Strong Bones Strong Minds Strong Muscles

Call for Volunteers

Email sbsmsm@gmail.com with the following information to apply:
  • Role of interest
  • Brief description (max 200 words) of why you are suited for this position.

Mandate:

Strong Bones, Strong Minds, Strong Muscles (SBSMSM) is a program organized by graduate students in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Our mandate is to deliver science and research awareness to the community, in order to bridge the gap between researchers and the public. 

The name Strong Bones, Strong Minds, Strong Muscles reflects our desire to empower the community to engage in healthy behaviours and to expand knowledge across the lifespan by raising awareness of and interest in science and research.

Getting Involved:

There are lots of ways you can get involved. To find out more about the following opportunities, please email sbsmsm@gmail.com.

SBSMSM on Rogers TV
  • Community

  • Fundraising

  • Social

Community Engagement

SBSMSM subcommittees carry out our community engagement activities. These activities connect Western graduate students with groups of all ages in London to provide avenues for learning.

  • The Retiring with Strong Minds subcommittee organizes monthly graduate student research talks at retirement homes around London. These talks provide Western graduate students with practice educating the public about their research.
  • The Be Al U Ca-N B subcommittee holds science demonstrations at local elementary schools and organizes “shadowing” opportunities for school-aged children in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry labs. These activities connect Western graduate students with tomorrow’s scientists and encourage the development of scientists from a young age.
  • The Raising Hope through Science subcommittee plans to organize activities that promote an interest in science and research among children at the Children’s Hospital in London. These activities support sick kids and their families and connect Western graduate students with the Children’s Hospital.

Fundraising Activities

We also organize social events for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry graduate students in order to raise awareness about our activities and to donate funds to health-related charities. Previous events include Science Trivia Nights, a Cinco de Mayo Mixer, an Open Mic Night, and two beach volleyball tournaments. To date, we have raised over $4,500 for the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesez, the Children’s Health Foundation and the Prosthesis Foundation.

Supporting the School's Mission

By raising funds for the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex and the Children’s Health Foundation and by volunteering our time in the community, we are able to support Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s goal of “creating knowledge in the science of healthy and successful development and aging across the life span.”

Social Events

Come out and meet your fellow Schulich graduate students and support a good cause! We have a dodgeball event planned for the winter term, and more to come. Past events like the Schulich Science Trivia Night was a great success and all proceeds went towards the Children's Health Foundation. 

Check back on the events page for more information about upcoming events and keep an eye open for our posters. If you have any ideas for events, reach out to us at sbsmsm@gmail.com.