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Sunday, September 17th, 2017

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NGSA Sweater Sale                                                                                                             Tuesday, September 19th 2017 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm || Graduate Lounge

Hey all! Head way on the sweater sales! Please follow the very self-explanatory instructions on this link to choose what mcgill nursing attire you want! First office hours will be held between 11:30-2:00 this Tuesday! Feel free to pass during NGSA office hours Wednesday, September 20th, from 10:00 – 11:30 and from 2:00 to 2:30!

Biannual Interdisciplinary Open House at McGill’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning                                                                                                              Wednesday, September 27th 2017 from 5:15 pm || 3575 avenue du Parc, suite 5640

You are cordially invited to the Biannual Interdisciplinary Open House at McGill’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning! At this event, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Simulation Centre and its role in your program, explore its newly renovated facilities, and try out what it has to offer. This exciting event will also be a wonderful opportunity to meet other students like yourself from different professional programs at McGill. The event is open to all students within the Faculty: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, nursing and medicine.  Doors will be closing at 5:30, hence arrive on time! Pizza & beverages provided! Due to the limited spots available, please RSVP by emailing here as soon as possible, with your 1) student number, 2) program and 3) year.

* Priority will be given to 1st years, but we encourage all those who are interested to please RSVP. *

We will get back to you at our earliest convenience with a confirmation of your attendance. For more information, check this out! We look forward to seeing you there!

ISoN Journal Club Meeting    Wednesday September 18th, 2017 || Burnside Hall, room 107

PIZZA WILL BE SERVED! It’s your chance to learn more about nursing research, hone your critical appraisal skills, and your chance to earn accredited hours ! Caroline Marchionni will present her article entitled Immunoglobulins for immunodeficiency in Canada: Part 1. Intravenous treatment (Vascular Access; 11:16-25.

For more information, contact them

McGill Farmer’s Market             Thursday September 21st, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm || McTavish street   

The McGill Farmers’ Market is a weekly  gathering spot for students, faculty, and community members to discover local foods. With more than ten local suppliers, the Market provides the opportunity for downtown residents to connect to the agricultural community of Quebec. It runs from July to early November.

In addition to our weekly Market, we organize a community supported agriculture program, which provides our community with local and seasonal produce throughout the summer and fall. Basket members can choose from a variety of sizes and farms, according to their needs.

For more information, check this.

3rd Annual Student Parent Orientation                                        Tuesday September 19th, 2017 from 11 am to 1 pm || SSMU Building, McGill University   

Join us for the 3rd annual Student Parent Orientation!

We will have a space for you to get information about our programming as well as have guest speakers talk about their experiences balancing work, life and school.

We will also have a space for people to meet and exchange information, mingle, eat, and hang out. We can’t wait to see you there!

Please register at the link so that we can provide childcare and food options which are appropriate.

#ConsentMcGill Campaign                                     September 25th  to October 5th || McGill University

The #ConsentMcGill campaign is back for a fourth year to bring you a week of interactive and educational events! Join us  to learn more about consent, sexual violence prevention, and the importance of providing effective support.

All members of the University community have an important role to play in preventing sexual violence on our campus and effectively supporting those affected by it. Whether you’re a first year student, faculty member, front-line staff or student leader, your involvement and engagement are crucial! We invite you to get involved and learn more about how you can make a difference by attending one of our events.

To learn more about the campaign and our other awareness initiatives, please visit our website.


TAship opportunity                   Deadline: Not specified

Dr. John Pringle, the course coordinator, is looking for 2 TAs for his class, NUR2 612: Research Methods in Nursing. For more information about the requirements needed, please see posting on CaPS.

Call for Abstract in the CJPH Journal Deadline: Saturday September 30th 2017

The Canadian Journal of Public Health (CJPH) is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for a special section on qualitative research and population and public health that will be published in a fall 2018 issue of the journal.

CJPH publishes original research and scholarly articles from a range of methodological, theoretical, disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives that are relevant to population and public health. We invite the submission of abstracts of qualitative research that is engaged with contemporary developments in social theory and qualitative research methodology and that contributes to critical, informed public health knowledge, thinking and practice. We welcome abstracts that describe research based on various analytic strategies and forms of data and that explore a range of issues relevant to population and public health.

For more information, check out the attached Word document.

McGill Interprofessional Global Health Course                                            Deadline: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 11:00 pm

We are inviting nursing students interested in coordinating the McGill Interprofessional Global Health Course to apply. This Non-credit student run course runs enables students to explore Global Health issues in a collaborative and stimulating interprofessional environment. Nursing students have traditionally been very involved with this course thus, it is imperative to have a nursing student on the coordinating team.

Student coordinators from the various health sciences meet regularly from October 2017 to May 2018 in collaboration with the faculty advisors.  Faculty Advisors will guide and mentor the student coordinators through the course development.

See the attached document for a more detailed list of roles and responsibilities.

