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Hello lovely people,

Today's warmer weather brings happiness and medical news updates! If you take the time to flip through this edition of the Murmur you'll find may opportunities to be awarded funding, so that you can then go spend it on the many housing listings that are popping up left, right, and centre.

Oh, and there are also a ton of fun activities that are coming up as well that you should check out.

Mark your calendars for March 21, 7PM: The MSS General Assembly! (More details to come via email and fun promo videos)

Enjoy the week,

Natasha Caminsky, MSS VP Internal 2016-2017

Table of Contents

  • Family Medicine Post-Match Talk
  • Med/Dent Choir
  • **Call for Artwork and Writing** - Art Effects Med Students' Magazine
  • Anti-diabetic properties of medicinal plants
  • Med Mobile Health Intern
  • Lightbulb Moments Campaign
  • RGHL Annual Conference on Health and Law: La gestation pour autrui et ses implications en droit belge : De la pratique actuelle vers un éventuel encadrement légal ?
  • McGill24 - Show your support by signing up on Thunderclap
  • Funding opportunity: Student Sponsorship Program (Deadline: March 18th)
  • University of Ottawa Medical Journal Submission : Extended Deadline
  • Family Medicine Post-Match Cocktail!
  • **Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry Annual Student Writing Contest**
  • Arts and health humanities events around McGill and Montreal
  • $$$ Funding Opportunities through the Institute for Health and Social Policy $$$
  • Discussion on Medically Assisted Dying March 7th at 6pm
  • Congrès Nordique 2017 Montreal April 1st and 2nd
  • SSMU Indigeneity & Solidarity Week 2017
  • Opportunities in Indigenous Health


  • Beautiful, newly renovated 3 1/2 in Golden Square Mile!
  • 4 ½ Condo in CDN
  • Montreal-Furnished-Atwater/St Catherine ST- S Sur Le Square -New Condo-Central location for MUHC hospitals
  • Montreal, Westmount close to MUHC
  • MedHousing - Looking for elective, residency or fellowship accommodation?

Family Medicine Post-Match Talk

MSS Clubs

Interested in applying to Family Medicine residency programs?
Come hear from Med-4 students from the 2017 graduating class who have recently matched to Family Medicine programs across Canada and US!
Come join us on March 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Annex.

Facebook event page

Please fill out this form below if you plan to attend the talk.

We will briefly tell you about our match experiences and be there to answer all your questions regarding the different training sites, Enhanced skills programs ("PGY 3s"), elective planning and CaRMS applications in general.
See you then !

Med/Dent Choir

MSS Clubs

Our next rehearsal is Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Room C-304, Schulich School of Music building

**Call for Artwork and Writing** - Art Effects Med Students' Magazine

MSS Clubs

Are you a student in a program in the Faculty of Medicine? We’re looking for your work to publish in a student-led magazine!
• Paintings
• Drawings
• Sketches
• Photography
• Sculptures
• Origami / Paper Art
• Mixed Media
• Comics
• Narratives
• Reflections
• Poems
• …
Please send any submissions or questions to:
Include: your name, year of study, art/writing piece & title.
Optional for artwork: medium used & short blurb/reflection.
– McHAM (McGill Humanities and Arts in Medicine)


Anti-diabetic properties of medicinal plants

MSS Clubs

Must see! The Indigenous Health Interest Group is happy to invite you to a captivating conference on anti-diabetic effects of medicinal plants by Pierre Haddad, PhD.

When : March 16th, 6PM.
Where : Room 208, McIntyre Building.

Pierre Haddad is a tenured professor in the pharmacology and physiology department at UDEM. Since 2003, he has led the CIHR Team in Aboriginal Antidiabetic Medicines. They study plants used by Elders and healers of Eeyou Istchee (James Bay Cree territory) that have promising anti-diabetic potential. Their research involves many disciplines such as ethnobotany, phytochemistry, nutrition, pharmacology. Dr. Haddad will begin by presenting fascinating results on biological activities of anti-diabetic plants. Then, he’ll discuss the sociocultural and health stakes of current research projects such as his.

Can’t wait to see you there!
The IHIG Coordinators

Food will be served :)
Register here :

Med Mobile Health Intern

Faculty of Medicine

Leading healthcare providers use Tactio’s “Empowered Patient” mobile health tracking solutions for a wide range of preventive care applications from corporate wellness to executive health and hospitals, expanding patient web portals, home health and remote chronic disease management using the mHealth and BYOD model for Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, COPD, CHF, and Pregnancy.

