Collaboration Interprofessionnelle Montréalaise Étudiante (CIME) is an inter-professional team of McGill medical, nursing, dietetics, and social work students who work together to promote health and wellness to asylum seekers in Montréal. The students were driven to create CIME after their first community workshop. They met asylum seekers who were concerned about their children’s health, how to feed them, where to get them vaccinated and how to build them a better life, and basic questions about navigating the healthcare system.
CIME students offer health and wellbeing workshops on a variety of topics. They also take a detailed history and perform physical examinations of asylum seekers in order to help them find services that meet their needs. As a result of their hard work, the CIME initiative was recognized in 2020 by Forces AVENIR, an organization that shines a light on Quebec’s most inspiring students. CIME was the winner in the Health category and was awarded $4,000.
To learn more, please visit the CIME website.