Thank you for participating in Virtual CampMed 2021! 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 workshop? Want to view a workshop again? Recordings of each live workshop are now available on the Virtual CampMed 2021 webpage under the “Live Workshop Descriptions & Recordings” heading.
All Virtual CampMed 2021 Prize Pack winners have already been notified.
Those who attended five (5) or more workshops have already received their CampMed Certificates via email.
Throughout Virtual CampMed, there were several prizes and prize packs that campers could win – the more workshops that a camper participated in, the more chances they had to win!
All Virtual CampMed 2021 Prize Pack winners were notified in the first week of August. For details on the prizes, please review the Virtual CampMed 2021 Prize List.
The Kahoots: Virtual CampMed 2021 Grand Prize Game Show workshop was held at the end of CampMed on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST.
Those who attended this workshop had the chance to win an APPLE WATCH!
In each workshop, we discussed topics that were included in the final Kahoots session. This included multiple-choice questions, keywords from workshops and other types of questions.
NOTE: Kahoots questions about the Supplementary Pre-Recorded Workshop videos were not the same questions from the Supplementary Pre-Recorded Workshops quiz.
NOTE: Additional workshop spots are now available.
Registration & Donation Information
Registration for the Virtual CampMed 2021 live workshops is now closed.
Live workshops will be scheduled from July 12 – July 23, 2021, with two (2) to three (3) workshops taking place each day.
Our aim is for this experience to provide mentorship and leadership opportunities for high school students from all of Northern Ontario.
Donations to CampMed
NOSM has decided to deliver CampMed 2021 virtually again this summer as it was a huge success last year with record-high participation throughout Northern Ontario. This year, we have decided to again waive registration fees to allow all Northern Ontario high school students the opportunity to partake due to the virtual component. However, there are still many costs associated with CampMed this year, including numerous prizes and prize packs, workshop kits, supplies and other event fees.
CampMed has been a successful pathway to medicine at NOSM:
- 674 Total Campers – 23 who have since been admitted to NOSM
- 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 live and pre-recorded online workshops will run from July 12-23, 2021, with multiple workshops being held daily. Workshop presenters include groups of both NOSM medical students and university students. Special workshops delivered by other health care professionals will also be available!
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.
Live Workshop Descriptions & Recordings
Did you miss a workshop? Want to view a workshop again? Recordings of each live workshop are now available!
Monday, July 12, 2021 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM EST
This workshop will begin with a Medicine Walk in the community with Brandon. The linking of Traditional Medicine that was discussed in the walk with Western Medicine will be demonstrated. The workshop will end with an interactive Kahoots game that will encompass the knowledge gained in the workshop. There is a limit of 70 spots available for this workshop.
Can You Diagnose the Patient?
Monday, July 12, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Channel your inner Dr. Grey with this interactive, case-based anatomy session! Participants will rotate through virtual breakout rooms in order to learn about different anatomical systems. The workshop will end with participants putting this new knowledge to the test by working through patient presentations to find the medical diagnoses. There is a limit of 45 spots available for this workshop.
Healthcare Delivery in the North vs. the South
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM EST
Join us for an informative discussion about healthcare delivery! The similarities and differences between providing healthcare in Northern isolated communities versus larger urban areas will be illustrated and contrasted. Unique case-studies/scenarios will be discussed, along with pros and cons, and what these would look like in practice will be demonstrated. The workshop will end with a question period. There is a limit of 70 spots available for this workshop.
Wellness Session: Foot Soak with Mindfulness Meditation
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Come join us for a warm foot soak as we tune into the Netflix series “Headspace Guide to Meditation”. This is a great way to relax and unwind after a long year of dealing with the pandemic. Participants can use warm water and add any kind of bubble bath or Epsom salts they may have at home! There is a limit of 70 spots for this workshop.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST
This workshop will focus on learning how to suture wounds! Do not worry you have never used a needle and thread before – you’ll learn it all during this workshop! Participants will watch a brief tutorial on how to suture with Dr. Owen Prowse, and then will be able to practice with guidance from medical students Brooke and Nada. Participants will receive their very own suture kits to be able to practice independently during the workshop. There is a limit of 50 spots for this workshop.
