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Sunday March 18th, 2018

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WELL Office: Present for ISoN Students 

Feeling overwhelmed by your assignments/papers/group projects/midterms? Want to discuss your feelings/concerns with a professional? The WELL Office has what you need! The Wellness Consultants provide a safe and confidential space to support learners in resolving personal issues that may be interfering with their wellness and learning. Plus, you can book a consultant now and if you are experiencing high levels of distress, our Wellness Consultants will make every effort to see you within 2 working days! For more information, check out their page!

NP/Entry to Practice Career Exploration Event                                                 Wednesday March 21st, 2018 from 17:30 to 19:30 pm|| 680 Sherbrooke St, room 1825

Do you have questions about how to apply for jobs after you graduate? Are you interested in working outside of Quebec but feel lost on how to transfer credentials? Are you interested in furthering your education into the nurse practitioner stream?

The goal of the Career Exploration event is to provide you [the students!] the opportunity to ask a panel of ISoN Graduates questions about applying for jobs and transferring credentials. Graduates specializing in the following topics will be present:

• Transferring of MSc(A) Nursing degree and finding jobs in British Columbia
• Transferring of MSc(A) Nursing degree and finding jobs in Ontario
• Getting licensed and finding a RN or MSc(A) level job in Montreal as anMSc(A)
• Getting licensed and finding a RN or MSc(A) level job in the rest of Quebec (Sherbrooke, Quebec City, elsewhere)
• Information session about the NP Program at McGill
• Finding an NP job in Quebec and the rest of Canada

Refreshments will be served.

*If you want more info, check this out!

Biannual Simulation Center Interdisciplinary Open House    Monday March 19th, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm|| Steinberg SIM Center, 3575 Parc Ave., Suite 5640,  Montreal

Join us to learn more about the SIM Center and its role in your program! You’ll get the opportunity to explore the facilities, try out what it has to offer AND meet other students from different professional programs at McGill! Pizza and drinks are provided!

If interested, RSVP here by March 15st!

NPMP Clinical Peer Support Workshop                               Thursday March 22nd, 2018 from 15:00- 17:00 pm || 2001 McGill College, room 547

As always, any topics or interests are welcomed to be discussed during the workshop! We want to tailor the workshop to your needs and best support you throughout this session 😊

Join NPMP in receiving advice and insight from senior students regarding success in the clinical setting, self-care activities, and more!

Please click “GOING” on this event page to confirm your presence. See you all there!

NPMP French Language Workshop                                          Tuesday March 20th, 2018 from 13:00 to 14:30 pm|| 680 Sherbrooke St, room 1914

We invite all undergraduate and graduate nursing students to attend!. This is an amazing opportunity to familiarize yourself with the French language and strengthen your ability to converse/understand in a casual setting or hospital placement.

The French Language Workshops will have a medical/nursing focus, from beginner to advanced levels, including health and physical assessments, medical terminology, and patient scenarios.

9th Annual Speed Nursing        Thursday March 22nd, 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 pm|| Thomson House

Very similar to “Speed Dating”, Nurses will be paired up with a group of nursing students, and every 5-6 minutes more or less, the bell rings and groups switch. It’s a great way learn what life is like after graduation and gain insight to the profession you are about to embark on.

To accompany this intense experience will be great food 15-30 minutes before the start of the event, where you will be able to gather all the energy you need. There will be breaks during the event to grab some more food, non-alcoholic drinks and alcoholic drinks.



Calls for Paper: Qualitative Health Research                                      Deadline: Friday March 30th, 2018 at 11:59 pm

There is an urgent need for innovation in the use of qualitative methods alongside randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of health interventions. Less than 13% of RCTs use qualitative methods and when they are used, qualitative methods are often restricted to interviews and focus group discussions at the end of interventions limiting the insights they generate. This special issue aims to bring together studies from RCTs that draw on the rich history of using qualitative health methods in public health, including (but not limited to) life histories, photo voice, ethno-drama, participatory techniques, digital storytelling, digital ethnography, and the analysis of video or images.

We welcome articles focusing on either how innovative qualitative methodologies were used alongside an RCT of a specific intervention, or methodological papers that discuss innovative methods in relation to RCTs of complex health interventions more broadly. Articles should clearly articulate why they are innovative and the potential for generating new findings or insights for interventions that cannot be gained through interviews with participants or focus group discussions alone.

Please follow the journal’s guidelines for submissions.  Authors must include the name of the special issue in the appropriate dialogue box when making their submission to be considered. Submissions are handled online through the Qualitative Health Research SAGE Track site.  Please visit this lin to begin the submission process.

If you have any questions about the special issue please contact Jenevieve Mannell.

