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Student Initiatives

The MSA is proud to exhibit student led initiatives ranging from advocacy and educational campaigns to health and wellness promotion. These projects seek to enrich and enhance the health and well-being of medical students, help build communities through fundraising and provide a platform to showcase a multitude of talents. Many of our student initiatives have membership extending beyond the MSA; these may be interdisciplinary projects, or partnerships with other external organizations.

The following are the types of initiatives that students have created over the years. Each type has multiple different student led initiatives that you may explore and choose to join. If there is an initiative that you would like join, please e-mail the executive members of that initiative. You may also opt to form a new student lead initiative as well.

Active Citizenship. Medical students, residents and practicing physicians are contributing members to our society. If you wish to become more involved with the Edmonton area in representing minority groups, providing workshops, creating opportunities for children or simply would like to be more engaged with society, this section is for you.

Fundraising and Charitable Efforts. Want to cultivate your abilities to fundraise or continue in a highly rewarding endeavor? Want to support local charities and make a difference for other individuals in the near future? This section is for you. Explore our student organized charitable and fundraising events that have been recognized by both the city and the province at large.

Academic Integrity and Advocacy. With the surge of research in all fields of medicine, medical students play a major role in organizing, critically appraising and communicating all forms of medical knowledge. If you enjoy teaching and learning as well as advocating and teaching, look no further for these splendid initiatives.

Health and Wellness. While studying medicine, you may have the urge to share your concerns for health and wellness for your fellow colleagues, friends, family and society. If this description fits you, we have excellent student lead initiatives that encompass this area!

If you would like to register a new initiative, please complete the New Student Initiative Application Form. For more information, please contact Jill Schneider, your VP Student Affairs, at msavpstudentaffairs@ualberta.ca.