Wellness Session: Having Fun with Stress
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM EST
Fun, laughter, and connections are very important your mental health! During this workshop, participants will play virtual games, complete activities, and socialize with other participants and the CampMed volunteers. Student and volunteer discussions will take place in different breakout rooms, and each breakout room will offer activities and/or games associated with stress management. This workshop has a limit of 45 spots.
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI): Solve the Crime
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Watch the July 14 Workshop Recording
Watch the July 21 Workshop Recording
This workshop will take place over both weeks of CampMed.
Week 1: Participants will be visually introduced to a crime scene at the beginning of the workshop. Following the introduction, participants will be divided into three (3) breakout rooms, each containing groups of six (6) participants to work through the case with a volunteer. Each breakout room will contain clues and evidence as to how the murder was committed. Once each group has passed through each of the three (3) breakout rooms, they will connect to discuss how they believe the murder was committed. At the end of the Week 1 Workshop, participants will be given a profile of three (3) possible suspects, whom they will interrogate the following week.
Week 2: Participants will begin the workshop by formulating an interrogation strategy within their group. Afterwards, they will each work through three (3) different breakout rooms, each containing one of the murder suspects. Once each group has interrogated all of the suspects, they will discuss their findings and identify who they believe is the murderer. Once each group has identified their most plausible suspect, they will be given a picture of the situation and an in-depth look at the facts of the crime.
This workshop has a limit of 18 spots.
Simulated Patient Interviews (Bilingual) | Entretiens avec des patients simulés (bilingue)
Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST | Le jeudi 15 juillet 2021 | 18h 00 – 20h 00 HNE
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This interactive, bilingual workshop will teach you how to take a patient history in either French or English and learn about bedside manner. Participants will work in groups of two (2) 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. Participants can choose an active role as a simulation interviewer (max. 24 spots) or an observer role in the viewing gallery (max. 26 spots).
Cette session interactive et bilingue vous apprendra à prendre les antécédents d’un patient en français ou en anglais et à en apprendre davantage sur la manière au lit. Les étudiants travailleront 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. Les campeurs peuvent choisir un rôle actif en tant qu’intervieweur de simulation (24 places max.) ou un rôle d’observateur dans la galerie de visualisation (26 places max).
This workshop has a limit of 50 spots. | Cet atelier a une limite de 50 places.
The ABC’s of Medicine (Bilingual) | Les ABC de la médecine (bilingue)
Friday, July 16, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM EST | Le vendredi 16 juillet 2021 | 09h 00 – 10h 30 HNE
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In this bilingual workshop, learn medical acronyms and shorthand used in emergency situations both in and out of the hospital. How do hospitals decide who is seen first in the emergency department? What do I do if I think someone is having a stroke? What in the world does OLDCARTS mean? Learn all this an more in this fun and interactive workshop!
Dans cet atelier bilingue, apprenez les acronymes et les abréviations médicaux utilisés dans les situations d’urgence à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur de l’hôpital. Comment les hôpitaux décident-ils qui est vu en premier au service des urgences? Que dois-je faire si je pense que quelqu’un a un accident vasculaire cérébral? Que veut dire OLDCARTS? Apprenez tout cela et plus encore dans notre session interactive amusante!
This workshop has a limit of 70 spots. | Cet atelier a une limite de 70 places.
Medical Specialty Sorting Hat
Friday, July 16, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Curious about what type of doctor you want to be? Your personality can help you decide! In this interactive workshop, find out what medical specialty may be the right fit for you. Participants will be able to explore different, unique specialties and hear from practicing professionals. This workshop has a limit of 60 spots.
Additional Workshop Resources:
Medical Specialty Selector Quiz
Personality and Medical Specialty – What is the Connection?
Wellness Session: Tea Time with Hannah
Monday, July 19, 2021 | 10:00 – 10:15 AM EST
This wellness workshop focuses on the importance of taking a step back during stressful situations, such as studying for exams. Participants will be walked through the process to make iced cedar tea, and what effects it has physically, mentally, and emotionally for you. This workshop has a limit of 70 spots.
