What is MVN?

Medical Variety Night (MVN) is an annual variety charity show hosted by the Queen’s University School of Medicine students and faculty.

On April 10th, 2021, we will be holding the 51st performance of Medical Variety Night – this will be the first ever virtual show! MVN is a longstanding tradition, with participation from over 200 students as well as faculty members. Acts include musical performances, comedic shorts, and dance productions, such as a 4-act Bollywood dance, an a cappella group, and a touching tribute from the outgoing class of 2021. Drawing an audience of over 500 attendees each year, MVN has consistently been one of the largest events hosted by the Queen’s School of Medicine. The event is frequented by the Queen’s medical community, students from the university, and many Kingston residents.

This year all proceeds go to Kingston’s Street Health Centre & the Black Health Alliance

Follow the eventbright link below for tickets, all tickets are by donation this year!

Tips for purchasing your ticket(s) 

We ask that everyone viewing MVN 51 purchases a ticket! Watching with your roomates, friends or family? 100% of all proceeds are donated to charity so please purchase a ticket for each attendee – your name will also be entered in a draw for some exciting door prizes!

Performers, please purchase a pass for access to the show!

Please stay tuned for further information on raffle baskets

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Friday April 3, 7:00pm – Student Ticket $15
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Friday April 3, 7:00pm – Adult Ticket $20
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Saturday April 4, 7:00pm – Student Ticket $15
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Saturday April 4, 7:00pm – Adult Ticket $20
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Performer’s Pass – $15
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We wouldn’t be able to put on our show without your generous support. Please consider donating to MVN. As a registered charity, all donations over $50 will receive a tax receipt. Thank you for your support!

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Message from the Directors

It is the 50th anniversary of MVN…what an honour to be part of this milestone show. On behalf of MVN 2020: Back to the Suture, we would like to take a moment to thank our wonderful team, including the promotions, tech, and backstage crews who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to make this show a reality. We would also like to thank our wonderful emcees and all the performers who have been rehearsing since the beginning of the school year to put on an amazing show! Thank you to Queen’s University and the UGME for your ongoing support, as well as to the Kingston community and local businesses. And last but not least, thank you to the previous directors and all of their hard work in keeping this wonderful tradition alive.

To our QMed family, thank you for being so awesome and providing us with countless reasons to celebrate you! Not only is MVN a fantastic show – it is also a provides a great opportunity to share the wonderful talents of our students that may otherwise go unnoticed. 

MVN 2020: Back to the Suture promises to be one of the most fun and exciting shows to date! Endless hours have gone into its production, and we cannot wait to share the results with all of you!

MVN 51, what a milestone! This is the first-ever virtual MVN show and we are very thankful for all the hard-work put in over the past few months. We want to take a moment to thank our wonderful emcee’s Jessica and Linda, our class skit directors, and the dedicated student performers; everyone has worked tirelessly to create this special show. We would also like to thank our UGME and Queen’s University for their unwavering support, and the local Kingston businesses and community which generously supported our show. Finally, we would like to thank all previous MVN directors that have each contributed their own special part to the legacy of MVN.

To our QMed family, thank you for being patient, supportive, and incredibly understanding as we cancelled MVN 50 and organized a virtual MVN 51! MVN is a celebration of all that is Qmed, and we appreciate you all giving us so much to be thankful for. We are continuously in awe of the talent of our students, and we welcome this opportunity to showcase their skills. 

MVN 2021: Into the Wards will be our most ambitious show yet! A fully virtual performance with pre-recorded acts and live emcees will create a show we cannot wait to share with you all! All of our proceeds this year will go to the Black Health Alliance and Kingston’s Street Health Centre – two organizations doing incredible work we are so enormously proud to support. 

To our Qmed students, alumni, faculty, friends & family – this show would not be possible without you. Welcome to the “Wards”! We hope you enjoy the show!

Matthew Hynes, Nivy Pattathil, Mary Foley, Isis Lunsky 

MVN Directors 2020/2021

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Meet the Emcees

Jessica and Linda… coming soon, to a forest near you!

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Meet the Performers

Coming soon!

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Proceeds from MVN 2021 will benefit the Black Health Alliance and Kingston’s Street Health Centre

Black Health Alliance
The Black Health Alliance (BHA) is a community-led registered charity working to reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes and promote health and well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada. The BHA places an emphasis on the broad determinants of health – including racism – and has identified four strategic focus areas: 

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Inequalities (Chronic Disease; Mental Health & Addictions)
  • Anti-Black Racism
  • Building Connected Communities

Driven by groundbreaking research, strong partnerships, and people, the BHA continues to build innovative solutions to improve Black health and well-being, and mobilize people and financial resources to create lasting change in the lives of Black children, families and communities. The BHA takes on the key issues that impact Black communities in Canada through:

  • Systems Change
  • Health Promotion
  • Research and Public Policy
  • Convening, Collaboration and Capacity Building
  • Championing Health Equity
  • Fundraising

Please visit their website for more details and to donate directly: https://blackhealthalliance.ca

Street Health Centre
The Street Health Centre is a 365 day a year harm reduction health centre located at 115 Barrack Street. SHC specializes in providing accessible, responsive, health services to communities that are marginalized from mainstream healthcare services. Street Health began as a needle exchange program in 1992 and has since evolved into a one-stop shopping model, providing multiple health, disease prevention, primary care, and treatment services. Street Health has several priority populations including: people who use injection, inhalant, and illicit drugs, those involved in the sex trade, high-risk youth, the homeless, and people recently released from incarceration. Street Health’s services are open to all members of the community.

Their staff consists of nurse practitioners, registered nurses, doctors, counsellors, an Indigenous elder, support workers, and administrative personnel. Extended hours for outreach are offered at regular times throughout the week. Counsellors with Street Health Centre are able to work with people on a variety of issues, including:

  • basic needs
  • referrals
  • life skills
  • personalized counselling
  • support for drug use, addictions, sexual health, mental health, Hepatitis C, smoking cessation, pregnancy child protection issues

Please visit their website for more details and to donate directly: https://kchc.ca/barrack-street/street-health-centre/