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Welcome to the CGS Student Site

This page will be a source of news, upcoming conferences and important events, so check back often!

NGIG Student Awards 2023

Application for the NGIG Student Awards 2023 is now live! Students involved in geriatric endeavours can apply for both the J.L. Student Research award and J.L. Student Leadership Award. This would be a great addition to your CV! All medical students are eligible for the award. The deadline for both awards is due March 6th, 2023. See the above poster for more information. 

NGIG Student Day 2023

We are inviting all interested medical students to our annual Student Day on behalf of the National Geriatric Interest Group!

Each year, the NGIG organizes a Student Day at the Canadian Geriatrics Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting. This year’s Student Day will be held on Saturday, April 15th, 2023 in person at the Canadian Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. The NGIG Student Day is an experience exclusively designed for future physicians who have a special interest in geriatric medicine and aging adults. This year, we are inviting current geriatricians, residents and other experts from across Canada with an interest in geriatric medicine to come and speak to a group of students on various topics. . We will have a guest speaker as well as work shops to help provide medical students with hands-on experience valuable for future practice with the geriatric population. This will be a great learning and networking opportunity for medical students of all years! Registration is included when registered for the CGS ASM itself.

Register here.

Apply to become a CGS member here.

NGIG Publication 2023


The call for submission for the 10th Annual NGIG Publication is now live! The theme for this year is "Creativity in Care", where we welcome any submissions related to the field of geriatrics, gerontology, or aging in general. Categories for submission include featured articles, commentaries, case reports, creative writing, and arts and photography. All medical students, residents, and other allied health students are eligible to submit. The submission deadline is February 12, 2023

NGIG Featured Student Researchers 2023

Geriatrics research is vital to continue improving the care of Canada's aging population. Check out the featured NGIG Student Researchers below that NGIG's VP Research, Aruni Jayatilaka, had the opportunity to interview. If you would like your research featured or have something interesting to share, please reach out to Aruni Jayatilaka at


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