Do you like the passionate feel of working in a startup? Interested in using technology to make the world better by being part of the coming change in healthcare: from curing to preventing?

We are looking for:

Med students with an interest for public health, mobile health, preventive care, remote patient monitoring, digital patient coaching and education, etc. This program is centered on the medical content and compliance of our roadmap. The working environment is in a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, systems engineers and software developers.

The PAID internship is composed of the following duties:

• Augment the content under the Engage feature, particularly for the following diseases/condition: Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Atherosclerosis, COPD, CHF, and Pregnancy.

• Support the medical team to find validated sources/content to add into the RPM System.

• Active participate under the clinical discussions within the medical team.

• Create new specs and content required to improve the TactioRPM System.

Do you see yourself as part of the Tactio team? Do you have a passion for getting the details just right? Do you want to make a difference for millions of people's lives worldwide? Do you take personal responsibility in your work and take pride in excellence? If this sounds like you then apply to join Tactio!

Lightbulb Moments Campaign

Faculty of Medicine

Attention all health professional students! What was your lightbulb moment? The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) and Students for Upstream want to know the moment in your training or practice when you realized how important the social determinants-- income, education, social status, built environments, and more-- were in affecting your patients' health and quality of life.

Whether it is a patient encounter you'll never forget, an eye-opening placement or a personal story, we want to know why you think the social determinants can profoundly influence someone's wellbeing. We encourage diversity in your submissions: poems, written or photo stories, artwork, video or audio files are all welcome. Selected submissions will be showcased online and at our campaign launch in Hamilton, Ontario on April 11th, 2017, where all submission owners will be invited to share their lightbulb moment in person. A number of prizes will be awarded to randomly selected submissions, including possible partial reimbursement of travel costs to and from the launch. Please email your submissions to There is no absolute word limit for written submissions, but please aim for a maximum of around 750 words. We look forward to sharing your stories!

RGHL Annual Conference on Health and Law: La gestation pour autrui et ses implications en droit belge : De la pratique actuelle vers un éventuel encadrement légal ?

McGill University

The McGill Research Group on Health and Law (RGHL), alongside University of Montreal’s Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Culture in Health Law and Policy, is pleased to invite you to our Annual Lecture in Health and Law, entitled La gestation pour autrui et ses implications en droit belge : De la pratique actuelle vers un éventuel encadrement légal ? The lecture will be presented by Geneviève Schamps, professor in the Faculties of Law and Criminology, Medicine, and Public Health at l’Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). The lecture will be held in French and will take place on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, from 16h15 to 18h15, in Room 312, New Chancellor Day Hall, McGill Faculty of Law (3644 Peel, Montreal).
Kindly RSVP to

This seminar is accredited by a recognized provider for 2 hours of continuing legal education for the Barreau du Québec. More information is available at

McGill24 - Show your support by signing up on Thunderclap

McGill University

McGill24, happening this year on March 15th, is no ordinary day of fundraising: it’s a proud McGill movement. Sign up for the McGill24 Thunderclap, a tool that releases a pre‐populated Tweet or Facebook post featuring #McGill24 and #McGillProud
For more info on McGill 24, visit

Funding opportunity: Student Sponsorship Program (Deadline: March 18th)

McGill University

To support students in the development of special projects of a cultural, athletic or educational nature, the McGill Alumni Association (MAA) and University Advancement (UA) provide financial support in the form of sponsorships. Ranging from $250 to $750, the objective of the Student Sponsorship Program is to support student groups for projects that do not otherwise receive University funding and that promote outside-the-classroom student experiences and/or student-alumni engagement opportunities.

For more info on how to apply, click here.

University of Ottawa Medical Journal Submission : Extended Deadline

Other (Medical)

The deadline to submit to UOJM's Spring Issue has been extended to March 8th! The theme of Issue 7.1 is Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, encompassing bench-top, clinical, and epidemiological research. We also accept reviews, commentaries, interviews, news pieces, and other article types. To find out more about the requirements for submitting an article, click the following link! 

La date limite pour soumettre un article au JMUO est maintenant le 8 mars! Le thème de l'édition 7,1 est l'amélioration de la qualité et la sécurité des patients, concernant la recherche de la paillasse, clinique, et épidémiologique. Nous acceptons aussi les articles en format de revue, commentaire, entrevue, et sommaire des nouvelles, parmi d'autres formats. Pour en apprendre plus, cliquez le lien suivant!

Family Medicine Post-Match Cocktail!

