To all current and incoming health professional students:

The University of British Columbia’s Division of Health Care Communication, in partnership with Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society, is offering a unique community-driven educational opportunity for UBC health professional students.  Since 2004, students have been participating in three- or four-day overnight and day cultural camps with Stó:lō and other on- and off-reserve children and youth, community elders, family intervention workers, and youth leaders.

This is an incredible opportunity for UBC students to integrate with the Stó:lō community, gaining exposure to their unique traditions and customs while mentoring the at-risk youth attending the camps and interacting with other health professional students.

Please refer to the attached recruitment poster and 2-page summary of the project:

Community as teacher two pager

SpecPop 2016 recruitment poster

Summer camp registration form 2016

You can also refer to the program WEBSITE: http://www.dhcc.chd.ubc.ca/summercamps and short VIDEO: http://meetingofexperts.org/activities/aboriginal-summer-camps/

Approximately 25 students in total can be accepted, accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis (priority will also go to ensuring various professions are represented).  The camp dates are:

  • Natural Changes (females only) July 19-22, 2016
  • Warrior (males only) July 19-22, 2016
  • Caregiver camp (foster care families) July 13-15, 2016
  • Family Camp August 10-12, 2016
  • Youth Day Camps (1 day camps / no overnight) July 7, 8 & 28, 2016

If you are interested, please complete the attached registration form and email it to William Liem at the Patient & Community Partnership for Education (William.Liem@alumni.ubc.ca) before June 3, 2016:

This is a great opportunity for inter-professional collaboration and learning about a First Nations community.

Thanks for your interest!

Regards,

William Liem