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Issue 90 / December 8th, 2017






Drs. Bedos and Tamimi selected as co-directors of the RSBO


Congratulations to Dr. Christophe Bedos and Dr. Faleh Tamimi for being selected as new co-directors for the Network for Oral and Bone Health Research. The FRQS Board of Directors officially endorsed the two candidatures at their meeting on November 22. Continue reading. 




McGill Dentistry Oral Health Research Event 2018


The Oral Health Research Day was a huge success! The day provided DMD IV students an opportunity to present the findings from their Oral Health Research Projects; the culmination of their research work throughout their third and fourth years of study. 10 groups of DMD IV students presented their work along with 8 Summer Research Students who displayed their research posters and presented them to the judges. Continue reading.




A Group for Qualitative Researchers


Almost 15 years ago the need to bring together qualitative health researchers and create a supportive community for them to thrive in became apparent. It was with this goal in mind that a group of qualitative researchers, led by Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald, created the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group (MQHRG). Continue reading. 




Discovery Days in Dentistry


The exciting world of dentistry was on display for high school students during Discovery Days in Health Sciences on December 12th. The Faculty of Dentistry held two seminars during the day to help give students hands-on exposure to dentistry topics, and create interest and enthusiasm for a career in the field. Thank you to all of the volunteers that made the day a huge success for all of the high school students that participate. Continue reading.




Community Service Fellowships Awarded

Congratulations to Nioushah Noushi and Ninoska Enriquez on being awarded the McGill Community Service Research Fellowships. The award is awarded to graduate and postdoctoral trainees whose projects contribute to the aims of the Fondation Marcelle & Jean Coutu research program to train socially and clinically competent dentists. Continue reading.




$9 Million for McGill research through CRC Program

Dr. Belinda Nicolau is one of nine new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and five renewals from McGill University. The new and renewed chairs come from across the University and their studies range widely, from the neural basis of brain disorders to the geology of fault lines. Read more, including the full list of McGill CRCs awarded this round.




MMI Evaluators Needed

The Admissions Office is still looking for evaluators to help with the selection of DMD students for entry in fall 2018. We are in need of evaluators for morning and afternoon sessions of our Multiple Mini-Interviews set on February 22nd at the Medical Simulation Centre (Galeries du Parc).  Please note that undergraduate and graduate students are not allowed to evaluate. If you are available and interested please contact Marie-Claude Loignon. 





Interview with Postdoctoral Fellow Konstantinos Mastorakis


The topics of palliative care and euthanasia have long been the focus of many debates in the public sphere in connection to healthcare and quality of life. They raise complex and challenging questions and naturally, tend to conjure in our minds the idea of death rather than life. Konstantinos Mastorakis has spent most of the last decade researching these topics.  “Hope not only has to do with living two, three or six more months but it also has to do with feeling esteemed and loved until the very last moment”, says Mastorakis. Listen to his full interview. 





In the News



Paul Allison, dean of McGill's dentistry program, goes even further, suggesting at least minimal coverage for everyone "so everyone can have access to care that gets them out of pain...There's a societal obligation to really look at this as a need," he said, calling on any level of government to step up and invest. "Our mouth should be part of the rest of our body."

CBC The Current – November 29, 2017


In and Around the Faculty


Help Support Dental Mission to Ecuador

In January DMD IV students Krystal Major,  will go to Ecuador with Dental Bears Necessity – Change for Children Team to provide free dental care to communities in need. Their main goal is to alleviate pain for as many patients as possible. All funds raised will go towards dental supplies and equipment needed to treat patients. All support helps! 


Centraide Campaign 

A note to thank all of you who participated in this year's Centraide initiatives in our Faculty.  Between our yoga sessions and our musical 5à7, together we raised $277.95!  A big thank you to Nicolas Drolet and Valerie Khayat for teaching yoga, Dr. Karanofsky for his musical talents as well as all the performers at the 5à7 and Michelle Dion for her help in organizing.



  • December 22 – January 2 : Faculty closed

  • April 4, 2018: Dentist Research Day

  • April 28th, 2018: The Graduate Toast







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