Research and Graduate Studies

Medical Graduate Students Society (MGSS)

The Medical Graduate Student Society (MGSS) is a student-based, student-run society representing all graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine.

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The goals of MGSS are to:
  • Provide opportunities for social interaction between students, faculty, and staff through organized events and activities.
  • Provide graduate student representation on academic and administrative committees.
  • Act as a conduit between graduate students and faculty/administration regarding academic and administrative issues.
  • Support community outreach initiatives.
  • Provide peer support to graduate students within the Faculty of Medicine.
  • Provide monetary support to graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine through scholarship(s) in conjunction with Research and Graduate Studies (RGS).
Your MGSS Executive for 2022-2023 are:
President - Jennifer Bent
Vice President - Jessica Barron
Secretary - Kate Hickey
Treasurer - Maggie Deering
Social Chair - Alison MacDonald
Sports & Wellness Representative - Jacob Kennedy
GSU Representative - Dhrubo Purkayastha
Communications Chair - Thaneswary Rajanderan
International Representative - Priyam Saxena
Indigenous Representative - Chelsea Ann Crossley
Accessibility Representative - Hilary Hennessey

Program Representatives:
Applied Health Services Research - vacant
Clinical Epidemiology - Reem Abdelrahim
Community Health and Humanities - Kazeem Adefemi
Health Ethics - Keeley Barnable
Public Health - Tessa Firth
Social Chair (BMS/Genetics) - Jocshan Loaiza Moss
Cardiovascular & Renal Science - vacant
Cancer & Development - Nash Denic
Genetics - Ashley Baker
Immunology and Infectious Disease - Natasha Norton
Neuroscience - Marzieh Sedighipour
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