Please join the UBC Youth Learning Circle for this exciting, interactive and online presentation featuring Aboriginal eMentoring BC!
When: December 6, 2012
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Via videoconference OR Adobe Connect in partnership with the UBC Learning Circle.
Registration: Click here to register (You must be registered to attend this online session).
Download a poster of this event to share with your friends and colleagues!
Aboriginal eMentoring BC is an online career mentoring program for Aboriginal youth. Using the internet, mentees (youth in grades 6-12 across British Columbia) are matched with mentors (UBC students in health sciences programs) who are 100% dedicated to helping them figure out what they want and how to get there. eMentoring’s online platform gives mentors and mentees a chance to meet despite geographical distances.
With ongoing support from mentors, mentees complete a personal quest that was developed in partnership with icouldbe.org and is informed by Aboriginal ways of knowing and learning. This Youth Learning Circle will include a discussion on how eMentoring can best support the academic success of Aboriginal students, empower them to realize their potential, and encourage them to keep their options open for a career in health.
Visit the eMentoring website at http://blogs.ubc.ca/ementoring/ for more information about the program.
To check out an article in the Georgia Straight about this unique initiative, click here.
Anette Kinley (Researcher)
Anette started as the eMentoring project’s Researcher in February this year, and has worked at the eHealth Strategy Office since August 2011. Before that, she worked as a researcher at non-profit organizations in Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto on issues like poverty, housing, mental health and early childhood development. Anette has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Calgary. She is currently studying part-time for a Master of Arts in Integrated Studies through Athabasca University, with a dual specialization in Community Studies & Equity Studies. Anette believes in the importance of Community-Based Research, and applying research to policy development and the improvement of the health and well-being of individuals and communities. She is proud to be part of the eMentoring project!
In her free time, Anette loves to bake and cook, and to go walking, hiking and kayaking in BC’s beautiful nature. She lives in Port Moody with her husband & her dog, Obi.
Angelina Heer (Researcher)
Angelina Heer has two children and belongs to the Sucker Creek First Nation in northern Alberta. She recently joined the eHealth Strategy Office in August this year as the new Surrey Community Lead for the eMentoring program. Angelina is very grateful to be working alongside our Aboriginal youth as they are the future. It has always been her passion to work with youth to overcome particular challenges they face. By being out in the community she feels connected and believes that there are important lessons for us to all learn. Prior to this, Angelina occupied several temporary positions within the Federal Government. She also worked as a research assistant on issues pertaining to the history of madness in Canada.
Angelina has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University. In the future, she plans to pursue graduate studies in psychology with her interest being in the Philosophy of Psychology. Angelina feels fortunate to have met two professors who introduced her to the importance of having a deep historical and theoretical understanding of current research methods in order to improve the quality of future research. Angelina finds such analysis particularly intriguing in the area of mental health. Her favorite hobbies are reading, running and recently she has added sky-diving! She made her first tandem jump at from 10,000 feet and wants to do it again! She describes the experience as the closest she has ever come to the creator!
Jonathan Edwin (Mentor)
Jonathan is a second-year Mentor with the eHealth Strategy Office’s Aboriginal eMentoring Program. He is completing his Master of Public Health at UBC, following the completion of a Bachelor of Science at McMaster in Hamilton, Ontario. His research interest are health equity, as it relates to access to essential medicines and treatment. He currently works as a study coordinator/research assistant at the Vancouver Native Health Clinic, where he supports a Hepatitis C treatment program.
In his time off, Jonathan loves to travel, play sports, and has a strong interest in the power of sport for development and peace. Playing soccer, going for runs, and listening to music are his favourite ways to unwind.
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Check Out the eMentoring Platform!
The Aboriginal eMentoring BC platform can be viewed online at https://www.icouldbe.org/ementoringbc/. To see a demo of this exciting initiative, email the eMentoring team at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a temporary log-in and take a tour!