September 7th, 2017

OHSSA is recruiting for multiple executive positions! If you are interested in any of the available positions, please contact us at ottawahssa@gmail.com

2017-2018 Executive

  • President: Alanna Jane
  • Vice President: Andrea Zukowski
  • Media Coordinator: Svetlana Zdero
  • Secretary: Rimaz Elfarra
  • Events Coordinator: Vacant
  • Sponsorship Coordinator: Vacant
  • Treasurer: Vacant
  • General Volunteer (multiple positions): Vacant
  • 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Year Representative (multiple positions): Vacant

March 14, 2017

The OHSSA executive would like to extend a huge thank-you to all the attendees of our Aboriginal Healthcare event. The turnout was our largest ever, and the event was overall a great success! A special thank-you goes out to our three amazing speakers: Dr. Michael Robidoux, Dr. Cory Harris, and Ms. Demi Mathias. Their insight into the topic of Aboriginal healthcare was very valuable and much appreciated. Stay tuned for more panel events coming up in the future!

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February 23, 2017

Save the date! OHSSA is hosting our first ever panel event, which will be tackling the issues surrounding Aboriginal healthcare in Canada. The event will be taking place on Monday March 13, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Several panelists will be speaking, who come from multiple disciplines. More details on the speaker lineup to come!

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February 16, 2017

A reminder from one of our sponsors, Prep101!

Prep101 offers Canada’s most comprehensive MCAT prep course! We go through more practice passages in the classroom than anyone else – that’s the best way to get a high score! HSSA members are eligible for a discount!

January 27, 2017

OHSSA has partnered with MedApplications for the 2017 school year. Read about them and what they offer below!


As the leading medical consulting firm in North America, MedApplications™ provides a premium service for pre-medical students interested in pursuing a medical career. Staffed by North American medical doctors, MedApplications has achieved an unparalleled 92% success rate of acceptance (http://www.medapplications.com/why-medapplications/). MedApplications stands behind their success and invests in you as the future of medicine. If you are thinking of enhancing your chances of gaining medical school acceptance, MedApplications provides the following:

  1. Medical School Application Review, Editing and Consulting
  2. Medical School Interview Preparation, Mock Interviews and MedApplications MMI Crash Courses
  3. CASPer™ Simulations, Coaching and MedApplications CASPer™Crash Courses
  4. Medical School Career Guidance, Research Placements, Volunteer Positions
  5. Career Opportunities for Pre-Medical Students to get involved with MedApplications

December 14, 2016

The OHSSA executive had the opportunity to meet with Dr. John Gilbert, who is the founder and co-chair of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative and serves on the World Health Organization (WHO) board for Social Determinants of Health. He had many great ideas and suggestions for OHSSA going forward, so stay tuned for what’s to come in 2017!


November 16, 2016 Healthcare Team Challenge 

The Ottawa Health Sciences Students’ Association will be hosting our annual Healthcare Team Challenge! This year’s theme is palliative care, and we have a speaker who works as a Recreational Therapist in a paediatric palliative care hospice. Practice the interprofessional skills you’ll need as a future healthcare provider! In this fun and interactive challenge, you will learn to work as a member of a team with students from different programs by solving a case-based healthcare scenario.

Thank you to Prep101 for sponsoring us in the 2016-2017 school year. For more information about their services, please visit http://prep101.com/mcat/



September 2016. OHSSA is being run by the newly elected 2016-2017 Executive Committee:

President – Andrea Zukowski
Vice President – Sarah Rokosh
Events Coordinator – Alanna Jane
Secretary – Mithila Ali
Sponsorship Coordinator – Esther Sam
Treasurer – Courtney Guy

February 2016. Our local Healthcare Team Challenge is only 9 days away! Buy your tickets here!


January 2016 Thank you to Father and Sons and the Smoque Shack for sponsoring OHSSA for the National Health Care Team Challenge!

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Late November 2014 The Ottawa Health Sciences Students’ Association will be hosting our annual Food for Thought on Friday November 28th. The theme of this event will be Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in Canada. Our panel of speakers will present their views and experiences on the subject followed by an interactive group discussion and a pizza dinner. Come join us on November 28th from 7 pm to 10 pm in Desmarais 1160 on the University of Ottawa campus. We hope to see you there!

Late March 2014 Our Annual General Meeting in being held on March 31st at 10 am in Thompson Hall (Room TBD). At this meeting, we will be holding elections for the following executive positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Administrator, Events Coordinator, La Cité Collégiale Representative, Algonquin College Representative, and a Representative from Undergraduate Nursing Students Association.

Click here for more information.

Please express your candidature Monday March 24.

February 2014 The Ottawa Health Sciences Students’ Association will be collaborating the the University of Ottawa Healthcare Symposium to run three interactive sessions at their annual conference. Visit www.uohs-csuo.com for more information.

December 2013 We just launched our new website! We have introduced a new blog to which our executive committee will be contributing regularly. We welcome your comments on our posts.

April 2013 The Ottawa Health Sciences Students’ Association announces its new executive committee for 2013-2014. Visit the Executive Committee page to learn more about your executive.

  • President: Tujuanna Austin
  • Past President: Arlanna Pugh
  • Vice President: Ankit Dhawan
  • Treasurer: Gavi Stulberg
  • Secretary: Rebecca Ellis

The new executive committee looks forward to a fun and productive school year!