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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 51 / September 24th, 2015

2015 White Coat Ceremony

Congratulations to the DMD class of 2017 on being presented with their white coats and to all of the award winners at this years ceremony. See here for a full list of award winners and pictures from the evening.

A successful Run for Outreach!

The Run for Outreach was a great success this year! Sunday was a beautiful day and 138 runners came out to participate in the event. The run raised over $4500 for outreach activities. Congratulations to all those who participated! Click here for pictures from the day.

Ashwaq Al-Hashedi awarded the Mitacs-Accelerate Internship

Congratulations to PhD student, Ashwaq Al-Hashedi, for being awarded the Mitacs-Accelerate Internship for the project entitled “New toothpaste for managing dental health in adults and elderly patients”. Read the full story here.

Graduate students win travel award to attend NCOHR workshops

Congratulations to graduate students Kelvin I. Afrashtehfar, Ashwaq Al-Hashedi and Fahd Ahmed who won the travel award competition to attend the NCOHR’s 2015 summer “Technology, Translation and Commercialization” Workshop and the “Schmoozing your way to a Successful Scientific Career” held at the University of Toronto from July 29 – 31. Read the full story.

2015 -2016 MDGSS Executive Members

The 2015 – 2016 MDGSS and PGSS elections were a success. See here for your full list of representatives from the McGill Dental Graduate Student Society and Post Graduate Student Society.

2015 – 2016 Support Staff Roles

With the move to the new facility and the Faculty taking on new support staff for new roles and reorganizing other roles, we created a quick guide for everyone to know which support staff in the Faculty do what, plus their location and contact numbers. We hope it helps you seeking the right person to help you do your work when you need it.

In the News

Dr. Jocelyne Feine speaks with the CDA about her new role as Editor of the JDR CTR Journal. 



October 16, 2015Pastries with Parents @ 2001 McGill College Rm 500A 

October 22 to 25, 2015 – Homecoming 2015. See Faculty of Dentistry events here.

October 28, 2015 – 5 à 7 est de retour! @ 2001 McGill College Rm 500A

November 6, 20154th Annual OMFS Research Day @ McCord Museum from 2-5pm

Important Dates

November 11, 2015 – Faculty Council @ Strathcona, Rm M/48 12:00

Other Notices

Executive Committee – Call for Nominations

We are looking for Part-time Clinical or Pre-Clinical Supervisory Staff that are interested in being nominated to sit on the Faculty’s Executive Committee. Please see the Memorandum with instructions on how to apply and who is eligible to apply.

Oral Health Posters Submissions

Students – Want to have your work shown in the reception area of the Undergraduate Teaching Clinic? We are looking for posters that create awareness around oral health issues to show to our patients while they wait for their appointments. Please send all submissions to Brenna.

Recruitment of MMI Evaluators

The Faculty is using Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMI) to select candidates for the DMD and DENT-P programs again this year. As every year, evaluators are needed for half-day sessions to rate MMI stations in both French and English. Click here if you are interested in learning more about becoming an evaluator.


Alpha Omega Foundation of Canada Research Grants 2015 

Workshops for International Students 

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 


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