NGSA Weekly Newsletter

Hey snurses!

I hope that you enjoyed the reading week and are coming back re-energized for the last stretch of the semester! There are a few important things for you to consider in this issue of our weekly newsletter, such as the deadline to apply for graduation if this is your last semester (it’s tomorrow, hurry-up if you haven’t done it yet to ensure you graduate!), scholarship opportunities as well as the annual Nursing Town Hall happening this week for Msc(A) students.

Have a great week, and stay tuned for your weekly dose of NGSA information.

On behalf of your NGSA,
Maxim (VP-Comm)



  1. Deadline to apply for graduation (March 11)
  2. PGSS accreditation – Vote now (Ends March 15)
  3. Call for Abstracts: Interdisciplinary Grad Student Research Symposium (March 13)
  4. Nursing Town Hall for MSc Program (March 14)
  5. FRESIQ/MELS competition (March 15)
  6. RRISIQ Conference and Workshop Dr. Lynne E. Young (March 25)
  7. Family Medicine Research Seminar: Community Research Trials (March 26)
  8. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Faculty Development & Medical Education (April 15)
  9. The “13-to-1” Campaign – Petition Against Budget Cuts
  10. Global Health Internships in Med, Dent, Nursing and Optometry (Apply Now)


1- Deadline to apply for graduation

Please be advised that Non-Thesis students expecting to graduate at the end of the Winter term (Spring 2013 convocation) must apply on Minerva to graduate no later than Monday March 11th, 2013Please forward this message to your students in order that they can apply to graduate by the deadline.

To apply to graduate, students should follow the step-by-step instructions available at:

2- PGSS accreditation – Vote now

This is an important announcement to exercise your rights in the next PGSS Elections. Voting in any type of election provides an important way to voice your opinions regarding elected leaders and overall policies. Voting also helps you decide on your own future, the ability to vote exists as one of the most cherished Constitutional Rights that many fought for. We really count on your to take 2 minutes to go vote, we expect all our members to vote.

When to Vote: Now – until March 15th
Vote on: PGSS Accreditation Poll
Vote at:

Come vote in the Research Unit. A voting station is set-up on
one of the computers all week long and FREE cookies will be provided.
Remember, Your Vote is Your Voice!

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3- Call for Abstracts: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium

Hello dear Interdisciplinarians,
Ever wonder what happens when you cross engineering with epidemiology, music with medicine or chemistry with computer science?
Find out at the 9th Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium will be taking place at Thomson House on March 27-28, 2013. This conference is run by students, for students and is a great way to share and discuss your research to a wide and interested audience.

Join us! Submit an abstract for a talk or poster by Wednesday, March 13th. Registration is free for McGill Graduate students.  Cash Prizes will be given for the best presentations and posters!

Fill in the Abstract Template_IGSRS13-1 and submit your abstract here:
OR Email the abstract as an attachment to:
Poster: Poster size is flexible, but should be no longer than 4 feet in its width.
Oral: talks will be 12 minutes long, with a 3 minute discussion following.
If you have any questions about the process or the conference, please e-mail, find us on facebook

 IGSRS Poster_2013

4- Nursing Town Hall for MSc Program

Your Student-Faculty Advisory Committee is pleased to invite you to the Ingram School of Nursing annual Town Hall

When: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 @ 4:30-6:00pm.
Where: Wendy Patrick
, Wilson Hall
For who: All MSc(A) students

- Guest speakers (Dr. Ezer & Dr. Clarke)
- MSc Student Survey review
- Open forum
- Food & beverages will be provided

To add this event to your Facebook events, click here:


5- FRESIQ/MELS competition

The MELS competition for Master’s scholarships will open again for the 2013-2014 year. Criteria for submission, eligibility and other details can be viewed at the FRESIQ website:

If you are eligible and wish to apply for this award, submit your completed application to the awards committee NO LATER THAN March 15, 2013. The committee must meet, review the applications and rendered their nomination to FRESIQ in April and given the other School activities between now and then, we want to give the committee as much lead time as possible.

Applications are to be submitted to:
Graduate Awards Committee
Ingram School of Nursing
McGill University
3506 University Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A7

You can drop your completed application in the mailroom (216 of Wilson Hall) in an envelope addressed as above. DO NOT SUBMIT AN E-APPLICATION. I am worried that this would get lost in the shuffle with e-Admission documents and your candidacy overlooked. For this round, only paper submissions will be considered.


6- RRISIQ Conference and Workshop Dr. Lynne E. Young

RRISIQ is pleased to host Dr. Lynne E. Young (RN, PhD Professor, Associate Director Graduate Education, PhD Program Coordinator University of Victoria, BC) on March 25th 2013

In the morning Dr. Lynne E. Young will present a conference about “What is nursing education intervention?”, while in the afternoon Dr. Young will lead a workshop aiming at exchanging ideas between researchers, students, and anyone interested in developing and testing knowledge in nursing education

For more details please consult our web site: 


7- Department of Family Medicine Research Seminar: Community Research Trials

See attached poster. For more details: Research Seminar POSTER

 Research Seminar POSTER


8- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Faculty Development & Medical Education

The Centre for Medical Education at McGill University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Faculty Development and Medical Education Research. This competition is open to permanent residents of Canada, Canadian citizens, or international scholars. This is a one-year funded-position, to begin on September 1st, 2013. Application Deadline is April 15th.  More details are available in attached document:Postdoctoral Fellowship Document


9- The “13-to-1” Campaign – Petition Against Budget Cuts

Did you know that for every $1 invested by the Quebec Government into McGill there is a return on investment of $13 to the Quebec economy? McGill’s Department of Microbiology & Immunology have started the “13-to-1” Campaign.  This campaign aims to gather signatures to express your support in educating the Quebec government of the positive contributions of McGill to Quebec and to ask for the reversal of any dangerous budget cuts being pushing through:

Please join our 13:1 campaign: for every signature you secure, ask for 13 more.  Campaign your friends, family, colleagues, etc.

Our goal = 13,001 signatures!
To access the petition please go to:

10- Global Health Internships in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Optometry

See attached poster

Global Health Internship Program Poster


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