Stay healthy and well at McGill!

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A message from Campus Life & Engagement, the one office dedicated to new McGill students. 


Good morning Campus Life & Engage!


Maintaining your physical and mental health is critical to your academic success and well-being. McGill provides you with access to many virtual services and resources to support your health and well-being, whether you’re in Montreal or abroad during this period of remote learning. Whether you're a Canadian or international student, make sure that you know how your health insurance is provided and that you are aware about how to access and use (or opt out of, if need be) your health and/or dental care coverage.


For Canadian Students, your health, dental, and travel insurance are provided through the Post Graduate Students' Society (PGSS), and you can learn more about your insurance plan at the Studentcare website.


For International Students, your dental insurance is also provided through the PGSS, while your health insurance is provided through the mandatory McGill International Health Insurance (IHI) Plan.


Read on for some key health and wellness resources to support your success at McGill.



Health & Wellness Resources


Student Wellness Hub





The Student Wellness Hub brings together all of our physical and mental health services at McGill to get you access to the right services at the right time. The Hub is your place to go for health and wellness resources, with plenty of services and programming available remotely to support you. Our Virtual Hub website also offers information and tools to help you maintain you mental and physical wellbeing.


A team of physical and mental health professionals—including nurses, doctors, psychiatrists, counsellors, and dietitians—is available for appointments to students who are physically located in Quebec. Local Wellness Advisors also work in each faculty providing tailored advice, one-on-one support, and group activities. There’s even a Local Wellness Advisor dedicated specifically to Graduate Students. 


If you’re living outside of Quebec this Fall, you can also access free mental health support 24/7 through Keep.meSafe, a virtual counselling service available worldwide. Students can access this service by downloading the MySSP app for Apple iOS or Android.


McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL)


The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL) is dedicated to raising religious literacy and enhancing spiritual wellness at McGill. MORSL is a service you can turn to whether you want to connect with others who share your own religious roots or explore new religious and philosophical frameworks. MORSL provides many services and can also help you locate local places of worship for your faith.



Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE)






The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support, and Education (OSVRSE) provides confidential, non-judgmental, and non-directional support and education to students, faculty, and staff of all genders who have been impacted by sexual violence.


OSVRSE is committed to working towards the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence while fostering a culture of consent at McGill. OSVRSE provides a number of resources and support services, including crisis counseling and the #ConsentMcGill campaign



We hope you learn more about and take advantage of many of the Resources for Your Success that are available to you as a graduate student at McGill. Stay tuned for more emails from Campus Life & Engagement! And remember to be in touch if you ever have any questions.


Best wishes,



Gilbert Lin

New Student Advisor, Campus Life & Engagement | McGill Student Services







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