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Sunday January 28th, 2018

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Message from your President                                          

Good evening fellow Nursing Grads!

Just a little information for everyone from your Nursing Graduate Executives.

  1. You will notice in the lounge there has been a few additions within the last two months.
    1. Couches! Please relax, study and nap on them! They are intended for you to enjoy! 😊 However, because they are fabric we ask that you please refrain from eating while sitting on them or putting your boots up on them. This is to keep them nice and clean for as long as possible.
    2. Winter mats!  Fourmats have been set out in the nursing lounge. Out of respect for everyone’s comfort and safety, we ask that you please take your boots off at the door and put them on the mats while you are in the lounge.
  2. After some discussion with the Nursing Undergraduate Society (NUS) about our individual lounges. For those who do not know: the Graduate Student Lounge is Rm: 1924 and the NUS lounge is the open space on the 19th floor where the kitchenette is. We have both decided that out of respect for each Program, since the number of students in each program is far greater than each lounge space we will keep the lounges as strictly for each Program and not co-share except for specific occasions (ie. events, meetings, occasions where you are with members from either Program – where permission to do so was asked before hand). Therefore,
    1. Please refrain from eating lunch, studying, or hanging out in the NUS Lounge (19th floor open area)
    2. Understandably, there are times when our lounge is full so please feel free to use any of the following areas: The 18th floor open area  & any of the empty classrooms are open to all students (unless otherwise booked)
  3.  Just to be clear this does not mean you cannot walk in the hallways, or hang out in the hallways of the 19th floor — this is strictly about sitting in their lounge.
  4. Attached is a list of the lounge rules if you also wouldn’t mind having a look at! 😊

 Thank you very much for your understanding!

If you have any questions, thoughts, etc.  about this (or anything!), please send me an email!

Katie MacMillan

Looking Ahead: Improving Concussion Care                              Tuesday January 30th, 2018 from 18:30 to 20:30 pm || SSMU Building, Lev Bukhman Room

Open to all, a free panel discussing the current environment of concussion prevention, care, and rehabilitation. What are the current practices? How can they be improved? Featuring a panel of experts from diverse professions, we will explore current innovation and improvement within the field, and how we can ensure the increasing research into concussions translates into better and more accessible care.

Stay tuned for more announcements about our panelists and this event!

Research in Actions Presents: Child Care in Nursing                               Friday February 2nd, 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm  || ISoN Room 1822, 680 Sherbrooke West St

Research in Action is excited to present “Child Care in Nursing” for our first seminar of 2018!

Our speakers are as follows: Franco Carnevale talking about Views On Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics (VOICE), Marjorie Montreuil discussing about moral experiences of crisis management in a child mental health setting and Argerie Tsimicalis regarding moral experiences of children with osteogenesis imperfecta

It’s a great opportunity for you to learn more about nursing research at the ISoN, and to connect with students and faculty.

PLUS, refreshments will be served!

MNGH Lunch & Learn with Dr. Ingrid Waldron                                       Thursday February 1st, 2018 from 13:00 to 2:00 pm || ISoN Room 1916, 680 Sherbrooke West St

Lunch & Learn with Dr. Ingrid Waldron about “Racialization of Psychiatric Diagnosis”, which pertains to the misdiagnosis/over-diagnosis of certain mental illnesses in Black and other non-White communities.

Ingrid Waldron is an Associate Professor at the Ingram School of Nursing and the author of: There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities (to be released Spring 2018 by Fernwood Publishing). For more information, check this out!

ISoN Student & Faculty Wine & Cheese                                              Wednesday February  7th, 2018 from 16:30 to 18:30 pm  || 19th floor, NUS Lounge

The NGSA will be hosting its biannual Wine & Cheese night in the NUS Lounge (the open common area) on the 19th Floor of 680 Sherbrooke. This event provides an opportunity for McGill graduate nursing students and faculty members to meet and get to know one another (while enjoying free food & vino!).

Don’t worry if you have other commitments during Wednesday afternoons; this is a casual event so please feel free to stop by anytime!

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Volunteer Needed by Médecins du Monda Canada                            Deadline: Monday January 29th, 2018


Dans le cadre de la consolidation de ses positionnements et de son plaidoyer sur la lutte contre le choléra en Haïti, Médecins du Monde Canada recherche une personne bénévole pour effectuer une revue documentaire de 8 à 15 pages traitant des sujets suivants: situation épidémiologique, cadres et politiques de santé publique, financements internationaux (humanitaire et développement).

Les documents à analyser seront pour la plupart déjà disponibles, mais il se peut que quelques recherches supplémentaires soient nécessaires.

La personne bénévole devra être disponible 4 semaines, à temps partiel – du 5 février au 2 mars 2018. Le travail pourra s’effectuer à distance avec quelques rencontres dans les bureaux de Médecins du Monde à Montréal (ou à défaut par Skype).

