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Sunday, October 15th, 2017

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Presenting… The NGSA McGill Fitness Club!                                                        Tuesday, October 17th 2017, at 12:00 pm || Stadium Stairs

The NGSA McGill Fitness Club is welcoming new members to start training this week!!! We are a new club that is open to all nursing graduate students! Come join us for a 45 min to 1 hour work-out either outdoors on the stadium track or indoors in the field house (weather dependant). Work-outs will mostly consist of calisthenics, aerobic and anaerobic activities that will no doubt have you feeling sweaty and in a good mood afterwards. No experience necessary (so don’t be shy), just bring athletic clothes and running shoes, water bottle, and a positive attitude.  Meet in front of the stadium stairs! And join ourFacebook group if you are interested and we will be keeping it up to date for the time and place!

McGill Nurses for Healthy Policy (MNHP) First Meeting of the Year                 Monday October 16th, 2017 at 5:30 pm || Graduate Student Lounge, 680 Sherbrooke

MNHP will be holding its first meeting of a 2017-18 Academic year on Monday! This group meets to have discussions, plan events around issues affecting nurses, and to increase awareness of nursing politics. You don’t need to be an expert, just a general interest! We are meeting to learn and discover together. At this first meeting we will be discussing our theme of this year.

Come one, come all! Please join ourFacebook group if you are interested!

Emergency First Aid Course       Sundays November 5th &10th 16th, 2017 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm || Thomson House Ballroom, Thomson House

This CPR level+ provided by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada will be held by the PGSS at a low cost. For more information, please consult this link. SPACES ARE LIMITED, are registration end October 27th !

Canadian Intensive Care Week  Tuesday October 24th, 2017 from 9am to 1 pm || PK Subban Atrium, MCH, Glen Site

Join us during Canadian Intensive Care Week for presentations from PICU, NICU and Emergency Department! Team members will share their experiences and expertise in fun & interactive ways! Everyone is welcomed! Come learn about the incredible work that our critical teams at the MCH are doing!

Centraide Bake Sale                     Tuesday October 24th, 2017, between 7am & 2 pm || Lobby of 680 Sherbrooke, McGill University

The NGSA Executive have decided to join forces with Josee Bonneau & Dr. Susan Drouin to help raise money for Centraide! Centraide is a non-profit that raises money to spend locally to break the cycle of poverty and social exclusion, with the end goal of improving quality of life. In the Greater Montreal area, one out of seven people receives support from an agency in Centraide’s network.

If you would like to help sell the merchandise or add a baked good to the table please send Katie anemail! Otherwise come out and buy some Halloween themed baked goods on the 24th!!


Participants Wanted                  Deadline: Not specified

Does nervousness and worry before a test interfere with your ability to do well?

Here is a great opportunity to participate in a study in which you will learn a strategy for managing test anxiety! We will evaluate the effectiveness of this strategy and provide you with resources for managing test anxiety. You will be compensated 10$ for participating in this brief 1 hour study.

If you are interested, email me!

Research Assistant Position    Deadline: Not specified

Dr. Sylvie Lambert is looking for a RA to conduct a study about illness self-management skills, needs, barriers, and preferences for interventions among patients from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and their family caregivers. The RA must be bilingual and trilingual is preferred. For more detailed information, check us the attached form.

Research Coordinator Wanted Deadline: Monday October 23rd, 2017

Myra Piat, PhD, is looking for a research coordinator for a research aiming to evaluate the implementation of the Canadian Recovery Guidelines into mental health services. The job description and requirements are described in the pdf attached. Consult it for more details.

Research Assistant Position     Deadline: Monday October 23rd, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Myra Piat, PhD, is looking for a research assistant for a project on the operationalization of recovery into mental health services for adults with serious mental illness. All the job requirements and criteria are listed in the attached pdf.

TAships available                       Deadline: Friday November 10th, 2017 || Submission through CaPS only

ISoN is looking for TAs among NGSA students for the following classes: NUR1 200 Biology for Illness and Therapy with Dr. F Nestel and NUR2 516 Perspectives on Global Health with Jody Tuck.For more information, consult myfuture, CaPS.


