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2016-05-09: SHOUT!

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Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. As you've likely heard, the Strategic Planning and Community Involvement committee is hosting its annual SHOUT gala this evening. SHOUT is a celebration of student involvement and serves to highlight the incredible work done by our oh-so-talented student body. This year, McGill alumnus Dr. Christine Hwang will be present to discuss her experiences as a member of the humanitarian medical community. Come join us for great discussion, cool projects and **wow** **amazing** FREE DINNER!

Check out the Facebook event page here:

Have a wonderful week!

Kyle St. Louis
MSS VP Internal 2015-2016

Table of Contents

  • Dining with the Docs - FamSIG Gala 2016!
  • Wellness--what would make you healthier?
  • National Geriatrics Interest Group - Creation of McGill Chapter
  • Become a student rep for the Indigenous Health Curriculum Committee: DEADLINE MAY 12TH
  • CFMS Communiqué (April 28th)
  • Upcoming Medical Humanities & Arts Events - Cirque du Soleil, "In Pursuit of Peace", Art Exhibitions
  • Cheap studio in downtown Montreal
  • Large 3 1/2 on Drummond - 1 block away from McIntyre building

Dining with the Docs - FamSIG Gala 2016!

MSS Clubs

FaMSIG is pleased to invite you to its annual end of year Gala! Come enjoy a cocktail hour followed by a four-course meal, where you will be seated with 1 family physician and 1 resident. After each course, the physician and resident will rotate to another table, so that by the end of the night you get to meet a total of 8 different family physicians! Less than 10 tickets left!

When: Tuesday May 17th at 6PM
Where: Bitoque Restaurant, 3706 Notre-Dame West, Montreal, QC H4C 1P7
How much: Tickets are 25$ for a 55$ valued meal, wine included!


Wellness--what would make you healthier?

MSS Clubs

What do you need to be healthier next year? The wellness committee is preparing a "wellness report" and your responses will shape our recommendations to the Faculty and will help us respond to your needs!

National Geriatrics Interest Group - Creation of McGill Chapter

MSS Clubs

Message on behalf of the National Geriatrics Interest Group: Take part in starting a Geriatrics Interest Group at McGill and join NGIG!

"What is NGIG?
NGIG is the National Geriatrics Interest Group, a centralized student-led group started by medical students with the goal of bringing together individual GIGs and creating Canada-wide education initiatives in the field of aging. Our mandate focuses on providing guidance to students across the country who are setting up or running their own GIG groups, including advice and support for events, assistance with funding opportunities, and information dissemination (via the CGS student website). The NGIG also has an active role in the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS) by taking part in the Education committee of the CGS, addressing student issues, and helping with curriculum reviews. The NGIG creates a student-led presence that helps raise the profile of Geriatrics in the academic community, facilitates partnership and communication between the health care programs across Canada, and offers support to students interested in the field of aging and health issues of older adults."

A few advantages to joining us would be:
1. Funding: We have the great privilege of securing ample funding for each school with the help of Canadian Geriatrics Society.
2. Events Assistance and Ideas: Our events include Alzheimer's Society Initiative, Patient Outreach Program, #WhyGeriatricsWednesday, GIG Spotlight, etc.
4. Awards: Annual J.L. NGIG Student Leadership Award and NGIG Research Award
5. Student Day: This year, Student Day is on April 16th in Vancouver BC! This is an event hosted by both the Canadian Geriatrics Society and the National Geriatrics Interest Group that brings together like-minded people Across Canada: including medical students, residents, and geriatricians.
6. Publication: We run a publication every year giving medical students the opportunity to publish and present their research, clinical, community, artist or personal experiences.

Best Regards,
Tina Chen and Christina Reppas-Rindlisbach
Chairs of National Geriatrics Interest Group
Please visit our NGIG Website
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Become a student rep for the Indigenous Health Curriculum Committee: DEADLINE MAY 12TH

Faculty of Medicine

Become a student rep for the Indigenous Health Curriculum Committee! The committee oversees the Indigenous curriculum in the MDCM program. Your role as a student rep is to give input on what's going on at the student level in terms of exposure/activities concerning Indigenous issues. There are two annual meetings, and the next one is Monday August 22nd/2016

If interested, please email Yang at with a short paragraph to describe your interest in being a student rep. Deadline is Thursday May 12th.


