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Sunday January 21st, 2018

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Message from your President                                          

Good evening fellow Nursing Grads!

Just a little information for everyone from your Nursing Graduate Executives.

  1. You will notice in the lounge there has been a few additions within the last two months.
    1. Couches! Please relax, study and nap on them! They are intended for you to enjoy! 😊 However, because they are fabric we ask that you please refrain from eating while sitting on them or putting your boots up on them. This is to keep them nice and clean for as long as possible.
    2. Winter mats!  Two (and soon four!) mats have been set out in the nursing lounge. Out of respect for everyone’s comfort and safety, we ask that you please take your boots off at the door and put them on the mats while you are in the lounge.
  2. After some discussion with the Nursing Undergraduate Society (NUS) about our individual lounges. For those who do not know: the Graduate Student Lounge is Rm: 1924 and the NUS lounge is the open space on the 19th floor where the kitchenette is. We have both decided that out of respect for each Program, since the number of students in each program is far greater than each lounge space we will keep the lounges as strictly for each Program and not co-share except for specific occasions (ie. events, meetings, occasions where you are with members from either Program – where permission to do so was asked before hand). Therefore,
    1. Please refrain from eating lunch, studying, hanging out in the NUS Lounge. 
    2. Understandably, there are times when our lounge is full so please feel free to use any of the following areas: The 18th floor open area is open to all students & any of the empty classrooms are open to all students (unless otherwise booked)
  3.  Just to be clear this does not mean you can’t walk in the hallways, hanging out in the hallways of the 19th floor it is strictly sitting in their lounge.
  4. Attached is a list of the lounge rules if you also wouldn’t mind having a look at! 😊

 Thank you very much for your understanding!

If you have any questions, thoughts, etc.  about this (or anything!), please send me an email!

Katie McMillan

McGill Global Health Film Festival Tuesday January 23th to Thursday January 25th, 2018 starting at 5:30 || Charles Palmer Amphitheater, McIntyre Building

McGill will be hosting its first ever Global Health Film Festival!

RSVP here to let us know you are coming!

For current updates on the Global Health Film Festival please consult our Facebook page.

In coordination with the Pulitzer Centre for Crisis Reporting,  the Festival will screen a variety of films pertaining to Global Health. In addition, this event will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about health related groups on campus through tabling and special presentations.

MNGH Lunch & Learn with Dr. Ingrid Waldron                                       Thursday February 1st, 2018 from 13:00 to 2:00 pm || ISoN Room 1916, 680 Sherbrooke West St

Lunch & Learn with Dr. Ingrid Waldron about “Racialization of Psychiatric Diagnosis”, which pertains to the misdiagnosis/over-diagnosis of certain mental illnesses in Black and other non-White communities.

Ingrid Waldron is an Associate Professor at the Ingram School of Nursing and the author of: There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities (to be released Spring 2018 by Fernwood Publishing). For more information, check this out!

Public Lecture Series on Palliative Care                                              Thursday January  25th, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm  || Centre Culturel de Pierrefonds, Montreal

The West Island Palliative Care Residence is offering a Free Public Lecture Series. The one taking place on January 18th is entitled ” The Myths of Palliative Care” and the one on January 25th is called “When Should we Talk about Palliative Care?”. For more information, I have attached the flyer with more information.

Looking Ahead: Improving Concussion Care                              Tuesday January 30th, 2018 from 18:30 to 20:30 pm || SSMU Building, Lev Bukhman Room

Open to all, a free panel discussing the current environment of concussion prevention, care, and rehabilitation. What are the current practices? How can they be improved? Featuring a panel of experts from diverse professions, we will explore current innovation and improvement within the field, and how we can ensure the increasing research into concussions translates into better and more accessible care.

Stay tuned for more announcements about our panelists and this event!

Research in Actions Presents: Child Care in Nursing                               Friday February 2nd, 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm  || ISoN Room 1822, 680 Sherbrooke West St

Research in Action is excited to present “Child Care in Nursing” for our first seminar of 2018!

Our speakers are as follows: Franco Carnevale talking about Views On Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics (VOICE), Marjorie Montreuil discussing about moral experiences of crisis management in a child mental health setting and Argerie Tsimicalis regarding moral experiences of children with osteogenesis imperfecta

It’s a great opportunity for you to learn more about nursing research at the ISoN, and to connect with students and faculty.

PLUS, refreshments will be served!


Community Oral Health Research Coordinator                                        Deadline: Wednesday January 31st 2018

The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto is looking for a motivated individual to assist with a study entitled “Nishtam Niwiipitan (My First Teeth): A Multi-Pronged Approach for Improving Mother and Child Oral Health in Aboriginal Communities” to be carried out in on-reserve and urban First Nations and Métis communities in Ontario andManitoba. The study aims to work collaboratively with the partnering communities and healthcare delivery organizations to strengthen the effectiveness and scalability of a multi-faceted early childhood caries (tooth decay) preventive intervention, consisting of oral health anticipatory guidance, delivered by means of motivational interviewing to parents and caregivers, and fluoride therapies for their infants and toddlers.

The Community Oral Health Research Coordinator (COHRC) will be responsible for coordinating the local aspects of the study as well as liaising with other members of the study team and with the community partners. The COHRC will organize focus groups and interviews with stakeholders and transcribe the audio recordings from the focus groups discussions and interviews, assist with the writing of manuscripts and reports arising from the research activities, and give presentations about the study to community groups/stakeholders. The COHRC will also receive training in basic counselling techniques and fluoride varnish application and will deliver these interventions to the study participants.

