We believe that the issues and concerns facing students today are central to learning and practicing, and giving voice to these topics is critical. With this in mind, we are pleased to introduce you to, “Student Voices”, our student representative area where students talk to students.
Our goal is to provide an online forum to them to circulate news and opinions about current issues and events at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and Bastyr University, as well as general issues and events relevant to the broader professional community. Our student representatives will also serve as a conduit of information for students regarding questions they may have about Bioclinic Naturals products, research and development, and upcoming events.
Student Voices' main objectives are to help promote the civic engagement of students, to provide a platform for discussion and medium of dialogue between students of integrative medicine in various disciplines, and to compel action in support of policies that will benefit many. Student Voices strives to inform people about relevant social and health issues that may concern students, future health care professionals, and those interested in integrative medicine.
Adrian Nasager, Bioclinic Naturals Student Representative at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine:
Adrian Nasager is completing his fourth and final year at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). He received his undergraduate education in medical radiation science from McMaster University. He is an active participant in CCNM life and the 2009-2010 President of the CCNM Naturopathic Students’ Union. His professional interests are in integrative medicine, cardiometabolic syndromes, endocrinology, Aboriginal populations and constitutional homeopathy.
Wendy Tao, Bioclinic Naturals Student Representative at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine:
A University of Alberta Bachelor of Science graduate with studies in food and nutrition, Wendy Tao has a passion for nutrition and health. This has inspired her to continue her education in Naturopathic Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM). She is fluent in Chinese including Cantonese and Mandarin and has been active in the vitamin and nutrition field since 1996.
Pragati Patel, MA, Bioclinic Naturals Student Representative at the Bastyr University:
Pragati is in her second year at Bastyr University in Seattle. Her undergraduate background in Anthropology coupled with her graduate work in Communications led her to the realm of Naturopathic Medicine and the unique patient centered approach utilized in this field. Her interests include the politics and policies behind medicine, community healthcare and pediatrics. She is an active member of the Bastyr Chapter of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and Naturopaths without Borders.