‘Time is Brain’: Acute Stroke Care in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE—Living in a city, we often take for granted the bountiful and diverse medical services that are available to us. In places like Edmonton, advanced medical facilities employing specialized services are feasible establishments because the population of our city and the surrounding communities demand it. The North, however, is a different story. The Northwest Territories, […]

Adventures into the Unknown

Hello PLLC blog readers! I am Liam McCoy, an Honors Neuroscience student and PLLC Scholar from Forum 1C. For my stretch experience I spent a month in a community in the North West Territories known to the local Dene descendants as Liidlii Kue, and to the government as Fort Simpson. I worked with the Liidlii […]

Names, Faces and Colourful Umbrellas

by Yomna Elshamy What to do when you look at someone and only see a label? I was faced with this dilemma on my first day volunteering with youth who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). You see, before that day I spent a month reading about the disorder, watching videos, being told all of […]

Environmental Health!

While healthcare and training for physicians continues to improve over the years, one important aspect of training and research is often overlooked. That is the influence of the environment and its associated impacts on our health, specifically, the impact it has on children. My stretch experience is composed of my involvement with The Children’s Environmental […]

To Be Here Together

By Liza Chatterjee For the four months of summer 2018, I am working as an intern in the University of Alberta’s Engage North program. This program, which partners students with different Indigenous communities in the North has brought me to Chateh, Alberta. Chateh is a community of approximately 1,500 people in the northwest corner of […]

Peeking into Public Maternal Health Awareness in Urban India

By Riya Patel I strongly believe that the health of women parallels the health of a society. Women’s critical role as life givers allows our society to move forward, but we must ensure that we move forward as a wholesome and healthy society. The health of women during pregnancy is of utmost importance not only […]

Exploring the Weight of the Future

By Reshma Sirajee For most people when you are sick, you go to the hospital. You wait for the doctor to do an exam, receive a diagnosis and leave. In this scenario, healthcare accessibility appears clear-cut and, under Canada’s universal health care policy, the cost is covered. Unfortunately, this is not the case for 5.2 […]