News from Student Subcommittee: Open Houses & Call for Applications

We are pleased to announce that more exciting opportunities are available with the McMaster Health Forum Student Subcommittee for the 2014-2015 academic year. This month, we will be recruiting one health literature coordinator and six general members to be a part of our dynamic team.

  1. Health Literature Coordinator (1 position): For students who have a keen knowledge of, or interest in, literature surrounding diverse current issues in local and international health, this position involves managing an online blog, coordinating regular roundtable discussions, and assisting with media updates for the subcommittee. This position requires excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  2. General Member (6 positions): For students who have a keen knowledge of, or interest in, trending health topics and are looking to gain experience in leading and supporting event planning, this position requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work both individually and as part of a motivated team in a fast-paced, professional environment.

To apply, McMaster students can find the postings online on OSCARPlus. The deadline for applications is September 23rd at 4 p.m. A cover letter, resume and a skills matrix are needed to apply.  A copy of the skills matrix can be found here:

To find out more about the McMaster Health Forum and the positions listed, come visit the Forum at one of our two open house events on either September 8th or 10th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. We will be available to provide more details on the activities of the committee, including hosting publics talks, lectures, and workshops aimed at engaging students in discussions and action on pressing health issues. All students are welcome to attend the open houses to learn more about the work of the committee and the specific positions available for the 2014-15 academic year. The open houses will be held at the Forum’s offices on the fourth floor of Mills Memory Library, adjacent to the Lyons New Media Centre.

Alternatively, to find more information about the McMaster Health Forum, student subcommittee and coordinator positions, visit our website at or send an email to the subcommittee co-chairs at We look forward to meeting our new student subcommittee members in the coming weeks!

By Hark Randhawa, co-chair 2014-2015, McMaster Health Forum Student Subcommittee


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