An Interview with Alika Lafontaine

In his interview Dr. Alika Lafontaine makes wide ranging comments on his educational experiences and practice as a physician. He talks about being labeled with a learning disability, his subsequent home schooling, his undergraduate days in the Faculty of Science at the University of Regina and his medical training at the University of Saskatchewan. He discusses his role models, how his Métis heritage influences his practice as a physician and comments on winning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's annual "Canada's Next Great Prime Minister" contest in 2008.

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Video 1: Introduction

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Video 2: What was a home schooling experience like?

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» SOCIAL STUDIES

More Information:

Meet Alika Lafontaine, Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister

Canada's Next Great Prime Minister Entry on YouTube

Youth recipient of the 1999 National Aboriginal Achievement Award

University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
Aboriginal Programs


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Video 3: What subject areas did you like?

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Video 4: When did you decide to
become a physician?

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Video 5: How did you go about becoming a physician?

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Video 6: How has your experience
been at the University of
Saskatchewan?

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Video 7: What are the essential math skills for a physician?

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Video 8: How does your heritage
influence your practice?

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Video 9: What do you see as health issues facing the Aboriginal community?

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Video 10: Talk about your experience
in becoming Canada's next great
Prime Minister.

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Video 11: What interests you in federal politics?

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Video 12: How do you account for
your success?

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Video 13: What are some of the things you enjoy doing in your spare time?

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Video 14: Describe a day in the life
of Alika Lafontaine.

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Video 15: Who were and are your role models?

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Video 16: What advice would you
give to Aboriginal students?