Weekly Newsletter 10.14.18


Inspiring a New Generation of Black Healthcare Professionals

Join us for a panel discussion on how to inspire a new generation of Black youth to pursue careers in healthcare professions. The panel will feature Dr. Dickens St-Vil (Paediatric Surgeon), Jennifer Nwankwo (Physiotherapist), Dr. Greta Evaristo (Pathology Resident), Gracia Kasoki Katahwa (Nurse Clinician), Wendyam Drabo (Clinical Kinesiologist), Dr. Dexter Johnson (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon)…and more!
Food will be served.

Tuesday, Oct 16 from 18:00-20:30
Bronfman Building, Room 422, 1001 Sherbrooke St
Facebook event here

Yukon Government Hiring Info Session

Are you looking for career opportunities, a job experience program or just curious to know about the lifestyle up north? Attend this info session to meet reps from the Yukon public service and learn about job and career opportunities available.

Tuesday, October 16 at 12:00 PM
Conference Room, Brown Student Services Building, 5th floor, 3600 McTavish
More info here

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Chez Doris accepting winter clothes donations

Chez Doris, a women’s shelter providing services to women dealing with homelessness, poverty, mental illness and addictions, is accepting donations of warm clothes as winter approaches. They’re looking particularly for winter coats, hats, scarves, boots, and warm socks.
Read more here

Centre de santé des femmes seeks volunteer translators

Do you speak a language other than English or French? Do you identify as feminist and are you in favour of free and accessible abortion care? The Centre de santé des femmes des Montréal is looking for volunteer translators who speak Spanish, Arabic, Creole, Mandarin, Punjabi, or other languages to translate the abortion consent form given to women who do not speak English or French.

Contact grogier@csfmontreal.qc.ca if you can help.

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 McGill students 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

Resources for Students

LGBTQ+ healthcare students Connect & Learn group

LGBTQ+ learners and allies from the Faculty of Medicine (including the ISoN) are invited to attend the WELL Office’s Connect & Learn Series, which consists of 3 confidential group meetings designed to address the social and psychological issues facing the LGBTQ+ learners in the health professions. The primary goal of the sessions is to create safe spaces for conversation and shared fellowship around a curated curriculum of diverse speakers.
First meeting details here

Get yourself a Good Food Box

The Good Food Box provides McGill students and staff with access to affordable boxes of surplus fruits & veggies, available for pick up from 15:00-18:00 every other Tuesday! You can order boxes individually in 3 sizing options: small ($12), medium ($17.25), or large ($25.50).  A medium box should provide one person with enough fresh produce to last up to 2 WEEKS – about 50% cheaper than a regular grocery store!
More info here

French workshops for healthcare students

McGill‘s French Language Centre just launched a new series of workshops designed to help non-francophone students improve professional communication in French while discovering the Quebec job market. The workshops will be comprised of a section dedicated to linguistic reinforcement and followed by a hands-on practice with employment counsellors.
More info here and Facebook event here

Free menstrual products in Thomson House

The PGSS provides free health and menstrual products at Thomson House! In conjunction with Healthy McGill, the bookshelf on the 4th floor is stocked with items such as tampons, condoms, lubricant, toothbrushes, and lip balm. Additionally, there is a tampon dispenser in the washrooms on the bottom floor of the house.

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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