NUS Newsletter



February 20th, 2013


Gossip Nurse here your one and only source in to the scandalous lives of the McGill Nursing Elite.  So the HABS now being on a winning streak, I hope y’all are also on a winning streak against these midterms. Here is the newsletter, slightly late, but still here are the upcoming events.


1. Appeal from an American Researcher

2. Vanier College 2nd Annual Nursing Conference

3. Faculty Olympics 2013


1. Appeal from an American Researcher




I am an American researcher currently spending the academic year in Montréal with a Fulbright grant to fund my sociolinguistic research. I’m recruiting student participants for my research and would be very interested in recruiting McGill students.


I was simply wondering if you’d be willing to distribute the attached recruitment email to the students in your department/association. ( IN THE ATTACHMENT OF THE NEWSLETTER EMAIL) 

Thank you very much in advance for your help. Please let me know if you’d like me to provide any more information about my research.


Best wishes,



(438) 931-4073


2. Vanier College 2nd Annual Nursing Conference
May 3, 2013

Raising Cultural Consciousness
From South East Africa to the Northern regions of Canada, deep rooted cultural values and beliefs have an impact on all aspects of a population’s health. The Malawi Nursing Exchange aims to raise students’ cultural awareness by completely immersing them in a culture that is different from their own. The experience forces students to examine their own cultural biases and ethnocentric tendencies, and to learn firsthand about the interrelatedness of culture and health.
The conference this year provides past and present students an opportunity to share their immersion experiences with their classmates, teachers and invited guests. Our keynote address will be given by Dr. Christopher Stonebanks, a professor at Bishops University. Dr. Stonebanks has had extensive experience working in James Bay and his work is used at McGill to prepare interns for their rotations in Northern Canada. He also coordinates experiential learning trips to Malawi for university students.

0730-0815 Registration
0815-0830 Opening remarks – Melodie Hicks 
0830 -0930 Key Note address – Dr. Christopher Stonebanks
0930-1000 Health Break
1000-1100 Malawi Nursing Exchange Students 2013
1100-1200 Panel discussion – Impact of the experience 1-2 years later? Q&A


3. Faculty Olympics


Faculty Olympics have been announced for the weekend of March 23-24th.  SO KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN. I shall keep you updated with more details as soon as I get them!





On behalf of the NUS,

You know you love me,



Margareta Sikorski

VP Internal


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