Health Career Quest Summer Camp

The Health Career Quest Camp is an 11 day math, health and science camp that aims to assist Northern high school students in achieving a career in health care. It consists of an academic component, a life skills component and a health career exploration component. The camp is designed for Northern Manitoba students entering grade 12 in the fall. Preference is given to Indigenous students. The camp is offered through a partnership with Extended Education's Access Program, the Health Care Providers Network (Office of Rural and Northern Health), and Frontier School Division.

This year's camp will take place July 12-22, 2019.

Click here for the Health Career Quest Summer Camp Brochure

Click here for the Health Career Quest Summer Camp Application

The deadline to apply is May 24, 2019.


Camp Coordinator 

Curtis LeclercCurtis Leclerc, University of Manitoba, Health Careers Access Program Senior Student


"Hi! My name is Curtis Leclerc, and I come from The Pas, Manitoba. I am currently entering the final year of my Kinesiology degree at the University of Manitoba. After my degree, I am planning on applying to Medical School to pursue my dream of becoming a medical doctor, as the health sciences field has always interested me. I have been involved with the Health Career Quest Summer Camp for 4 years now; one as a participant and 3 as a coordinator. As a high school student, this camp gave me comfort in being exposed to a welcoming environment so far away from home. Seeing all the different health careers available was a life changing opportunity, and I believe that all students that apply will gain invaluable experiences from this camp. I am excited to coordinate again this year and I hope to create long lasting impressions on the students and their future endeavours."


 Camp Instructors


Emily MckinnonEmily Mckinnon, Ph.D.


Emily serves as the Science Lead for the Access Program. She is a science instructor, and teaches introductory biology and statistics. Prior to working full time as an instructor, Emily spent about 10 years conducting research on migration, ecology, and conservation of birds. Emily completed an Honours undergraduate degree in Biology at Queen’s University, a Masters of Science at the University of New Brunswick, and a PhD in Toronto at York University. She then worked as a researcher for the University of Windsor and for Bird Studies Canada Manitoba, and had many national and international research collaborations. Emily has taught various biology and statistics courses at the University of New Brunswick, University of Winnipeg, and the University of Manitoba. Originally she is from a small town outside Windsor (LaSalle) in southern Ontario, and she currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with her biologist professor spouse and two kids.

Camp co-Director


Noreen WichartNoreen Wichart, M.Ed., B.A., B.Sc. (Major)


Noreen is a Métis woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  She is a former Access Program student, having returned to University as a mature student.  Noreen has many years experience in health care and has worked with the Access and Aboriginal Focus Programs for 15 years.  She currently serves as Associate Area Director and Health Programs Specialist.  Noreen’s passion is to help Indigenous students achieve their goal of becoming health care practitioners in a variety of fields, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, rehabilitation sciences, and nursing, among others.


Noreen is one of 3 co-Directors for the Health Career Quest Summer Camp, along with Wayne Heide of Manitoba’s Health Care Providers Network, and Brent Johnson of Frontier School Division.

Health Quest Camp Student