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 (CHSP)

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.

Health Occupation Students of America McGill (HOSA)

HOSA McGill provides an educational and interactive learning experience for students that are interested in health care professions. We help to provide students with the means to attend a Spring-Leadership Conference in Toronto as well as an International Conference (if student qualifies). The conference allows students to get hands-on experience in the profession they are interested in such as dentistry, laboratory science, forensic medicine, etc.

McGill Students Association for Speech and Language Disorders (MSASLD)

Group of undergraduate students interested in raising awareness and providing education on the topic of communication disorders. Likewise, we are interested in raising funds for organizations that provide services for people with communication disorders.

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, coffee houses, and much more!

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

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is a global organization that fights to make life-saving medicines affordable for all. Since universities develop many of the life-saving drugs that end up in the hands of pharmaceutical companies, it is in our power as students to encourage our universities to adopt more equitable licenses with these companies. This year, McGill’s chapter of UAEM will have a focus on clinical trials transparency, i.e. ensuring that the results of all clinical trials are posted publicly. This prevents skewed perceptions of the effectiveness of certain treatments, and limits the unnecessary pain that clinical trial participants go through.

McGill Students for Concussion Legacy Foundation

We are a group of students dedicated to creating a better awareness and culture surrounding concussions. We do this by providing presentations to schools, teams, and other populations. We have an annual panel open to the public that allows specialists and researchers to discuss and answer questions. We are also dedicated to providing support to those in Montreal suffering from concussions or post-concussion syndrome. We do this through weekly support meetings and various concussion friendly events.

McGill Students for Geriatric Health

We are a community outreach club that connects students to volunteer opportunities with seniors in the Montreal community. We also host informative events for students to learn more about careers in geriatric health and raise awareness for our aging population.

McGill Students for Partners in Health (PIH)

McGill Students for Partners In Health (PIH) 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.

McGill Students’ for Parkinson’s (MSP)

McGill Students for Parkinson’s Awareness’s mandate is to raise awareness on campus for Parkinson’s by informing students about the nature of the disease and the current challenges that are being faced by the researchers. Our club raises funds for charities supporting Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers as well as biomedical research focused on finding a cure for the disease.

McGill Students’ Yoga Club (MSYC)

We offer affordable and accessible yoga classes right on campus or within a 5 minute walking distance. All classes are by donation so students pay as much as they’d like per class. Our goal is to create a community that provides a space for people to connect with each other and themselves through yoga. In doing this we hope to improve mental, physical, and spiritual health of members of the McGill Community.

MealCare

MealCare is a group of students dedicated to reducing food waste and food insecurity across Canada. In Montreal, the McGill Chapter collects and redistributes surplus edible food to homeless shelters and soup kitchens in our local community. Through our partnerships, we are able to divert food away from the landfill and work towards a more sustainable food system.

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 Medical Grand Rounds for Undergraduate Students (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, MEDTalks, de-stressor 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 to work alongside professionals on MEDLIFE Missions.

Student Nutrition Accessibility Club

We are a club focused on bringing food and nutrition to the McGill community in a sustainable way. Through three endeavours, our nutrition workshops, the Good Food Box, and our annual food conference, we aim to engage and encourage the McGill community to take part in sustainable food systems.

Student’s Association of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects approximately 2.5 million people worldwide. Canada has one of the highest prevalence rates of MS, which mostly affects the young adult demographic. This same age group is the one that is found in the McGill student community. Currently, there are very few associations that raise awareness for this prevalent disease. For this reason, SAMS aims to increase awareness and fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis through various events and programs.

Women’s Health Advocacy Club

The Women’s Health Advocacy Club offers a unique opportunity to discuss and advocate for issues that fall in the intersection between gender and health. We aim to raise awareness, within the McGill community and beyond, about health issues affecting woman-identifying folk through discussion-based events and more. The Women’s Health Advocacy Club runs an annual speaker series as well as bi-monthly consciousness raising groups to discuss sub-topics of our theme: women’s sexual health. Additional fundraising events and other activities are organized in relation to the theme throughout the year.