Final Report & Video: Northern BC Indigenous Youth Science and Health Summer Camp

     This past July, 2019, the Health Arts Research Centre worked with First Nations Health Authority, Northern Health, and UNBC to organize and pilot a Science and Health Summer Camp for Indigenous youth from communities in northern British Columbia. The purpose of the camp was to introduce Indigenous youth from northern BC to a postsecondary environment and encourage them to learn more about health and diverse sciences, potentially inspiring them to pursue careers in these sectors.

     The week was packed full of exciting activities including collecting and testing water samples for bacteria, coding robots to follow colour paths, learning CPR on a simulation patient at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia, listening to and learning traditional stories and songs, creating stop-motion animations, and making bannock over a fire in a traditional Dakelh style pit house.

     The YouTube video posted below highlights many of the engaging and learning-centred adventures that took place during the week! Our Final Summary Report  is now available for readers who are interested in learning more about the activities, partners, and community members involved in successfully running the Northern BC Indigenous Youth Science and Health Camp Pilot Program.