NGSA Weekly Newsletter

Hey snurses!

I hope that you had a good time during the Holidays and that you were able to get some rest before the beginning of the semester. I’m taking the opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year, and hopefully 2013 will bring you everything that you hope for, whether it’s graduation, getting published, passing your Comps, finishing your manuscript/thesis, being assigned to the project of your choice, acing your clinical course, or getting the good grades you deserve for all the hard work you’ve put into your studies! (Nah, I’m just kidding 😛 There’s much more to life than only academic stuff; although we may tend to forget it while we try to get through grad studies…) I hope that you also get all those other things you wish for during 2013.

There will be many events coming-up this semester, so try to keep track of these weekly newsletters and read through them (well at least the table of content…) if you want to be sure not to miss anything.

Alright, that’s enough for my little updates. Enjoy reading this first issue of the weekly NGSA newsletter for 2013! I’ll get back to you shortly with more updates about upcoming events.

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



  1. MNGH ‘Health Knows No Boundaries’ International Night (January 15th)
  2. McGill Annual Pain Day registration (January 18th)
  3. Presentation on urban environments and active living (January 23rd)
  4. Jewish General Hospital recruitment Open House (January 31st)
  5. NGSA Logo Contest EXTENSION (February 15th)


1- McGill Nurses for Global Health ‘Health Knows No Boundaries’ International Night

What: Health Knows No Boundaries is an event where guest speakers present and discuss their experiences conducting research and working in Global Health.  The event is a potluck style in which guests are asked to bring food to share.  Please join us for night filled with a vast array of different foods, good music and motivational speakers.

When: Tuesday January 15th, 2013 @ 6:00-8:30 pm

Where: Thompson House, Basement Lounge

Who: This years speakers include students from the BSc(N) and M.Sc Nursing programs who have completed internships and/or research projects in Sri Lanka and Nepal. Melodie Hicks is a Nursing Professor at Vanier College and will be discussing her experiences establishing partnerships and working in clinics in Malawi.

Emily Kristensen – BScN Ambassador Program (Sri Lanka)
Barbara Harvey & Safiqa Kara– M.Sc Research Project (Nepal)
Melodie Hicks – Vanier College Nursing Professor (Malawi)


Students, Faculty and Guests are Welcome!
Please bring food to share or a suggested 3$ donation

2- McGill Annual Pain Day registration deadline

A reminder to students that registration is now open for the McGill Annual Pain Day at  Deadline to register is January 18, 2013.

3- Presentation by Dr. James Sallis on urban environments and active living

What: You are invited to a conversation with Dr. James Sallis on how urban environments can promote or impede active living

When: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013 @ 12:30-2:00 pm

Where: University Centre, Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Who: Dr. James Sallis, renowned behavioural psychologist and Distinguished Professor of Family & Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, will join a panel of local health and fitness experts to discuss the results of his research on how the layout of our cities and neighbourhoods influences how we exercise, and what each of us can do to stay active and help promote healthier city planning, no matter where we live.

Don’t miss this engaging – and important – discussion, featuring a compelling message that could lead to a longer, happier life.

A brown-bag lunch will be provided. Admission is free, but advance registration is required.

To register, please send an email to or phone 514 398-1248.

4- Jewish General Hospital recruitment open house

All are invited to attend the Jewish General Hospital recruitment open house taking place January 31st from 16:30-19:30.  Please see poster for more details.


5- NGSA Logo Contest EXTENSION

Considering the strict time constraints that were initially set for the Logo Contest, which also happened at the same time as finals and the Holidays, we have decided to extend the deadline of the contest to give you more time to design a logo for the NGSA. You now have until February 15th to submit your candidacy for the NGSA Logo Contest.  You could win $100! The contest is open to all students at McGill and Concordia University. For more details, please have a look at the official rules of the contest on our Logo Contest Page. Good luck to all participants.


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