Virtual Career Fair
The Virtual Career Fair lets young students know about a range of healthcare careers in the words of Nova Scotians who work in those jobs who identify as Black, African Nova Scotian, Indigenous or a Person of Colour. The healthcare providers were asked about such things as how they found out about their line of work, what they like best about it, and what education is needed to prepare for that career.
This Virtual Career Fair project was carried out as a partnership among the Dalhousie University department of Pediatrics, IWK Health, and Dalhousie University’s Promoting Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) and Keknu’tmasiek Ta’n Tel Welo’ltimk programs. The project was funded by contributions from Dalhousie University’s Department of Pediatrics and IWK Health’s People and Organization Development.
Medical Laboratory Technologist
Grade 7 Student Frida speaks with Tatiana Ali Silvea, a medical laboratory technologist.
Grade 7 student Ebun speaks with Raymond Wright, a radiation therapist.
Grade 7 student Ebun speaks with Athanasius Sylliboy, a nurse practitioner.
Grade 7 student Frida speaks with Jody Riggs, a certified prosthetist.
Grade 7 student Ebun speaks with Dr. Madelaine M Plourde, a thoracic surgeon.
Child Life Specialist
Grade 7 student Frida speaks with Cassidy Mante-Adjei a child life specialist.
Grade 7 student Frida speaks with Korede Akindoju, a physiotherapist.
Grade 7 student Ebun speaks with Dr. Cinera States, a psychiatrist.
Grade 7 student Ebun speaks with Dr. Erik Mandawe, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.