Profil recherché :

· Étudiant.e ou diplomé.e en santé publique/mondiale – niveau bac ou maîtrise

· Bonne capacité de rédaction en français et bonne compréhension de l’anglais

·  Intérêt pour la mission de Médecins du Monde

Si cela vous intéresse – merci d’envoyer un courriel ainsi que votre CV, avant le 29 janvier, à Chloé Cébron – Conseillère analyse et plaidoyer ici.

Call for Submission: 2018 McGill Interprofessional Health Research Symposium                                  Deadline: Friday February 23rd, 2018 at 11:59 pm

The McGill Association of Students in Healthcare (MASH) and the McGill Journal of Medicine (MJM) invite you to present your research at the 2018 McGill Interprofessional Health Research Symposium, which will take place onMarch 13, 2018 at the Bellini Building.

The symposium will feature poster presentations of research conducted by students from a variety of healthcare related disciplines, including medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical and occupational therapy, clinical psychology, epidemiology, rehabilitation sciences, kinesiology, speech language pathology, nutrition, and social work. The symposium aims to showcase the quality and breadth of student research at McGill University and to promote knowledge sharing and interprofessional interactions among students in healthcare fields.

Click here to view submission guidelines and submit your abstract. Abstract submission guidelines are also available on the MJM website.

For any questions, please email.

Community Oral Health Research Coordinator                                        Deadline: Wednesday January 31st 2018

The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto is looking for a motivated individual to assist with a study entitled “Nishtam Niwiipitan (My First Teeth): A Multi-Pronged Approach for Improving Mother and Child Oral Health in Aboriginal Communities” to be carried out in on-reserve and urban First Nations and Métis communities in Ontario andManitoba. The study aims to work collaboratively with the partnering communities and healthcare delivery organizations to strengthen the effectiveness and scalability of a multi-faceted early childhood caries (tooth decay) preventive intervention, consisting of oral health anticipatory guidance, delivered by means of motivational interviewing to parents and caregivers, and fluoride therapies for their infants and toddlers.

The Community Oral Health Research Coordinator (COHRC) will be responsible for coordinating the local aspects of the study as well as liaising with other members of the study team and with the community partners. The COHRC will organize focus groups and interviews with stakeholders and transcribe the audio recordings from the focus groups discussions and interviews, assist with the writing of manuscripts and reports arising from the research activities, and give presentations about the study to community groups/stakeholders. The COHRC will also receive training in basic counselling techniques and fluoride varnish application and will deliver these interventions to the study participants.

For more information, check out the attached flyer.

Nursing Student Space Gallery: Call for Submission!                          Deadline: Friday March 2nd 2018

What better way to leave your mark at the school of nursing than by adorning its walls with your artwork? If this sounds appealing to you, then look no further. We are looking for nursing students who’d like to participate in the Nursing Student Space Gallery. This student run project is an exciting opportunity to incorporate artwork from nursing students into the new graduate student lounge of the Ingram School of Nursing. Simply fill out this form and we will contact you!

Volunteer Opportunity for Community Deadline: Not specified

Explore! Careers in Health is a 3-day event taking place in late June 2018 that targets high school students (ages 14-17) who come from underprivileged areas of Montreal as well as rural areas of Quebec. We offer an interdisciplinary career program to the students by collaborating with many health professional programs through a series of hands-on workshops. Every year we recruit students from Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, PT/OT, Pharmacology, Anatomy and so on to participate. (For more information about the program, see here.)

We are currently looking for people who would be interested in preparing and coordinating the Nursing workshop.

If interested in getting involved, please send an email here with your name, the position that interests you and any ideas that you may have for your position.


Support & Discussion Group about Living Away from Home               Sunday February 11th, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm || WELL Office, Meredith Annex Conference Room, 3708 Peet St

This discussion group provides a space for future Healthcare Professionals to meet and discuss their unique experiences with respect to living away from home. This discussion group is offered to ALL-LEVELS of Training and is an Inter-professional Forum for Healthcare Trainees. If interested, fill upthis registration form and send it to this address email! For more information about workshops, check this out!

Support & Discussion Group about Stress Reduction                          Thursday February 22nd, 2018, 5:30-6:30 pm || WELL Office, Meredith Annex Conference Room, 3708 Peet St

Research shows that chronic stress interferes with the executive functions of the brain and hence, the cognitive processing that students need to accomplish and succeed in their studies. An overload of stress affects the ability to memorize, focus, plan properly and make decisions and moreover, regulate their own emotions. This workshop will help learners understand the effect of stress on their brain, and how they need to intervene with their stress in order to develop the necessary self-regulation tools that supports their academic success.If interested, fill up this registration form and send it to this address email! For more information about workshops, check this out!

Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference                                    Monday June 11th, 2018 to Wednesday June 13th || University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan

Registration is now open and accepting abstracts for the 2018 Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference! This years theme is about Doctoral Success through LeadershipRegistration details and abstract details are available on their website.