Faculty of Medicine

McGill Programs in Whole Person Care presents the third installment of its film series: Films that Transform.
Tuesday, May 10, 7:00pm at Moyse Hall (Arts Building, McGill Campus).
In Pursuit of Peace is a riveting feature documentary film that makes the case for unarmed civilian peacemaking and mediation as a response to violent international conflict.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Garry Beitel, the film's director, Afra Jalabi, a member of the Syrian Nonviolence Movement and Vice-Chair of the Syrian NGO Board of the Day After, and moderated by Dr. Tom Hutchinson.
For information and reservations: 514.398.2298;

CFMS Communiqué (April 28th)


In This Communiqué...

1) Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership - Call for Registration
2) CMA Medical Intern Position - Call for Applications
3) CFMS Interview Database - Call for Submissions
4) The Rounds Table Podcast
5) CMA Student Selfie Contest (Deadline: May 12, 2016)
6) CFMS National Exchange Officer (NEO) - Call for Applications (Deadline: May 11, 2016)
7) CFMS Delegation to the IFMSA General Assembly in Mexico - Call for Applications (Deadline: May 11, 2016)
8) Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for Medical Students - Call for Applications (Deadline: May 13, 2016)

To view this edition of the communique or to subscribe, click here:

Upcoming Medical Humanities & Arts Events - Cirque du Soleil, "In Pursuit of Peace", Art Exhibitions

Other (Medical)

If you'd like to receive a weekly events newsletter by email, submit recommendations, or simply meet other med students interested in the arts and humanities, please join All events are free unless indicated.

May 9 - Full Circle: Creative Process & Collaboration at Cirque du Soleil – 6-7:30pm, Frank Dawson Adam Auditorium, 3450 University Street – free admission
Drawing back on the origins of Cirque du Soleil, Michel Laprise offers a candid series of observations on its creative process. He explores the impact of little disruptions on the creation of a multidisciplinary show, how great challenges provoke a vivid culture of collaboration, how the growth of individuals is a great way to stimulate the growth of a team and organization. REGISTER HERE.

May 10 – “In Pursuit of Peace” (2015, 86 min), Whole Person Care Film Series – 7pm, Moyse Hall (McGill)
This documentary makes the case for unarmed civilian peacemaking and mediation as a response to violent international conflict. As we follow our protagonists, we share their challenges and their hopes as they work to create alternative responses to war and violence. Trailer:

May 17 – Death Café – 7pm, Resto Vego St. Denis, 1720 Rue St. Denis near Metro Berri-UQAM
A Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death and how your thoughts or experiences with death impact how you live your life.

May 24 – “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975, 133 min), Whole Person Care Film Series – 7pm, Moyse Hall (McGill)
Upon admittance to a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients to take on the oppressive head nurse. Trailer:

Until May 29 – “Instinct” art exhibition by Philippe Caron Lefebvre – 350 Victoria Avenue
Working primarily in sculpture and inspired by science-fiction, the artist is interested in forms which carry a mimetic logic inspired by the imitation strategies used in plant growth and animal behaviour, adapted through evolution as a defense mechanism.

Until May 29 – Students’ Art Show – Gryphon d’Or Team Room (5968 Avenue de Monkland) -


Cheap studio in downtown Montreal

The Perfect Location for students! Steps away from:

- Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
- Church of St Paul
- McGill /Concordia University
- Guy-Concordia metro
- A diverse range of ethnic restaurants
- Night life experience - Crescent and St Catherine
- 15 minutes from Mount Royal for those who want to look at the sunset (or sunrise if you're an early bird), and get back in touch with nature.
- 10 minutes from PA grocery (they do delivery)

All of this for $675 (includes water, not hydro) - a very reasonable price for this hot location. This studio is tucked away on a quiet residential street, but you can enjoy all of the benefits of downtown within a 3-5 minute walk.

Apartment is on the 2nd floor. There is a laundry room in the basement.

I am doing a lease transfer because I am moving to Toronto for a new job in late June. So this means, you will get to keep the low price and sign up for a new 12-month lease. The place is not furnished, but I will be selling my furniture at a very affordable price if you're interested.

For pictures:

Name: Linda Sun

Phone number: 514 260 2522
Contact email:



Large 3 1/2 on Drummond - 1 block away from McIntyre building

Large clean 3 1/2 appt locate 1 block away from McIntyre building 
recently renovated
very large cozy private baclonny
Ideally located for med students and residents
24 hr doorman security
rooftop terrace
swimming pool
parking ( can be worked out on demand)
hot water and heating up to 18 degreees
Name: Badr Ibrahim

Phone number:+1-514-516-3559
Contact email:


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