NUS Newsletter – January 22, 2013


 January 22nd, 2013

Gossip Nurse here your one and only source in to the scandalous lives of the McGill Nursing Elite. AND IT IS NOW THE BEGINNING. Unfortunately y’all are back to school already doing them practice STATS exercises or learning stuff about interesting drugs. It’s time to get pumped for a gazillion events coming up this semester, so y’all better be excited.

 1. Add/Drop Period

2. Shout Outs Re: BScN U0, U1 & U2 Q&A Sessions

3.Speed Nursing

4. Nurses at Igloofest


6.Intro to QC week

7. SSMU is hiring

8. Winter 2013 General Assembly

9. St-Mary’s Open house

10. Med student makes an appeal

11. Clinical research at the JGH

12. KAPPA KAPPA GAMME Winter Recruitment

13. For all you music players!!!

14. Scarlet Key Award


1.Add/Drop Period

Please note that the Add/Drop Period ends on Tuesday January 22nd! Be sure to make any course changes by this date! 🙂 


2. Shout Outs Re: BScN U0, U1 & U2 Q&A Sessions

Thank you to all of the wonderful students who volunteered and who attended the BScN U0, U1 and U2 Q&A Sessions! It is hoped this event will continue in the future – so please send any feedback to


 3.Speed Nursing

Speed Nursing is an annual event organized in conjunction with the Nursing Graduate Student’s Association and the McGill Nursing Alumni Association. Similar to the organization of a Speed Dating event, attendees will have the chance to spend a few minutes with Nurses from many different units and fields (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Educator, etc.) to learn of all the amazing career paths available in the fantastic world of the Nursing Profession. Details are below:

Date: Thursday January 31st, 2013*

Time: 18h00-20h00*

Place: Thomson House (3650 McTavish)*

Please note that the date, time and location are still tentative. Please stay posted via email and on Facebook for the confirmation of this great event! Hope to see you there! 


4. NURSES + IGLOOFEST = !@#$%^!&!????

Bring out your awesome snow suits and prepare for a crazy night full of dancing at Igloofest! 

First, come over for the pre-party for some drinks, dancing and mingling. Then, we will make our way down to the old port for Igloofest! Let’s wash away the winter blues, forget about school for a sec and get toasty. 

(For those of you who don’t know, Igloofest it is an epic annual outdoor festival. It’s something all of you should experience!)

 BYOB for the pre-party but I will be serving JELLO SHOTS!!

Pre-party address: 3514 rue Hutchison, #18, Montreal H2X 2H2

Time: 6pm-7:45pm

facebook page —> 

Check out the igloofest website for details about tickets:

Remember to buy your tickets a few days before Saturday because that night may sell out!

Hope to see you all there!!


5. SSMUfest 2013

SSMUfest 2013: Winter Activities Week is here

MONDAY JAN 28 – Activities Night: Tabling and Performances!

SSMU Building, 4:30-8:30pm

January 28th (Monday) 2013, 4:30pm-8:30pm, SSMU Ballroom come to learn about

hundreds of student groups and participate in activities, see performances, and even

grab some cheap food!

TUESDAY JAN 29 – Community Engagement workshop

Lev Bukhman Room, 3-5pm with SEDE

Networking Social Event

SSMU Ballroom, 5-6pm

WEDNESDAY JAN 30 – New Clubs 101 Workshop/Q&A

Lev Bukhman Room, 5:30pm

Gerts Clubs/Services Mixer

Gerts Bar, 8pm

THURSDAY JAN 31 – SSMU Funding workshop/Q&A

Lev Bukhman room, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Budgeting and the Club Audit 101

Lev Bukhman room, 7pm-8pm

FRIDAY FEB 1 – Strategic Summit on Student Space

Madeleine Parent Room, noon-5pm


6. Introduction to Quebec Week

A week jam-packed with information about La Belle Province, including a debate about

Quebec Sovereignty, Montreal Black History, Aboriginal Peoples, & YES a POUTINE

CRAWL!! January 21-25 2013


7.SSMU is Hiring! # Getinvolved

Looking in getting involved in student life? Check-out the SSMU job openings: Frosh

Website Developer, Ethics Commissioner, Community Ambassadors, Community,

Engagement Commissioner, and Social Justice Days Coordinator.


8.Winter 2013 General Assembly

The SSMU Fall 2012 General Assembly is coming up on Monday, February 4th!

4:30pm, Shatner Ballroom

What is a General Assembly (GA)?