Indigenous Determinants of Health
Monday, July 19, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:15 PM EST
This workshop will begin with an informational session with Dr. Brenda Restoule. Dr. Restoule is a registered clinical psychologist from Dokis First Nation. She will cover water accessibility, mental, spiritual, and physical health. Various social determinants of health will be covered, such as housing and food insecurity, geographical isolation, income, employment, and education. A Social Determinants of Health game will also be incorporated. This workshop has a limit of 70 spots.
Bias in Medicine
Monday, July 19, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Join the NOSMSC Equity and Inclusion Committee in discussing bias in medicine affecting marginalized patients across Canada. The impacts of implicit bias in healthcare as it pertains to racialized individuals, the LGBTQ2S+ community, weight bias, and individuals living with visible and invisible disability will be examined and discussed. The workshop will end with a Q&A session for open discussion with participants.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM EST
What comes to mind when you think of the most devastating sports-related injuries? In this workshop, participants will be challenged to diagnose some of the most famous cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological injuries in the history of athletics. Participants will analyze video clips and X-rays and collaborate with their peers to propose a diagnosis and treatment for these catastrophic injuries! This workshop has a limit of 70 spots.
Cedar Tea by the Campfire
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Join members of the Indigenous Affairs Unit in making cedar tea over the campfire as we share information about different plants and their many uses. Learn more about the Indigenous Affairs Unit and what services our team can offer youth, learners, faculty, staff, and members of our awesome NOSM community!
Ergonomics and Forest Therapy (Bilingual) | Ergonomie et thérapie forestière (bilingue)
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | 12:00 – 12:30 PM EST | Le mercredi 21 juillet 2021 | 12h 00 – 12h 30 HNE
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Join us for a quick bilingual session to hear how to improve your posture and get your body up and moving! Follow the instructors in defining which bones and muscles are impacted by sitting at a desk all day. Try the fun way, and get active with us by starting some targeted stretches and watch some fun videos. The workshop will end with a quick lesson in forest therapy, and a checklist for some ideas to keep you active and moving throughout the day!
Rejoignez-nous pour une séance bilingue rapide pour savoir comment améliorer votre posture et faire bouger votre corps! Suivez nos instructeurs pour définir quels os et muscles sont touchés en restant assis à un bureau toute la journée. Essayez la manière amusante et soyez actif avec nous en commençant par des étirements ciblé et regardez des vidéos amusantes. Terminez par une courte leçon de thérapie forestière et une liste de contrôle pour quelques idées pour vous garder actif et en mouvement tout au long de la journée!
This workshop has a limit of 70 spots. | Cet atelier a une limite de 70 places.
NOSM Admissions Presentation
Thursday, July 22, 2021 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Learn about the NOSM 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!
So, You Wanna Be a Doctor Eh? What I Wish I Knew in High School
Thursday, July 22, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM EST
The path to becoming a doctor can be so confusing! In this workshop, participants will receive some advice and tips on next steps to gain admission to medical school from current NOSM medical students and university students. Get ready to gain some tips, tricks, and useful resources to help you navigate your choices in high school and university to help you achieve your goal: a career in medicine!
Additional Workshop Resources:
ABS = Autobiographical Sketch (used for Ontario medical school applications)
Information on Current Reference Requirements for Ontario schools: https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/omsas-referees/
Altitude Mentorship Program (not affiliated with NOSM or any school): https://www.facebook.com/altitudementoring
OnBoardMD App to organize your application process: https://en.onboardmd.com/
So, You Wanna Be a Doctor Eh?: Auto Sketch Resource Excel Journal Form
Un bref examen de l’entrevue médicale chez les adolescents
Le vendredi 23 juillet 2021 | 10h 00 – 11h 30 HNE
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Martine Fecteau vous donnera un bref examen de l’entrevue médicale chez les adolescents. Cet atelier en français sera l’occasion de découvrir comment bien mener une entrevue psychosociale et physique auprès d’un adolescent. Mais aussi de mieux comprendre l’impact de son mode de vie sur sa santé et comment rapidement évaluer certains risques pour mieux intervenir.
Kahoots: CampMed 2021 Grand Prize Game Show!
Friday, July 23, 2021 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM EST
As we end CampMed 2021, join us for a chance to win our grand prize! The participant with the most correct answers from the workshops (both live and pre-recorded) will be this year’s winner! Come test your new found knowledge with a fun game of Kahoots!
