campers will learn how to solve the crime.
This workshop has limited capacity.
Famous Injuries (Bilingual) | Blessures Classiques (bilingue)
Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM EST | Le jeudi 14 juillet 2022 | 8h 00 – 9h 30 HNE
What kinds of injuries do you think come to mind when you think of severe sports injuries? In this workshop, students will have to diagnose the most common cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological injuries found in the athletic world. Come and analyze video clips and x-rays while collaborating with the camp facilitators. We will make a final diagnosis and potential treatments based on the catastrophic injury.
Selon vous, quelles sortes de blessures avez-vous en tête lorsque vous pensez aux blessures sévères retrouvées dans les sports? Dans cette atelier, les étudiants auront à diagnostiquer les blessures cardiovasculaires, musculo-squelettiques, et neurologiques les plus communes trouvées dans le monde athlétique. Venez analyser des vidéos clips et des radiographies tout en collaborant avec les animateurs du camp. Nous établirons un diagnostic final et des traitements potentiels selon la blessure catastrophique.
This workshop has a limit of 55 spots. | Cet atelier a une limite de 55 places.
Amazing Race: Health Equity & Climate
Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM EST
NOTE: The Amazing Race game is available for a limited time.
In this workshop, campers will work to compete in an amazing race (in teams of 2) through a fun interactive virtual map to explore health equity, climate change and relevant challenges that communities face with climate change in Canada.
This workshop has a limit of 69 spots.
Self-Care in School & Healthcare
Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM EST
In this workshop, self-care in school and healthcare will be explored through stories and experiences of postsecondary students and health care workers. Campers will also have opportunity to explore and reflect on their own strategies of self-care.
Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 2:30 – 4:00 PM EST
Participating in the role of a triage nurse, campers will learn the art of triage! They will then collaborate to determine the severity of health concerns in the emergency room in identifying live clinical patient scenarios.
The Game of Life: High School Edition
Friday, July 15, 2022 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM EST
With a twist on the classic board game, “The Game of Life: High School Edition” will take you on a journey of what it’s like applying to medical school with a focus on what your CampMed volunteers wish they knew in high school when starting out on their medical school journey. Along your path, you may experience some big moments such as preparing to take the MCAT or figuring out what exactly to include in your application. Where will “The Game of Life: High School Edition” take you? Come find out!
Rural Generalist – Who They Are, What They Do, Why They Matter
Friday, July 15, 2022 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM EST
Un bref examen de l’entrevue médicale (en français seulement)
Le lundi 18 juillet 2022 | 15h 00 – 16h 30 HNE
Cet atelier en français sera l’occasion de découvrir comment bien mener une entrevue psychosociale et physique auprès d’un.e adolescent.e. Mais aussi de mieux comprendre l’impact de son mode de vie sur sa santé et comment rapidement évaluer certains risques pour mieux intervenir.
Indigenous Story Weaving
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM EST
An online interactive presentation, inter-connecting elements of of Indigenous culture.
Occupational Safety: Disaster
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM EST
The password to enter the Escape Room is: 2022
NOTE: The Occupational Safety: Disaster Escape Room is available for a limited time.
There has been a disaster in the mine! Before the escape room game commences, campers will receive instructions virtually on occupational safety including proper equipment/supplies needed, as well as a brief ergonomic assessment of their at-home set up! Following the lesson, students will have to escape the virtual mine (gather.town) by solving questions and puzzles based on occupational health.
This workshop has a limit of 19 spots.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM EST
This virtual interactive skills session provides campers the opportunity to learn about the art of suturing as well as hone their own abilities through a case study lens. A trained instructor along with CampMed volunteers will be present to help guide campers in this new learning experience!
This workshop has a limit of 50 spots.
Barriers, Determinants, & Misconceptions
Thursday, July 21, 2022 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM EST
This workshop provides campers with an opportunity to explore the topic of Indigenous health, various social determinants of health, and how they contribute to health outcomes.
Traditional Indigenous Medicine
Thursday, July 21, 2022 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM EST
In this workshop, campers will be able to take part in a Medicine Walk and explore different aspects of traditional and Western medicine.
Standardized Patient Interview (Bilingual) | Entrevue avec le patient standardisé (bilingue)
Thursday, July 21, 2022 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM EST | Le jeudi 21 juillet 2022 | 12h 30 – 14h 00 HNE
This interactive, bilingual workshop will teach campers how to take a patient history in either French or English and learn about bedside manner. Campers will work in groups of two to interview patients about their medical and social histories with the help of our facilitators. Learn the fundamental skills of finding a diagnosis and working with patients online!
