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Issue 101 / December 7th, 2018






Outreach Program featured on Radio-Canada Television

On November 7th Radio-Canada Television aired a report on the Faculty’s mobile clinic. Produced by CBC Producer Dominique Landry, the short report highlights the great services that are offered by our students, staff and volunteers to vulnerable communities throughout Montreal. Watch here.





HOMEBASE project featured on City News

As the month of Movember comes to an end, Dr. Richard Hovey’s Movember supported innovative community project, HOMEBASE was featured on City News. The program that enables men with chronic pain to manage stress, break out of social isolation, and improve their quality of life was officially launched this month. Watch the report here.



Panel provides students opportunity to learn about interprofessionalism in health care 

How do prospective students learn about a day in the life of a health care professional?  They attend the Interprofessional Health Care Panel hosted by the McGill Open House Planning Committee in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine’s Office of Interprofessional Education. Continue Reading. 




2018 Fall Convocation 

Fall convocation took place on November 26th, 2018 and celebrated the accomplishments of many students. Among them were 36 of our students in the Faculty of Dentistry. Congratulations to all of our graduates and good luck in all of your future endeavours. Click here for a full list of our graduates and to see them cross the stage.





Dr. Mary Ellen MacDonald presents before Parliament Committee

Last month, Dr. Mary Ellen MacDonald (with colleagues) presented her research on grief before a Parliamentary Committee on the topic of, "Supporting Families After the Loss of a Child." Please click here and press the green button on the right entitled "watch on ParlVU" to see the televised version. Mary Ellen's presentation starts at 09:02:25.




New Tool for Graduate Students

Graduate students now have access to a brand new tool: ‘’My Progress’’. All students are encouraged to log into their portal and verify the status of their records to ensure everything is up-to-date. Access your portal here





Jamaica Mission, great success 

Earlier in September, twelve McGill dentistry students under the supervision of Dr. Omid Kiarash (Director- Division of Periodontics) and Dr. Sara Behmanesh (mission co-director) journeyed to Jamaica on an international humanitarian outreach mission to provide free, essential dental care to the local children and families in an underserved rural community. Continue reading.







Congratulations Joella 

Congratulations to Joella Gencher and her husband Mike on the birth of their daughter. Welcome to the world baby Isla!





In Memorial: Dr. Harry Rosen 

On November 15th, our Faculty lost a dear former colleague and alumni, Dr. Harry Rosen, who passed away peacefully at age 89. Dr. Rosen had been an integral part of McGill Dentistry for over 60 years through his teaching, lecturing, publishing, and fundraising. He was a pioneer in prosthodontics, and initiated the first Canadian graduate program in his specialty. The Faculty has two scholarships in his name. Dr. Rosen was also a sculptor whose pieces can be found in around Montreal and in Toronto. We extend our sincerest condolences to his widow, Delores, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family and friends. Read more here




In The News


Dr. Richard Hovey live on CBC for official launch of HOMEBASE

Six years ago, Professor Richard Hovey was in a cycling accident that suddenly left him with chronic pain, a topic he had been researching for years. Listen to the radio interview and read the article


McGill Wide


Reminder to all students to complete their course evaluations here



Third International Congress on Whole Person Care

The 3rd International Congress on Whole Person Care will be held from 17 to 20 October, 2019, at the McGill New Residence Hall on Exploring Compassion, Addiction and Culture Change. Register and or submit an abstract here





Current job openings in the Faculty


The Graduate Mobility Award 


McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) new MI4 Innovation Prize


2019 Principal’s prize for public engagement through media – Deadline: January 15




- December 12, 2018: Save the Date: Staff Christmas Party


- December 19, 2018: Staff Holiday Pot-Luck


- January 15, 2019: Oral Health Research Event 


- April 12, 2019: 14th Annual Dentistry Research Day  





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