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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 83 / April 27th, 2017

Dr. Maryam Tabrizian wins Dr. Howard S. Katz Award for Excellence in Teaching

At this year convocation celebrations Dr. Maryam Tabrizian will be awarded the Dr. Howard S. Katz award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes involvement with course development or improvement, ability to act as a role model for personal and professional development of students and ability to engage and motivate students. Dr. Tabrizian strives for excellence and is dedicated to the success of her fellow staff and students. Continue reading.


12th Annual Research Day Winners Announced

The Faculty of Dentistry Research Day provides an excellent opportunity for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants and research associates to showcase their research work in academic posters and oral presentations. Held on April 6, 2017 at New Residence Hall this year was the 12th edition of Research Day. Continue reading for full list of winners.
See all of the photos from the day on our Facebook page


Faculty Announces 2017 – 2018 Studentship Awards

Each year the Faculty of Dentistry has an internal competition for studentship awards to pay a portion or all of the annual student stipends that graduate students may receive while at McGill. This year we were able to provide funding for eleven such studentships to the following graduate students. See full list of recipients.


Dr. Arkady Khoutorsky awarded the 2017 Award in Pain

Congratulations to Dr. Arkady Khoutorsky on being awarded the 2017 Award in Pain on behalf of the Rita Allen Foundation and the American Pain Society. Dr. Khoutorsky was selected for funding for his project entitled “Extracellular matrix-mediated spinal cord plasticity in neuropathic pain.” His research program is aimed at better understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of chronic pain development following nerve injury. Continue reading.


Jeunes Explorateurs d’un jour at McGill Dentistry

McGill Faculty of Dentistry participated in the Jeunes Explorateurs d’un jour initiative for the second year on Thursday, April 20, 2017. This year the Faculty welcomed five high school students. Continue reading.


Dentistry at ACFAS

This year the Faculty of Dentistry will be responsible for two symposia during the Association Francophone de pour le savoir (ACFAS). Entrance to the ACFAS congress is covered by McGill University for Graduate Students. Click here for full details.


MDGSS Raffle for Service to the Community Program

This semester, the MDGSS would like to raise money for the Service to the Community Program at our faculty. We are selling tickets (2$/ticket, 3 tickets for 5$) for a raffle that will take place on May 15th. There will be two basket prizes. Find out more.


In and Around the Faculty

UNMASK: McGill Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry students strut the runway to raise awareness of eating disorders


Opportunities

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) is calling all researchers to join their first "Film Your Research" video contest (deadline June 15) for the chance to win up to $3000. Click here for full details.

     

Events

April 27th:
Cookies Seminar

April 29th:
Annual Roast – Class of 2017

May 3rd:
MDGSS Academic Event

May 18th:
Hall of Honour Reinaugration

May 29th:
Alumni Cocktail

May 30th:
Health Sciences Convocation 

Complete the 2016-2017 CE program 


In the News

Learning to Learn
Professor Richard Hovey, Oral Health and Society, makes a fair point stating that teaching and learning can occur through presentation, but that it’s not always the case… To show students that that there is more to learning than sitting passively and absorbing information, Prof. Hovey decided to teach his students how to juggle. Read more.

In JCDA Oasis: Craniofacial
Implications of Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey spoke with the JCDA Oasis on the craniofacial implications of osteogenesis imperfecta. Listen to his full conversation here. 


McGill Wide

Course Design Workshop

Would you like to (re)design one of your courses and enhance your teaching skills? Join a group of fellow faculty members led by facilitators from Teaching and Learning Services to discuss strategies for course design and teaching that focus on enhancing student learning. This semester’s workshop is taking place May 16 and May 18 (two full days). Register today.

In Her Own Words 5: Stories from Distinguished Research Careers
Please join us as some of McGill’s most accomplished women researchers share experiences and advice on advancing a career in academia or academic administration. 

Thank you to our Viva Las Vegas Outreach Gala Sponsors

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