Cette atelier interactive et bilingue vous enseignera comment prendre les antécédents d’un patient en français ou en anglais et apprendre comment se comporter avec un patient. Vous allez travailler en groupes de deux pour interroger les patients sur leurs antécédents médicaux et sociaux avec l’aide de nos animateurs. Apprenez les compétences fondamentales pour trouver un diagnostic et travailler avec des patients en ligne!
This workshop has a limit of 55 spots. | Cet atelier a une limite de 55 places.
Comment garder les médecins dans le nord (en français seulement)
Le jeudi 21 juillet 2022 | 14h 30 – 16h 00 HNE
Venez apprendre au sujet des défis uniques auxquels font face les médecins dans le nord! Les étudiants apprendront à quoi ressemble la vie d’un médecin dans le nord de l’Ontario, ainsi que quelques acronymes et abréviations qui peuvent les aider dans des situations d’urgence. La session se terminera avec quelques activités interactives telles que du yoga et de la méditation. Nous expliquerons l’importance de ces activités quand on prend une pause de l’étude.
Non-traditional Pathways into Medicine
Thursday, July 21, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM EST
The path to becoming a doctor is different for everyone! In this workshop, campers will hear about the many different and unique paths to medical school from current NOSM University medical students and university students. Get ready to hear about some tips and tricks for staying resilient in the face of setbacks, wellness and self-care, and transitioning from high school to university!
Cultural Indigenous Practices
Friday, July 22, 2022 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM EST
Workshop recording coming soon!
In this workshop, Jamie Thompson, a Métis artist and medical student at NOSM University, will share how she uses her art to explore both her culture and her medical knowledge. Campers will learn about the practice of traditional Métis beadwork with an opportunity for a Q and A session.
NOSM University Admissions Presentation
Friday, July 22, 2022 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM EST
Learn about the NOSM University Admissions process and what you should be aware of before going into university. The application process starts now! Our Admissions Officers will be happy to help you navigate this process and answer all of your questions. From course requirements, to GPA, to volunteer and work activities – we will cover it all!
Kahoots Virtual Game Show!
Friday, July 22, 2022 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM EST
As we end Virtual CampMed 2022, join us for a chance to win our grand prize! The camper with the most correct answers from the virtual workshops will be this year’s winner! Come test your new found knowledge with a fun game of Kahoots!
Cost & Scholarship Opportunities
The registration fee for the In-Person CampMed is $300 (non-refundable).
Should you be selected to participate in the In-Person CampMed, your registration fee will include a CampMed t-shirt, lunches, snacks, interactive in-person workshops each day, and access to most Virtual CampMed workshops (NOTE: To participate in the Virtual CampMed workshops you must complete the Virtual CampMed Registration Form).
**If you choose to register for Virtual CampMed workshops, the registration fee of $75 that you are required to pay upon registering will be deducted from the In-Person CampMed registration fee of $300.
Campers who must travel to Sudbury or Thunder Bay to participate in the In-Person CampMed are required to have a chaperone. Transportation and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the camper and their chaperone.
Information regarding payment method options will be provided to those selected to participate in their CampMed Offer Package.
The application for In-Person CampMed is now closed.
The registration fee for Virtual CampMed is $75 (non-refundable).
This fee includes the cost of workshop participation.
Registration for Virtual CampMed is now closed.
Scholarship Opportunities for CampMed
NOSM University has several CampMed scholarships available to support families who might not otherwise be able to afford the cost of attending CampMed.
These scholarships are in place to help campers and their families mitigate the cost of attending CampMed. These scholarships will not cover the entire cost of attending CampMed.
Scholarship Donors: Kenny Family Foundation Fund and Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation
- Registration Scholarship (In-Person & Virtual CampMed)
- Travel Scholarship (In-Person CampMed only)
- Accommodations Scholarship (In-Person CampMed only)
Donate to CampMed
CampMed has been a successful pathway to medicine at NOSM University:
- 674 Total Campers – 23 who have since been admitted to NOSM University
- 75 University student volunteers since 2016 – 10 who have since been admitted to NOSM
- 167 Indigenous Campers
- 238 Francophone Campers
- 245 Campers from over 48 different communities in Northern Ontario
NOTE: The above statistics are based on the available data for the in-person CampMed from 2006-2019.
The in-person workshops will run from July 11-July 13 (Sudbury) and July 18 – July 20 (Thunder Bay), while the virtual workshops will run from July 13 – July 22 with multiple workshops being held daily. Workshop presenters include groups of both NOSM University medical students and university students.
We hope that you will consider contributing to this important work of inspiring the youth of Northern Ontario to see themselves as the health care professionals of our tomorrow.
Read about the impact/influence CampMed can have on the career path of a student here.
Dates & Deadlines
In-Person CampMed Sudbury is scheduled for July 11 – July 13, 2022.
Please note that all spots for Sudbury In-Person CampMed have now been filled.
