NGSA Weekly Newsletter

Hey snurses!

Are you starting to feel the heat of the end of the semester – or maybe today’s abnormally hight 11°C temperature for the end of November? Personally, I just cannot wait for the Holidays, it’s been a really busy semester (aren’t they all?!!) If you’re struggling with work-life balance right now, as most grad students are, well you would have benefitted from this week’s MDNC Meeting, special thanks to Dr. Anita Gagnon and Dr. Carmen Loiselle. I had a great time! And if you did not attend, well you missed a very interesting discussion on the topic.

In the meantime, this week was a rich week for the NGSA: we received new couches for the Research Unit, moved a lot of things around, and did a thorough clean-up. Your RU is now pretty snazzy looking (see pictures in the student-space section of the website) and a comfy study space to chill out, get some work done, or simply network with your colleagues. We’ve seen quite a few new faces in there this week, don’t be shy to come visit us at any time.

Alright, enough of my little updates. Without further ado, here is the third issue of our weekly NGSA 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. McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy Speaker (November 28th)
  2. NGSA Social Gathering (November 30th, 2012)
  3. McGill Doctoral Nursing Colloquium Meetings (December 11th, January 30th)
  4. Accidental PhD Exclusion on Flu-shot Survey


1 – McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy Speaker

The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy is hosting speaker Myron Frankman, a senior research fellow with the Department for International Sustainable Development Law.  He will be discussing social protection floors and the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals.  This talk will be taking place Wednesday, November 28th from 12:30 – 13:45 at the Institute for Health and Social Policy Charles Meredith House at 1130 Pine Avenue West.  Those interested in attending should RSVP by November 27th to:  See flyer for more details: IHSP flyer

2 – NGSA Social Gathering

A quick reminder that the NGSA will be hosting a social gathering Friday, November 30th from 5-7PM in Thomson House room 404.  All are invited to come socialize and enjoy some FREE FOOD! 

3 – McGill Doctoral Nursing Colloquium Meetings

The MDNC would like to remind everyone that the next meetings will be held at the following times:

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
Room 104 Wilson Hall
Speaker: A member of the Jewish General Hospital Research Ethics Office will be speaking to us about the how-to’s of submitting a research ethics application.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Room 223 Wilson Hall
Speakers: Patty O’Connor (Director of Nursing MUHC) and Judith Ritchie (Associate Director Nursing Research MUHC) will be speaking to us about the various types of nursing leadership positions that might be possible for Phd graduates in nursing with examples of how they have carved each of their own career paths.

All are welcome to attend!

4 – Accidental PhD Exclusion on Flu-shot Survey

It has come to the NGSAs attention that the program option of PhD/Post Doctorate was not included on the survey recently sent out to all NGSA members concerning a potential upcoming flu-shot clinic to be held in Wilson Hall.  We want to send our sincerest apologies for this inadvertent error.  In no way did we mean to exclude the PhD Cohort from this opportunity.  In the transition to the NGSA we are continuing to sort out our communication strategies, and are striving for inclusion of all members!



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