Weekly Newsletter 10.21.18


Tea with the ISoN Director

Are you a graduate student? Want the opportunity to chat with the Ingram School of Nursing’s director while enjoying free tea, coffee, and sweets, as has been custom since the beginnings of the ISoN? Join the ISoN’s Director, Dr. Anita Gagnon, for conversation about your program or any comments and suggestions you may have! You are more than welcome to drop by if you are unable to stay the whole time.

Monday, October 22 from 12:30-14:00
Ingram School of Nursing, 680 Sherbrooke St
Please RSVP to the Facebook event here

Support the Centraide Bake Sale

The ISoN is supporting McGill‘s Centraide campaign by hosting a bake salethis Tuesday! By purchasing a homemade treat you will be supporting this important organization that provides key funding to community organizations helping vulnerable individuals and families on the Island of Montreal, in Laval, and on the South Shore. Many have McGill connections, such as Santropol Roulant, Head and Hands, and the Genesis Legal Clinic.
Tuesday, October 23 from 7:00-14:00
Main floor lobby, 680 Sherbrooke St

Critical Care Week at the Children’s

On Oct. 23, the PICU, NICU, and pediatric ER at the Children’s will showcase what they are all about. Students are welcome and encouraged to stop by to learn about what the nurse’s role is in these areas, what kinds of patients are seen there, and there will be a representative from HR to answer questions about how to apply to work in these departments upon graduation, if you are interested.
Tuesday Oct 23, 9:00-14:00
PK Subban Atrium, Montreal Children’s Hospital, 1001 Décarie

Vernissage: Exploring illness and health through art

The Journeys Through Health exhibition brings together patients, family members, healthcare staff, and students, to express and share experiences of health and illness. The works presented here were created around the theme of “New Beginnings,” exploring the transformative potential of illness and healing, and how these experiences can act as a catalyst for personal rebirth and empowerment. Come join us to meet and share with the 30 artists whose works are being exhibited at the Montreal General Hospital. No fees or tickets, and this will be a catered event.
Thursday, October 25 from 17:30-19:00
6th floor main entrance (facing Cedar), Montreal General Hospital,1650 Avenue Cedar
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

Join a student writing session

Need to spice up your writing routine? Ready to try a new time management method with other motivated writers? Sign up for a Graphos writing session this fall and try a new writing routine with other motivated students!
Sign up here

Getting the best from your graduate supervisor

Looking for advice to make your relationship with your supervisor stronger? Join us for a panel discussion and learn about the importance of this relationship and the impact it can have on your graduate experience. You will be introduced to different supervising styles, learn strategies on how to handle disputes and misunderstandings and hear how to distinguish between your responsibilities and those of your supervisor. The panel will include presentations from faculty and students, as well as time for questions and discussion.
Friday, October 26 from 13:00-15:00
More info 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

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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