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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 6 / April 25, 2013

A message from Dean Allison

On behalf of the Faculty of Dentistry and Department of Dentistry at the MUHC, I would like to inform you that a gathering and memorial service to honor the life and memory of Dr. Tim Head will take place on May 9th, 2013 at Livingston Hall (MGH). More info

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Please also note that a book of condolences will be prepared for the family. For those who have not yet sent in messages and still would like to do so, you can send your wishes here.

Important Calendar Dates

April 9th  Graduate Students: Registration begins for returning students. More info 

April 30th  DMD Class of 2015: Deadline to pay April e-bills. More info

August 13th  Returning Students registration deadline - must be done via MINERVA. More info

August 19th  DMD III start date


May 11th  2013 Graduate Roast Celebration. More info
May 24th-28th  Journées Dentaires. More info
May 28th  Convocation Champagne Brunch, 10am-12pm. More info

A message from the new Dental Student Society President, Sina Hashemi
Hello Everyone,
I am honoured to be representing you as your DSS President in 2013-14. I thank you all for your trust and your confidence in my leadership. I will guarantee a transparent council that will be there to help your transition into next year, address the obstacles met along the way and most important of all, have your voices heard. As a very small faculty/family, through dialogue and collaboration, we can stay closer together.


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

Innovation and Excellence

On April 3 and 4, over 30 researchers, clinicians, research personnel and students from five countries working in several fields related to head and neck cancer participated in a workshop hosted at the Faculty by Drs Belinda Nicolau, Marie-Claude-Rousseau and Nicolas Schlecht.  Participants discussed preliminary findings and future directions of two ongoing international studies: the HeNCe Life study, a case-control design investigating the aetiology of head and neck cancer, and the MuCOSAL project, a prospective cohort study of the natural history of oropharyngeal precursor lesions. Scientific presentations, including some by our graduate students, paved the way for productive discussions.
Dean Allison, member of new ODQ Committee on Access to Oral Healthcare. Press release
Betty Hoac, PhD student (supervisor Dr. Marc McKee, co-supervisor Dr. Monzur Murshed) wins 2-year FRQS studentship for her research on regulation of mineralization in bones and teeth.
David Wright, Postdoctoral Fellow (co-supervised by Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald and Dr. Jennifer Fishman) wins 2-year FRQS fellowship for his research on ethical issues in end-of-life care to better understand nursing practice with patients who desire death.
Hazem Eimar, PhD student (supervisor Dr. Faleh Tamimi) wins 2-year FRQS studentship for his research on the cholinergic regulation of bone formation and remodeling.
Dean Allison receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. More info

Did you know?

McGill’s Counselling Services (in collaboration with EDSS and SSMU) is offering students de-stress activities throughout final exam period. More info


Update on Life Sciences Library by Dean Eidelman, Faculty of Medicine. More info

McGill-Wide Announcements

Affordable Fresh Produce: The Good Food Box Program of McGill Downtown. More info

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