Supplementary Pre-Recorded Workshops
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and our need to bring CampMed 2021 to our campers virtually, we are including supplementary, pre-recorded workshops to enhance your experience at Virtual CampMed 2021. These pre-recorded workshops will add to your overall knowledge and experience during Virtual CampMed. These workshops vary in length and in topic, and information presented will be included in the final Virtual CampMed 2021 Kahoots Game.
If you watched any of these supplementary workshop videos, and completed and submitted the short quiz by Friday, July 30, 2021 then those credits counted towards receiving a Virtual CampMed 2021 certificate. You must have answered the question(s) correctly in order to receive credit for that workshop. Participants must have attended/completed at least five (5) workshops (can be a combination of live and/or supplementary pre-recorded workshops) to receive a certificate.
NOTE: You must watch all nine (9) Career Pathway videos in order to be eligible for the Career Pathway Workshop credit.
We hope that you enjoy these videos and will share them with friends and family who may also be interested!
Links to the Supplementary Pre-Recorded Workshop videos are now available! Select the title of the Supplementary Pre-Recorded Workshop or the “Watch Now!” button to access the video!
*All links will open in a new browser tab.
Clinical skills are a crucial aspect of medicine and the diagnostic process! In this workshop, we will guide you through some common clinical skills used by healthcare professionals, including blood pressure measurement, proper PPE use, and more! A quick quiz will be available for you to test your knowledge!
Medical Terminology (Bilingual) | Terminologie médicale (bilingue)
Have you ever heard medical professionals speak and wonder what some of those complicated terms mean? Join us to learn how to break down the root of these words and learn French terminology as well! A jeopardy style quiz will be available after to test your knowledge!
Avez-vous déjà entendu des professionnels de la santé parler et se demander ce que signifient certains de ces mots compliqués?! Rejoignez-nous pour apprendre à décomposer la racine de ces mots et apprendre également la terminologie française! Un quiz de style jeopardy sera disponible après pour tester vos connaissances!
Wellness Session: Come Cook with Us!
Learn about nutrition and diabetes from a professional dietitian. Join us for our cooking segment where we will show you how to make simple yet delicious recipes. You’ll also be able to download your very own recipe book with tasty meals to improve your health!
You can also access the CampMed 2021 Recipe Book to get additional ideas for healthy, nutritious meals!
Learn about different career pathways in the health sciences sector. You’ll get to hear first hand about the journey of the following professionals:
Christina Boullard – Occupational Therapist (OT)
Nicole Deschamps – Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
Mireille Fortier – Social Worker and Professional Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Sasha Guay – Physiotherapist (PT)
Ashley Kullas – Case Manager, Rehabilitation Assistant/Rehabilitation Support Worker
Sarah Miller – Registered Dietitian (RD)
Sarah Poulin – Nurse and Harm Reduction Worker with OAHAS (Ontario Aboriginal HIV Aids Strategy)
Chad Tremblay – Registered Nurse (RN)
Medical School Student Volunteer Profiles
Meet our Medical School Student Volunteers!
We are very thankful for our medical student volunteers who are taking time out of their busy schedule to share their knowledge and experiences with our campers. They are a great example of NOSM’s dedication to world class education for the North, by the North.
Hello! My name is Adriane Bruni and I grew up in the city of Sault Ste. Marie while loving anything outdoors, athletics, and science related. I attended Laurentian University where I completed a B.Sc. with a specialization in Kinesiology and a Graduate Diploma of Kinesiology from Lakehead University allowing me to become a registered Kinesiologist following my degrees. Prior to NOSM, I completed a year of my master’s degree at Laurentian University in Interdisciplinary Health with a focus on Indigenous youth mental health. Growing up I always knew I wanted to pursue a career as a physician in rural communities and am so happy to be at NOSM where I am able to attain that goal. My current career interests are in pediatrics and emergency care. I am very excited to meet everyone and learn about what health means to each of you and share all that NOSM has to offer 🙂
Hi! My name is Nada Abdel-Dayem, and I am a first year medical student at NOSM. Before coming to NOSM I had just finished my B.Sc. in Nursing. I have lived in Sudbury for most of my life, and am a Northerner through and through! I love being outdoors, and spend lots of time hiking, paddle boarding, swimming, cross-country skiing, and just soaking up as much sun as I can! I also am an avid reader (always love a good book recommendation) and cook. I’m really looking forward to getting to know all of you!
