Happy New Year Everyone!
The NGSA is happy to bring you the first newsletter of 2014, and I have to say the events listed are pretty exciting. As always, if you know of any conferences, events or seminars that might interest your colleagues, please feel free to send an email with a brief description of the event, the date, time, location, registration info, etc etc, and I’ll pass the word along. Also, the NGSA will be hosting several social and academic events in the new year, so if you have any ideas or feedback to share with us please email email@example.com – we’d love to hear from you.
This week’s issue includes:
- The Heart (McGill’s Graduate Nursing Magazine) is now a blog!
- McGill Interprofessional Global Health Seminar (Starts January 14th)
- Novia University of Applied Sciences in Finland -interprofessional resource promoting health and social care education at the bachelor and masters level (January 15th)
- McGill Nurses for Global Health Presents: International Night! (January 16th)
- Vaccines: Impact on Global Health and Economics (January 20th)
- Call For Papers! International Symposium on Human Nature (Submissions Due February 28th)
I would also like to welcome back this year’s batch of global health master’s students. Congrats on finishing your placements.
Best of luck this semester!
The Heart- Le Coeur Magazine (the graduate student magazine) is now delivered to you as a blog !
In this issue:
- An Interview with Maryse Godin, CNS at MGH
- An article from Marilyse Nguyen, MSc.A 2012 and Stephanie Lebel-Rispa, Msc.A
- ”Forging a Path Towards Médecins Sans Frontières”
- Some research abstracts from the graduation year 2013
Hope you enjoy !
Please note the team is still looking for new volunteers !
The Heart Editing team
McGill Interprofessional Global Health Seminar
Do you want to learn more about Global Health? Are you interested in an international field placement? Do you want experience working collaboratively with other healthcare professionals?
Join the 7th Edition of the McGill Interprofessional Global Health Course on Tuesdays from 6 – 8pm in Leacock 232, running from January 14th, 2014 to March 25th, 2014.
To resister please contact Kara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Novia University of Applied Sciences in Finland -interprofessional resource promoting health and social care education at the bachelor and masters level
The Ingram School of Nursing is pleased to present visiting scholars Dr. Liljertoth and Dr. Vaartio-Rajalin, who will be chairing a round table discussion on “Novia University of Applied Sciences in Finland -interprofessional resource promoting health and social care education at the bachelor and masters level”
Lunch and Learn: Wednesday, January 15 th, 12:00 – 13:00
Wilson Hall, 3506 University Street, in the Wendy Patrick Room on the first floor.
All graduate students are welcome!
McGill Nurses for Global Health presents International Night!
We will also have tables representing various initiatives on campus that you can get involved in as well as career info about how to look for an international job or work for an NGO.
We ask all guests to please bring a traditional dish, from any country, to contribute to the potluck. Those who are unable to bring a dish will be asked for a $5.00 contribution. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, January 16th from 6-9pm (Please arrive at 530)
Thomson House (MacTavish)
Fill out the following form to register:
Vaccines: Impact on Global Health and Economics
By Dr. Lorne A Babiuk, 2013 Killam Prize Winner in Health Sciences
2014 Canada Council Killam Prize Lecture Series
Monday, January 20, 2014
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
McGill Faculty Club
To Register, please go to: http://www.mcgill.ca/research/killam2014-rsvp
Please note that seating is first-come, first-served. A reception will follow.
Questions? Please contact Lorraine Torpy at 514-398-3992.
CALL FOR PAPERS -Interdisciplinary symposium on human nature
The Groupe d’étude interdisciplinaire sur la nature humaine (GEINH) announces the 4th
edition of its annual symposium, which will be held at the Department of Anthropology of the
University of Montreal on March 31st and April 1st , 2014.
You are invited to share your experience as a researcher by presenting your research and
knowledge in your field of expertise on the following topic:
“Morality & Evolution”
The symposium brings together talks of graduate students and researchers from different fields of expertise in order to tackle issues about human nature in an interdisciplinary framework. These research areas range from anthropology to biology, to psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, linguistics, political sciences, and many others. This year, we would like to promote the diversity of approaches used to address the theme Morality & Evolution. The diversity applies both to morality sub-themes and to its scales of study. Ethics, free-will, empathy, decision-making, altruism, cooperation, reciprocity, and the concepts of norms and fairness are some examples of sub-themes relating to morality. The scales of study refer to the different levels used to explain the phenomenon. These are the proximate (physiological mechanisms), ontogenetic (developmental), phylogenetic, and ultimate (functional) levels as well as the historical, social and cultural ones. Here are some examples of subjects that would fit the symposium’s theme:
The evolution and function of morality;
The neurobiological bases of morality;
The environmental influence on the development of moral behaviors;
The development of moral behaviors in children;
The impact of brain injuries and/or neuropsychiatric disorders on the expression of
Morality in an interspecific perspective;
The link between morality and language;
Mirror neurons, empathy and morality;
Morality, consciousness, free-will and ethics;
The origins of sociocultural norms;
Morality as a cultural and/or a biological phenomenon;
The human universals linked to the phenomenon of morality;
The cross-cultural differences in moral behaviors;
– SUBMISSION GUIDELINES -The symposium aims to promote discussions between the natural and social sciences on
morality by addressing it in an evolutionary perspective. Accordingly, we invite you to
describe in a few lines how the topic of your talk relates to this aspect. About 15 student
talks will be selected. Each talk will last 20 minutes and will be followed by a short period for
Please, submit your proposals with the following items by February 28th, 2014 at
o Your full name and affiliated university
o Your academic level and field of study
o The title of your talk
o A 500-word abstract (in French or English)
o The link between your talk and the symposium’s theme
***That’s it! Have a great week everyone***