Clinical Instructors Demanded!         Deadline: Not Specified

Some Faculty members are currently recruiting clinical instructors for 2018 summer clinical courses, NUR1 331 (BScN program – Rehab and Geriatrics) & NUR1 334 (BNI program – Acute and Critical Care). They run from May 1st up to June 12th (NUR1 334 on Tues-Wed and NUR1 331 on specific days spanning Mon-Fri)

They are looking to hire students that hold a full OIIQ license and here is the link to apply!

2018 Jack Born Student Essay Competition Looking for Submissions                                Deadline: Saturday March 31st, 2018 at 11:59 pm

In 2008, the Justice Emmett Hall Memorial Foundation launched its annual student essay competition. In 2015 the annual Justice Emmett Hall student essay competition was renamed to celebrate Dr. John (Jack) Boan’s significant contributions to the field of health economics and policy.

The intent is to foster Canadian health economics and health policy research among undergraduate and graduate students. The competition is publicized in French and English through undergraduate and graduate programs in economics, health policy, health administration, community and public health and applied health research programs across Canada, the Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) network, and other local applied health research networks.

Over 350 essays have been submitted since the launch of this competition. Essays are reviewed and scored independently by two members of the panel of judges to avoid potential conflicts of interest – so that double blind protocols are maintained as much as possible. The Hall Foundation will award three prizes annually for the best doctoral submission, best masters submission as well as best undergraduate submission.

For more information, please contactDon Wildfong!

McBurney Latin America Fellowship                  Deadline: Sunday, April 1st, 2018

The McBurney Fellowship Award provides support to students who plan to travel to Latin America in order to participate in a program or project that improves the health status and/or social conditions of marginalized populations in Latin America. Its mandate is to make a significant contribution to improving the health and social conditions of poor and marginalized populations in Latin America through the delivery of concrete and measurable interventions or service-based projects.

Graduate students at McGill who are motivated to develop a self-directed internship project or service oriented research can apply!

More information can be found here!


Journée de recrutement en soins infirmière dans le CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’île-de-Montréal                        Deadline: Saturday March 24th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 15:30 pm || Hôpital Sacré-Coeur

Dans le cadre du travail de collaboration que le service de l’enseignement réalise avec le service de recrutement du CIUSSS, nous souhaitons vous informer de la tenue d’une journée de recrutement en soins infirmiers et sciences infirmières. L’objectif de cette journée est de recruter du personnel compétent pour combler de nombreux besoins dans le domaine des soins infirmiers dans les différents milieux qui composent le CIUSSS, soit en milieux hospitaliers, CLSC et CHSLD.

Qui sait, vous aurez peut-être une promesse d’embauche…?

5th Edition of the Student Neurology Symposium                                   Saturday April 7th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 17:00 pm || Campus de la santé de l’Université de Sherooke, Z7 Building

The Student Interest Groups in Neurology of all four Quebec universities invite you to the 5th Edition of the Student Neurology Symposium, hosted by Sherbrooke University.

During the day, you will have the opportunity to attend various talks and participate in the hands-on clinical skills workshops. The symposium is 100% bilingual this year, with parallel talks in both languages!

Please find the schedule here and feel free to visit our website for more info on our mission and past symposiums! Stay tuned!

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.

Healthcare in Crisis: Nurses Mobilize for Change!                                  Wednesday March 28th, 2018 from 17:30 to 20:30 pm || McIntyre Medical Building, Martin Amphitheatre

The Quebec healthcare system is in crisis and nurses are overturning old taboos and speaking out in the name of patient care and safety in the workplace. This unprecedented degree of individual mobilization from nurses has never been seen before in the province’s history; some even arguing anywhere else. Is this the start of a major turning point for nursing engagement?

A panel discussion will tackle this question along with many more including: What exactly is the current healthcare crisis? Why the stark contrast in coverage of the issue between franco- and anglophone Quebec? How have nurses been mobilizing and what is the role of social media? What are ways to resolve the crisis? What should be the future of nursing in health policy? And, how can you be an agent for change in and out of the workplace?

Officially recognized by the Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) committee of the Ingram School of Nursing for 2.5 hrs of accreditation with the payment of a 5$ accreditation fee!

For more info, check this page out!

Invitation to the NUS Graduation Event                                                 Friday April 6th, 2018 at 18:00 || Le Windsor, Versailles Ballroom

Ticket Deadline: Monday, March 19th – please contact Katie!

All graduate students have been invited to attend the Nursing Undergraduate Graduation Event! The tickets are $120 each per person and you are invited to bring a plus one (not necessarily another grad student)!

The price includes: a three course menu, wine service during the meal (1/2 bottle per person), 1h open bar, a professional photographer, a professional DJ, and photobooth (instant pictures!). You will also be welcome to choose which table you sit at and your main course.


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.

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