Live 2017

The first course at McGill to participate in a Wikipedia-supported WikiEdu initiative, Dr. Nicole Li-Jessen from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, identified seven articles that she thought needed work and tasked the speech language pathology students in her graduate-level voice disorder course with addressing them. Four of those students – Omar Orbegozo Zavala, Kira Perlman, Jeanie Morry and Allyson Trainor – decided to tackle the entry on transgender voice therapy.
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Live 2017

The second-year McGill medical student talks about her long held passion for helping vulnerable populations and reflects on her year so far at the helm of the MSS.
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Live 2017

An initiative of the Canadian Cancer Society, the Great Spin is a Quebec-wide fundraiser where people gather at a gym, hop on spinning bikes and spin for one, two or three hours in exchange for donations which go towards cancer research. François Gagnon, a fourth-year medical student at McGill has taken the lead on one team that will be spinning at Klub Athletik in Griffintown on February 11.
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Live 2016

Eloise Passarella, a first-year medical student at McGill was trying to come up with an idea that would combine her two passions of medicine and dance. The result is a calendar featuring medical students representing various styles of dance in medical-related environments. All profits from sales of the calendar will be donated to the National Centre for Dance Therapy of les Grands Ballets Canadiens
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Live 2016

The topic of vaccination is an important one, and finding reliable information on the subject can be difficult. Due to contradicting coverage in the media, conflicting information found online, and declining vaccination rates, two McGill undergraduate students have taken it upon themselves to help make credible information about vaccination accessible to the public. Liam Whalen-Browne and Olivia Ganescu are the founders of McGill Students for Vaccination Education and Awareness Week (MSVEAW), and November 22-24 will mark the first annual event for the group. The aim of this event, as Liam describes it, is “to create an open forum for people to seek clarifications about vaccines so they can make properly informed decisions.”Read more ►
 


Live 2016

Second-year McGill medical student, Alexandre Elhalwi has been elected as the President of the Comité des étudiants en médecine de l’Association Médicale du Québec, a new committee borne of a recent Quebec Medical Association (QMA) restructuring. Congratulations Alexandre!
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Live 2016

Thanks to a scholarship from the Graham Foundation of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, second-year McGill medical student Laurianne Rita Garabed had the opportunity to spend her summer working in the lab of famed pediatric cardiac surgeon Dr. Pedro del Nido at Boston Children’s Hospital.
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Live 2016

Approximately 37 students from area high schools were welcomed to the downtown campus of McGill University for the 2016 edition of the “Explore! Careers in Health” camp, held this year from June 27-29. The annual event, which began in 2009 as a one-day event, is organized by students and residents representing McGill University’s Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, and is aimed at motivated and academically strong students with a goal to encourage students to pursue post-secondary education and to inspire and cultivate their interest in health professions.
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Live 2016

In March of this year, a group of six students from Harvard Medical School visited McGill and Montreal as part of the first McGill-Harvard exchange. In late April, a group of McGill students made their way to Boston and to Harvard to complete the exchange. Medical student Mary Koziol recounts the story of the McGill students’ trip here.
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Live 2016

Student engagement and community involvement are key aspects of the medical school experience at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. McGill medical students are actively planning and leading initiatives, programs, and projects in both McGill and broader Montreal communities. In order to celebrate these student initiatives and inspire other students to be engaged in similar endeavours, the Strategic Planning and Community Involvement Committee (SPCI) of the McGill Medical Students’ Society (MSS) hosted its annual SHOUT Gala on May 9, 2016 in the Atrium of the Bellini Life Sciences Building.

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