NGSA Weekly Newsletter

Hey snurses!

I hope that you enjoyed the long weekend and are coming back re-energized for the rest of the semester. It’s almost time to celebrate: there is less than a month left to the semester! There are still a few things coming-up before the year ends, such as the NGSA elections, our new official logo, and end-of-the-year social events to only name a few. Have a look at this issue of your weekly NGSA newsletters for more details.

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



  1. NGSA Elections & Referendum (April 2 – April 7)
  2. Internal Studentships and Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition (April 5 – May 6)
  3. McGill Make-a-Wish Make-a-Move Event (April 7)
  4. McGill RUIS Pain Day RSVP (April 15)
  5. NGSA Logo Contest Results


1- NGSA Elections & Referendum

This is a reminder email about the upcoming elections, which will be held April 2nd at 8AM to April 7th at 5PM. You will be able to log into the Online Voting System with your McGill email at:

There are also several constitution amendments to be voted on at this time. Please refer to the current NGSA Constitution, ratified in April 2012, and the attached proposed changes when casting your vote.

You can also view the campaign statements of those running for executive positions on the NGSA for the 2013-2014 academic year. The candidates are as follows:
VP Academic (Master’s): Brandy Vanderbyl
VP Administration: Katrina Obas

Thank-you for taking the time to vote in the annual Executive Elections and on the proposed constitution amendments. Any questions or concerns can be emailed to


2- Internal Studentships and Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition

Information on the 2013-2014 Faculty of Medicine Internal Studentships and Postdoctoral Fellowships competition is now available: 

MSc 1 Students: April 5, 2013
MSc 2 Fast-Track to PhD Students: May 6, 2013
PhD 1-4 Students: May 6, 2013
Postdoc 1-4 Students: May 6, 2013

Please submit your applications and attachments to during working hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4:00 pm.  Late, incomplete or handwritten applications will not be considered.


3- McGill Make-a-Wish Make-a-Move Event

McGill Make-A-Wish is proud to present the 5th annual MAKE-A-MOVE event on Sunday, April 7!

The event is a 5 km run/walk around the downtown McGill campus to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in order to grant wishes to children of the Quebec area with illnesses. Registration will take place in the SSMU ballroom (3rd floor of the SSMU building) at 9:30 a.m. Individual runners/walkers can register for a minimum donation of $15/each. Groups of 10 or more runners/walkers can register for a minimum donation of $10/each.

The run begins at 11:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 11:15 a.m. Food and drinks will provided to participants and volunteers before and after the run. (Yummy stuff like Starbucks and Montreal bagels!) There will also be a RAFFLE with some amazing prizes!

For more information: visit our website:

Make-a-move banner


4- McGill RUIS Pain Day RSVP

Have a look at the pdf file for the conference schedule and more information.

PAL001-PainSympApr2013 Poster_Page_1


5- NGSA Logo Contest Results

A big thank you to everyone who took part in our recent NGSA Logo Contest. We’ve had many interesting submissions, it was a tough decision to make! It was nearly impossible choosing an absolute favorite, but after much deliberation the NGSA Executive selected the logo designed by Ms. Sariha Hossain as our winner. For more details, visit our Logo Contest Page.

The first prize consists of a $100 cash prize, congratulations Ms. Hossain!


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