Live 2020

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) quickly shifted to telehealth as a means of delivering health care in a timely manner. The changes include accessing hospital charts remotely from home, setting up video platforms such as Zoom, and collecting necessary medical data digitally. Due to the sudden changes, several clinicians found themselves lost in navigating these systems. The students, with more time on their hands, were looking for ways to help support the frontline health care workers. Helping clinicians having difficulty with technology proved to be a perfect opportunity, while respecting social distancing.
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Live 2020

“Your plans might be a straight line, but reality never is,” said Jaime Padros, co-founder and president of Bioauxilium Research Inc., a biotech company focused on the design, development, and manufacturing of cutting-edge research assay kits. Padros was speaking to a room full of students and fellow industry leaders and entrepreneurs at the third annual Health Startup Day, held at McGill University on February 26, 2020.
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Live 2020

For years, Canadian medical schools have been working hard to ensure the next generation of doctors better reflects the diversity of the country’s population.  Numerous efforts are underway to recruit from traditionally underrepresented populations including Indigenous students, black students and students from lower socioeconomic status backgrounds. This diversity is excellent news for Canadians because health care providers from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences are better able to understand the needs, concerns and barriers to care experienced by some of their patients.
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Live 2019

Launched by third-year McGill medical students Kacper Niburski and Laura Ran Yan, Sonoist uses real patients and ultrasound machines to provide medical students an opportunity to refine and enhance their ultrasound skills beyond the exposure they receive through their medical school curriculum.
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Live 2019

How can we do better as a community? 14 students, seven community members, and three faculty/alumni members convened to try to answer this question – and others – on November 20, 2019 at the inaugural, and bilingual, community campus exchange organized by the Community Health and Social Medicine Incubator and the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s Social Accountability and Community Engagement office. Together, participants and facilitators alike confronted difficult and complex issues to identify Montreal-specific health priorities, foster dialogue between the next generation of social entrepreneurs, inter-disciplinary health professionals, and non-profit groups.
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Live 2019

Homeless women in Montreal contend with a variety of daunting hardships. The McGill student group Monthly Dignity, recent winner of a Forces AVENIR award, believes having access to menstrual products shouldn’t be one of them.
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Live 2019

This semester, two third-year medical students Gabriel Bouhadana and Adel Arezki decided to create the Wellness Break & Nap Room (WBNR), the first of its kind for McGill Medical and Dental students.
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Live 2019

The first one and a half years of medical school is a mixture of lectures and lab time.  Students then move into clinical practice, completing rotations at McGill affiliated hospitals and clinics as they prepare to  become responsible for patient care. On Friday, October 4, the Class of 2022 donned their white coats, symbolically marking this transition from layman to physician during the annual White Coat Ceremony.
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Live 2019

In October 2018 and April 2019, BrainReach North, a science outreach organization for northern Indigenous communities run by McGill University graduate students in Neuroscience, sent volunteers to Chisasibi and Waskaganish, two Cree communities in the Eeyou Istchee territory in Northern Quebec. The objective of the student volunteers is to motivate kids to learn about science and the natural world as well as inspire them to employ a problem-solving approach in their daily lives.
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Live 2019

Students from diverse disciplines are working together to launch the inaugural Rare Disease Interdepartmental Science Case Competition (RISC Competition) with a Meet and Greet on Thursday, September 19, to share details of the competition with interested students. The competition is for undergraduate students in their second or third year from across the Life Sciences programs including Physiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, and Anatomy and Cell Biology.
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