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July 27th, 2012

Minister of Health:

As I trudged through the airport with my camera bags and suitcases, I paused for a second as I noticed a familiar face. How could I know anyone from the Arctic? And then the memories of my health policy course came back to me and it clicked – it was the Canadian Minister of Health, Leona Aglukkaq. Having studied and read about her for the past months in this course, I was a little star-struck meeting her in person. We chatted for a couple of minutes and her assistant took this photo of us together. She suggested that I should come up to Nunavut to do some of my medical residency training. After my great experiences in the Arctic, I would certainly love to come back at some point and get involved in the fly-in medical teams which provide healthcare to remote communities in the territory.