NGSA Weekly Newsletter

Hey snurses!

Here’s is your weekly dose of information. Enjoy reading this issue of the NGSA newsletters.

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



  1. Accreditation of the MSc (A) Direct-Entry Nursing Program
  2. NGSA Elections and Referendum Results
  3. McGill Doctoral Nursing Colloquium Meeting (April 10)
  4. Brunch recrutement à l’Urgence HSCM (April 13)
  5. Graduation Dinner (April 22)
  6. Annual Young Researchers Forum Call for Papers (June 7)
  7. Moving this spring? – Household items donation



1- Accreditation of the MSc(A) Direct-Entry Nursing Program

I am very proud and pleased to announce that the Ingram School of Nursing has received confirmation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)’s Board of Accreditation that our Direct Entry Master of Science (Applied) program in Nursing has been awarded a full 7-year accreditation.

This entry-to-practice Master’s program is the only one of its kind in Canada. It has a 35 year history of graduating an exemplary cadre of nurses who have taken on leadership roles as clinicians, researchers, educators, and administrators in the profession.

Congratulations to all the students, program graduates, educators, researchers and nursing administrators at McGill and at the affiliated institutions who have set the exemplary standards that are behind this continuing success story.

Hats off to you all!
Hélène Ezer, N, PhD
Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Director, Ingram School of Nursing


2- NGSA Elections and Referendum Results

 Thank you to all who voted in this year’s spring election campaign.  Participation was at 26.8% of the total membership, which means we were just above the 25% required for quorum.

We are happy to announce that Brandy Vanderbyl will be your Vice President-Academic (Master’s) and Katrina Obas will be your Vice President-Administration from now until April 2014.  The NGSA is bound to evolve and change in exciting new ways over the next year!

As for the unfilled Executive positions, a special by-election will be held in the following fall semester to fill the vacancies. In the meantime, tasks and duties will be delegated and shared between the other members of the Executive.

We are also happy to announce that all the proposed constitution amendments were passed.  We appreciate your input on these changes.

Thank you again to all who participated.


3- McGill Doctoral Nursing Colloquium Meeting

Just a friendly reminder about the next McGill Doctoral Nursing Colloquium meeting:

Wednesday April 10, 2013
Room 223 Wilson Hall

Speakers: Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay and Marie Claire Richer will speak to us about doing collaborative research in health from the perspectives of a researcher and a decision-maker.


4- Recruitment brunch for the emergency department at HSCM

 Recruitment Poster


5- Graduation Dinner

To: All MSc and PhD Students Graduating This Spring

Your NGSA is delighted to invite you for a special night to celebrate the conclusion of this chapter of your academic journey!

We will kick off the night with a semi-formal style, complementary dinner (starting at 7:30PM).

NGSA is in the process of finalizing restaurant arrangements. Once the menus are set, we will send you a survey-type response form along with all the details.

In the meantime, save the date of April 22, 2013 (7:30PM onwards).

We are looking forward to celebrating your graduation together!

If you have any questions, feel free to write to us at or via our Facebook page.


Grad Dinner teaser


6- Annual Young Researchers Forum Call for Papers

Young Researchers Poster 2013


7- Moving this spring? – Household items donation

Are you moving at the end of term, and have household items to get rid of? Donate them to a local organization that can put them to good use!

For anyone moving apartments or provinces in a few weeks who has household items that they need to get rid of, why not consider calling up a local charitable organization who can put them to good use instead of just throwing everything into the trash? The following organizations are examples of local groups who will accept donations of various household items, and can even pick them up for you!:

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