Health and Wellness Clubs

Health and Wellness Clubs

Health and Wellness Clubs

Interested in learning more about global health? Supporting student wellness on campus? Join a Health and Wellness club!

Comparative Healthcare Systems Program

The Comparative Healthcare Systems Program (CHSP) is a public & global health based student group at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Through various initiatives, like conferences, lectures and international exchange programs, we provide opportunities for students to get engaged in the study of public health and comparative healthcare.

We believe that our hands-on approach to healthcare systems allows for the best understanding of how they work, and can pave the way for meaningful and substantive improvement. We take pride in providing an environment where passionate students can nurture their interest in public and global health, and look forward to working with you soon!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Comparative Healthcare Systems Program in their club constitution.

Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – SSMU

Médecins Sans Frontières was created in 1971 by a group of French doctors and journalists. Since then, this pioneering organization has treated over one hundred million patients worldwide. Today, MSF works in over 60 countries and provides emergency aid with complete independence from political, economic and religious influences.

Friends of MSF groups are student societies in various Canadian Universities. Our McGill chapter is an official supporter of MSF. Our goals are to increase awareness for MSF, create fundraising activities and to encourage aspiring humanitarians to consider working with MSF.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Friends of MSF-SSMU in their club constitution.

McGill Invest in Happiness

Our fundamental goal is to create a happier society and to promote happiness as a measure of well-being.
Our motto: We invest in happiness!

We do this in many ways either by simply giving people chocolate and encouragement notes during exam time, giving out valentines day roses or with something like a comedy night or happiness conference.

McGill Students Chapter of the Institute for Health Care Improvement

We’re the McGill Students Chapter of the leading institution for healthcare improvement and change! We’ve got tons of opportunities to get involved, so check out our website!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Chapter of the Institute for Health Care Improvement in their club constitution.

McGill Students for Concussion Legacy Foundation

Do you care about brains? So do we! We run presentations to elementary and high schools across Montreal about head safety, what to do in case of concussions, and why you should care. We always need more educators and volunteers! We also run a support group for people in Montreal to help with concussion recovery, post-concussion syndrome, and traumatic brain injury-related mental health.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students for Sports Legacy Institute in their club constitution.

McGill Students for Organ Donor Awareness

We are a group at McGill working to promote organ donation awareness and education in partnership with Transplant Quebec. The goals of our club are to raise awareness for organ donation, provide the proper facts and to provide people with the tools necessary to become an organ donor if they choose to do so.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students for Organ Donor Awareness in their club constitution.

McGill Students for Partners in Health (PIH)

McGill Students for Partners In Health is a Canadian student initiative dedicated to raising funds for and awareness about Partners In Health. We aim to mobilize the student networks in support of global health equity and social justice. We use the forums of education, advocacy, and fundraising, to help support Partners In Health and spread the word about its work and the importance of global health equity.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students’ for Partners in Health (PIH) in their club constitution.

McGill Students for the Canadian Liver Foundation

The McGill Students’ Chapter of the Canadian Liver Foundation was founded by a group of students passionate about the importance of healthy living and medical research. The team comes together to promote about liver health and fundraise for liver research and liver diseased patients. We aim to unite students to work together towards a common goal: the elimination of liver disease rates per year through creative annual campaigns.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students for the Canadian Liver Foundation in their club constitution.

McGill Students Supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation

We are a student organization that is dedicated in furthering the goals of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Through collaboration with the foundation, we advocate healthy living, raise awareness for heart disease, and fundraise for research. Our hope is to educate and engage the McGill student community through events such as cooking workshops, physical activity, and seminars in order to make them more knowledgeable about the importance of a healthy heart. Furthermore, we strive to lead healthy lifestyles ourselves to be able to be role models in our community. We aim to make the foundation’s vision come true: let people live healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students Supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation in their club constitution.

McGill Students’ Chapter of Jack.Org

The McGill Students’ Chapter of Jack.org is a student initiative advocating for youth mental health and well-being both on campus and in the greater Montreal community. Our goal is to increase mental health awareness and understanding amongst students and young people. We want to open up the conversation about mental health to reach not only the 1 in 5 who experience mental illness but also the 5 in 5 people who have mental health.

Throughout the year, we conduct various outreach initiatives to increase students’ knowledge and shift attitudes about mental health through mediums such as a monthly speaker series on mental health topics, de-stress exam kits, art shows, ball pits, and much more!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students’ Chapter of Jack.Org in their club constitution.

McGill Students’ Chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM)

Our vision is that universities and publicly funded research institutions will be part of the solution to the access to medicines crisis by promoting medical innovation in the public interest, and ensuring that all people regardless of income have access to essential medicines and other health-related technologies. As a non-profit organization rooted in a global movement of university students, UAEM McGill aims to:

  • Promote access to medicines and medical innovations in low- and middle-income countries by changing norms and practices around academic patenting and licensing
  • Ensure that university medical research meets the needs of people worldwide
  • Empower students to respond to the access and innovation crisis

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students’ Chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines in their club constitution.

McGill Students’ for Parkinson’s

McGill Students for Parkinson’s (MSP) is a campus initiative recognized by the Students’ Society of McGill University. Its aim is to raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease, both on and off campus by informing the public about the nature of the condition and the challenges associated with it. Our goal is to also improve accessibility to undergraduate Parkinson’s disease research for the students on campus through events attended by both students and researchers. Finally, through the organization of various events, including an annual symposium, MSP is able to donate funds to charities supporting Parkinson patients and their entourage, as well as contributing to biomedical research in the search for a cure.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students’ for Parkinson’s in their club constitution.

McGill Students’ Yoga Club

MSYC is a student run yoga club that hopes to introduce students to yoga and improve the accessibility of practice. We offer an affordable membership which allows students access to all our classes taught on campus throughout the school year.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students’ Yoga Club in their club constitution.

Medical Grand Rounds for Undergraduate Students (USMGR)

We are an unique organization that hosts monthly lectures in medicine tailored specifically for undergraduate students. Guest speakers are invited from various fields of medicine who give brief talks about their profession and research. We hope to inspire students with the incredibly valuable experience and expertise of medical doctors and researchers. These talks provide students with an opportunity to explore fields that may interest them and to meet new people, and potentially even find a lab to volunteer in.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of USMGR in their club constitution.

MEDLIFE McGill

MEDLIFE is a non-profit student organization that was established with the goal of alleviating global poverty through the distribution and promotion of Medicine, Education, and Development via mobile clinics and developmental projects. The MEDLIFE McGill Chapter operates to make a difference globally and locally through our interactive fundraising, educational, local, and abroad initiatives. With our annual 5K Run, Multicultural Coffeehouse, Yoga events, and Tutorials, we strive to give back to the student community whilst raising money for the MEDLIFE National Fund. In addition, we host MEDTalks Conferences, offer students the opportunity to participate in local projects, and lastly, provide students with the chance to go to Peru, Ecuador, Tanzania,or India to work alongside professionals on MEDLIFE Missions.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of MEDLIFE McGill in their club constitution.

Student Nutrition Accessibility Club

Student Nutrition Accessibility Club is a student-run group based out of McGill University that strives to provide both the on-campus community and underserved Montreal populations with access to education in nutrition and basic budgeting skills. By understanding local needs, we are able to provide tailored services that reduce the physical and educational barriers to health within the McGill and greater Montreal community.

The Good Food Box Program (gfb.mcgill.downtown@gmail.com) of McGill Downtown enables students to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at sustainable prices on campus. Check us out and get involved with our amazing deals!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Student Nutrition Accessibility Club in their club constitution.