Qualitative Evidence Synthesis Workshop                                       Monday October 30th, 2017 || Faculty of Dentristy, 2001 McGill College Av., Room 102

This workshop will be conducted by past MQHRG-er, Megan Wainwright. Megan now works with CERQual. You can learn more about CERQual at this link. More  information will be provide closer to the date, with an RSVP request (Megan will need to know exact numbers for the workshop). Stay tuned, and meanwhile, read this article for more information about CERQual !

TEDxMontrealWomen Event      Sunday, November 5th, 2017 from 8am to 5 pm || Théâtre St-Denis, Montreal

The TEDxMontrealWomen event challenges each and everyone of us, as members of society, to question and define our values and beliefs in an effort to create an awareness and understanding of why we behave as we do, what motivates our behaviors and what drives our decisions to conduct our lives as we do. With this increased consciousness, we discover that we are more empowered than we previously thought to make positive, disruptive and impactful changes in whichever spheres of influence we choose. TEDxMontrealWomen is an independently organized event and an integral part of the global TEDWomen community. For more information, checkhere!

McGill Nursing Career Fair       Thursday November 9th, 2017 || SSMU building, Suite 1200

The Canadian Nursing Student Association (CNSA) McGill Chapter is proud to host the annual McGill Nursing Career Fair once again! Regrouping 20+ healthcare institutions in order to allow nursing students the opportunity to: ask questions regarding opportunities, work conditions and to put a face to a name for future employers thus increasing likelihood of getting hired. The event is accompanied with wine and cheese in order to facilitate discussion.
We hope to see you there!!

Entry to the Career Fair is FREE for current McGill Nursing students.
Please note that a small fee of 5$ (cash) will be charged to nursing students from educational institutions other than McGill University and those who have already graduated. Please bring your McGill ID, we will be checking at the door. Business attire is encouraged.

Please remember to bring copies of your CV and cover letter to distribute! For more info, click here!

MNGH Lunch & Learn: Peer Health Education in Rural Tanzania         Thursday November 2nd, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm || Room TBA

Come to McGill Nurses for Global Health’s Lunch & Learn event to hear guest speaker George Sanga from Njombe, Tanzania speak about his work on a youth peer health education project implemented in 50 primary schools in the Southern Highlands region. This project was put in place through the partnership between the Global Health Concentration of the Master’s in Nursing degree, and through funding from McGill Nurses for Highlands Hope. Lunch will be provided! For more info, go here!

Global Health Night 2017           Tuesday November 7th, 2017 from 4:30-7:30 pm || 2200 Mansfield Street

Global Health Night is an annual event held to highlight and foster the involvement of students and faculty at McGill in global health related fields. 

During the wine and cheese reception, guests will have the opportunity to browse student poster presentations. Students and student groups from all backgrounds and disciplines will be presenting posters about their global health-related experiences, clinical rotations and projects!

This year, we are extremely happy to have none other than Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Specializing in Global Public Health & Foreign Policy Voice Writer and Author of The Coming Plague and Betrayal of Trust, as our keynote speaker.

For more information, see here.


First Provincial Symposium on Chronic Pain                                                      November 8-10th, 2017  || Hotel Le Concorde, Quebec City, Quebec                 

It is our pleasure to invite you to the first provincial symposium on chronic pain that will take place in Québec City from November 8 to 10 on the theme “La douleur chronique: S’unir pour faire la différence.”

It has been initiated by the “Table nationale des experts en douleur chronique” and is targeted specifically to clinicians and researchers who are interested in chronic non-cancer pain. The goal is to foster knowledge transfer, enrich participants’skills, and improve the care and services provided to people with chronic pain.

The program features a public lecture by Dr. Michael Sullivan, workshops, presentations, and more! Come discuss and work on a wide range of topics, including the latest research in the province, the usefulness of natural products for treating pain,lumbar spine surgeries, psychopharmacology and pain, social responsibility and chronic pain, thoracic outlet syndrome, and self-management tools for patients.

Please note that November 8 and the morning of November 9 are reserved for researchers who are members of the Quebec Pain Research Network, which is holding its annual retreat on these dates. The activities open to all start at 1:15 p.m. on November 9.

The Symposium will take place at Hotel Le Concorde Quebec, where a block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $106 plus taxes. Additional information about accommodations, parking, transportation, and registration for activities will be sent to you soon!

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