Hi, my name is Laura, and I am a Year 1 Francophone NOSM student from Thunder Bay. I completed my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Lakehead University in 2020 before being accepted at NOSM. I hope to one day practice as a Family Physician and Sports Medicine Physician in the Thunder Bay area. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time outdoors and playing sports like hockey, volleyball and tennis.
Hi, my name is Megan Duhamel and I am a first year medical student at NOSM. I completed my undergrad in Nursing (French) at Laurentian University in 2019, and have been working as a registered nurse on Manitoulin Island for the past 2 years. I love the outdoors, hiking, running, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. I am very excited to be a volunteer for CampMed, as I myself was a camper when I was in high school. I look forward to meeting you all!
Hi, I’m Martine, a first year medical student here at NOSM. I did my undergraduate degree in Health Sciences in French at the University of Ottawa and am very excited to be back up North! In my spare time, I love running, hiking and pretty much anything else outdoors!
Hi! My name is Ericha and I am a first-year medical student at NOSM on the East campus. I was born and raised in Sudbury and just completed my undergraduate degree at Laurentian University in Études de l’environnement and Philosophie in May of 2020. I’m interested in emergency medicine and surgery but outside of school, I like anything to do with the outdoors and sports. I participated in CampMed while in high school and absolutely loved the experience, so I can’t wait to meet you all this summer!
Hi, my name is Daniel Lamoureux and I’m a first year medical student. I’m from Sudbury but I’m currently doing my schooling at the Thunder Bay campus. I wanted to help out with CampMed because I had an amazing time attending as a camper in high school! I hope you have an amazing time as well!
Hello, my name is Shannon Little and I grew up in Sudbury, Ontario, although my family is originally from Red Lake, which means I have spent most of my summers exploring Northern Ontario throughout the 20 hour drive. I completed my B.Sc in Biology at Laurentian University before completing my Masters degree in Biology, focusing on antibacterial drug developments from natural sources. My career goal is to fill a need within Northern Ontario by entering a generalist field so that I can be adequately prepared to practice across the province and support rural communities that have a need for closer access to specialist care.
Hi there! My name is Alexandrea, and I am a first-year student at NOSM. I was born and raised in Thunder Bay. I completed my degree in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience at Lakehead University prior to entering medical school. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the area of Thunder Bay by hiking and camping. I have a particular interest in mental health and addiction medicine. I look forward to meeting everyone throughout CampMed 2021!
My name is Anthony, and I am a first year medical student at NOSM. Prior to medical school I worked as a Registered Nurse in the Yukon. I am originally from Thunder Bay and I love to do anything outside!
My name is Brooke Raycraft, and I am a medical student at NOSM in Thunder Bay going into my fourth and final year! I am originally from Bracebridge, ON. I did my university degree in Health Sciences at Laurier and then did a Master’s degree in Chemistry at Western University. After completing my degrees, I worked for two years waitressing and as a Quality Control Technician in the lab at a craft brewery. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, golfing, gardening, and hitting the gym! My future career goal is to become a rural family physician with advanced skills in mental health and addictions.
Daseul (Dee) Shin
Hi everyone! My name is Dee. I am a 2nd-year medical student on the West Campus in Thunder Bay.
Until moving to Thunder Bay to complete my undergraduate degree, I lived in many different cities across Canada. I love to travel outside of school, although COVID has put a damper on my travelling plans! I am very excited to be a part of this year’s Camp Med and am looking forward to getting to know everyone!
University Student Volunteer Profiles
We are so grateful for our team of university student volunteers who are working hard to bring you this year’s Virtual CampMed! These talented students have put together live sessions and supplementary content videos aimed at educating and entertaining campers interested in a career in the healthcare field.
