Invincible We Are: a student blog on living with chronic illness

By: Dilpreet Bajwa and Rubia Ahmed

We have always had a key interest in writing. Both of us have spent countless hours in our creative space working away at a poem or preparing an eye-catching commentary for classes...

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Moving mountains: the uphill battle Westmount students face with mental health

By: Kayla Cropper, Candelaria Aristizabal Londono, Lucas Fisher, Graham Beresh

In our second semester of our first year of medical school, we spent our spare time working with the students at Westmount Community School as part of an urban inner-city practicum...

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You can’t spell 'paradise' without PA: a clerkship experience

By: Hope Fast, Sophie McBean and Cadence MacPherson

Imagine waking up to a Saskatchewan sunrise, driving two minutes to work, parking directly outside the hospital, walking inside to be greeted by familiar faces, then working with p...

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Small Community with Big Medicine: Hands-On Learning in Meadow Lake

By: Jamie Vander Ende

Currently, I am enthusiastically completing my third-year of medical school in Meadow Lake – a community of 5,000 people – via the Saskatchewan Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (S...

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Changing my perspective on poverty in Saskatoon

By: Rubia Ahmed

Recently, I had a shift in my perspective on the topic of poverty in Saskatoon. My world was the USask campus and my home in University Heights. I hadn’t seen what was happening in...

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Black History Month: The importance of representation and community building

By: Vivian Murungi

As a Black medical student in Saskatchewan, I often reflect on my experience as I navigate the daily nuances of the health care system and the intersectionality of race, gender, an...

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How a summer research project with pewaseskwan turned my curiosity into a passion

By: Sarah Smith

When I was presented with the opportunity to do a 2021 Dean’s Summer Research Project with Dr. Alexandra King (MD) and her research team, pewaseskwan – the Indigenous Wellness Rese...

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The importance of meaningful, community-led research projects

By: Adrian Teare

This past summer, I had the privilege of participating in a community-based participatory research project with the pewaseskwan (The Sky is Clearing) research group.

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Queering the medical curriculum

By: Kirti Garg and Alexa McEwen

We spent the summer reviewing literature and creating suggestions for best practices for including queer content in the medical curriculum.

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A Mini Integration Weekend in Regina

By: Eman Abdulhadi and Sarah Moroziuk

Being a University of Saskatchewan medical student in Regina has always felt like being in on a best kept secret.

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Nature is Medicine: Launching PaRx in Saskatchewan


When we first heard about Park Prescription, or PaRx, we were excited about the health benefits it could offer patients in Saskatchewan, and the greater purpose it served within th...

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How a Pandemic Sparked a Passion for Planetary Health & Climate Change

By: Brooklyn Rawlyk

I’ve always loved getting outdoors and have made conscious efforts to bring reusable bags to the grocery store. However, I was never one to try and practice minimalism or compost, ...

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Fighting Seniors’ Social Isolation with Music

By: Jamie Vander Ende and Lindsay Ironside

The idea of a social event for seniors was floated around at our monthly Senior Social Isolation Prevention Program (SSIPP) meeting in December, a program that connects older adult...

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How I helped with COVID contact-tracing

By: Morgan Schatz

My name is Morgan, and I am a first year-medical student at the University of Saskatchewan. I joined the Saskatchewan Health Authority's (SHA) pandemic supplemental work force, alo...

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Medical students’ concussion collar awarded CMA Joule Innovation grant

By: Brandon Spink and Richard Ngo

Two second-year students from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Brandon Spink and Richard Ngo, were part of a four-member team that was awarded a $10,000 Joule In...

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