In-Person CampMed Thunder Bay is scheduled for July 18 – 20, 2022.
Please note that all spots for Thunder Bay In-Person CampMed have now been filled.
Virtual CampMed workshops are scheduled for July 13 – July 22, 2022.
Registration for Virtual CampMed is now closed.
The application for In-Person CampMed is now open!
In-Person CampMed accepts applications from high school students who:
- Are in Grade 10 or Grade 11 as of June 2022
- Live in Northern Ontario or other rural and remote parts of Canada
- Submit a completed application form with all required documentation by the application deadline
How to Apply
Submit the application form, using the button below including a short essay (max. 250 words) about why you are interested in Health Sciences by the application deadline.
Please note that all spots for Sudbury In-Person CampMed have now been filled.
Please note that all spots for Thunder Bay In-Person CampMed have now been filled.
Registration for Virtual CampMed is now closed.
Live workshops are scheduled from July 13 – July 22, 2022, with one (1) to five (5) workshops taking place each day. NOTE: Some workshops have limited capacity, therefore registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Virtual CampMed accepts registrations from high school students who:
- Are in Grades 9 through 12 as of June 2022
- Live in Northern Ontario or other rural and remote parts of Canada
- Submit a completed registration form by the registration deadline
How to Register
Submit the registration form by the Virtual CampMed registration deadline. Payment of the $75 (non-refundable) registration fee is due upon submission of your completed registration form. Registration for Virtual CampMed is now closed.
CampMed Volunteer Profiles
Meet our amazing CampMed Volunteers!
We are so grateful for our team of volunteers who are working hard to bring you this year’s CampMed!
Hello! My name is Dani Adduono, and I was born and raised (mainly) in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Prior to attending medical school, I completed my education in Psychology and worked in the mental health/child protection fields. I enjoy doing most things outdoors, crafting & beading, watching movies, and spending time with my niece and nephew. I am also a certified nail technician. My fiancé and I have two senior dogs at home whom we love like children and spoil as such.
Salam! My name is Yamaan, and I am a nursing student attending Lakehead University. I am an advocate at heart and love having intercultural dialogues. Since arriving in Thunder Bay many years ago, I have been an anti-racism and multiculturalism activist. Through my community involvement, I have helped youth build resiliency skills, positive identity, and self-esteem to motivate change in their lives and the lives of others. Pursuing a career in healthcare opens up the doors for further advocacy for my patients across all healthcare fields.
Hi everyone! My name is Paniz and I will be one of the volunteers for CampMed! I am super excited as this year will be my first with CampMed. I am currently a University student here at Lakehead University and have just finished my second year in Applied Life Sciences with a Concentration in Biomedical Sciences. Aside from my academics, one of my passions is volunteering and I have been volunteering in various places since early high school! I look forward to see you all and sharing my passion for medicine through CampMed!
Hello, my name is Mariam Bakare and I am entering my third year at Lakehead University. As an individual that is very passionate about healthcare and medicine, I am delighted to be a part of CampMed this year! I enjoy participating in volunteer activities, especially for vulnerable populations. I have a diverse range of hobbies, but my main hobbies are dancing, cooking, painting and spending quality time with my family and friends. I am also outgoing but I can be introverted sometimes (I’m probably an extroverted introvert). I look forward to meeting you all!
Hello, my name is Kayden Beairsto. I am a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo studying Health as well as a minor in Addictions, Mental Health, and Policy. In addition to being passionate about health, I have a strong interest in theatre and acting. I am always looking for opportunities to participate in local theatre, films, or shows. In my spare time, I enjoy reading fiction, playing guitar, and spending time with my family at the cottage. I am very excited to be a virtual volunteer with CampMed and hope to meet new people and take part in some fun, engaging workshops.
Hi, my name is Taylor Blacker and I am a recreational leader and programmer with the Canadian Armed Forces of North Bay, Ontario, and former pandemic support person for the North Bay Regional Health Centre. I work with people from all walks of life to provide creative, fundamental life skills and team building activities. I completed my Bachelor of Arts, Specialization in Psychology with a Minor in Biology at Nipissing University in 2020. I have always aspired to become a physician in Northern Ontario, as I thoroughly enjoy helping others and learning from my peers. When I am not working, you can find me hiking on the Nipissing trails, or camping in the wilderness with my closest friends and family. I also have an affinity for playing sports, especially volleyball and soccer. I hope to teach as many young individuals as I can about the potential of advancing medicine in Northern Ontario, especially in the most vulnerable communities.