For more information, check out the attached flyer.

Call for Submission: 2018 McGill Interprofessional Health Research Symposium                                  Deadline: Friday February 23rd, 2018 at 11:59 pm

The McGill Association of Students in Healthcare (MASH) and the McGill Journal of Medicine (MJM) invite you to present your research at the 2018 McGill Interprofessional Health Research Symposium, which will take place onMarch 13, 2018 at the Bellini Building.

The symposium will feature poster presentations of research conducted by students from a variety of healthcare related disciplines, including medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical and occupational therapy, clinical psychology, epidemiology, rehabilitation sciences, kinesiology, speech language pathology, nutrition, and social work. The symposium aims to showcase the quality and breadth of student research at McGill University and to promote knowledge sharing and interprofessional interactions among students in healthcare fields.

Click here to view submission guidelines and submit your abstract. Abstract submission guidelines are also available on the MJM website.

For any questions, please email.

Job Opportunities in Manitoba                                       

The MB Healthcare Providers Networkis the organization in Manitoba responsible for recruitment and retention of health care professionals.  We are trying to connect with nursing students pursuing their education outside of Manitoba to make them aware of senior practicum, summer employment, and career opportunities in Manitoba.  Any nursing students originally from, or with a connection to Manitoba, completing their education outside of Manitoba and would like to explore what a future in Manitoba can provide, should complete and submit the attached application form.

Any candidates that are accepted for summer positions or senior practicum placements may be eligible for travel, accommodations, and living allowance support.

For more information, consult the attached flyers!


Volunteer Opportunity for Community Deadline: Not specified

Explore! Careers in Health is a 3-day event taking place in late June 2018 that targets high school students (ages 14-17) who come from underprivileged areas of Montreal as well as rural areas of Quebec. We offer an interdisciplinary career program to the students by collaborating with many health professional programs through a series of hands-on workshops. Every year we recruit students from Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, PT/OT, Pharmacology, Anatomy and so on to participate. (For more information about the program, see here.)

We are currently looking for people who would be interested in preparing and coordinating the Nursing workshop.

If interested in getting involved, please send an email here with your name, the position that interests you and any ideas that you may have for your position.

Do No Harm: One’s Doctor’s Mission for Tobacco-Free Investment Conference                                    Tuesday February 27th, 2018 at 5:00 pm  || Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield St, Montreal

I would like to call your attention to a call for nominations for GPS recognition of excellence. Dr. Bronwyn King is a radiation oncologist and Founder and CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios, a not-for-profit organization that collaborates with the finance sector to encourage tobacco-free investment. Dr. King has delivered her message in the boardrooms of super funds across Australia and the world. The former Team Doctor for the Australian Swimming Team, Dr. King is an Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia and is the Inaugural Distinguished Fellow in a joint initiative between King’s College London and the University of Melbourne. For more information, check this out.

Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference                                    Monday June 11th, 2018 to Wednesday June 13th || University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan

Registration is now open and accepting abstracts for the 2018 Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference! This years theme is about Doctoral Success through LeadershipRegistration details and abstract details are available on their website.

The conference is intended to bring together doctoral students engaged in research for networking, scholarly discussions, and learning opportunities; provide doctoral students with the opportunity to submit an abstract and present their research; and provide support, encouragement, and mentoring of doctoral students.

If you have any questions, please contactthis person resource.


Family Support Caregivers Support Program – Activities                            Winter/Spring 2018

For more information about wellness activities for everyone of all ages, please see the attached document of YMCA for all the activities offered.

2018 FRESQue Summit    

We are very proud and thrilled to announce to you that the 2018 FRESQue Summit will be held on Medical Overuse in Montreal in March 2018, with the exact date and location to be confirmed.

There is indeed a growing concern around medical overuse, overdiagnosis and overtreatment, and the place they are taking in our healthcare system. Medical overuse is defined by the Institute of Medicine as “care in the absence of a clear medical basis for use or when the benefit of therapy does not outweigh risks” (BMJ, 2015).

While trying to comprehend what defines overuse by opposition to the right amount of care needed in a patient centered continuum, this year’s 2018 FRESQue Summit will be a great opportunity for all of us to learn more and act on this high impact subject. We will try to answer some  questions while having a broader look at some of the medical overuse administrative effects on the organization of health services, including management of healthcare costs. Recommendations will thus be formulated in the context of the Quebec healthcare system.

Take note that we will start accepting memoirs on this topic. You can send them in here.

Attached, you will find an invitation to take part in this journey with us! We invite you to get on board one of our committees in preparation of our summit. Join us and pass the word!

Weekend Bereavement at Camp Carousel                                                             Deadline: May 1st, 2018

Camp Carousel is organized by the Carousel program of NOVA West Island. The program offers a “circle of support” to children and youth who are in the midst of coping with loss and change, at no cost to the families.

Campers will participate in a variety of activities that include recreation, arts and crafts, campfire, small group sessions, and remembrance ceremony

A weekend of open support and guidance led by a skilled counselor and specially trained volunteers providing opportunities for growth and healing for youth experiencing the grieving process.

For more information, check out their website as well as the attached flyer.

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Call for Submissions.pdfAffiche_Hiver_2018_Anglais.pdfManitoba Application Form.pdfManitoba Flyer.pdf



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