NGSA Weekly Newsletter

 

  1. Thank you for coming!
  2. Hacking Health Care (Tuesday, November 19th)
  3. Speed Nursing (Thursday, November 21st)
  4. Message from the PGSS: Freedom of Association trip to Ottawa (November 23, 2013)
  5. Knowledge Review Series- York University (various dates)

 

 

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Movember trivia-themed Bridging the Gaps afternoon on Wednesday. Special shout outs go to the Neurotic Nurses, our grand-prize winning team, and to our VP Internal Bailey Rathwell for all of her hard work.

We’ll be holding other events throughout the year, so stay tuned! If you have any ideas for social/academic events, please pass them along.

 PS. You guys are awesome

 

 

Hacking Health Cafe

 

Hacking Health invites healthcare professionals to collaborate with the vast technology talent in Montreal.

The idea is simple: Hackers love to solve problems, and healthcare has plenty to go around.

In the spirit of the successful Hacking Health weekend in 2012 at McGill, we’re continuing to support the community with Hacking Health Cafe – a series of monthly evenings with the goal to bring together entrepreneurs in the healthcare industry, and foster relationships between technology talent and healthcare experts, and keep up to date on local collaborations, projects and startups.

Join us at the Hacking Health Cafe to be held at the CHU Sainte-Justine on Tuesday, November 19th at 6:15pm.

This event is a preparatory event for our next Hacking Health Hackathon February 21-23

 

Speed Nursing Event

 

This year the NUS, NGSA and NSAA’s much anticipated yearly Speed Nursing event will be held at on November 21 2013 at 18:00 at the Brown Student Services Building in Room 5001, on McTavish. If needed, although a little far away, cheaper flat rate parking is available in 2020 University for a flat rate of 5$ after 16:00.

 

Come half an hour early for free food!

 

More details available on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/235651223256755/

 

 

Message from the PGSS: Freedom of Association trip to Ottawa

 

As you may know, many student associations across Canada, including PGSS, have asked to stop being forced to pay fees to the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) in order to focus resources on local issues.  Although many students across the country have voted to leave CFS through democratic referenda, the CFS does not recognize these votes and tries to bind students to stay with the CFS and continue to pay fees through legal battles which only drain students’ resources.

 

PGSS and other student associations are planning a short demonstration in Ottawa on Saturday, November 23 to draw attention to these issues and to support students who are trying to assert their right to freedom of association.  Join us for this free trip, including a free breakfast and an opportunity for several hours of sightseeing in Ottawa after the demonstration.  Enjoy a day of fun activities with friends from PGSS and other student groups!

 

Here is the itinerary: 

    • November 23, 2013
    • Departure from Thomson House: 8am sharp, (If you would like a coffee from Thomson House before the departure please arrive around 7:15)
    • Departure From Ottawa (Parliament): 5:30
    • Short Demonstration: 11:00 to 1:30
    • After the demonstration you can go enjoy Ottawa for a few hours, visit a museum or even the Parliament for a free visit.
    • Details for the Parliament here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Visitors/planning-e.asp 
    • Bring friends or spouse
    • Bring your lunch or you can go in a restaurant in Ottawa
    • To ensure your place on the bus, RSVP to : sec-gen.pgss@mail.mcgill.ca
  • If you would like more information, we will have an info session tomorrow Friday November 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 in the Basement of Thomson House and refreshment will be served

 

Knowledge Review Series – For Nurses Allied Health Care, Sports and Exercise Physiology

 

When:

 

The Health Leadership & Learning Network and the Muscle Health Research Centre at York University  are pleased to offer this NEW Knowledge Review Series 

 

The courses will refresh and update core knowledge to better serve your clients/patients, practice, and career goals.

The courses are non-degree and non-credit and offered through the Continuing Education and Professional Development unit in the Faculty of Health. Each course is based on curriculum offered through York University undergraduate courses and research from faculty members in the Muscle Health Research Centre at York University.Instructors are based in the Muscle Health Research Centre  www.yorku.ca/mhrc/  This series specifically qualifies for continuing education units from the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario – Category A. It may also qualify for other continuing education units – contact us for more information Who should attend?

 

  • Licenced and non-licenced professionals providing care, training, coaching, or other services in areas using neuromuscular, muscle, sport and exercise physiology

Knowledge Review Series:

These courses can be taken in any order. We highly recommend students take all three courses in the series to receive maximum knowledge and benefit for their practice and clients. The courses have been designed to be complimentary and connected to the other courses in the seriesPre-requisites: Basic knowledge of physiology

All participants completing each course will receive a certificate of completion from York University

 

Course A:  Review of Neuromuscular Physiology

Course content summary:

The course will be instructed over four (4) evenings and cover the following topic areas. The course will have self-study (homework) time and may also include testing:

 

  • Review of Neuromuscular Physiology (Part 1, Nerve and Motor Units)
  • Review of Neuromuscular Physiology (Part 2, Muscle and fiber types)
  • Muscle adaptations to chronic use (i.e. training) and disuse (i.e. immobilization, nerve injury)
  • Primer of Sports Physiology and Fitness

CEU’s: 8 for RMT’s

 

Course B:  Review of Exercise and Sports Physiology

Course content summary

The course will be instructed over four (4) evenings and cover the following topic areas. The course will have self-study (homework) time and may also include testing:

 

  • Energy Systems for Exercise
  • Basics of Fitness and Exercise Prescription
  • Muscle Fiber Types and Exercise
  • Cardiorespiratory Adaptations to Exercise

CEU’s: 8 for RMT’s

 

Course C:  Review of Muscle Physiology

Course content summary

The course will be instructed over four (4) evenings and cover the following topic areas. The course will have self-study (homework) time and may also include testing:

 

  • Primer of Muscle Fiber Types and Adaptations to Exercise
  • Aging Muscle
  • Muscle and Metabolic Diseases
  • Muscle Injury and Repair

CEU’s: 8 for RMT’s

 

Instructor: Professor David Hood – Director, Muscle Health Research Centre, Canada Research Chair – www.yorku.ca/mhrc/people/faculty.html

 

Review of Exercise and SportsPhysiology 

 

January 13-15- 20 & 22 ,2014

Monday and Wednesday nights 6:00 – 9:00pm

 

Price: $ 300.00 plus hst

 

Location: York University, Keele Campus, North York ON

 

————————————Review of Muscle Physiology

  

February 10-12-17 & 19, 2014

Monday and Wednesday nights – 6:00 – 9:00pm

 

Price:  $ 300.00 plus hst

 

Location: York University, Keele Campus, North York ON

Please call:

Health Leadership and Learning Network at 416-736-2100 x22142 for more information about the program or to inquire about group rates

 

 

 **Thanks for reading, have a great week!****

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