NSA Newsletter - December

December 23, 2017

We hope you all have a lovely holiday season. With the winter semester around the corner, it’s a great time to lean on your colleagues and NSA representatives for advice or extra support you may need.


Congratulations to the Class of 2018 for putting on a spectacular play! The NSA was proud to be the largest sponsor of the play.


We had our first Town Hall on November 29th to discuss changes to the Constitution, including compensation for future executive councils. As the student turn-out was less than we anticipated we are extending our period for feedback on the Constitution until January 10, 2018. Please reach out to your NSA VP Internal, Nicole DeYonge at nsa_internal@ndnet.ccnm.edu with your input.


VP Campus life update from Owen Wiseman:

  • Santa Suri was a great event! Thank you to all of those who attended to take advantage of the bearded man, some hot cocoa and holiday treats.

  • Formal Committee - The applications are coming in and we want to put together an all-star team who’s ready to plan a night of relaxation, class, and fun. If you’re interested in getting involved, please send your application to ccnmnsacampuslife@gmail.com

  • U-Crew Leader - Unity Summit is around the corner on January 4-5th at Teen Ranch in Caledon. If you’re interested and inspired to show the new intake what it means to be a student at CCNM, send in your application to ccnmnsacampuslife@gmail.com! We are looking for 6 wonderful individuals to help run activities.


VP External update from Kimberly Lawson:


  • From January 4th to 7th, 75 of our students will be attending MEDGAMES, hosted by Université Laval in Québec City. We are thrilled to be representing CCNM!

  • The next IPEC meeting will be held in mid-January. We will be discussing CCNM’s Interprofessional Health Students’ Sport Olympics (IHSSO). IHSSO Games is a full-day sports tournament that is hosted by CCNM for students from other professional health and science programs in the GTA. This event will be happening in March so stay tuned for more details if you are interested in attending!




VP Internal update from Nicole DeYonge:


  • NSA 2018-2019 Executive Council Nominations - NOW OPEN until December 31, 2017
    Have a passion for student life? Want to get more involved? Your Naturopathic Students’ Association (NSA) is now taking nominations for the 2018-2019 Executive Council.  If you want to learn more about the positions available, check out our website www.nsa-ccnm.net, or have a chat with one of the currentNSA Executives!  
    How to run: Submit your CV and a letter of intent, including which position you would like to run for and why! Email nsa_internal@ndnet.ccnm.edu .

  • NSA Executive Compensation - Want to know more about your NSA student fees, and how this change will affect YOU?   We want YOUR opinion and feedback about NSA Executive Compensation, as outlined in our 2018-2019 Constitution Proposal. Email nsa_internal@ndnet.ccnm.edu OR talk to your NSAClass Representatives.

  • Financial reimbursement - If you need to make reimbursement claims through the NSA, the process is now via Moodle.  Everything you need is on theNaturopathic Students’ Association course page.


VP Academics update from Greg Nasmith:


  • A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to make MOSCE 1’s run smoothly! MOSCE’s are a great opportunity to practice clinical skills and for upper years to provide mentorship.

  • In case you missed it, tune in to the CCNM podcast for a discussion on some current academic issues: http://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-e4mp3-7dd479   

  • Your academic class reps and I continue to meet weekly with the Associate Deans to collaborate on resolving student issues and concerns. If you have any questions about how this process works or ideas about academics at CCNM, please let me know!  nsa_academics@ndnet.ccnm.edu


Student Governor update from Emily Bell:

  • Nominations are open for this position. The new candidate would be elected on January 19th and will have duties both that evening and January 20th. Please come speak to me with any questions about the position :)

  • Our last meeting included a Retreat in which we discussed the budget, Generation Z, and long-term plans for the location of the college. The BOG is still looking for candidates to join us in the new year.


Student Advocate update from Kayzie Sutton:


Hello! It’s been quite the year, as we all look back over the past 12 months we can see that there have been times of joy and sorrow, of pride, excitement and sometimes disappointment. People and situations for which we are grateful and things we wish we could change. I encourage us all to take these lessons with us into the upcoming year.


As 2017 is coming to a close I can share with you that the students of CCNM are a courageous, inspiring and resilient group of future naturopathic doctors. I am proud of each of us for facing our daily challenges as best we could. I have had the opportunity to meet some of you over the past few months, and I look forward to meeting more over the remainder of my term.


Please continue to reach out to me at nsa.advocate@gmail.com if you need support navigating your way through challenges here at CCNM. If you have an interest in supporting students please think about running of a position on the NSA, you’ll be glad you did.


Feel free to reach out to any of us with any questions or concerns!


-Shreya Soni

NSA President

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