Hey soon to be CampMed students, my name is Ryan Boudreau, and in the fall, I will be entering into my second year at NOSM University. I was born in Timmins, ON, but grew up right here in Sudbury, ON. I completed my undergraduate degree in nursing at Laurentian University through their French program. During the summers of my undergrad, I worked as a fire ranger for the Ministry of Natural Resources up in Sioux Lookout, ON, an experience that I will probably find a way to tell stories about during our camp days spent together. Outside of school, I’ve always loved to maintain a very active lifestyle, and enjoy most sports, with my favorites being hockey, golf, and volleyball. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and making this a memorable experience for all!
Anabelle Breton Périgny
Bonjour! Je me nomme Anabelle Breton Périgny et je suis originaire de Timmins. J’étudie présentement dans le programme de science infirmière (B.Sc.Inf) à l’Université Laurentienne et je me prépare à commencer ma dernière année dans le programme. Je suis une personne très déterminée et les soins de santé sont quelque chose qui me fascine. Durant mon temps libre, j’aime passer du temps dehors à faire diverses activités et à voyager. J’ai hâte de vous rencontrer et de pouvoir vivre cette expérience inoubliable avec vous. À tantôt!
Hello! My name is Anabelle Breton Périgny and I am originally from Timmins. I am studying nursing (B.Sc.Inf) at Laurentian University and am entering my final year in the program. I am a very determined individual and healthcare is something that intrigues me. I enjoy spending time outdoors doing various activities and travelling. I look forward to meeting you all and sharing this unforgettable experience with you. Cheers!
Hello, I am Sydney Brooks and I am a first year nursing student (going into second year) at Laurentian University! I am very excited to be a CampMed volunteer this year as I am very passionate about healthcare in the North and want to share that passion with the attendees. I chose nursing at LU because of my enjoyment of science, my passion of working with people and how I see my future working in northern and rural communities. Outside of nursing school, I am a volunteer at HSN, a member of the nordic ski team at LU and a committee member of the LUNSA committee and Relay for Life committee at LU. I am very excited to share with you a little bit about nursing!
Hi, my name is Madyson Campbell and I was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. I am currently in my third year of my Bachelor of Science degree at the University of British Columbia, and I am majoring in Psychology. Outside of school, I am the Region 2 Representative on the Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council.
My name is Ally and I’m from North Bay! I just finished my second year of biomedical sciences at the University of Guelph! I’m so excited to be returning to CampMed this year as a volunteer and continue to explore the rewards of the health care system in Northern Ontario!
My name is Adriana Cimino, and I was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. I will be entering my 3rd year of Nursing at Laurentian University in September and I am excited to continue developing my nursing skills and knowledge. This summer will be my second year working as a PSW which helps enhance my hands on experience with the elderly. Health and Wellness is an importance aspect in my everyday life. I enjoy all types of exercise including outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and running. I am of Italian descent and enjoy spending time in the kitchen — just as much as I love eating the foods I prepare from scratch! I am excited to be a volunteer for CampMed 2022. In 2018, I was fortunate to be a selected candidate of CampMed in Thunder Bay, which truly was an unforgettable experience that solidified my desire to pursue a career in health care.
Hello! My name is Ella Currie. I was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and have just completed my second year of the Applied Life Sciences program with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences here at Lakehead University. Aside from academics, I serve as the Secretary on the executive for both Lakehead’s Circle K International club and the Applied Life Sciences club. Outside of school I am heavily involved in the local dance community as a competitive dancer and teacher/choreographer, and am a volunteer assistant coach for Hammarskjold High School’s competitive cheerleading team. In my free time I enjoy volunteering at the local Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, golfing, skiing, spending time with family and friends, and spending time out at my camp on Shebandowan Lake. I am very excited to be a volunteer at CampMed this upcoming summer and I am looking forward to meeting you all!
Hi everyone! My name is Malaika, and I’m looking forward to volunteering with CampMed for the first time this year. I’m originally from Indonesia, but I’m now going into the fourth year of my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Lakehead University. I am looking forward to connecting and collaborating with other university students from different health-related fields, each bringing our expertise to the table. When I’m not studying, I enjoy travelling, cooking with close friends and going on drives. With that being said, See you all this summer!
I am a Year 2 Francophone NOSM University student from Thunder Bay. I completed my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Lakehead University in 2020 before being accepted at NOSM U. I hope to one day practice as a Physiatrist in the Thunder Bay area. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time outdoors and playing sports like hockey, volleyball and tennis.
Hello! My name is Sarah Devoe and I am in my final semester of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Brock University. I was born and raised in the city of Sault Ste. Marie where I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, and now work as a Surgical and Occupational health nurse. I am passionate about equity and advocacy in healthcare and hope to further my education in medicine in the future. When I am not working or studying, I enjoy spending time with family, being active outdoors, and crafting with resin. I am excited to be a part of CampMed 2022 and am looking forward to meeting everyone virtually!
