This series will be held in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and will explore a variety of indigenous health topics. Presented by Dr. Nadine Caron, Mini Med School Dean. 


Mini Med School will be a one-day event held on Monday, May 1, 2017, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Best Western Terrace Inn (4553 Greig Avenue, Terrance | Map).

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Participants with any food allergies or dietary restrictions are encouraged to bring their own lunch. 


Registration is open to high school students in grades 10-12, teachers/educators and members of the general public. Admission is free but space is LIMITED.

To register, complete the online Registration Form.


Join us in exploring up-to-the-minute basic science research, clinical applications and social and ethical implications of health research happening in BC. 

Participants will have the opportunity to hear lectures from award-winning scientist, interact with health science experts and participate in hands-on activities. Course content has been designed for students in grades 10-12. 

Photo courtesy of Martin Dee
Article courtesy of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research;
June 21, 2016 

Meet the 2017 Mini Med School Dean, Dr. Nadine Caron

"A member of CIHR’s Governing Council, Dr. Nadine Caron, an Ojibway woman from Kamloops, British Columbia, is the first Indigenous woman to graduate with an MD from the University of British Columbia (UBC). She went on to earn a Master of Public Health from Harvard University during her general surgery residency at UBC and then completed her Endocrine Surgical Oncology fellowship at the University of California (San Francisco)."  Read the full article on the CIHR Website 

Academic Affiliations - Dr. Nadine Caron, General and Endocrine Surgeon, Prince George Regional Hospital; Associate Faculty Member, Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health; Associate Researcher, Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency; Assistant Professor, UBC Northern Medical Program; Adjunct Professor, University of Northern British Columbia; Associate Faculty, UBC School of Population and Public Health  

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Bruce Verchere, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Professor, UBC Department of Surgery & UBC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • Dr. Tim Oberlander, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; R. Howard Webster Professorship in Brain Imaging and Early Child Development, UBC Department of Pediatrics; Developmental Pediatrician, BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre; Attending Physician, Complex Pain Service, BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre

  • Dr. Jehannine Austin, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Acting Department Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry; Associate Professor, UBC Department of Psychiatry; Associate Professor, UBC Department of Medical Genetics; Canada Research Chair in Translational Psychiatric Genomics

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Mini Med School Terrace is presented in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). Mini Med School partners include BC Children's Hospital,  BC Children's Hospital FoundationUniversity of British ColumbiaBC Women's Hospital & Health Centre and the Provincial Health Services Authority.