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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Thunder Bay campus, is hosting its 8th annual Health Sciences Summer Camp (HSSC) during the week of July 7-11, 2014.

There is no cost for participants on behalf of NOSM and funding agencies and partners.  We invite Aboriginal student champions to apply for this camp!

The main goal of this Camp is to interest youth about health careers.  This Camp is designed to encourage our youth to learn about the career direction they may want to pursue and attempt for them to realize their career/professional goals.  The HSSC week will be filled with exciting activities such as plaster casting (arm/hand), crime scene investigation, DNA analysis, blood analysis, and more. The Camp also provides students with an opportunity to explore their Aboriginal culture by relating with Aboriginal medical student mentors, attending Elder sessions, and a day trip to Fort William Historical Park.

Application criteria include:

  • Aboriginal students entering Grade 10 or 11 in September 2014
  • Level of interest rather than grades or test scores (per Section 5 & 6 of Application)
  • Students must be returning to high school in September 2014

Space is limited.  Deadline for registration is Friday June 13, 2014.

A chaperone will accompany students during the Summer Health Sciences Camp in Thunder Bay, and their travel is also funded by NOSM.  Chaperones, please complete section 7 of the attached application form.

For more information and to submit an application, please contact Vero at 705.662.7198 (Sudbury) or email (  Please feel free to connect with me at, phone 807.766.7408 (Thunder Bay) for further assistance as well.


The end of the school year is approaching quickly, and we know that the transition to high school is on the minds of our local grade eight students. After a very successful “Day In The Life” a few weeks ago, grade 8’s are ready for the next step . . . STRIVE!!

STRIVE consists of a full day of fun team-building activities with grade eights and QEDHS staff (and some high school students). It will take place on Monday June 2nd – 1/2 day at the high school and 1/2 day at Cedar Bay. Busing and lunch will be provided. If you are a parent/guardian of a grade eight student, please feel free to contact us for more info about STRIVE. 737-3500 ext. 1243 (Ms. Pike, SERT) or ext. 1246 (Ms. Campbell, Guidance Dep’t).

See you on June 2nd.

Be sure to check the Scholarship bulletin board in the Guidance area. New scholarship and bursary applications are being added weekly. Remember to check the deadlines for each application, as many of the due dates are approaching fast.

For more information, please see Mrs. MacRae of Ms. Campbell.


Today, we had the opportunity to host a group of grade eight students from Mary Ann Aganash Memorial School in Kingfisher Lake. They had a chance tp tour the school, meet several teachers, and join a number of grade nine and ten classes. We look forward to having them join us in September for grade nine.

If you have a group of grade eight students who would like a tour of the high school (and find out more about our wide variety of student programs), please call us at 807-737-3500 . . . Mrs. MacRae @ ext. 1230 or Ms. Campbell @ ext. 1246. Thanks!!

On Wednesday, April 16th QEDHS hosted a Grade Eight Parent Information Night, for parents/guardians of students starting grade nine next year. If you missed that meeting (or need more information), please contact us in Guidance . . . Mrs. MacRae @737-3500 ext. 1230 or Ms. Campbell @737-3500 ext. 1246.

Here is the slideshow presentation from last night’s meeting:

We are excited to welcome grade eight students from SMPS, SHS, and Lac Seul/Frenchman’s Head to this year’s grade nine “Day In The Life” 2014.

“Day In the Life” gives grade eight students a chance to experience the life of a grade nine student . . . to attend classes, meet next year’s teachers, share lunch with current grade nines, and learn more about what life at QE is like.

Here are the upcoming dates for “Day In The Life” 2014:

Thursday, April 24th – Sacred Heart students, group one.

Friday, April 25th – Sacred Heart students, group two.

Tuesday, April 29th – Sioux Mountain students.

TBA – Obishikokaang Elementary School,  Waninitawingaang Memorial School, Morris Thomas Memorial School.


2014-15 Course Choices

Now that semester two has started, you should be thinking about choosing your courses for next year. During the month of February 2014, all students will be using My Blueprint to choose next year’s courses.

Click here to access the My Blueprint website. Check with the Guidance staff if you need (or have forgotten) your username and password. If you are a NEW USER, please see us for an Activation Key and your OEN number.

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