Other (Medical)

Family Medicine Post-Match Cocktail!

The Quebec Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) and the Collège québécois des médecins de famille (CQMF) are pleased to invite you to a cocktail to congratulate you on your match to family medicine! Dr. Marie-Claude Moore, president of CQMF’s comité de la relève and Dr. Frédéric Turgeon, future CQMF president will be present to welcome you as future CQMF members.
Date and Time: Saturday the March 18, 2017, at 5 pm
Place: Resto-Bar La Maisonnée (5385 Gatineau Avenue, Montreal)
Free snacks and drinks will be offered!
Please fill out the registration form ( in order to register.
To keep up with the latest news, join the Facebook event (
Come meet your future colleagues!

Looking forward to seeing you there in large numbers!

Quebec FMIGs and the CQMF

**Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry Annual Student Writing Contest**

Other (Medical)

Canadian medical students and residents are invited to submit reflective essays, poetry or short fiction that explore the intersection of mental health and the humanities to the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry Annual Student Writing Contest. Each year, one entry in each category (medical student and postgraduate trainee) will be selected to receive a $100 cash prize. Winning entries will be published in the Department of Psychiatry newsletter, Headlines, and on the department website.

Eligibility: Medical students, residents and fellows at Canadian medical schools.

Maximum word count: 2,000 words

Deadline: The deadline for 2017 is Friday, April 1. Winners will be announced May 1, 2017.

To ensure confidentiality is maintained, patients and anyone else described in essays, stories or poems must be fictional or composite characters (with the exception of the narrator him/herself). Please indicate in your email whether you are a medical student or a resident/fellow. Faculty from the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry will act as judges.

Entries can be sent as Word or PDF attachments to the Department of Psychiatry Humanities Coordinator, Dr. Joanne MacDonald at

For full contest details please visit the department website.

Arts and health humanities events around McGill and Montreal

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 or email . All events are free unless marked otherwise.

Mar 15 -"Reading Galen in the Middle Ages: Stalking the Corpus" - 4:30pm, 3647 Peel (opposite Law building), Room 101
Caroline Petit, from the University of Warwick, will be presenting at the Social Studies of Medicine seminar -

Mar 22 - Death Café – 7-9pm, Resto Vego, 1720 Rue St. Denis (Green Room downstairs) -
“A Death Café is a free, group-directed discussion of death and how your thoughts or experiences with death impact how you live your life. Sometimes the conversation circles around our fears of our own death, and, at other times, it is about grief over losses other than death. While no two Death Café events have ever been the same, we can guarantee that the conversation will: always be interesting, never be morbid, and often filled with lots of laughter.It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session, on a not for profit basis; in an accessible, respectful and confidential space.” Please RSVP to Kit Racette (

Mar 16 – Passage: A Conversation on Art and Hospitals – 5 pm, McGill School of Architecture (more information to follow)

Mar 23rd – Book launch: “Can science resolve the nature/nurture debate?” – 4pm, lobby of 3647 Peel Street
By Margaret Lock & Gisli Palsson -

$$$ Funding Opportunities through the Institute for Health and Social Policy $$$

Other (Medical)

The Institute for Health and Social Policy is now recruiting for all five of its student programs beginning Fall 2017 – offering funding for both undergraduate and graduate students for training in research on health, equity and policy. Two of our programs also include a travel component.

Common Threads Through the Commonwealth. $6000 award. Deadline: April 21. To apply, click here.
Internship Program. $2000 award. Deadline: April 16. To apply, click here.
Graduate Award Program. $4000 award. Deadline: May 7. To apply, click here.
McBurney Latin America Fellowship. $3500-$4500 award. Deadline: April 9. To apply, click here. (note: for travel beginning May 2017)
Language and Health Care Program. $4000-$5000 award. Deadline: April 9. To apply, click here.

You can find full information for each program here:

Discussion on Medically Assisted Dying March 7th at 6pm

Other (Medical)

Given the topic’s controversial nature, the event will focus on discussing the policy’s milestones, and future progression. Part of the discussion will focus on the access to palliative care, the legalization of Physician-assisted death and exploring who is and should be entitled to different end-of life care in Canada.

With the most recent Cadotte case the discussion has brought up “who has the right to die?”. We are eager to welcome our panelists, Rose DeAngelis, Nursing Director at West Island Palliative Care Residence, Lori Seller, and ethicist at the MUHC, and Pierre Deschamps, a legal/ethical expert at McGill University. The discussion will be moderated by The Montreal Gazette’s Aaron Derfel, a healthcare journalist who has extensive knowledge on the issue.

