NGSA Weekly Newsletter

Hey snurses!

(aka student-nurses or already-nurses who are simply trying to get through their grad studies… I’ll call you snurses as of now on in our weekly NGSA newsletter 😀 )

I hope that you have survived midterms season (probably if you’re reading this) and that you are managing to keep your head above water with all the assignments due before the end of the term. You shall not worry about the workload: more than half the semester has already gone by, and the harder it gets, the closer to Holidays we stand! As of now on, in order to let your McGill email inbox breathe a little, the NGSA will be compiling all the information we have for you and will be emailing it out every Friday, except for a few time-sensitive things that we may have to send separately on some occasions. So here’s our first issue of the newsletter, enjoy the reading, and I’ll get back to you next week!

Have a wonderful weekend!
On behalf of your NGSA,
Maxim (VP-Comm)


  1. MDNC Meeting (November 21st)
  2. NGSA Social Gathering (Friday November 23rd)
  3. Frontiers in Pain Lecture (December 5th)
  4. Patient Education Job Opportunity
  5. New era in coffee making!!!



1- McGill Doctoral Nursing Colloquium Meeting

The McGill Doctoral Nursing Colloquium will be holding a meeting November 21st from 1-2:30 in Wilson Hall Room 223.  Dr. Anita Gagnon and Dr. Carmen Loiselle will be speaking about work-life balance while establishing and growing a program of research. Both PhD and Masters students are welcome to attend.

2- NGSA Social Gathering

The NGSA is excited to announce that we will be hosting our first social event of the semester Friday, November 23rd from 6-8 PM at Thomson House! We invite all graduate nursing students to attend.  More details regarding the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

3- Frontiers in Pain Lecture

The Frontiers in Pain Research Lecture Series continue on December 5th with a presentation by Dr. Peggy Compton, Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Georgetown University. The title of Dr. Compton’s talk will be “Addiction in Chronic Pain Patients.” Compton’s research program explores pain and opioid addiction from a clinical perspective, with a specific interest in how the presence of one affects the expression of the other.  She has been systematically studying the pain responses of opioid-addicted/dependent individuals, and is a clinical expert in detecting opiate abuse and addiction in chronic pain patients.  This presentation will happen at the Montreal General Hospital, Room D14-102, 4:00 p.m.

4- Patient Education Job Opportunity for Nursing Students

Please see attached posters regarding a paid job opportunity with the Health Psychology Interest Group for nursing students.  The position involves providing education to dermatological cancer patients for approximately 1-hour/week.  Interested students can forward CV, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to Rosalind Garland at

5- New era in coffee making!!!

Good news: The Research Unit (aka your snurse study space in Wilson Hall, room 224) has now got its very own Keurig K-Cup coffee maker, yay! Sadly there was no time for us to organize a funeral for the red filter-coffee maker… it will be missed (or not!) We have 2 blends of coffee (Mexico-dark & Amazonia-medium, both organic & fair trade), Earl Grey Tea, and Green Tea available for the curious taste buds of the fancy connoisseurs or the caffeine-craving & sleep-deprived souls. The machine will make you coffee in about 10 seconds at anytime of day (well…during office hours and only for as long as Wilson Hall does not crumble down) for only 1$ per cup. We also have a new fridge stocked with cream and milk for your hot beverages, still to remain allergen-free we would appreciate that you don’t use the fridge to store any foods. Lastly, this machine is worth a lot of money so please follow the instructions before using it.



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