Each year, the Chinook Project selects 4 to 9 students from a pool of stellar applications from 3rd-year AVC students. The project has been fortunate to have had consistently fine students. When they go north, our students face many challenges–cultural differences, “basic” and often creative veterinary clinics, long hours, enforced intimacy with the group. Our students embrace these challenges with enthusiasm and good cheer, bringing not only veterinary medicine but also hope to northern communities. Many, many thanks to our student participants:
Kimmirut, 2006: Rachel Lee, Alison Pollard (returned as veterinarian in 2016), Kristin Duerr, Erin O’Neill
Cambridge Bay, 2007: Melissa Guillory, Sheila McIvor, Kathryn Evans, Iz Jakubowski
Kimmirut, 2008: Tracy Collins, Dan Fredholm, Karen Gormley, Beth Martin
Cambridge Bay/Kugluktuk, 2009: Stephanie Robitaille, Nicole Cummings**, ( Dr. Peter Foley), Aleta Schmah, Shawn MacKenzie, with Dr. Anne Marie Carey and technician Andrea Jack in front.
**Nicole returned as a volunteer veterinary instructor in 2011–our first alumna instructor.
Natuashish, 2010: Aimée Elson, Katie Lee (returned as veterinarian in 2016), Billy McDonald, Lindsay Rigoli
Natuashish/Makkovik, 2011: Amy Lowe, Marisa Herzog, Christina Zeoli, Chris McLaughlin (returned as veterinarian in 2015), Courtney Dwyer
Hopedale and Nain 2012: Kayla Collins, Nichelle Peck, Shari Raheb, Waylon Wiseman; and Alicia Ashley, Tricia Fleming, Susan Taylor, Kelleigh Waters
Makkovik and Postville 2013 : Emma Vaasjo, Lauren Russell, Jonathan Woodbury, Ashleigh Allen, Samantha Sanford
Nain, Sheshatshiu, Rigolet 2014: Meghan Levangie, Caitlin Matters, Catherine Herlihy, Erin Andersen, Jason Gray, Rhonda Stone, Sarah Dixon, Leighann Diehl
Natuashish (and Sheshatshiu) 2015: Pierre Charlebois, Danielle Brown, Michelle Wells, Jessica Eisnor, Mary-Claire Sanderson
Nain and Sheshatshiu 2016: Liz Byers, Alie Reindel, Kelsey Harding, Chris Dominic, Michelle Goyareb
Iqaluit, Nunavut 2016 : Vanessa Gerber, Mila Profit, Nicolle Davis, Dionne Paine
Igloolik, Nunvut, 2017 : Rachel Hughes, Julie Sparks, Meaghan O’Leary, Anna Swick-Coryell, Jaimee Gillis