NGSA Weekly Newsletter

Hey snurses!

With the start of February, some of you are having a hard time keeping up with the winter cold and spend time daydreaming about a vacation instead of listening attentively in class. Luckily, this year McGill University & the City of Montreal had an awesome joint idea to address your needs: an on-campus vacation with the creation of an ocean surrounding all the buildings! I know… the sun wasn’t at the rendezvous and the water was a bit cold, but wasn’t it a pleasant surprise?

Alright, I’ll stop making bad jokes about the situation. I sincerely hope that none of you got hurt last Monday during the flood. A few nursing grad students and I were in fact stuck in the RU during the incident and had to walk knee-deep in water (almost swim) our way out of the building! Unfortunately, Wilson Hall was in no need of another flood, which have been occurring increasingly often, almost bi-annually now. Here are the latest news: there has been extensive damage to the building, and the basement will most likely remained closed-off for the rest of the semester. Hopefully, the flood situation might speed up the eventual complete re-haul of Wilson Hall… I’m trying to be positive here! In the meantime, the Research Unit is still fully operational, and we will continue to provide our grad students will all the usual services in this safe-heaven of ours!

Enjoy reading this issue of the weekly NGSA newsletter; I’ll get back to you next week. FYI: In order to keep you informed in a timely manner, as of now on the NGSA weekly newsletter will be published every Sunday night.

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



  1. NGSA Clothing Sale (February 5 & 6)
  2. NGSA Pub Night (February 6)
  3. Marker/Grader Position Available NUR1 234 (February 15)
  4. NGSA Logo Contest Reminder (February 15)


1- NGSA Clothing Sale

As Wilson Hall was closed last week due to the flooding, the NGSA clothing sale has been postponed. The new dates/times for the sale are as follows: February 5th, 11:30-1:00 & February 6th, 1:00-2:30. The sale will take place in the Research Unit in Wilson Hall as planned. Thank-you for your understanding!

Those who are interested in purchasing clothing, but are unable to attend during these times can contact Hilary Swanson at Please see attached PowerPoint presentation for clothing options and pricing: NGSA Clothing Catalogue 2013


2- NGSA Pub Night

Come grab a drink and have some fun with your fellow nursing classmates on Wednesday February 6th from 5:00-9:00 @ McKibbins! Its a great time to mingle, get to know one another and blow off some steam before the midterms start. Complementary food platters will be provided and a private area/bar will be designated just for us on the third floor! Please RVSP on Facebook. See you all there!


3- Marker/Grader Position Available NUR1 234

You have until February 15th to apply for this marker/grader position. Please consult the attached document: Grader posting NUR1 324 Winter 2013


4- NGSA Logo Contest Reminder

There is only about a week left to the NGSA Logo Contest: you have until February 15th to submit your candidacy.  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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