WISHES

Wellness Innovation Scholarship for Health Professions Education and Health Sciences (WISHES) 

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WISHES

The Wellness Innovation Scholarship for Health Professions Education and Health Sciences (WISHES) is a virtual laboratory aimed at enhancing the learning experience at CSM by reducing stigma related to illness and creating a safe culture for help seeking. WISHES engages key stakeholders across the CSM, the University, as well as across the province and country to advocate for a more accessible and sustainable approach to managing learner wellness and illness. WISHES is bringing together practitioners and scholars alike to collaborate on learner wellness projects focused on the areas of mental health, physical health, occupational health, social health and intellectual health.

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Pronoun Poster

Pronouns & LGBTQ2+ Terminology

Join Tiffany Sostar for an interactive introduction to LGBTQ2+ terminology, with a special focus on non-binary gender and pronouns. This session will give you a brief overview of the changing language landscape, why it matters for medical professionals to keep up with the shifts, and how to handle it when you get someone's pronoun wrong or use the wrong terminology. The workshop will also include the opportunity for questions.

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WISHES Symposium

The inaugural WISHES Symposium was held on October 10, 2019 at the Health Sciences Centre.  The event included a keynote by Lauren Vogel (Journalist, CMAJ) a poster session, local research and innovation presentations, and a wellness challenge.  There were 49 attendees, with representation from the Cumming School of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, and the Werklund School of Education.

The event provided an opportunity for scholars with common interests in learner and health professional wellness research to connect and share their thoughts.  The Wellness Challenge encouraged attendees to consider the various aspects of wellness (physical, mental, social, occupational, and intellectual) and to share their ideas on how wellness in these areas can be promoted and what research questions would support this.  Attendees' comments/ideas have been captured in a summary document which will be used to inform future research directions for WISHES.

We are encouraged by the attendance and the feedback received, and hope to host the symposium on an annual basis.  Stay tuned for more information on the future of WISHES!

WISHES Poster Session

WISHES Poster Session

Prize Draw

Prize Draw at the Wellness Challenge - Drs. Kassam & Schindler

Wellness Challenge

Wellness Challenge Ideas