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Issue 91 / January 22nd, 2018






McGill Dentistry Oral Health Research Event 2018


The Oral Health Research Day was a huge success! The day provided DMD IV students an opportunity to present the findings from their Oral Health Research Projects; the culmination of their research work throughout their third and fourth years of study. 10 groups of DMD IV students presented their work along with 8 Summer Research Students who displayed their research posters and presented them to the judges. Continue reading.




Discovery Days in Dentistry


The exciting world of dentistry was on display for high school students during Discovery Days in Health Sciences on December 12th. The Faculty of Dentistry held two seminars during the day to help give students hands-on exposure to dentistry topics, and create interest and enthusiasm for a career in the field. Thank you to all of the volunteers that made the day a huge success for all of the high school students that participate. Continue reading.




Community Service Fellowships Awarded

Congratulations to Nioushah Noushi and Ninoska Enriquez on being awarded the McGill Community Service Research Fellowships. The award is awarded to graduate and postdoctoral trainees whose projects contribute to the aims of the Fondation Marcelle & Jean Coutu research program to train socially and clinically competent dentists. Continue reading.




$9 Million for McGill research through CRC Program

Dr. Belinda Nicolau is one of nine new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and five renewals from McGill University. The new and renewed chairs come from across the University and their studies range widely, from the neural basis of brain disorders to the geology of fault lines. Read more, including the full list of McGill CRCs awarded this round.




MMI Evaluators Needed

The Admissions Office is still looking for evaluators to help with the selection of DMD students for entry in fall 2018. We are in need of evaluators for morning and afternoon sessions of our Multiple Mini-Interviews set on February 22nd at the Medical Simulation Centre (Galeries du Parc).  Please note that undergraduate and graduate students are not allowed to evaluate. If you are available and interested please contact Marie-Claude Loignon. 





The Faculty of Dentistry would like to welcome its newest member, Dr. Firoozeh Samim who joined the Faculty at the beginning of December. Dr. Samim is a Canadian and American Board Certified specialist in Oral Medicine & Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. “My names means ‘Firoozeh is friendly and sociable, open and communicative," says Dr. Samim. "She is an extravert who is thrilled to be alive and does not mind who knows it. She is an individualist and is prepared to make a lot of effort to accomplish her goals: her will-power and ambition are unshakable. This is exactly me!" Continue reading.





One day I was correcting papers for a class on Community Oral Health Services. This one reflection paper in particular left me very surprised and hit home in a profound way. In it, the dental student expressed his frustration about his patient not showing up for his appointment. When calling him back, the patient apologised, explained his reasons for being late, and expressed his willingness to come in again. However, the student believed that the patient was lying and careless, because he was stumbling at every word while speaking on the phone…. Continue reading.





McGill Wide


Principal's Prize for Public Engagement Through Media

Every year,  McGill University awards prizes for the dissemination and popularization of research through media or through public engagement. The announcement of the winners takes place during the Bravo gala, am event where the University celebrates the excellence of its top scholars and researchers. [...] The deadline for nominations for the 2017 prize is January 31, 2018. For more information click here.


Security Services self-defence course for women 

Sign up now for R.A.D., a self-defence course taught by McGill Security Services. The one-and-a-half day training course is offered to all female students, faculty and staff at a cost of only $20. There will be two courses taught downtown this semester, so sign up now to secure your place. The first course will take place on Friday, Jan 26 (3–5 p.m.) and Saturday, Jan. 27 (9 a.m.–4 p.m.). The second course will take place on Friday, Feb 2 (3–5 p.m.) and Saturday, Feb. 3 (9 a.m.–4 p.m.). Once you have signed up you will receive more information on course time and location. Get more information and register online.







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