Hi there! My name is Ronan, one of the volunteers for this year’s CampMed! I will be going into my third year of Biomedical Biology at Laurentian University come the fall. I was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie; about three and a half hours west of Sudbury. I moved to Sudbury in July of 2021 and have been here since. I’m happy to say I’ve been enjoying it! I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone and hope everyone learns a lot!
Hi everyone! My name is Kaylee, I was born and raised in Sudbury and I am going into my third year of my bachelor of science in nursing at Laurentian University! Health Sciences has been one of my greatest interests since my early childhood and I am a previous camper at CampMed myself. In my daily life, you can find me working in orthopaedics and neurosurgery at Health Sciences North and hiking, fishing and shopping on my days off! I am so excited to meet the future generation of healthcare heroes!
Hi there! My name is Megan and I am a 3rd year NOSM University student on the Sudbury campus! I was born and raised in Sudbury, did my undergrad in Nursing at Laurentian and worked as an RN for almost 2 years before starting at NOSM U. I was lucky enough to have participated in CampMed when I was in high school back in 2012. Looking forward to meeting you all!
Hi, my name is Celeste Dupuis and I have successfully completed my 3rd year at Nipissing University as an Academic All-Canadian in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. I am a full time varsity athlete on the Women’s Basketball team and I am also pursuing a Minor in Indigenous Studies. I am from Huntsville, Ontario, and I actively participate in outdoor activities such as canoeing, swimming and hiking. I am very excited to support the youth at NOSM CampMed this summer!
Hi, my name is Martine Fecteau and I am a second year medical student at NOSM University. I completed my undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa in French. I am originally from Timmins and was very excited to come back up North to continue my education. In my spare time, I love running, hiking and pretty much anything else outdoors. This is my second year volunteering for CampMed and I can’t wait to do it again!
Aanin, Boozhoo! My name is Kyesha Fong, and I’m an Ojibwe kwe from Nipissing First Nation in Northern Ontario. I am a recent BSc Honours graduate at Nipissing University, where I majored in Biology and minored in Business Administration. I’m currently studying Human Resource Management at Carleton University. I love volunteering in my community, and I have a strong passion for learning & teaching Indigenous art forms such as beading and tufting. I have had a strong interest in medicine for most of my life, and I aspire to attend medical school one day. I’m looking forward to making connections with campers and sharing this passion for medicine and healthcare together.
Hi, my name is Daxime Génier and I am originally from Cochrane, Ontario, a small community along the Highway 11 corridor. At the early age of 13, I was selected to participate as a page at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario at Queen’s Park. I am a recipient of the Governor General’s Award as well as the Lieutenant Governor’s Award. I am also a recipient of the Robert T. Jones scholarship and I spent a year at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. I am a recipient of a Performance Medal from the University of St. Andrews in the Physical Universe. I am a graduate of Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Biochemistry and a diploma in International Studies. I am a CampMed Alumni from 2015. I wish to pursue a career in medicine. I am a regional chess champion and still actively play, and I am a regional badminton and volleyball participant. I enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, camping, four-wheeling, and canoeing/kayaking. I have a black lab named Milo.
Hi, my name is Nazanin! I have recently graduated from my Master’s degree in Human Kinetics at Laurentian University. Currently I am working as a Health Promoter where I get to observe how different social determinants of health affects individual’s health outcomes. When it comes to having fun I like to go for a run or play Setar, but nothing beats a relaxing evening with friends outdoors. In addition, I have used my free time to be involved in different volunteering opportunities where I get the possibility to give back to my community. That’s why I am ecstatic to be joining CampMed at NOSM University this summer!
Hello everyone! My name is Alicia Gibbs and I was born and raised in Goulais River. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Physiology at Western University and am currently pursuing my Master of Science in Physiology at The University of Toronto. In my free time, I love to read, crochet, and spent as much of my time as I can outdoors. I especially love jogging and playing volleyball. I’m looking forward to meeting you all virtually this year!
Hello, my name is Ethan and I am a student entering my 4th year at Laurentian University. The program I am enrolled in is Biomedical Biology. I would like to get a Master’s degree following my undergraduate degree and then eventually an MD, PhD, or both. I enjoy camping, fishing and kayaking during the summer. If I’m not doing that, I am usually spending my downtime playing video games.
Hi everyone, my name is Matthew Jones and I am so excited to be part of the CampMed team this summer. I am a first year Francophone NOSM University student in Thunder Bay, where I was born and raised. Before starting at NOSM U I did a degree in Nursing at Lakehead and worked for a couple of years in the mental health field. In my free time I love getting outdoors and sports like tennis, basketball, and disc golf. I can’t wait to meet everyone, and I am looking forward to an awesome time!
