The Office of Learner Well-Being and Success

Upcoming Events

Want to know more about our upcoming events? Click the images below!
And be sure to check back regularly to learn more about what the Faculty of Medicine has to offer. 
For questions regarding events in the Faculty of Medicine, please contact lwsevents@mun.ca
 

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The Gathering Rounds
April 12th, 7:00 p.m.
https://bit.ly/TGR2022Apr12
 

DEADLINE FOR ON BEING HUMAN PANELIST SUBMISSIONS
  • May 1st
 The Office of Learner Well-being and Success is seeking expressions of interest from physicians, residents, and MD learners to speak to residents and MD learners about lived experiences with humanness and heart in medicine as they relate to well-being and success.
 
This is a hybrid event taking place on Thursday, June 9th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on WebEx AND in person at the Faculty of Medicine building, Room 1M101. Speakers from all over NL are encouraged to submit 2-3 paragraphs to Tina Pomroy by Sunday, May 1st to LWSwellbeing@mun.ca outlining the following (click here for more information):
 
What group you represent
  • A brief synopsis of your story that you will share
  • What you learned from your experience
  • One key piece of advice / takeaway for the audience
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ON BEING HUMAN: OUR STORIES IN MEDICINE
  • June 9th
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Faculty of Medicine, Room 1M101 or via WebEx
 
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Therapeutic Art Night
Sunday, May 1st, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Register: https://bit.ly/ArtTherapy2022
 

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The Gathering Rounds
Tuesday, Apr. 5th, 8:00 p.m.
Self-Care in Medical School
Register: https://bit.ly/TGR2022Apr5
 

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Join Tina Pomroy from LWS as she leads you through a 30-minute guided Tonglen meditation for releasing suffering.
This is a free event; however, we encourage attendees to donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/-/1
Open to all Faculty of Medicine learners, faculty, staff, and residents. No experience needed.
Join Tuesday, Mar. 29th, 12:30-1:00 at https://bit.ly/LWSmeditate
#MedAid4Ukraine
 

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The Office of Learner Well-Being and Success will be hosting a Financial Fair on Tuesday March 22nd from 12pm to 1pm in the Atrium.
 
The focus will be on Transition To Residency but the fair will be open to all learners and residents and a number of financial institutions will be present.


 
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Park Meet-up for MD Learners, Residents, and their families!
Saturday, Mar. 19th, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Bowring Park Playground
RSVP Sarah.Hipditch@mun.ca by Mar. 17th
* Coffee and treats provided!

 

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Navigating Interpersonal Conflict at Work & School Webinar
 
LWS has partnered with EDGE to offer MD learners and residents this session on navigating conflict. Interpersonal conflicts can occur in any setting, and we often face these difficult situations s at some point during our study or work life. This session will show you how to mitigate or resolve these issues through using conflict navigation strategies combined with effective communication.

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 12 - 1 pm NT/8:30 - 9:30 am MT
Mode: Online 
Presenter: Dr. Amy Warren, Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies
Register here: https://event-wizard.com/sgsnisgsfeb1522/0/register/

 

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Be YOUR Valentine Sessions
 
Join LWS Learner Well-being Consultants Charlotte Dove and Tina Pomroy as they guide you through self-compassion techniques and facilitate a group discussion. Attend one or both sessions. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 10 participant limit. WebEx link sent to registrants 15 minutes before session.
 
Session 1: Introduction to mindful self-compassion
Monday, Feb. 14th, 12:00-1:00
 
Session 2: Letting go of resistance
Monday, Feb. 21st, 12:00-1:00
 
Register by the day of each session here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LU7egyuUgSIVlhtXyveZqKYRBbezlvBh_iT05rbWmH0/edit?usp=sharing
 
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On Wednesday February 2nd at 8pm I will be hosting an online Investment Session on WebEx (see details below). I will go over following topics:
-Registered savings “accounts”
-Investment Options
-Risk Appetite
-Investment/Management Fees
-A Word From The Wise (real life experience by Dr. Angus Hartery)
 
This will be followed with a Q & A session with financial advisors from following institutions:
-RBC
-NL Credit Union
-CIBC
-Scotiabank
-OMA Insurance
-Insure Med Financial
-MD Financial Management
-Live By Wealth
 
So if you ever wanted a chance to ask a financial advisor, or two, a question, this is your chance!
 
Webinar topic:
Investment Session
 
Date and time:
Wednesday, 2 Feb, 2022 8:00 pm | (UTC-03:30) Newfoundland
 
Join link:
bit.ly/lwsfinancial
 
Webinar number:
2630 315 0913
 
Webinar password:
investment (46837863 from phones)
 



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Meditation Sessions for all Faculty of Medicine learners, faculty, and staff
Facilitated by Learner Wellbeing Consultant, Tina Pomroy, and learner meditators
Tuesdays 12:30-12:45 p.m.
Join here: http://bit.ly/LWSmeditate
 

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Jan. 20, 8:30-9:30 p.m. NT

Topic: Safe Spaces: Balancing Collaboration and Competition with Peers in Medical School
 
Join medical students from across the country in a moderated conversation about balancing collaboration and competition with peers in medical school. This peer support session is confidential; learners can participate anonymously or choose to identify themselves. This is part of the CFMS Safe Space initiative.
 
Email safespaces@cfms.org to register

First meditation session of 2022 – Tuesday, Jan. 18th, 12:30-12:45
 
Join Tina Pomroy from LWS as she guides you through a meditation to bring a short pause in your day and reset your nervous system to carry on with the rest of your day.

Join here: https://mun.webex.com/mun/j.php?MTID=m0640b59ba09e0f0a768e800b2f89b8ac.
 

The Gathering Rounds Facilitator Meeting Wed., Jan. 12, 4:30 p.m.
 
Email Tina at LWSwellbeing@mun.ca if you are interested in being a Peer Facilitator.
Or simply join the first Peer Facilitator meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 12th at 4:30 p.m. here: https://mun.webex.com/mun/j.php?MTID=mfe501c738311b4e3ce95460e16b6b7c1.
 

The Gathering Rounds (TGR) – Tuesday, Jan. 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Back to Virtual Reality
 
Many learners are tired of the ups and downs of Covid-19. Returning to virtual med school in the new year has meant adjusting and adapting yet again. If it hasn’t flowed perfectly, it’s OK. Join your TGR facilitators this week, Erin Andrew and Sarah Hipditch, for a chat about this shift back to virtual classes and life. Come for part of the session or for the whole thing.
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Join here:  https://mun.webex.com/mun/j.php?MTID=m744926401ead3132e433a4b5fb03b4b1.
 

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Webinar: Navigating Interpersonal Conflict’ and it takes place on Feb. 15th, 12-1pm
Register here: https://www.mun.ca/edge/Workshops__Events/Workshops_Events_Cal/index.php