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Wilderness Medicine Interest Group (WMIG)

The Wilderness Medicine Club seeks to cultivate a better understanding and awareness of Wilderness Medicine, a subset of medicine that is not well-popularized at McGill. The club’s activities will be geared toward learning about Medicine outside of the controlled clinical environment, as well as establishing basic outdoors/wilderness skills that are necessary in Wilderness Medicine. Furthermore, the club will promote outdoor activities as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.

Contact info:

President: Roxane Héroux-Legault (roxane.heroux-legault@mail.mcgill.ca)

REGULAR ACTIVITIES

Rockclimbing

· Description: Members with interest in this activity will be able to participate in bi-monthly get-togethers at the local rockclimbing gym and/or in outdoor events. Contact Ashley Ta for more info!

Snowshoeing

· Description:Members with interest in this activity will be able to participate in bi-monthly outings to go snowshoeing during the winter months

Trekking

· Description:Members with interest in this activity will be able to participate in bi-monthly outings to various daily hikes during the summer months

Cross-country skiing

· Description:Members with interest in this activity will be able to participate in bi-monthly outings to Mont-Royal park or other sites during the winter months

MEDWAR COMPETITIONS

MedWAR competition

· Description: Participation in the MedWAR competitions this fall and winter. During this wilderness medicine race each team of 3 has to compete in skill, clinical knowledge and endurance. This is an opportunity to gain medicine wilderness knowledge and build a network with other Wilderness Medicine Clubs in Canadian and American medical schools.

Skill sessions in preparation for MedWAR

· Description:  Before each competition there will be a couple of sessions in the weeks preceding the challenge teaching the participants basic wilderness medicine necessary for each challenge. 

OUTINGS

Canoeing trip

     Description: Accessible to all. This day trip will be an opportunity to meet other members of the club while trekking (9km) and canoeing on the river in St-Come.

Camping Trip

· Description:  Annual camping trip at the beginning of the fall semester, a chance for WMC members to get to know each other and plan future activities.

Ice fishing

· Description: Annualice-fishing outing in Ste-Anne de la Perade for one day. This event will give the members and opportunity to learn how to get food and survive in the wilderness during the winter.

Winter Camping

· Description:Spend a night camping in a snow shelter made by the participants. The club members will have a chance to learn winter survival skills.

Whitewater Rafting

· Description:Annual whitewater rafting weekend to end the year.