Hi everyone! My name is Kyra and I am from North Bay, Ontario. Currently, I am a second year Biology student at Nipissing University. This is my first-time volunteering with CampMed and I couldn’t be more excited! I love to travel, run, and play soccer as well as basketball. I really enjoy being outside and spend lots of time hiking or on the lake. I am also super passionate about mental health and working with Indigenous youth on the Nipissing First Nations reserve. I’m hoping to one day work as a physician in remote communities in Northern Ontario. I am super excited to work with younger students hoping to enter the healthcare field. I can’t wait to meet everyone!
Hi everyone! My name is Isabella Honeyborne and I am super excited for CampMed 2022! My hometown is Kirkland Lake, and I spend most of my time there when I am not away for school. I am entering my third year of my undergrad in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at McMaster University, with the hopes of attending Medical School. On my time off, I enjoy volunteering within the community, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying the outdoors. Can’t wait to meet everyone!
Hello, my name is Brock Horton and I will be going into my third year of nursing at Laurentian University this fall. I enjoy all things outdoors like hiking, kayaking, and paddle boarding with friends and family. I look forward to meeting the campers and to make this an educational, informative, and most of all, a fun experience for all! See you all this summer!
Hi! Bonjour! My name is Samantha Hull, and I am currently pursuing my undergraduate degree in Biologie Biomédicale at Laurentian University. I grew up in Dowling, Ontario and enjoy camping, skiing, playing music and helping out in my community. I am greatly passionate about the study of health sciences and look forward to sharing my experiences as a volunteer this summer, as well as meeting all of this year’s campers!
Hello! My name is Chloé Kingsley and I was born and raised in Sudbury. I have just completed my first year in the French program in Kinesiology at Laurentian University. My experience as a participant in CampMed in 2019 inspired me to volunteer with this amazing program. I look forward to sharing my passion, my knowledge and experiences with you all!
Hey everyone! My name is Alyssa and I’m a first-year medical student on NOSM U’s Sudbury Campus. Born and raised in Sudbury, I recently graduated from Laurentian University with a bachelor’s degree in Biologie Biomédicale (Biomedical Biology) and a minor in Indigenous Healing and Wellness. In 2015, I had the opportunity to attend CampMed as a high school student. I remember CampMed being a huge turning point for me — it ignited my passion for medicine and it was at that point that I knew I would one day study at NOSM U. As a medical student, I’m looking forward to providing our campers with the same opportunities for learning and growth that I received 7 years ago!
Hi everyone! My name is Nicholas Lambert and I am presently entering my fourth year of nursing at Laurentian University. I am from Elliot Lake, a small town approximately two hours west of Sudbury. I love doing triathlons during the summer and spending time outdoors fishing or kayaking. I have a passion for the health sciences and I look forward to meeting all the campers this summer!
Hi everyone! My name is Lisa and I am super excited to be back at CampMed this year! I graduated from the Human Kinetics program at the University of Guelph and am currently finishing my MSc degree in vision science and biomechanics. I am very interested in pursuing a career in medicine and am passionate about science communication and peer mentorship. Outside of school, I enjoy crocheting and spending time outdoors, on the water. I am so excited to connect with campers virtually this summer!
Hi campers! My name is Amy Lefebvre and I am looking forward to meeting you all virtually this summer. I am going into my third year at Western University, and am completing an Honours degree in Environmental Science. Throughout my second year, I volunteered in a physical chemistry lab, and in addition to volunteering with NOSM University, will be participating in earth science research regarding dating ancient oxygen samples this summer. In contrast to my scholarly activities, I like to cook, work on my personal fitness, and travel. I hope that I am able to expand your knowledge on some of your topics of interest during CampMed, and hope to continue to learn myself through this opportunity. Cheers!
Hi everyone! My name is Genevieve Martel and I am starting my third year in the Kinesiology program at Laurentian University! I love the outdoors, playing sports and hanging out with my friends and family! I’m so happy to volunteer with CampMed again this year, we will have so much fun! Can’t wait to meet you all!
Hi, my name is Mackenzie Martel. I am a resident of Sudbury but originally from Chapleau. Currently I am a public health nurse at Public Health Sudbury & Districts where I work on the sexual health team. I graduated from Laurentian University with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Biology before pursuing an accelerated Nursing degree at Western University. Throughout my short career I have grown a passion for teaching and inspiring the next generation of youth pursuing a rewarding career in healthcare. A fun fact about me is that I have an identical twin!
Hello everyone! My name is Amélia Melançon and I am currently enrolled in the French nursing program at Laurentian University. I’ve lived in Northern Ontario my whole life in the small town of Timmins. I am very passionate about science, biology, mental wellness and education. During my free time, I enjoy running, cooking, listening to music, dancing and to spend time with my family. Looking forward to meeting all of you virtually!
