MEDLIFE McGill had its first general meeting of this school year on September 19th. Weren’t able to make it? Fear not! We’ve got a summary of what was discussed.
What is MEDLIFE? The acronym stands for Medicine, Education, Development for Low Income Families Everywhere. The organization was founded in 2005 in Ecuador, and now has expanded to Peru, Tanzania, and India. The McGill chapter was started 5 years ago, and we were voted the best MEDLIFE chapter for 2011-2012. All funds raise through our chapter go to the MEDLIFE fund, which goes towards projects worldwide.
Fundraising: We just finished our first fundraiser, the 5K RED Run, last weekend and we’ve got lots more events headed your way!
MEDtalks: Started last spring, MEDtalks is lecture series given by McGill professors and Montreal community members, focused on various aspects on international development. It strives to create a forum to facilitate discussions and share ideas about how to ensure that sustainability and education remain a priority while volunteering opportunities continue to grow. Our first seminar will be happening in late October/early November.
Mobile Clinics: We will be offering one-week mobile clinics during the winter break, spring break, and summer. Find out more here, and check back in October for December trip information!
Dev Corps: Dev Corps is a new initiative that allows student to oversee an entire development project from start to finish. We will be offering trips two times this year. More information here.
Fundraising Committee: Applications for the fundraising committee has closed for Fall 2013 – check back in January for any openings. We’re always looking for volunteers to help out at our events! Add yourself to our listserv to be notified of any opportunities.
PR Committee: Unfortunately, applications for the PR committee has also closed for Fall 2013 – please check back in January!
Tutorials Committee: Tutorials is our largest fundraising initiative at McGill. Committee members will organize the tutorials with professors and executive members, and also help promote them to students. If you’re interested in joining the committee, please fill out an application! Or, if you’re interested in tutoring a class, contact Dan or Pinkal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDtalks Committee: Interested in international development initiatives? We are looking for people to join our committee and help with contacting professors and Montreal community members to speak at our lecture series. Please contact Minnie at email@example.com for more information.
Sponsorship Committee: Currently, there are no open positions for Fall 2013 – check back in January!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!