NGSA Weekly Newsletter

Hey snurses!

Are you getting ready for Valentine’s day? You only have 4 days left to find yourself a Valentine if need be… Don’t worry: even without one you can buy yourselves all the flowers and chocolate you wish for and run around the house throwing petals everywhere while studying! Alright, have a fun week (with or without a valentine), and stay tuned for your weekly dose of NGSA information

Enjoy reading this issue of the weekly NGSA newsletter.

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



  1. NGSA Clothing Sale – Final Call for orders
  2. MUHC Pain Management Unit Rounds (February 13)
  3. NGSA Logo Contest – Last Call (February 15)
  4. MDNC Meeting (February 19)
  5. Interdisciplinary Symposium on Human Nature (February 23)
  6. The Heart/Le Coeur latest issue
  7. International Family Nursing Association Membership
  8. Changes to Inter-Library Loans services


1- NGSA Clothing Sale – Final Call for orders

Those who are interested in purchasing clothing, but were unable to attend the clothing sale last week can contact Hilary Swanson at to place orders.  If you are interested in ordering clothing, please contact Hilary ASAP!

2- MUHC Pain Management Unit Rounds

The next MUHC Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit rounds will be held in Room D14 102 of the Montreal General Hospital at 16:00 on Wednesday February 13, 2013. Dr. Yoram Shir will present a Multidisciplinary clinical rounds – A woman with unexpected acute (progressing into chronic) post-surgical left hand paralysis and pain due to partial nerve injury. Clinical features, possible mechanism and diagnosis and the combined therapeutic efforts will be presented and discussed.


3- NGSA Logo Contest – Last Call

There are only 5 days 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!


4- MDNC Meeting

The next McGill Doctoral Nursing Colloquium meeting will be on Tuesday February 19th, @ 1:00-2:30pm in Room 223, Wilson Hall.

Speaker: Dr. Janet Rennick will speak to us about the development of her program of research with a focus on how her clinical practice and joint appointment have helped to shape her research.


5- Interdisciplinary symposium on human nature

Please find attached to this message the call of paper for the 3rd annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Human Nature organized by the GEINH (Groupe d’Etude Interdisciplinaire sur la Nature Humaine) and held on March 25 and 26 at the University of Montreal’s department of anthropology. This year, the symposium will focus on: “Human nature, culture and evolution”.

This call of paper is addressed to any graduate students, whatever your area of research, as well as professors and lecturers for diffusion among their peers, colleagues and students. Any proposal related to the theme above will be considered by the selection committee. To submit a proposal or for further information, please contact Pauline Claude at: The deadline for submission is February 23rd, 2013.

Human Nature Symposium Poster

6- The Heart/Le Coeur latest issue

Please note that the most recent edition of The Heart/Le Coeur is available online at This edition features and interview with David Wright, Direct-Entry graduate and educator at McGill.  Also included is an article written by Global Health students Barb Harvey and Safiqa Kara about their time in Nepal.


7- International Family Nursing Association Membership

Several years ago, nurses interested in promoting family nursing worldwide formed an organization called the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA). Up until then, nurses committed to family nursing, met every two to three years at a conference to exchange ideas and network. Many of you will recall that we hosted the third International Family Nursing Conference in 1994 and many of you have attended their conferences since. McGill School of Nursing and our teaching hospitals have long been committed to the promotion and development of family nursing. The importance of families for health and healing is a major thread within our undergraduate and graduate curricula and is an integral part of the nursing philosophy statements of all McGill teaching hospitals.

Throughout the world, McGill nurses are known for their commitment to families and family nursing. Yet, other than myself, no one has yet to join this organization. I am asking you to go online at and become a member of the International Family Nursing Association, get involved by running for office or become a member of one of their committees, meet other like minded colleagues, share your expertise and experience, and help advance family nursing locally, nationally, and internationally. We have an opportunity to make our voices heard and to influence the direction of nursing practice through education, practice, and leadership.

If you would like further information about the IFNA, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Best—Laurie Gottlieb


8- Changes to Inter-Library Loans services

Imminent changes are about to be implemented in the Library’s Interlibrary Loans (ILL) Service. Previously, faculty and students in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry would place requests for Interlibrary Loans directly via the Life Sciences Library. However, effective now, all McGill ILL borrowers will log in to the Library’s central ILL system using their McGill username and password. The central ILL service is known as Colombo

Life Science Library’s ILL web request forms for books and articles will be removed. A new URL link to the Colombo ILL system will be provided on the library website. All McGill ILL borrowers are advised to update their bookmarks to the new login page. If you have any questions or comments it is best to contact Valerie Mayman, Head, Interlibrary Loan Service. She can be reached by email at

I thank you for your understanding and apologize if these changes cause you any inconvenience.
Best regards – Angella Lambrou

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