Live 2018

The CHASM-supported initiative known as “Supporting Young Black Students” (SYBS) hopes to make an impact by giving local Black high school students a glimpse into what different careers in health profession fields look like.
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Live 2018

One of three inaugural projects supported by CHASM, the health-related incubator launched last year by a group of McGill medical students, the Community Ambassadors to Conquer HPV, or C.A.T.C.H hope to contribute, as their name implies, to conquering HPV.
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Live 2018

Once again this year, working under the supervision of Dr. Nicole Li-Jessen, a team of five students from the McGill Faculty of Medicine’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders have come together to organize a series of activities around an international event, World Voice Day, including a voice screening by speech-language pathology students on April 9 and a public seminar with a team of voice experts on April 13. A major focus of both events for this year will be laryngopharyngeal reflux, or LPR, a condition that occurs when gastric contents in the stomach travel along the esophagus and go all the way up to the upper airway and the throat.
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Live 2018

Spotting PTSD is an evidence-informed toolkit for the prevention and management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in first and emergency responders. The creation of the toolkit first began as a student-initiated master’s project and became a passion and clinical foundation for several team members.
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Live 2018

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 28 students from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD) in McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine will be holding a Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) event open to the public in collaboration with the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) aimed at increasing awareness of the connection between dysphagia and dementia.
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Live 2018

Defined as a condition that affects less than 1 in 2000 people, a legion of nearly 7000 identified rare diseases combine to affect tens of millions of people across the globe. While the prevalence of each of these individual diseases may be rare – hence the moniker – together they are quite common, with 1 in 12 Canadians suffering from a rare disease. “We all likely know someone who suffers from a rare disease,” says Jessie Kulaga-Yoskovitz, a second-year McGill medical student and the President and Founder of the McGill MSS Rare Disease Interest Group (rareDIG), one of the first student groups focused on this topic in Canada. On February 28, people around the world will take part in activities in more than 80 countries that aim to raise awareness of rare diseases. Inspired by TED talks, McGill rareDIG has put together an event open to the public that will feature idea-focused and passionate talks presented in a way that makes them accessible to the average person. 
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Live 2017

The “Journeys Through Health” Art Exhibition was recently selected as a finalist in the Arts, Lettres et Culture category of the 2017 Forces AVENIR award. The exhibition was spearheaded by a subcommittee within the Medical Student Society (MSS) Humanities and Arts in Medicine (McHAM) – a student group that strives to integrate arts, humanities and medicine. It is the first time in Montreal that a student group collaborated with a health care institution to organize an art exhibition dedicated to the community.
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Live 2017

According to a 2015 census, there are just over 3,000 homeless people living in Montreal. This number does not account for those who are dealing with hidden homelessness, such as temporarily living with friends or family or other short-term accommodation. Since September, therapeutic relationships are being forged every week, between McGill Nursing students and Accueil Bonneau residents, who are being provided with direct health care services, including having their blood pressure taken, blood sugar tested, and having head-to-toe physical assessments.
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Live 2017

The brainchild of a group of McGill medical students, the Community Health and Social Medicine Incubator (CHASM) recently launched with the goal of providing funding of up to $1000, mentorship and a curriculum for student-led initiatives that work to address the unique health needs of local marginalized populations. In an effort to encourage students to take action and transform their ideas into impactful projects, the CHASM will employ a program structure similar to more conventional corporate incubators, adapting it to community health and social medicine. To help with the projects, the students have recruited Faculty mentors from across McGill with expertise ranging from social medicine to organizational strategy, who will be paired with the projects that are selected based on fit.
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Live 2017

The 2017 Fall Convocation ceremony for the 218 Health Sciences graduates was held on the morning of October 31 in Salle Wilfrid Pelletier at Place des Arts. Following the ceremony, the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders held a special reception for their 28 graduates where School awards were presented, while the Ingram School of Nursing did the same for their 124 graduates.
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