Weekly Newsletter 09.30.18

Newsletter submissions

This newsletter is sent once a week on Sunday evenings. If you have something to share with the NGSA, please submit it to ngsa.pgss@mail.mcgill.ca by 11:59 on Thursdays.

ISoN classroom use

Students are allowed to use empty classrooms for studying or group work purposes. However, professors and faculty members who have booked the rooms take priority and students must leave if a booking has been made. Thank you for your understanding!



NGSA Wine & Cheese

The NGSA will be hosting the annual fall Student-Faculty Wine & Cheese, a fantastic opportunity for graduate students to meet with faculty members and learn about their area of research, expertise, and projects. Come enjoy free wine and cheeses and a chance to meet faculty and fellow students!

Wednesday, October 10 from 17:00-19:00
Undergrad lounge, 19th floor, 680 Sherbrooke
Facebook event here


Conference: Abortion Beyond Bounds

Marking the 30th anniversary of the decriminalization of abortion in Canada, this bilingual two-day conference organized by the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies and the Centre for Research on Gender, Health, and Medicine will focus on “self-management” in order to assess contemporary questions, research, and activism around abortion both locally and globally.

Thursday, October 11 at 14:45 to Friday, October 12 at 17:00
Various locations on McGill campus
More information and full schedule of speakers here

To view all upcoming NGSA events, view our calendar here.

Volunteer Opportunities


FRESQue recruiting a VP of Financial Partnerships

FresQUE, the association of Quebec students in healthcare professions, is looking for a VP Financial Partnerships. Any NGSA student (ideally with a working knowledge of French) is welcome to apply. The election of the VP will take place at the FRESQue general assembly on Saturday, October 6.

Please contact ngsa.pgss@mail.mcgill.ca for more information.

FRESQue General Assembly Facebook event here
Read more about FRESQue here


Participate in IPEA curriculum planning

The folks in charge of our interprofessional learning course, the IPEA series, are looking for students to help with the future curriculum planning. We’d love to see nursing students filling this important role! Meetings will be held on several Wednesday afternoons this semester.

Please contact our VP External at louisa.mussellspires@mail.mcgill.ca if you’d like to participate.


Faculty of Medicine education study recruiting nursing students

Researchers with the Faculty of Medicine Education Strategic Plan are recruiting 2-3 nursing students to report on their perceptions of the extent to which they have a choice in shaping their learning.

Please contact leigh.dickson@mcgill.ca if you are interested in participating.

Resources for Students

This service is available for all ISoN students! The WELL Office offers academic support, wellness support including counselling, workshops, and support groups, and liaises with McGill University services on wellness-related issues.

Find the right person for your needs at the WELL office contact page.


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