NGSA Weekly Newsletter – October 14, 2013

 October 14th, 2013

1Email Phishing Scheme

2Call for Abstracts- Queen’s University Health and Human Rights Conference (deadline Oct 25)

3Grader/ Marker for Fall 2013- Nur1 428 (deadline Oct 31 but apply ASAP!!)

4Ingram School of Nursing Winter Holiday Notice

5Save the Date! 18th Annual McGill Pain Day ( Jan 23)


Email Phishing Scheme


The following email was sent to the NGSA for circulation:


Dear Student,


A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: “Apply for Financial Aids“, from sender:“. Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source. It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email. If you have already clicked on any of the links in this email and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See Change your McGill Password for instructions.


A sample email is shown below.  For more details, see the IT security alert –

Sample Phishing Email:


Dear Students of McGill University

We are considering some of our top students to receive financial aid. Navigating the payment and financial aid process is a very important part of your college career and we are here to help you. Reaching every student by helping you achieve your educational goals and academic success is our priority by assisting you with your financial needs.  All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid EVEN IF YOU DON’T THINK YOU WILL QUALIFY.  Financial Aid is designed to be used as a supplemental income for your educational expenses.  Please note: it may not cover your total expenses.

You are not required to apply it now, but you are encouraged to do so as it is a chance to you.  If you wish to apply your account, I have added the instructions below.

·         Go to Office of Scholarship and Financial Aids <link removed>
·         Enter your username and password
·         Once you have successfully signed in, we have received your information and you can be assured that can be regarded as one of the students for receiving financial aids.

You can find information about scholarship and financial aid here:

<link removed>

Also, there are some opportunities for students here <link removed>

Queen’s University Health and Human Rights Conference


*See email attachment for application and additional info*




It is with great excitement that we announce the Call for Abstracts for the 2013 Queen’s University Health and Human Rights Conference.

The Health and Human Rights Conference has run annually for the past 12 years. It is wholly student-organized, and is tailored to student participants. In the past, it has welcomed speakers such as Samantha Nutt, the Hon. Charlie Angus, Albert Schumacher, Jacalyn Duffin, Beverley Chalmers, and many more. The conference hosts a broad range of students from a wide variety of professions, including law, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy. In 2012, it was awarded the Queen’s University Human Rights Initiative Award. This year’s conference is titled Shaping Inclusive Health Policy, and our keynote speaker is Stephen Lewis.

Please find additional information about the conference and guidelines for research submission in the attached document or visit Feel free to reply with any questions, comments, or concerns.




Zoë Hunter, Queen’s Kinesiology and Health Studies, Class of 2015

Meredith Briggs, Queen’s Medicine, Class of 2016

Hilary Waud, Queen’s Law, Class of 2016

Lauren Welsh, Queen’s Medicine, Class of 2016

Grader/ Marker for Fall 2013- Nur1 428

Position available:                  Grader/Marker NUR1 428 Learning and Health Education

Course supervisor:                 Marcia Beaulieu

Term:                                       Fall 2013

Total hours:                            126 hours (includes 5 hours to meet with course supervisor)

Start/end dates:                    October 15th to December 21, 2013

Rate/hour:                             $18 (plus 4% vacation pay)

Duties:                                    Grading of student final exam – short answer portion. There will be no contact with the students enrolled in the course. Meeting with course supervisor before and after grading of answers. Enrolment of 171 students

Requirements:                       Previous experience with grading; current McGill student (graduate student preferred).

Apply to:                                Marcia Beaulieu at

Application deadline:            October 31, 2013 (or earlier, candidates will be reviewed as received)

1.Ingram School of Nursing Winter Holiday Notice

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Please note that the University will be open on December 24, 2013; however the Ingram School of Nursing administrative offices will be closed on that day. Please ensure that you note this in your calendars and plan accordingly.


The holiday break for the whole School will be December 25, 2013 to January 2, 2014 inclusive; administrative offices also closed on December 24, 2013.


Thank you for your attention to this matter.


Margie Gabriel

Administrative Assistant / Adjointe administratif

Ingram School of Nursing / École des sciences infirmières Ingram

Tel: 514-398-4159 / Fax 514-398-8455


Save The Date! 18th Annual McGill Pain Day


The 18th McGill Pain Day will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the McGill Residence Hall on Parc Avenue, and we’re delighted to have Dr. Stephen McMahon, Professor and Staff Psychologist, King’s College London, as plenary speaker.


Below is a list of Pain Day events:

2:00-3:00 p.m. Trainees’ Workshop: “Can we trust the published literature? Why not and what can be done to improve things?”

Leaders:  Dr. Stephen McMahon, Dr. Gary Bennett

Ballroom “B”


3:00-5:30 p.m.  Poster Session, Hors d’oeuvres and Wine

5:30-6:00 p.m.  Poster Prizes and Introductory Remarks

Ballroom “A”


6:00-7:00 p.m.

Plenary Lecture “Finding Novel Pain Genes”

Ballroom “B”

Prizes for Best Trainee Presentations given by the Quebec Pain Research Network.

More details forthcoming!




Cynthia Lue-Yat Macdonald
Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain
740 Dr. Penfield Avenue, Suite 3100
Montreal, QC H3A 0G1

Phone: 514-398-8975
Fax: 514-398-8121






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