The event will be taking place March 7th at 6pm at the Sir George Williams Campus at Concordia University at the CSU student Lounge located on the 7th floor.

Ann-Kim Lineus
Concordia University
Contact Information:

Congrès Nordique 2017 Montreal April 1st and 2nd

Other (Medical)

Vous êtes invité(e)s au Congrès nordique 2017 – La prévention à l’aurore de la santé boréale, qui se tiendra les 1er et 2 avril 2017 à l’Hôtel Westin de Montréal. Ne manquez pas cette occasion unique d’échanger avec des collègues du Nord, tout en profitant des festivités du 375ième anniversaire de Montréal!

SSMU Indigeneity & Solidarity Week 2017

Other (Non Medical)

SSMU Indigeneity and Solidarity Week is an opportunity to learn about and reflect on contemporary Indigenous identity and solidarity. Join us between March 13th-18th for talks, workshops, and panel discussions featuring Cindy Blackstock, Lee Maracle, Kanen'tó:kon Hemlock, Kyle Mays, Zacharias Kunuk, and Indigenous students! The full event schedule can be found at

Opportunities in Indigenous Health

Other (Non Medical)

Hello - we kindly request that you share this invitation in your networks to invite Indigenous youth (13-17 years) to attend the 11th Annual Eagle Spirit Camp at McGill University this May 18-22, 2017. We are also hosting an upcoming information session for YOU to be involved - invitation. Please join us for dinner - Monday, March 6th, 2017.

Thank you very much for your support.

Jessica Barudin, Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw, BHK, MSc PT
Program Manager | Indigenous Health Professional Training Initiative | Faculty of Medicine, McGill University | 3605 de la Montagne, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2M1 | T. 514.708.8685


Beautiful, newly renovated 3 1/2 in Golden Square Mile!

Beautiful, newly renovated 3 1/2 with exceptional location: 5 minute walk to Montreal General Hospital, Mount-Royal (accessible from Dr. Penfield), Guy-Concordia metro station (Green Line), restaurants, bars and shopping. Ideal for medical students / residents; McIntyre Medical Building is 6 minutes by foot. In addition to the MGH, other major hospitals including the Jewish General, St. Mary’s and the Glen Site are easily accessible by public transport within 15-25 minutes. 

-Spacious bedroom with lots of closet space
-Newly renovated kitchen (stainless steal appliances with dishwasher)
-Newly renovated bathroom (walk-in rain shower)
-Balcony (overlooking Mount Royal)
-Air conditioning
-Fully furnished
-Laundry machines on the floor 

Please contact for more information / pictures. 
Asking $1585/month. Minimum 1 year lease, start date flexible between May 1st and July 1st. 

4 ½ Condo in CDN

Luxury at its best in the geographic centre of Montreal! Live in this beautiful, modern, sound-proofed immaculate 41/2 condo and be surrounded by astounding parks, sites, arts and culture and all the urban amenities of Montreal. This semi-furnished, well-constructed secure condo is located within a 10-30 minute walk or bus ride to most university campuses as well as the McGill and University of Montreal's teaching hospitals. It could be an ideal location for a couple or two roommates requiring full privacy as it comes with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms.  Please call or email me to set up a visit.

Address: 4500 Cotes-des-Neiges Road, Montreal H3V 0A1
Phone: 514-627-0982
Minimum lease duration: one year 

Credit and background check and some other conditions apply. 

Plus de details en français:

More details in English:

Montreal-Furnished-Atwater/St Catherine ST- S Sur Le Square -New Condo-Central location for MUHC hospitals

Two Fabulous units on 11th floor, sunny panoramic view overlooking city.  furnished or unfurnished 2 bedrooms central to all MUHC hospitals. BRAND NEW never lived in. Pool, Gym. steps to Atwater Metro. 
S Sur Le Square 
Listing ID #0012218


Montreal, Westmount close to MUHC

2 CLOSED BEDROOMS (1 ENSUITE), 9′ celling – Corner unit, big living room with large windows, ensuite master bedroom, freshly painted,

Few steps from Westmount Square, Alexis Nihon Plaza, groceries, and Atwater Metro Station.

Located 2km from the MUHC Glen Campus and 2km from Montreal General Hospital
Includes all appliances, including Washer/Dryer and dishwasher

I rent it for $1425 but am offering it at $1200 as a sublet until June 30, 2017. You can also make a new lease with the owner.

Parking available for extra cost


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