GAs are gatherings of the entire membership of the SSMU. During these events, you’ll

hear and participate in:

• Progress reports from your SSMU Executives (President and Vice-Presidents)

• Open question period, generally directed towards student representatives like

Executives and Councillors

• Debate and votes on a variety of motions — this is the real meat of the GA


9. ST-Mary’s Open house

St. Mary’s Hospital Center is hosting its annual Inter-professional open house on Tuesday February 19, 2013, for the students enrolled in the Nursing Program. 
The format is to accommodate the students who have classes or clinical rotations.  Therefore, we will be holding this event between 17h00 to 19h00 in the hospital cafeteria and refreshments and snacks will be served.  In addition we would like the students to pre-register if possible at indicating what specialty they would like to visit to better schedule their visit or call at 514-345-3511 extension 2608. 
It will be a chance for the students to exchange with the different Managers and health care professionals from all units in the hospital. (PDF IN THE EMAIL ATTACHMENT)


10. Med Student makes an appeal

 What’s your definition of fun?

Does it involve going for a run?

If so, we think you’re the one

To help us motivate some lovely adolescent girls 

To get some fundraising done!


In March and April, all it’ll take is two hours a week

To chat, laugh and improve their running technique.

In April, our methods will be have to be unique

To raise some money for Share the Warmth

And complete the Scotia Bank 5km run- how chic!


If you’re athletic and female,

Please send or an email

For more information about what this project would entail.

We’d love for you to help make this a success-

Just don’t forget to tell us about your athleticism in some detail! 

11.Clinical Research at the JGH

 Dear nurses at McGill, 

Looking to do some extra hours?   Interested in getting involved in clinical research?

Dr. Brent Richards and his team are seeking part time study nurses to assist with two research studies at the Jewish General Hospital ( This is a great opportunity for nurses who are interested in getting involved in research or in getting extra experience and hours. 

Successful applicants will conduct hour-long sessions with each patient, have them sign consent forms, administer a questionnaire, do a blood draw, and in some cases a punch biopsy of the skin. Hours are flexible and can work according to your schedule.

You must be a registered nurse. 

The principal investigator is Dr. Brent Richards.  The study will be run out of the Division of Endocrinology at the Jewish General Hospital.  The first study will start recruiting patients in February, the second will start in March.  

If you are interested, please email with a CV.  You can also call (514)340-8222 ex.3867 if you have any questions.



What do Kristin Armstrong, two-time Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist, Beverly Perdue, the first female governor of North Carolina, and Kate Spade, designer and co-founder of Kate Spade New York, all have in common?

What about Lou Henry Hoover, the 33rd First Lady of the United States, and Nancy O’Dell, former co-host on Access Hollywood and 1987 Miss South Carolina?

Join the Sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma on the evenings of January 22nd, 23rd, and 25th for their winter recruitment events and find out. Girls interested should meet at the Arts steps at 6:30PM on the night of the recruitment party. For further information or questions, please e-mail

13. For all you music players!

Do you play an instrument? Would you like to participate in volunteer concerts in the community? We are a group of students who enjoy playing the instrument and sharing the joy of music with patients at hospitals and senior homes. There is no need to be professional, and we perform about 3 times max per semester (~ 1 hour each) . We recruit interested performers year-round! We are also looking for:

VP External (should be able to play an instrument and being able to speak French is an asset) who will be in charge of contacting hospitals and senior homes and helping out with activities night and fundraisers.

VP Internal (preferably musically proficient) similar to VP External tasks except instead of contacting venues, he/she will be our main performer for every concert.


If interested in joining us as performers or on the exec, please e-mail us at

14. Scarlet Key Award

For over 85 years, the mission of the Scarlet Key Society has been to promote student leadership at McGill. We believe that if academics are the heart of the student experience, then extra-curriculars are the soul. To recognize and celebrate excellence in leadership we give out the prestigious Scarlet Key award. The Scarlet Key Society accepts applications from candidates as well as nominations by others within the McGill Community who believe that an individual is deserving of the award. Candidates must be a McGill student who has completed at least two full-time semesters and is in satisfactory standing, or a McGill graduate. Beyond the requirement that candidates be in satisfactory standing, grades will not be considered.


The 2013 Scarlet Key award application period is now open and application forms are available Deadline for applications is February 15th 2013 at 5PM. For further information, please contact us at


15. Camp Kirk Nurses 

Just a reminder- Camp Kirk is a residential camp for children with Learning Disabilities, AD/HD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The position would be ideal for any student interested in paediatrics. We had a good deal of interests from your students last year, so any support you could give would be greatly appreciated.( PDF POSTER IN EMAIL ATTACHMENT)


On behalf of the NUS,

You know you love me,



Margareta Sikorski

VP Internal


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National Bank of Canada.

Douglas Mental Health University Institute,