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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 45 / May 7th, 2015

Nazanin wins Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Award

Congratulations to Nazanin Hojjati for being awarded the very prestigious Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Award! Nazanin was nominated for her outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievements. Read more here.


Staff Spotlight – Dr. John Drummond wins Howard S. Katz Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Drummond is this year’s winner of the Howard S. Katz Excellence in Teaching Award. His dedication to teaching is not only obvious to all of the students who have passed through his classroom but to all of his fellow teachers. He sat down with me to discuss his love of teaching and to reflect on his years with the Faculty. Read the full story here.  

Dr. Ana Velly receives two important grants

Congratulations to Dr. Ana Velly on her recent successes! Dr. Velly was granted an NIDCR / NIH U19 Cooperative Agreement Grant for the project “Assessing the management of temporomandibular muscle and joint disorders pain patients in the network" and a CIHR Operating Grant for her project “The risk of community-acquired pneumonia among immunosuppressive opioids users”.  Read the full story here

GRP Resident Dr. Edwin Chan wins H. Bruce Williams Pediatric Surgical Research Day Award

Congratulations to Dr. Edwin Chan, GPR resident at the Montreal Children’s Hospital for winning first prize in the Clinical Research Category at the 6th Annual H. Bruce Williams Pediatric Surgical Research Day. Read the full story here.

Dr. Nicholas Makhoul appointed as Chief of Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the MUHC 

It is with great pleasure that the Faculty announces that the MUHC has recently appointed Dr. Nicholas Makhoul as the new Chief of the Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read the full story here.

Dr. Nathalie Morin increases her commitment to the Faculty 

Dr. Morin has been working one day a week for the Faculty for several years and will be increasing her commitment to the Faculty in phases to become full time by the beginning of 2016. Read more here.

Graduate Roast Tickets on Sale

Get ready for a fabulous night of food, dancing, an open bar, awards and of course, our famous roast videos! RSVP by May 9. For more information click here

In and Around the Faculty

Dr. Laura Stone Interviewed by the NHK

Dr. Laura Stone, Associate Professor with the Faculty of Dentistry, and former McGill Dentistry Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. David Seminowicz, spent two days with a productions team from the NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting organisation, to film a fifty minute special TV program about chronic back pain, to be aired in the end of June in Japan. Read more here

It was twenty years ago today….

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Toronto Alumni Cocktail on May 7, 2015 @ The Loose Moose, Toronto

MDGSS Seminar: Management of paediatric obstructive sleep apnea from the dentist point of view: Do we have a real impact? on May 8, 2015 @ Strathcona 

The Art of CV and Cover Letter Writing on May 12, 2015 @ 2001 McGill College

Montreal Alumni Cocktail on May 25, 2015 @ Chez Plume, The Intercontinental Hotel, Montreal

Journées dentaire internationales du Québec from May 22 – 26, 2015 @ Le Palais des congrès de Montréal 

Important Dates

Saturday, May 16 – Graduation Roast

Friday, May 29 – Spring Convocation and champagne luncheon

Monday, June 1 – Breakfast with the Dean @ 2001 McGill College

Wednesday, June 3 – Faculty Council @ Strathcona


American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation (AAIDF) call for grant applications 

Johns Hopkins Summer Courses in Epidemiology and Biostatistics 

Applied Mixed Methods in Oral Health Research:  Summer Research Institute at McGill University Faculty of Dentistry  

Employment Opportunity: Full-time tenure track/tenured position, joint appointment with the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry in Pain Research 

Employment Opportunity: Five full-time tenure track positions linked to the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human Pain Genetics 

McGill Wide

June 20: Walk for Montreal

McGill University will join Mayor Denis Coderre and thousands of other Montrealers on Saturday, June 20, to kick off the inauguration of the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) new Glen site. The Walk for Montreal is a chance for members of the McGill community to come together to show their pride in their city and to celebrate this milestone for the MUHC and for health care in Montreal and Quebec. Get more information.  


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