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Strong Bones, Strong Minds, Strong Muscles

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2015 Call for Volunteers

We’re looking for volunteers and leaders! If you are interested in volunteering, please email Your email should include the role you are interested in and a brief description (no more than 200 words) of why you believe you are suited to the position.

This is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills, get to know your fellow Schulich graduate students, and give back to our community! Click to read more about volunteer positions.


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, thereby “shortening the gap” between researchers and the public. This mandate is carried out through two sets of activities:

Community Engagement Activities

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.

Fundraising Activities

We also organize social events for Schulich 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, the Children’s Health Foundation and the Prosthesis Foundation.

Benefits to Schulich

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

Upcoming Events

We are planning our next fundraising activity for fall 2015, so stay tuned to this website for more details. You can also email for more information.

How you can get involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved! To find out more about the following opportunities, please email

OUR NAME... 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.