Active Citizenship

MSA Council, 2015

 

Canadian Alliance of Medical Students Against Human Trafficking

Leaders and Contact:

Name: E-mail:
Shelby Henry slhenry@ualberta.ca
Julie Saby jsaby@ualberta.ca
Gurleen Brar gkbrar@ualberta.ca

 

Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Canadian Doctors for Medicare (CDM) strives to provide a voice for Canadian doctors who want to strengthen and improve Canada's universal publicly-funded health care system by advocating for innovations in treatment and prevention services that are evidence-based and improve access, quality, equity and sustainability. The University of Alberta student chapter will foster improved education around health system issues for medical students, engage member students in health care projects, as well as provide training and mentorship to students who show a passion for health policy and health systems management. The chapter will be involved in the following activities: hosting information talks/workshops, organizing lobbying efforts, producing publishable content for media platforms, as well as supporting the national CDM goals and projects

Website: http://www.canadiandoctorsformedicare.ca

Leaders and Contact:
Name: E-mail:
Mikayla Gray mdgray@ualberta.ca
Emily Maplethorpe mapletho@ualberta.ca

 

Edmonton Healthcare Improvement Network (EHIN)

The purpose of EHIN is to engage students in learning about the principles, methods, and tools for quality improvement through education and practice opportunities. We facilitate collaboration between students, faculty and professionals from Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health, Business, Rehabilitation Sciences, Engineering, and Law in order to learn, collaborate, and implement quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.

Leaders and Contact:

Name: E-mail:
Maggie Xiao xizuan2@ualberta.ca
Ehsan Misaghi misaghi@ualberta.ca
Emma Hillier ekhillie@ualberta.ca

 

NICU Graduate Playgroups & Family Support Program

The NICU Graduate Playgroups & Family Support Program is a joint initiative between medical students at the University of Alberta, Pediatricians, and the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation. Our group supports families as they make the transition home from the NICU by organizing and coordinating monthly peer support playgroups. The COVID-19 Pandemic has led us to transition all of our engagements to a virtual format and we will continue to facilitate connections between families of NICU Grads!

Leaders and Contact:

Name: E-mail:
Shelby Henry slhenry@ualberta.ca
Sarah Almas almas1@ualberta.ca

 

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness is an initiative to educate medical students on the issues surrounding organ and tissue donation: medical, political, and personal. This initiative seeks to provide training for students on how to bring the conversation about organ and tissue donation into their everyday practice.

Executive Team:

Name: E-Mail:
Katarina Ondrusova ondrusov@ualberta.ca
Melika Motamedi melika@ualberta.ca

 

Sexuality and Gender Advocacy (SGA) Committee

The SGA aims to address Alberta's sexual and gender minority health disparities, through collaboration, education of health professionals, and advocating for sustainable social change. We do this via our annual Inclusive Health Conference, social events, peer support for LGBTQ medical students, and working with Faculty to improve LGBTQ curriculum content in the MD program.

For more updates follow us here:
Website: https://inclusivehealthconference.com/about-us/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uofasga/
Twitter: @uofaSGA

General Contact: sga@ualberta.ca

Executive Team:

Position: Name: E-mail:
President Michelle Anderson meagan1@ualberta.ca
VP Internal Connor Lengkeek lengkeek@ualberta.ca
VP External Ehsan Misaghi misaghi@ualberta.ca
VP Finance Mark McAllister mam8@ualberta.ca
VP Secretary Julia Pearson pearson@ualberta.ca
VP Social Engagement Catalina Garcia Hidalgo garciahi@ualberta.ca
VP Communications Preetha Gopalakrishnan gopalakr@ualberta.ca

 

Students for Antimicrobial Stewardship Society (SASS) - University of Alberta Chapter

Students for Antimicrobial Stewardship (SASS) is a nation-wide student-lead organization dedicated to promoting antimicrobial stewardship among future healthcare providers. The mission of SASS is to advocate for proper use of antibiotics through a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to bring this important issue to light at our school, and to provide education, support, and representation for this issue among the healthcare providers of the future. Further, SASS works to raise awareness of this important issue and represent students advocating for antimicrobial stewardship on national and international platforms including industry, medical organizations, educational institutions, and government.

Website: http://www.sass-canada.ca/

Leaders and Contact:

Name: E-mail:
Prachi Shah pkshah@ualberta.ca
Elena Spronk espronk@ualberta.ca
Devon Christoffel ddchrist@ualberta.ca

Social Media:
Facebook: SASSCANADA
Twitter: @SASS_CANADA
Instagram: SASS_CANADA

 

Students for Vaccination Awareness

Leaders and Contact:

Name: E-mail:
Catalina Garcia Hidalgo garciahi@ualberta.ca
Prachi Shah pkshah@ualberta.ca