Interested applicants are required to submit a one page letter of interest and their cv. Applications must be submit electronically to:  

Global Health Travel Award     Deadline: Wednesday October 4th, 2017

McGill University students planning to travel for global health projects have access to a variety of travel awards from Global Health Programs (GHP). The chart details application timing and eligibility criteria. You can click on the name of the award for more information about that particular award. Travel to international settings for a clinical or research placement requires careful forethought and planning. Please consult our website on electives for more information and resources.


Advanced Seminar on Critical Qualitative Health Inquiry      Mon./Tues October 2nd-3rd, 2017   

Hosted by DIPEx International and held at the McGill Faculty Club (3450 McTavish Street, Montreal),  international research group that focuses on experiences of health and illness, the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group, and the Trillium Institute for Better Health. Experienced qualitative researchers from health-related disciplines, committed to advancing thinking and practice in this field are invited. The purpose is to provide experienced qualitative health researchers an opportunity to share insights, reflections and strategies on current issues in critical qualitative inquiry so that together we can advance thinking and writing in this area.

To register, go here.

Qualitative Evidence Synthesis Workshop                                       Monday October 30th, 2017 || Faculty of Dentristy, 2001 McGill College Av., Room 102

This workshop will be conducted by past MQHRG-er, Megan Wainwright. Megan now works with CERQual. You can learn more about CERQual at this link. More  information will be provide closer to the date, with an RSVP request (Megan will need to know exact numbers for the workshop). Stay tuned, and meanwhile, read this article for more information about CERQual !

Restoring Relationships to Transform Healthcare                                   Thursday October 12th, 2017 at 5:30 pm || New Residence Hall, Ballroom A

As part of the 2nd International Congress of the Whole Person Care, Dr Vikas Saini, a clinical cardiologist and President of the Town Institute in Brookline, Boston, will discuss the way in which modern scientific medicine has become too focused on molecules and organ systems. He will allow talk about how that has led to a growing sense that medical encounters are transactions. If we are to fix healthcare around the world, we have to rebuild our systems to empower and promote the relationships at the heart of healing.

This free and open to public lecture has limited space, so RSVP here.

Global Health Night 2017               Tuesday November 7th, 2017 from 4:30-7:30 pm || 2200 Mansfield Street

Global Health Night is an annual event held to highlight and foster the involvement of students and faculty at McGill in global health related fields. 

During the wine and cheese reception, guests will have the opportunity to browse student poster presentations. Students and student groups from all backgrounds and disciplines will be presenting posters about their global health-related experiences, clinical rotations and projects!

This year, we are extremely happy to have none other than Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Specializing in Global Public Health & Foreign Policy Voice Writer and Author of The Coming Plague and Betrayal of Trust, as our keynote speaker.

For more information, see here.


Accompagner une personne gravement malade à domicile: atelier interactif                                                          

Lors de vos visites à domicile, vous croisez un proche ayant besoin de soutien dans son expérience d’accompagnement en fin de vie? Une équipe qualifiée de travailleurs sociaux du CIUSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal organisent une série d’ateliers interactifs qui portant sur des sujets variés. Formés de 8 à 12 proches, ces ateliers seront également l’occasion pour eux de partager leur expérience et de se soutenir mutuellement.

Critères d’inclusion: Le proche apporte un soutien significatif, continu ou occasionnel, à une personne en fin de vie à domicile et parle anglais et/ou français

De l’information portant sur la loi 2 sur les soins de fin de vie, les ressources disponibles dans la communauté, les services offerts par le CIUSSS, les droits du malade et des proches, les aspects financiers et administratifs, les sources de réconfort seront donnés lors de ces ateliers interactifs. Aucun frais n’est associé à la participation de cette activité.

Pour de plus amples informations et si vous désirez y participer, svp écrire ici.

First Provincial Symposium on Chronic Pain                                                      November 8-10th, 2017  || Hotel Le Concorde, Quebec City, Quebec                 

It is our pleasure to invite you to the first provincial symposium on chronic pain that will take place in Québec City from November 8 to 10 on the theme “La douleur chronique: S’unir pour faire la différence.”

It has been initiated by the “Table nationale des experts en douleur chronique” and is targeted specifically to clinicians and researchers who are interested in chronic non-cancer pain. The goal is to foster knowledge transfer, enrich participants’skills, and improve the care and services provided to people with chronic pain.

The program features a public lecture by Dr. Michael Sullivan, workshops, presentations, and more! Come discuss and work on a wide range of topics, including the latest research in the province, the usefulness of natural products for treating pain,lumbar spine surgeries, psychopharmacology and pain, social responsibility and chronic pain, thoracic outlet syndrome, and self-management tools for patients.

Please note that November 8 and the morning of November 9 are reserved for researchers who are members of the Quebec Pain Research Network, which is holding its annual retreat on these dates. The activities open to all start at 1:15 p.m. on November 9.

The Symposium will take place at Hotel Le Concorde Quebec, where a block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $106 plus taxes. Additional information about accommodations, parking, transportation, and registration for activities will be sent to you soon!

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