Watch Dr.Nadine Caron’s TedxUNBC Talk: The Other Side of “Being First”

Watch Dr. Nadine Caron’s TedTalk here:

Dr. Nadine Caron is the first female Indigenous graduate of the University of British Columbia’s School of Medicine, and the first female Indigenous general surgeon in Canada. Nadine asks us the question, is being the first always good. Recorded at TEDxUNBC in Prince George, BC. Dr. Caron asks us to look at the implications of what it means to be the first person to achieve something. The first female general surgeon or the first leader of a political party from a minority group. Society enjoys celebrating these accomplishments, but should we? What burden does being the first to achieve something put on the person. Also, what obstacles were there for others that limited them from being the first.

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