NGSA Weekly Newsletter

January 20, 2014

1. Volunteer Opportunity, private home – As soon as possible
2. Ethical Issues in Cancer Screening for Older Adults – January 24th
3. Graduate Photos
4. St Mary’s Open House – February 12, 2014
5. Volunteer Opportunity w/ Canadian Cancer Society
6. Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network – Call for Papers
7. CPR-HCP/ First Aid training at McGill

Volunteer Request

I am a social worker at the West Montreal Readaptation Centre, and I am emailing to enquire whether you may be aware of any nurses or nursing students who would be able to volunteer their time several hours per month in order to assist one of our clients.
The client in question lives at home, and needs 24/7 care. While his mother receives assistance from nurses and aids, she uses this time to sleep or go to work. The rest of the time, mother is the one caring for her teenage son who is dependent for all basic care needs. I was hoping to find someone who would be able to volunteer several hours per month which would allow mother the time to go out of the house and get some respite. The volunteer however would need to be able to administer some basic meds.
If you know of any nurse or student who is looking to volunteer their time, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much.
All the best,

Leah Schwalb, MSW, PSW
Access Social Worker
telephone: 514-363-3025 ext 2257
fax: 514-363-3905

Ethical Issues in Cancer Screening for Older Adults

Who: Ross Upshur, MD, MSc, CRC in Primary Care Research
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Dana Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
When: Friday, January 24th, 2014
Where: IHSP Charles Meredith House
1130 Pine Avenue West

Please RSVP w/ by January 21st

Graduation Photos

Graduation Photo sessions have just been added for January and February.
Spaces fill up very quickly so book early! You must have your photo taken to appear in your respective Graduating Class Mosaic. You must also sign up online to book your appointment:
To do so follow these 2 easy steps:
1. Visit
2. Enter mcg14 in the school ID to access the schedules.
Find a time that is convenient for you and book it.
Included in the sitting are a minimum of 10 unique online poses from which you can view/order online and an 11×14 copy of your class mosaic. Both traditional grad portraits as well as some fun style shots (if desired) will be taken. Gowns, roses, mortorboard, graduating hoods, etc. will be provided on the day of your shoot.
You can also choose from over 25 different backgrounds or even upload your own! Don’t miss this great opportunity for Professional Graduation Portraits!
St Mary’s Hospital Centre Open House

St. Mary’s Hospital Center is hosting its annual inter-professional open house on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 for students enrolled in the Nursing Program.

The format is made to accommodate students who have classes or clinical rotations. We will therefore be holding this event between 17h00 to 19h00 in the hospital cafeteria where refreshments and snacks will be served. It will give a chance for students to interact with the several managers and healthcare professionals from all units within the hospital.

Please note that we would like students to pre-register if possible or by calling 514-345-3511, local 2608 whereby indicating what speciality they are interested in.
Volunteer Opportunity w/ Canadian Cancer Society
La présente est pour vous informer que la Société canadienne du cancer invite les étudiants et professionnels du domaine de la santé à s’impliquer dans un projet concret de prévention du cancer de la peau auprès des jeunes de 15 à 24 ans.

Une occasion de vivre une expérience professionnelle et d’avoir un impact positif, un outil qui a le potentiel d’influencer le comportement des jeunes au niveau de leurs habitudes de protection solaire.
Dans la plupart des cas évitable, le cancer de la peau est un fléau au Canada et au Québec. Faites partie de la solution…


Nous sommes à la recherche de bénévoles qui seraient disponibles ponctuellement (environ 3heures/événement) lors de la tournée du Photomaton UV (fin mars à juin) à titre de Conseiller, Interprétation des photos UV.
*Formation offerte par la SCC et frais de déplacement remboursés

Toute opportunité de PROMOTION dans vos réseaux serait appréciée.
• Affichage de notre annonce de recrutement (page 1 du document PDF)
• Annonce auprès des professionnels de la santé (étudiants, diplômés, traités)
• Message des professeurs auprès des élèves du domaine de la santé
• Kiosque de promotion (avec appareil photo UV)

Svp me confirmer les possibilités quant à la promotion du projet dans votre réseau aux fins de recrutement de bénévoles qualifiés.

N’hésitez pas à me joindre si vous avez des questions sur le projet ou si vous aimeriez recevoir le Photomaton UV.

Merci de votre précieuse collaboration,

Marie-Michèle Voyer
Chargée de projets, Prévention du cancer et promotion de la santé
Société canadienne du cancer, Division du Québec

Tél. 514-255-5151 #4502 Téléc. 514-255-2808
5151, boul. de l’Assomption
Montréal (Québec) H1T 4A9
Contactez-nous en ligne

Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network


Transforming Depression Through Connections
Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network (CDRIN) 2014 Conference
March 26-27 | Ottawa Convention Centre

The Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network (CDRIN) promotes collaborative, patient-focused, research and intervention that will lead to better care and understanding of depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and prevention of suicide. The network brings together the leading clinical and research minds, and person with lived experience, from all across Canada.

You are invited to participate in our 2014 conference, Transforming Depression Through Connections, to be held in Ottawa, March 26-27th. Please join us!

Please click to view conference brochure and agenda:

Poster and oral presentation submission is now open! Travel awards for oral presenters and prizes for outstanding poster presentations!

Poster and oral submission deadline: February 1, 2014*
*Abstracts should be 200-250 words maximum and include the following: introduction, background, methods, results and conclusions.

Conference Support: CDRIN may provide support for registration fees, travel and/or accommodations depending on the availability of funds. For further information, submission and registration, please visit:

CPR-HCP/ First Aid Training at McGill
McGill Student Emergency Response Team (M-SERT)
Office is in SSMU and you sign up in person.
CPR HCP courses (full course, no re-certification though) for $100.
Possible weekends: Jan 25-26, Feb 16-17, March 15-16 or 22-23 and April 5-6
The courses are on Sat from 9-5 and Sunday 11-7.

Please contact M-SERT for more details.

*** Thanks for Reading! Have a great week! ****

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