Hi, my name is Kalem and I’m a fourth-year Forensic Science and Biology student at Laurentian University. This will be my first time volunteering with CampMed and I’m excited to hopefully share some of the fascinating stuff I’ve had the chance to learn in my program. My eventual goal is to become a physician and I’m hoping to be accepted at NOSM in the near future.
My name is Roxanne Boodhoo, originally from Vaughan Ontario, but currently residing in Sudbury where I have completed my Specialized Honours in Psychology at Laurentian University. Presently, I am a graduate research student and teaching assistant in my second year in the MSc. Biology program at Laurentian University. I have a strong interest and love when it comes to medicine as well as a passion for volunteering, community involvement, healthcare, ethics, and in mental health. I am extremely excited about CampMed 2021 this year and working with the other volunteers in this journey through the virtual-camp platform. I feel especially excited to be connecting and participating with younger students who have an interest in entering the healthcare field, and I hope to connect and share my own personal experiences and knowledge with my colleagues and campers.
Aanii! Hello! My name is Emily Camillo and I’m from Massey, Ontario. I’m currently in my second year of Nursing at Western University and I hope to attend medical school after graduating. In the future my plan is to work within remote Indigenous communities, such as my family’s home community of Moose Cree First Nation to provide culturally safe healthcare to Indigenous patients.
Hi, my name is Madyson and I was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. I am currently in my second year of my Bachelor of Science degree at the University of British Columbia, and I am majoring in Psychology. After graduation, I plan to go to medical school and pursue a career as a psychiatrist. Outside of school, I am the Region 2 Representative on the Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council and am involved in a variety of extracurricular activities on campus.
Hi, my name is Ally! I grew up in North Bay and currently I’m a first year biomedical science student at the University of Guelph! I love to travel, volunteer, play volleyball and spend time with my friends and family! I’m so excited for this opportunity and I can’t wait to meet everyone!
Hi everyone, my name is Bronwyn! I am an Applied Life Sciences Student with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences and will be entering my fourth year at Lakehead University this fall. I grew up in a small town in Southern Ontario and was drawn to Thunder Bay and Lakehead University for its community feel. In my free time, I can be found boating, scuba diving, playing soccer, or learning something new on guitar. Upon completion of my undergrad, I hope to pursue a career in medicine and then work as an Emergency Physician in rural Ontario. This stems from an exceptional high school co-op experience, ongoing clinical experiences, and my love for learning the complexities and pathologies of the human body. I look forward to spending my summer sharing my passion for medicine through CampMed!
Hello! My name is Patrick Gagnon, and I grew up in Sudbury, Ontario. I am currently finishing the last year of my Bachelor’s degree in the French Sports Pyschology program at Laurentian University. In the near future, I’m hoping to study at NOSM. I love being active and playing sports. I was a goalie for 10 years in hockey, and I love playing soccer. I love to cook and try to do it as much as I can!
My name is Lauren, and I’m a Master of Public Health student, a lover of the outdoors, and a first-time CampMed volunteer! My passion for health, paired with my love for nature, has led me to take an interest in environmental public health and how the changing climate shapes our wellbeing. I’m a big believer in a holistic approach to healthcare and the value of interprofessional collaboration. When I’m not studying, you’ll find me hiking, biking, reading a good book, or attempting a DIY project.
Hi everyone, my name is Zach, and I’m a father of three (3) (one (1) son & twin girls) from Moosonee, ON. I’m graduating this spring from a BSc 4 year Specialization in Liberal Science, and I’m looking forward to working with you all this summer!
Hello! My name is Jamie Irish, and I am starting my third year in the Medical Sciences program at Brock University. I am also in Brock’s co-curricular Med Plus program, which is for students who intend to pursue a career in health care. I hope to pursue a career in medicine after my undergraduate degree, and a special interest of mine is endocrinology and cancer care! I can’t wait to be a part of the CampMed team this summer!
My name is Danielle Labrosse and I am currently enrolled in the Health Promotion program at Laurentian University. Throughout this program I have learned the importance of offering equitable health care and aspire to pursue a career where I am able to use what I have learned to help shrink the equity gap. On top of my studies I work at Science North, which is the local science centre here in Sudbury. I get to use my passion for chemistry and biology to educate the community on new, up-to-date science. Plus, at work I get to carry cute small animals in my lab coat to show the visitors!
