16 projects incubated, 5+ awards, an article in MacLeans, 10 community partners, 4 academic presentations/publications articles, and 5 institutional partners reflect our team’s passion. The stories of those we’ve supported reflect our true impact.
SYBS aims to advance diversity in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences by offering a mentorship program to encourage Black high school students to consider careers in healthcare and workshops to provide Black youth with hands-on experience in health sciences.
Art for Elderly organizes free art sessions for elderly Chinese populations. We create art educational videos with French and English language instruction components catered towards immigrant populations. Our goals are to decrease social isolation by 1) providing a platform that like-minded individuals can socialize in, 2) help individuals develop new skills/hobbies, and 3) provide language instruction to help integration into the community. Our efforts are geared towards promoting mental health in a vulnerable population that is now even more vulnerable due to COVID.
This team of Occupational Therapy students developed an activity booklet with instructions for socially-distant and meaningful fitness, recreational, and arts and crafts activities and a monthly activity schedule for women in difficulty and their children sheltered at Logifem during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.