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McGill University - Faculty of Dentistry
Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 7 / May 9, 2013

On behalf of Faculty of Dentistry and Department of Dentistry at the MUHC, a reminder that this evening, the gathering and memorial service for Dr. Tim Head will take place at Livingston Hall (MGH) at 5pm. More info

Important Calendar Dates

August 19th  DMD III start date
August 13th  Returning Students registration deadline - must be done via MINERVA. More info


May 11th  2013 Graduate Roast Celebration. More info
May 28th  Convocation Champagne Brunch, Faculty Club, 10am. More info
May 28th  Convocation, 2pm 
May 28th  Ordre des dentists du Québec Ceremony, 5:30pm. More info. RSVP to by Friday, May 17th.
May 24th-28th  Journées Dentaires. More info


Are you interested in becoming a Summer Clinic assistant? More info
Full-time clinical or tenure-track position in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry. More info
Full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty position in the Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. More info
American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation grants Competition. Application deadline May 15th. More info
DMD Students: Help out at McGill's annual Open House event. More info
Travel Awards for the Peace Conference of Youth program (PCY) hosted by Junior Chamber International, Osaka, Japan. Deadline May 31st. More info
Current First Year Students: Don't miss out on a new financial aid opportunity: Moghadam Family Bursary. More info
MITACS Funding Opportunities. More info


Book your academic dress for convocation by May 15th. More info
DMD IV ODQ Documents. More info
Beware of phishing email aimed at McGill community members. More info
New radiology badges. More info

McGill-Wide Announcements

Health & Wellbeing – Boost Your Health: Gardening 101 with Christie-Anna Lovat. More info
Aqueduct repairs project entering final phase. More info
Affordable Fresh Produce: The Good Food Box Program of McGill Downtown. More info
McGill Food and Dining Services spring and summer hours of operation, May 1 to August 30. View schedule

Innovation and Excellence

Just last month, Dean Allison and Nathalia Porras, our Development Officer, travelled to California during a successful trip to raise funds for the Faculty and meet many Alumni.
Congratulations to Dr. Herb Borsuk, 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award. More info
Congratulations Dr. Marie-Claude Chouinard, 2013 recipient of the Dr. Herb Borsuk Award for Excellent Patient Care in the GPR Program Award. More info
Congratulations to Dr. Sam Abi-Nader, 2013 recipient of the Howard Katz Award for Excellence in Teaching. More info
Congratulations to Dr. Bassel Kano, 2013 recipient of the W.W.Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education. More info
Congratulations to Zaher Jabbour, PhD student (supervisor Dr. Rubens Albuquerque, co-supervisor Dr. Janet Henderson) on winning a 2-year FRQS studentship for his research on a pre-clinical model of osteonecrosis of the jaw after bisphosphonate treatment.
Congratulations to our 2013 Annual Trainee Stipend Award Winners:
  • Dimitra Athanasiadou, MSc - McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship
  • Andre Charbonneau, MSc - McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship
  • Kaushar Jahan, MSc - McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship
  • Iris Boraschi-Diaz, PhD - McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship
  • Vamseedhar Myneni, PhD - McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship
  • Akhil Soman, PhD - McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship; Dr. and Mrs. I.N. Pesner Memorial Prize
  • Sreenath Madathil, MSc - Lyon Bercovitch Memorial Award; Dr. E.T. and Mrs. Marjorie Bourke Award
  • Juliana Marulanda, PhD - Dr. Wah Leung Fellowship Award
  • Shuai Wang, PhD - James P. Lund Fellowship in Dentistry

Thank you to Zeeshan Sheikh, PhD Candidate & MDGSS President, for this week’s cartoon

Did you know?

This week’s Did you Know? is authored by Dr. Marc McKee, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research), featured here in a wonderful retro photograph we found. Thank you Professor McKee!
Did you know that hair follicles share many developmental pathways with tooth development? ... both arising from similar epithelial invaginations – one in the mouth, and one in the skin.
Does that mean I’m losing my teeth too? – yes!

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