My name is Nicholas Lambert and I am presently entering my third year of nursing at Laurentian University. I am from Elliot Lake, a small town approximately two hours west of Sudbury. My favourite hobby is competing in triathlons, a sport which I have actively engaged in for the past 10 years. Additional hobbies include ice fishing, kayaking, and essentially any other activity that occurs outdoors. During the school year, I am a member of Laurentian’s Cross-Country Running team. I’m also a campus-coach and peer-mentor for new incoming students. I am very excited to be a volunteer CampMed counsellor this summer and I look forward to engaging in meaningful and educational experiences with campers!
Mon nom est Nicholas Lambert et je vais bientôt commencer ma troisième année d’étude à l’Université Laurentienne. Je suis d’ Elliot Lake, une petite ville d’environ deux heures à l’ouest de Sudbury. Mon passe-temps favori est de participer aux triathlons. Autres passe-temps comprennent faire de la pêche sur glace, du kayak et n’importe quelle autre activitée dehors. Durant l’année scolaire, je suis un membre de l’équipe de course de fond à Laurentienne et je suis aussi un entraîneur de première année pour les nouveaux élèves à Laurentienne. Je suis vraiment excité d’être un conseiller bénévole de CampMed cet été et j’ai hâte de rencontrer tous les campeurs!
Hi, my name is Lisa and I am currently a graduate student studying kinesiology and health sciences, with a focus on vision research. I am passionate about peer mentorship, knowledge translation, and mental wellness. In my free time I love to crochet/knit and spend time outdoors, on the water.
My name is Félix Lavigne and I am a fourth year student at Laurentian University in the Biomedical Biology program. I am originally from New Liskeard, Ontario but moved to Sudbury for my studies. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you during Virtual CampMed 2021!
My name is Amy Lefebvre and I am from the small town of Timmins, Ontario. This year, I was able to complete my first year as a science student at Queens University. I love to learn about Biology and Psychology. Pathogens are a source of interest to me, as is the study of endocrinology. I like to cook and read to pass the time. I am also very active, and enjoy swimming, dancing, and golfing. Looking forward to meeting all of you virtually!
Hello everyone, my name is Grant. I am from Atikokan (Northwestern Ontario), and I am currently a 4th year student studying Biology at the University of Manitoba. I have many interests and hobbies including: being in the outdoors, sports (basketball, volleyball, Nordic skiing), and most important, spending time with my family. Fun Fact, last summer, I started working to restore a 1950 Chevrolet truck with my dad!
Hello everyone! My name is Genevieve and I am currently a first year student in the Kinesiology program at Laurentian University. I love to play sports, spend time with my friends and family and be outside. I am very outgoing and I can’t wait to meet you all!
Aanii, Hannah Morningstar n’dizhnikaaz. Mnookmi niindigo. Omashkooz ndodem. Adigamegsheng n’doonjba. Ojibwe kwe ndaaw.
My name is Hannah Morningstar, however my Anishnaabe name given to me can be roughly translated to Spring. My family and I are Elk Clan, and are from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. I am currently in my second year of Biology (Specialized) at Algoma University, and fitting in as many Anishinaabemowin courses as I can. I hope to pursue a field where I can weave traditional science with western science accordingly.
Bonjour! Je m’appelle Vanessa et je suis originaire de Sudbury. Présentement, j’habite dans le petit village de Chelmsford. Je viens de terminer ma première année d’un baccalauréat de 4 ans en Health Science à Queen’s University. Après mes études, je souhaite étudier la médecine ici à l’EMNO. J’ai tellement hâte de participer au CampMed cet été comme bénévole puisque j’ai adoré mon expérience comme élève au Camp en 2017. Au plaisir de vous rencontrer!
Hello everyone! My name is Matthew Novello, a Sault Ste Marie native who enjoys science, country music, and the outdoors. I completed my Bachelor of Medical Science (BMSc) and Master of Science (MSc) in Physiology and Pharmacology at Western University, and am a current dental student at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Looking forward to meeting everyone virtually this summer!
