The FNHA and the Northern Medical Program have teamed up to offer Medical Doctor (MD) undergraduate students the chance to visit northern First Nations communities for a weekend of cultural exchange and sharing of teachings on holistic health and wellness.
The family hosts will receive an honorarium of $300 per student. The only expectation of the host family is to provide their visiting students an experience of the daily life in community. In the past we have had students go out on seaweed harvests, fishing, crabbing, carving, visiting with Elders, engaging in community events and ceremonies taking place in the community at the time but it is also fine for them to just hang out with the family, putting them to work with the daily chores, even hanging out watching TV with the kids. This is all about building relationships so we are very open to what that looks like in our individual northern communities.
Do you have something happening in the Community? Would you like to host an Undergraduate this December? We are looking for families to host 2 students for 4 days (3 nights) between December 7, 2018 – December 17, 2018.
We are also looking to host 2-4 medical students for 4 days (3 nights) between April 22, 2019 – May 3, 2019. In total 12 students have signed up to be placed in community during these two blocks, this is an exciting opportunity to build relationships and show the warmth and beauty of our northern communities.
I have attached (3) documents for your perusal, ‘UNBC Host Application 2019’, ‘UNBC Host Info Poster 2019’, and ‘UNBC Poster 2019’ please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Community Engagement Worker