Hello, my name is Emma Mensour. I have a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Life Sciences with a Specialization in Biomedical Discovery at Queen’s University. I recently completed my Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences at University of Western Ontario. I grew up in Huntsville, Ontario and I enjoy running, hiking, kayaking, and being outdoors! I had the opportunity to go to CampMed in Sudbury when I was in grade 10. NOSM University’s excellent facility and welcoming volunteers, students, and staff made the most treasured experience for me! As a virtual volunteer this year, I hope to reciprocate the same guidance, mentorship, and support I received during my CampMed experience. Looking forward to being a virtual CampMed 2022 volunteer this year!
Hi, my name is Precious Mutambara. I am completing my degree in Biomedical Biology at Laurentian University. I am a self-proclaimed Northerner since taking residence in Sudbury for the past years! The North offers so much to discover and admire, and I’ve taken full advantage of it by learning to ski and fish in the big lakes. I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s CampMed, and I’m looking forward to meeting and connecting with everyone.
Hi, my name is Radhika and I am a first-year medical student at NOSM University! I completed my BSc. in Biomedical Biology from Laurentian University in 2020 and my MSc. in Global Health from McMaster University in 2021. I’m looking forward to CampMed this summer!
My name is Div Patel, I’m currently a first-year student at NOSM University on the Sudbury Campus. I was born in India and moved to Canada in 2004. I’ve been living in Sudbury, ON with my parents for the past fifteen years. I graduated from Laurentian University with a specialization in Biomedical Biology in May 2020 and I completed my Master’s degree in Global Health from McMaster University in August 2021.
Hi there! My name is Adam Poulin, and I’m originally from Atikokan, Ontario. I’m finishing up my fourth and final year of an undergraduate degree in Human Biology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. I’m passionate about science and research, as well as their application to serving Northern communities. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and making sure that this year’s CampMed is a huge success!
Hi! My name is Paige Primeau. I was born and raised in Thunder Bay, and I am currently entering my third year of Life Sciences at McMaster University. I have always loved growing up in Northern Ontario, from camping trips to family hikes. After finishing my undergraduate degree, I plan to pursue a career in medicine, and hopefully practice family medicine within Northern Ontario. I am specifically interested in rural family medicine and helping those from small, remote indigenous communities both medically and socially. Being an Indigenous person myself, I have seen many of the problems Indigenous people face first hand and hope to be part of the solution of these various concerns. In my free time I enjoy running, going to the gym, and listening to Taylor Swift on repeat. I am excited to meet you all this summer!
My name is Emily Pynn and I was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. I am starting the fourth year of my Bachelor of Science degree at Queen’s University, majoring in Life Sciences. In the future, I hope to attend NOSM and pursue a career as a surgeon. When I am not studying, you can find me working out, volunteering, or hanging out with my dog. I look forward to sharing my passion for medicine through CampMed!
Hello, my name is Prishaa and I am from Oshawa Ontario. Currently, I am a first-year student at Lakehead University, completing a degree in Applied Life Sciences with a Concentration in Biomedical Sciences. This is my first time volunteering for CampMed, and I am thrilled to volunteer with everyone this summer. After I graduate I hope to attend medical school and continue to help communities in Northern Ontario. Outside of academics, I love to bake and cook and will almost always have baked treats in my house. I’m excited to meet everyone and have a great summer!
Hello! My name is Matt, and I will be entering my fourth year of Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa. I am from Manitoulin Island, and I am excited to return to Northern Ontario for the summer. My research interests involve spinal cord plasticity post spinal cord injury and pediatric concussion outcomes. In my free time I love playing team sports, exercising, and making maple syrup with my family in the spring. I am honored and excited to be a part of the CampMed 2022 team and hope to deliver a memorable virtual experience!
Hi, my name is Megan Saari and I am a 22 year old NOSM University student currently finishing up my first year. I am from Chapleau Ontario and speak both English and French. Prior to moving to Chapleau, I had lived in Sudbury for the majority of my childhood. As for my educational background, I graduated from Acadia University with a bachelor’s degree of Kinesiology. During my time at school, I volunteered for a variety of community exercise programs and interned as a strength and conditioning coach for the Acadia Varsity Men’s Hockey team. When I am not busy with school, I enjoy spending my time exercising whether that be outside hiking or in the gym, baking, reading and paddle boarding.
Hello everyone, my name is Alexandra Santos, and I am thrilled to be volunteering with NOSM CampMed again this summer! I live in Huntsville, Ontario and am a recent graduate from Western University, where I completed an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. Currently, I am a graduate student pursuing the second year of my Master’s in Teaching at the University of Toronto, where the focus of my graduate research is culturally relevant Northern and rural mental health literacy education for children and youth. My passion for health and my love for teaching has fueled my interest in mental health education and how culturally relevant approaches to teaching mental health literacy can improve mental health and education outcomes for Northern and rural youth. Upon completion of my graduate studies, I hope to pursue a career in medicine with the goal of working as a physician in rural Ontario. When I am not studying, you can find me jogging, spending time outdoors, volunteering in my community, or teaching at my local elementary school! I look forward to meeting everyone this summer!
