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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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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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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With wit and eloquence, Harry Kim, an undergraduate student in Microbiology and Immunology, writes about his four-week research project to Iqaluit and Kuujjuaq where he was investigating enteric infections among young children in the Arctic. “During the day, I run around at the two daycare centers collecting soiled diapers, and measuring weights and heights of children. The evenings are spent processing the collected poop, an act carried out in silent solitude. The lab staff and local doctors are all accommodating, and try to make me feel welcome in this foreign-yet-still-in-Quebec town. I am eventually recognized as the ‘Poo guy.’” Read Kim’s funny and evocative Notes from the Field.

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The upcoming 40th annual Osler Lectureship at McGill, to be delivered by Professor Susan M. Reverby on November 1, provides an opportune time to reflect on the achievements of the medical student-led society during the 2016/2017 academic year. In that light, we asked members of the Society’s Executive Committee last year to reflect on their experiences and to share their highlights and thoughts with us.
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Halloween 2017 will mark the sixth edition of the “Bonbons et Bons Dons” campaign, where the streets of Sherbrooke, Saguenay, Montreal, Québec City and Trois-Rivières will be invaded by more than 300 students in medicine, nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy from Université de Sherbrooke, Université de Montréal, Université de Laval and McGill University, joined this year as well by CEGEP students. In order to demystify organ donation in a fun way and to promote its merits, the students, dressed as zombies, will head out to raise awareness among their communities about the topic and encourage people to discuss organ donation with their families.
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Live 2017

The Nursing Professionalism Ceremony is an important event marking our students’ entry into the Ingram School of Nursing, and welcoming them into the nursing profession with pride. It is also an occasion for McGill Nursing faculty to show their support and recognition of each student’s commitment to the nursing profession, with the recitation of an oath and the symbolic pinning of their nametag–which must be worn during future clinical stages– commemorated with a photograph. The 2017 edition of our Nursing Professionalism Ceremony took place on Friday, October 6. Congratulations to all!
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Live 2017

The Learner’s Quality Circle was formed in 2015 to garner feedback from learners within the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL). Led by chair Valérie De Broux and co-chair David D’Arienzo, the Committee is composed of students and residents who represent the McGill Health Sciences Schools of Physical & Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Medicine, and Communication Sciences and Disorders.
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Beginning October 10, a new interactive exhibit will be presented at the Redpath Museum with the goal of sharing the journeys of women and visible minorities from within the McGill scientific community, including highlighting some of the challenges they have faced. This permanent exhibition is the first initiative of Diversity in STEMM @ McGill, a group founded by Charles Cong Xu, a PhD student in biology from McGill University, and is meant to promote diversity in all its forms in science, technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

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Live 2017

Known as the “Donning the Healer’s Habit Ceremony,” the annual White Coat Ceremony held this year on September 15, represents the transition of McGill medical students from laymanship to physicianship. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
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