Weekly Newsletter 10.07.18


Take Care Tuesdays: free chair massage!

McGill‘s Institute for Human Development and Well-being will be offering a free chair massage (provided by a real live massage therapist!) for students enrolled in the ISoN while conducting an interactive survey on wellbeing and self care. Too often we as nursing students are told to prioritize “self care,” but what does that really look like? This survey aims to gather student perspectives on “self care” and pertinent questions we have on the topic that could be better addressed in our education. ISoN student Brenda Cleary (MSc 1 Direct-Entry) will be hosting this event.

Tuesday, October 9 from 15:00-17:00
Undergrad lounge, 19th floor, 680 Sherbrooke
Facebook event here

Ending Inequalities in First Nations Children’s Services

Cindy Blackstock, PhD, a professor at McGill‘s School of Social Work and Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, presents this lecture entitled Jordan’s Principle: Ending Inequalities in First Nations Children’s Services. Presented as one of the MUHC’s Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds.

Wednesday, October 10 from 8:00-9:00
MUHC Research Institute Auditorium, room E.S1.1129, 1001 Décarie Blvd
More info here

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

Bilingual panel: The history, people & practices behind Clinique communautaire Pointe Saint-Charles

In 1968, community members from Pointe St-Charles concerned with the lack of adequate medical services in their neighbourhood allied with medical students from the Faculty of Medicine, a McGill nursing alumna and sociologist to set up the Community Clinic. This year, the Clinique Pointe St-Charles celebrates 50 years of services to its community. Join us for a panel discussion on the history, the people and the practices of this groundbreaking model of interprofessional community health care, with reflections on today’s health care context.

Thursday, October 11 from 15:00-17:00
680 Sherbrooke, Rm 1825
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
Facebook event here

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutor and mentor future Indigenous health profession students

The Faculty of Medicine’s Indigenous Health Professions Program is launching a new e-tutoring and e-mentoring (eTM) initiative to support Indigenous students in secondary and CEGEP education who aspire to attend a program like ours. The eTM initiative aims to connect McGillstudents like yourself with Indigenous students in geographically remote locations who could benefit from your guidance. The time commitment is about 1-2 hours/week during the Spring semester.

More info and to sign up here

Join the NGSA Student Equity & Diversity Committee

Join NGSA Equity Commissioner Maria Protopoulos for the inaugural Nursing Students Committee on Equity and Diversity meeting. This will be a short meeting where we will introduce ourselves and share our projects for this year.

Wednesday, October 10 at 10:30
680 Sherbrooke, Rm 1914

Seeking nursing students for the Terry Fox Run leadership committee

We’re looking for ISoN students to join the organizing committee for the 2019 Terry Fox Run. This run is the legacy of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope and has always been about giving what you can and participating as you are able. Terry ran to raise awareness and the yearly run is in the same spirit: a community event where everyone from families to elite athletes join together to keep Terry’s message alive. The Faculty of Medicine plans an interprofessional event to foster community spirit and build interprofessional ties. The organizing committee time commitment is 4-5 meetings from May throughout September 2019 along with a debrief after the event.

Please email cassandra.veilleux@mail.mcgill.ca if you’re interested!

Help introduce health careers to future students

The Explore! Careers in Healthcare summer program is looking for dedicated students in any of the health science programs at McGill to join the executive team in planning the 2019 version of this hands-on, immersive programtaking place across 3 days in June 2019. We will be welcoming high school students in grades 9 and 10 from under-resourced or rural schools in Quebec to experience student-led workshops, explore their interest in health science, and provide them with information to help guide their choice of future careers.

Positions available: VP Finance, VP Sponsorship, and VP Communications. Please send a short paragraph (250-300 words) describing which position you would like to take on and why, as well as any past experience in a similar role (if applicable) to mcgill.explore@gmail.com
Deadline: Wednesday, October 17 by 17:00
More info about Explore here

Seeking student coordinators for Global Health course

Applications are being accepted from nursing students interested in coordinating the McGill Interprofessional Global Health Course. This non-credit student-run course runs enables students to explore Global Health issues in a collaborative and stimulating interprofessional environment. Student coordinators from the various health sciences meet regularly from October 2018 to May 2019 in collaboration with the faculty advisors.

Email ngsa.pgss@mail.mcgill.ca for more details on coordinator roles and responsibilities and a timeline for the course.

Interested applicants: please submit a one-page letter of interest and your CV to catherineanne.miller@mcgill.ca
Deadline: Sunday, October 14 by 23:00

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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