Hi! My name is Zaid Shahid and my pronouns are He/Him. I’m enrolled in my fourth year in the Honours Biology program at Lakehead University and also a Medical Lab Technician at LifeLabs here in Thunder Bay. I have had the wonderful opportunity to do basic science research at NOSM University along with being part of multiple outreach teams here at Lakehead. Being part of such a dynamic community has been a transformative experience and something I would like to share with everyone!
Hey there, my name is Caleb Smith and I’ve just finished my first year of the French nursing program. I enjoy being active by skiing, playing hockey and just enjoying Northern Ontario’s great outdoors. Since I come from Sudbury, I love to be studying in my hometown and in my first language. I also enjoy dedicating lots of time volunteering in the great city of Sudbury and in northern Ontario communities. I am excited to be meeting new students at CampMed 2022. See you soon!
Hello, my name is Mallory Solomon. My spirit name is Snow-Covered Forest Women. My clan is the Buffalo. I am Oji-Cree and I am from Constance Lake First Nation. I currently reside in a small Francophone town called Hearst. I recently graduated from the psychology program at Algoma University and I will be starting my MA in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University in the fall. I am excited to be volunteering with CampMed this year. I am passionate about education, advocacy, and youth mentoring. I am a member of the Oshkaatisak Council and OFIFC Indigenous Youth council. During my free time, I like to go camping and hiking.
Hi, my name is Simran Talpade and I have completed my first year at Lakehead University in the Applied Life Sciences program, with a concentration in biomedical sciences. I have been volunteering since I was 12 and have since accumulated over 600 hours of community service work. I have been working within the NOSM University community since 2019, and hope to continue this collaboration for the foreseeable future. In my free time, I enjoy baking, playing the violin, and going for long walks with my dogs. I was a previous attendee of the CampMed program, and hope to use my past experience to motivate and inspire this year’s group of campers!
Hi! My name is Elaina Turcotte and I was born and raised in Kapuskasing, Ontario where I lived 14 years of my life. I currently live in Thunder Bay. I love everything about Northern Ontario and the way of life! During my spare time, I enjoy exploring all that the North has to offer, especially going camping and fishing during the summers. I will be graduating this spring with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BScN) from Lakehead University and am currently working at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre as a Registered Nurse in the Medical/Oncology unit. My passion has always been healthcare and to help improve the health of the North. As a past participant in CampMed 2016, I am so excited to be a CampMed volunteer this year!
Hi, my name is Danielle Wendehorst. I am from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and works as a Registered Nurse. I completed my nursing degree at Aurora College and began my nursing career in 2019. I am also an aspiring medical student. I enjoy being involved in my community and supporting youth. I am excited to be involved with CampMed this summer and connect with youth from Northern Ontario.
Hi! My name is Ariel Wendling, and I just finished my second year of Biologie Biomédicales at Laurentian University. I am from the Niagara Region.
Bonjour! Je me présente Ariel Wendling, je viens de finir ma deuxième année à l’Université Laurentienne en Biologie Biomédicales. Je viens de la région du Niagara.
Four Pillars of CampMed
CampMed is founded on four pillars of learning. From top left and going clock wise, the icons in the new branding represent interprofessionalism, leadership, culture, and clinical skills—the knowledge and skills that participants gain from attending CampMed.
Participants attending CampMed learn the importance of interprofessionalism in health-care settings by learning about various health careers and how those professionals work together to ensure the well-being and health of patients. The majority of the interprofessional learning at CampMed is provided by the health-care professionals who participate in the career fair as well as their mentors who are the NOSM’s students and undergraduate student volunteers from Northern Ontario.
Throughout the week, the CampMed participants are provided with opportunities to observe the leadership skills of their mentors to build on their own leadership skills set as they are placed in situations that give them a safe setting to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves to lead.
At CampMed, participants will learn about Francophone and Indigenous health and culture in ways that will broaden their understanding of health needs of Northern Ontario. In simple terms they learn what it means to be a socially accountable health professional. These cultural competencies are woven throughout the week-long curriculum.
CampMed offers participants a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience by learning medical and health sciences clinical skills, such as casting, inserting an NG tube, suturing, etc.
CampMed Coordinator Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding CampMed, please contact:
1-800-461-8777 ext. 7454
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We want to give a special thank you to our generous donors! Without you, this annual camp would not be possible.
- Kenny Family Foundation Fund
- Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation
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