Hi there, my name is Claire and I am so thrilled to volunteer with NOSM CampMed again this summer! I was part of the original team last year to make the switch to providing CampMed online to our participants, and I have many great ideas to bring forth this year. I can’t wait to bring together a fun and experiential camp! I am originally from Atikokan, Ontario, but I am now in my third year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa. I am really enjoying my Biomedical Sciences degree, but when I’m not studying you can find me out on a run, with my nose in a book, or volunteering in my community! The two (2) part time jobs I hold during my studies are both focused around supporting Northern and remote youth (with the Let’s Talk Science organization and Duke of Edinburgh International Award). If you have any questions about juggling studies with work or extracurriculars, I’m your girl! Feel free to reach out before and after our programming if you would like to ask me any questions about applying to postsecondary education, time management, or getting involved in your community!
Hi, my name is Christen, and I am taking B.Sc. Infirmières (Nursing) at Laurentian University as well as a minor in Gerontology. I love working at my local Nursing Home and making lasting connections with the residents!
My name is Rylee Restoule and I’m a second year student at Laurentian University. I’m completing a major in Health Promotion as well as a minor in Indigenous Studies. I’m Francophone and Ojibwe from Dokis First Nation. I was raised in Sturgeon Falls, and moved to Sudbury in 2019 when I started studying here! I enjoy working out and jogging, spending time with my cat, and cooking. I spend lots of time volunteering at Health Sciences North & at the Canadian Blood Services Plasma Donation Center. I’m planning on pursuing higher education within the medical field, so I’m very excited to volunteer for Virtual CampMed 2021!
My name is Alexandra Santos, and I am a student at the University of Western Ontario, where I am pursuing studies in Kinesiology, after graduating last year with an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. I was born in Toronto, ON and moved to Huntsville, ON four (4) years ago where I intend to pursue my goal of becoming a physician in Northern Ontario. In addition to my studies, I am passionate about mentoring students, which is what led me to spend the last four (4) years volunteering at my university as both a student orientation leader for first-year undergraduate students, and as a learning mentor for the Faculty of Health Sciences. This passion ultimately led me to volunteer with CampMed this summer, where I am looking forward to getting to know all of you! When I am not studying or volunteering, I love to figure skate, jog, paint, and spend time with my family.
My name is Katrina Thai and I am an Honours Science student with Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) at the University of Waterloo. I’ve lived in Northern Ontario my whole life and am super passionate about health sciences!
Hello, my name is Chad Tremblay! I was born and raised in North Bay. I completed my nursing undergrad at Nipissing University in North Bay. I am a registered nurse on a remote Indigenous reserve in northern Saskatchewan and work in primary care up north. I thoroughly enjoy cycling (all of kinds!) and the great outdoors that Northern Ontario has to offer. I have interests in emergency/critical care, remote healthcare delivery, and relaxing with friends back home. A fun fact about me: I have an identical twin brother named Cory! I look forward to meeting and working with you all. Cheers!
Hello everyone, my name is Disal Wickramasinghe. I am a recent graduate of the B.Sc. in Radiation Therapy program at Laurentian University, and I am currently pursuing my M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Health. One of my future goals is to continue further education within the medical field. I am originally from Sri Lanka, and my family and I immigrated to Canada back in 2005. The most significant achievement in my life was when I learned to speak English in a short amount of time after coming to Canada without any prior knowledge. My interests include sports, volunteering, and travelling. Two interesting facts about me are that I have a second-degree blackbelt in karate and an American Eskimo puppy named Niko.
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.
This year, we decided to open Virtual CampMed to all Northern Ontario high school students (must have at least completed Grade 9) who want to participate. NOTE: Registration for the Virtual CampMed 2021 live workshops is now closed.
Those who attended five (5) or more workshops (can be a combination of live and/or supplementary pre-recorded workshops) received a Virtual CampMed 2021 Certificate via email in the first week of August. To receive credit for the supplementary pre-recorded workshops you must have completed and submitted the short Supplementary Pre-Recorded Workshops Quiz by Friday, July 30, 2021 in order to have those credits counted towards receiving a Virtual CampMed 2021 certificate. You must have answered the question(s) correctly in order to receive credit for that workshop.
Thank you to this year’s sponsors: the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation and the Kinsmen Club of Sudbury!
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