Friends of MSF (Medecin Sans Frontieres)


Are you a student? Become part of your University’s Friends of MSF group and support our work around the world! Friends of MSF (FoMSF) are student societies from various Canadian universities. They are the official student support organization for MSF. Joining is a great way to get involved in MSF’s work, to meet new people and help save lives around the world by raising money and awareness. While the Friends of MSF groups are recognized supporters of MSF Canada, they operate independent of the day-to-day operations of MSF Canada and do not directly represent MSF Canada.Goals of FoMSF Groups: (1) Raising awareness for MSF: Friends of MSF engage in various awareness activities throughout the school year including, campaigns, petitions, workshops, movie screenings, and speaker nights with individuals who have worked with MSF in the field.(2) Fundraising for MSF: Friends of MSF organize a number of fundraising activities to raise money to support MSF’s work around the world. FoMSF UWO chapter hosts Western’s Got Talent, Western University Health and Research conference, as well as holiday-themed fundraising events. (3) Encouraging others to consider work with MSF: Although students cannot work with MSF field missions, Friends of MSF groups strive to make students aware of future opportunities with MSF in the hopes that they will consider working with MSF later in their professional careers. They provide information on MSF, the nature of fieldwork, and emphasize that professionals from a wide range of medical and non-medical professions are needed.