Nursing Graduate Students' Association

NGSA creates an open and collaborative environment for graduate students to engage in professional and personal growth

What is the NGSA?

The Nursing Graduate Students' Association (NGSA) is a student-led volunteer association which aims to create an open and collaborative environment for graduate students to engage in professional and personal growth.

Our goals are to foster a supportive community of nursing graduate students through:

  • providing opportunities for professional development
  • promoting social interaction and collaboration among graduate students, faculty and community members
  • representing the interests of nursing graduate students to the Graduate Students Association (GSA)


NGSA Peer Mentorship Program

Peer Mentorship Program

Experience peer-to-peer mentorship with fellow students in a nursing graduate program. 

Support and guide each other, increase productivity and achieve mutually agreed-upon goals.

If you're interested in being a mentor/mentee or want to register an existing peer group, fill in the online form. Coffee cards are available!

Sign up online

Children's party

Children's Christmas Party

There will be crafts, cookies for decorating, hot chocolate, cupcakes, pizza, and coffee for the parents. Best of all, there will be a visit from Santa!

Tickets $2/child (parents are free!)

Parents must bring gift-wrapped and labelled present ($20 value) for their child before December 5th. Please see Nicole Parent for tickets and present drop-off. 



NGSA Meetings


Next meeting TBA


Monthly Friday Writing Groups

December 13

9am-3:30pm (PF2255)

Please RSVP by emailing Jennifer John directly.

Children's Christmas Party

December 7th, 1-3 pm (Senate Room, Hotel Alma)

Tickets available from Nicole Parent

Research Day

March 2020

Featured events

NGSA Executive

President - Sylwia Ciezar Andersen

President - Sylwia Ciezar Andersen

Secretary - Mia Ortiz

Secretary - Mia Ortiz

VP Finance - Katherine Bright

VP Finance - Katherine Bright

VP Operations - Jenn John

VP Operations - Jenn John

VP Communication - Hannah Ibbotson

VP Events - Karly Jarema

Program Representatives

NGSA Master Representative - Jackie Hudak


Jackie Hudak

NGSA Indigenous Representative - Samantha Stevenson


Samantha Stevenson

Nurse Practitioner (NP)



Ayan Mack

Post-Doctoral Representative - Catherine Ringham


Catherine Ringham

NGSA Peer Mentorship Coordinator - Jennifer Dorman

Peer Mentorship Coordinator

Jennifer Dorman

Connect with NGSA online

Email NGSA

Email us to inquire about upcoming events, our peer mentorship program, volunteer opportunities or any student-related questions or concerns.