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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 37 / January 15th, 2015
Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful break and 2015 is off to a great start!

Most of you have taken the time to visit the new online hub for our Faculty. Focus Online will be updated regularly with stories of excellence and innovation, faculty, staff and students spotlights, events, important dates, publications and opportunities, as well as McGill wide news. As always, if you have news or ideas to contribute, please share it with me.

I look forward to receiving your comments and feedback.

Best regards,


Dentistry research amongst most read in 2014

Four of our professors have had the honour of being on the "Most Read Articles of the Year" lists for 2014. Read the full article here.


Professor Mary Ellen Macdonald awarded grant to prepare research grant

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald for her recent grant from the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) to prepare her research grant submission for the project “Examining the oral health and dental care pathways of humanitarian migrants: A mixed methods study”.  Read the full article here.

Masters student, Kelvin Ian Afrashtehfar, awarded grant

Congratulations to Masters student, Kelvin Ian Afrashtehfar, for winning the graduate research grant of the Alpha Omega Foundation of Canada for his research titled “Creation of a knowledge translation tool in Restorative Dentistry”, under the supervision of Dr. Falah Tamimi Read the full article here.

Staff Spotlight: Rocchina Testa makes the Faculty shine

When she is not travelling to beautiful European destinations, Rocchina Testa can be found in her office on the 5th floor. As FST Manager she acts as the researcher’s primary contact for all financial questions and assures that the financial administration is carried out in accordance with the appropriate regulations and guidelines. In our interview she tells me that she “always tries to make our Faculty shine within the University!”  For our full conversation click here.

New Year! New Resolutions?

With the New Year often comes resolutions for a new you. This year McGill is offering a range of activities to help keep your body and mind active. Here are some activities that you can register for on campus. Read the full article here.

Liaison Librarian Office Hours

Please be advised that our Liaison Librarian, Mr. Martin Morris, will once again be holding office hours in house this semester. He will be in Room 541 (Oral Health & Society Conference Room) every Thursday, starting January 15th, 2015 from 12h00-13h00. For his contact details and latest office hours click here.



Faculty 5 à 7 on January 15, 2015 @ 5th floor kitchen 
Oral Health Research Day on January 20, 2015 @ Montreal General Hospital’s Livingston Hall (L6-500)
Outreach Winter Gala on February 17, 2015 @ La Plaza
10th Annual Faculty of Dentistry Research Day on April 2, 2015 @ La Plaza 

Important Dates

Sunday, March 15, 2015:  abstract submission deadline for Dentistry Research Day 




Employment Opportunity: Chief of the Department of Dentistry & Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of the McGill University Health Center

Volunteer Opportunity with the Canadian Cancer Society. To volunteer click here.
University of Washington: Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Methods 

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