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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 44 / April 23rd, 2015

Outreach Winter Gala Voted as Best Charitable Event of the Year

Congratulations to Arij Kazmi, Ivy Lin, Jacqueline Yip and Howard Yoon for winning the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Best Charitable Event of the Year award for organising this year’s Outreach Winter Gala! The gala was a huge success this year with over 400 people in attendance and $15 603.47 raised to go towards the Faculty’s Mobile Outreach Clinics! Read more… 

Student Spotlight – Natashia Bose-Roberts

Natashia Bose-Roberts is the type of student that tends to fly under the radar despite her strong academic and extracurricular showings. Growing up between Kelowna, BC and Grenville-sur-la-rouge, QC she has been volunteering her time, energy and skills for as long as she can remember. An avid traveller, she took a year off before starting her undergraduate at UBC in Microbiology to backpack through Europe and work in Switzerland. After completing her BSc she decided to take another year off, this time travelling and volunteering with a local AIDS organisation in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. A recently published author, she sat down with me to talk to me about her four years at McGill. Read the full story here.  

Dr. Svetlana Komarova awarded NSERC Discovery Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Svetlana Komarova for being awarded an NSERC Discover Grant for her project “Exploring complex cellular interactions: Mathematical modeling and experimental studies of bone turnover”. Dr. Komarova will receive $28 000 per year for the next five years to use towards her project. Read the full story here

Customizing Relief

One in five Canadians suffers from chronic pain. Not every patient responds to medication in the same way – and some people don’t respond at all. Renowned pain genetics researcher Luda Diatchenko is working on personalizing treatment for each sufferer. Read the full story here.

Spring Convocation 2015

Dean Allison and Dr. B. Dolman, President – Ordre des dentistes du Québec, invite the graduating class to attend the Convocation Champagne Luncheon and Official Oath of  Office and Licensing Ceremonies held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

For full details on the   Champagne Luncheon and Convocation click here.

Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications 

On February 27, 2015, the new Tri-Agency, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) released a harmonized Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications which states: "Grant recipients are required to ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication." For complete information on this new policy please refer to their website.



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 

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

Tuesday, April 28 – Breakfast with the Dean @ 2001 McGill College

Monday, May 11 – Breakfast with the Dean @ 2001 McGill College

Saturday, May 16 – Graduation Roast

Friday, May 29 – Spring Convocation

Wednesday, June 3 – Faculty Council @ Strathcona


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 

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute announced Québec Tuition Fee Exemptions for Indian Students 

McGill Wide

April 23-24: Open Air Pub Lite

McGill's Open Air Pub (OAP) has been serving up good times since 1982 and has grown considerably from that first event to today's annual music festival and BBQ that takes over the area around the Three Bares. OAP Lite is more than just a big party – all profits go to the Presidents Choice Children’s Charity. Find out more


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