The SMSS is almost solely funded by the College of Medicine Dean’s Office with the goal of enriching the professional lives and learnings available to SMSS Members. Our mandate expresses interests in innovation within our province and beyond, exposure to new and thought-provoking ideas, financial responsibility, and equitable treatment of all our members. As such, there are a number of ways in which members can access funding for a range of activities. These include: Travel Awards to be used to fund trips to conferences and other learning or presenting opportunities, Student Initiative Grants to be used by students with innovative ideas that want to expand the scope of their education and/or the education of others, and General Expenses incurred during participation in a professional or academic endeavour. Members are welcomed to apply for these funding opportunities by using the respective forms.