The conference is intended to bring together doctoral students engaged in research for networking, scholarly discussions, and learning opportunities; provide doctoral students with the opportunity to submit an abstract and present their research; and provide support, encouragement, and mentoring of doctoral students.

If you have any questions, please contactthis person resource.

Support & Discussion Group about Perfectionism                               Tuesday February 13th, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm || WELL Office, Meredith Annex Conference Room, 3708 Peet St

This discussion group provides a space for future Healthcare Professionals to meet and discuss their unique experiences and challenges with respect to Perfectionism. This discussion group is offered to ALL-LEVELS of Training and is an Inter-professional Forum for Healthcare Trainees. If interested, fill upthis registration form and send it to this address email!For more information about workshops, check thisout!

Do No Harm: One’s Doctor’s Mission for Tobacco-Free Investment Conference                                    Tuesday February 27th, 2018 at 5:00 pm  || Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield St, Montreal

I would like to call your attention to a call for nominations for GPS recognition of excellence. Dr. Bronwyn King is a radiation oncologist and Founder and CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios, a not-for-profit organization that collaborates with the finance sector to encourage tobacco-free investment. Dr. King has delivered her message in the boardrooms of super funds across Australia and the world. The former Team Doctor for the Australian Swimming Team, Dr. King is an Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia and is the Inaugural Distinguished Fellow in a joint initiative between King’s College London and the University of Melbourne. For more information, check this out.

FRESQue Conférence – Pré-Sommet Wednesday February 21st, 2018, 6:00-9:00 pm || TBI

*The following announcement is made in French!!*

FRESQue vous convie à sa conférence pré-sommet le 21 février prochain! Vous êtes invités en grand nombre à une discussion portant sur le système de santé et certains de ses enjeux actuels d’utilisation des services dont celui de la surmédicalisation avec nos conférenciers renommés, le Dr Alain Vadeboncoeur, urgentologue, chef du service de médecine d’urgence de l’Institut de cardiologie de Montréal, et leDr Réjean Hébert, professeur, chercheur et doyen de l’École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal, médecin gériatre et ancien Ministre de la Santé et des services sociaux du Québec! C’est l’occasion parfaite d’en apprendre davantage sur notre réseau et d’entamer la réflexion sur des pistes de solution en marge de notre sommet annuel (17-18 mars 2018).

L’évènement est GRATUITUn léger goûter sera offert. 

For more information, check this link out!


Family Support Caregivers Support Program – Activities                            Winter/Spring 2018

For more information about wellness activities for everyone of all ages, please see the attached document of YMCA for all the activities offered.

7e Journée Scientifique du Regroupement Québécois en soins de plaies            Friday- Saturday March 16th-17th, 2018 || Hôtel Delta, Trois-Rivières

Pour une 7e année consécutive, le RQSP est fier de vous inviter à ces Journées Scientifiques ! Sous le titre Le soin des plaies au Québec : un monde de savoir et d’expertise !, cette édition promet d’être fort intéressante, innovante et captivante ! Des conférenciers des quatre coins du Québec, des sujets diversifiés et des activités divertissantes seront encore au rendez-vous cette année. Des études de cas, des pratiques exemplaires, des nouvelles thématiques et un panel d’experts sauront rencontrer vos attentes en matière de formation et de mise à niveau.

Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter le dépliant attaché avec tous les détails entourant cette conférence!

2018 FRESQue Summit    

We are very proud and thrilled to announce to you that the 2018 FRESQue Summit will be held on Medical Overuse in Montreal in March 2018, with the exact date and location to be confirmed.

There is indeed a growing concern around medical overuse, overdiagnosis and overtreatment, and the place they are taking in our healthcare system. Medical overuse is defined by the Institute of Medicine as “care in the absence of a clear medical basis for use or when the benefit of therapy does not outweigh risks” (BMJ, 2015).

While trying to comprehend what defines overuse by opposition to the right amount of care needed in a patient centered continuum, this year’s 2018 FRESQue Summit will be a great opportunity for all of us to learn more and act on this high impact subject. We will try to answer some  questions while having a broader look at some of the medical overuse administrative effects on the organization of health services, including management of healthcare costs. Recommendations will thus be formulated in the context of the Quebec healthcare system.

Take note that we will start accepting memoirs on this topic. You can send them in here.

Attached, you will find an invitation to take part in this journey with us! We invite you to get on board one of our committees in preparation of our summit. Join us and pass the word!

Weekend Bereavement at Camp Carousel                                                             Deadline: May 1st, 2018

Camp Carousel is organized by the Carousel program of NOVA West Island. The program offers a “circle of support” to children and youth who are in the midst of coping with loss and change, at no cost to the families.

Campers will participate in a variety of activities that include recreation, arts and crafts, campfire, small group sessions, and remembrance ceremony

A weekend of open support and guidance led by a skilled counselor and specially trained volunteers providing opportunities for growth and healing for youth experiencing the grieving process.

For more information, check out their website as well as the attached flyer.

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