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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 28 / April 24, 2014

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Important Calendar Dates

Today, April 24th is the last day to RSVP for the 2014 Graduate Roast.

May 29th  Spring Convocation. Health Sciences Ceremony at 2pm. Details and checklists

August 19th  DMD III academic year start date (tentative)


April 24th  Therapy Dogs for Graduate Students, 5-6:30pm, Brown Building Lobby. Brought to you by HaWC & Therapeutic Paws.

April 28th  Graduate Student Seminar, Unique neutrophil phenotypes in periodontal health and disease. 11am-12 noon. Featuring Dr. Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip Perio, Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. More info

April 26th  CE Course: Using the Dental Operating Microscope for Real Microdentistry. More info

May 2nd and 3rd  CE course: All-on-4 Continuum, Module III: Advanced Treatment Options for the Edentulous Arch. More info

May 7  McGill "Global is Local" Conference, hosted by McGill Global Health Programs. More info

May 10th  Annual Graduate Roast. More info | Tickets | Menu

May 26th  Dentistry Alumni Cocktail Reception, 6-8pm, Hotel Intercontinental.

May 29th  Convocation Brunch, and Official Oath of Office and Licensing Ceremonies. Faculty Club Ballroom. More info

November 28th  Faculty of Dentistry OMFS Research Day. Keynote: Professor Richard Shaw.


Looking for musicians and/or photographers for the convocation brunch. More info

Graduate Students: Student Sibling Program. More info | Graduate student form | Contact

Graduate Students: MITACS program. More info

Meet R&D bursary program. More info

Cancer Research Society Scholarships 2014, application deadline April 30th. More info

American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation grants. Deadlines May 1st and August 1st. More info

Full-time, tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Application deadline July 31st. More info

New Facility News

New photos here

"I think I see your problem." Larger view

Thank you, Kelvin I . Afrashtehfar, DDS, FADI (Graduate Student) for this week’s cartoon.


Fundraiser event for a partner agency of the faculty’s Outreach Clinic on May 26th. More info

A message from Rocchina Testa, FST Manager, Faculty of Dentistry:

Please be reminded that expense reports should conform to the attached guidelines for local hospitality and entertainment expenses. These guidelines entered into effect on 1 January 2014. Should you have any questions about the application of these guidelines, queries may be directed to Ms. Cristiane Tinmouth, Controller, Financial Services

Post-Docs: see if you qualify for Quebec tax exemption here

Dr. Jeffrey Myers (Associate Dean Clinical Affairs)

"Good things come to those who wait"

In May, we will have officially begun to move into our new home located at 2001 McGill College in the heart of downtown Montreal. This month, I am joined by our very own Dr. Jeffrey Myers, Associate Dean (Clinical Affairs). An Alumnus himself, Dr. Myers has been with the Faculty for two decades, in his current role for 6 years and is one of the key players in bringing this project to life.  Listen to the interview

Innovation and Excellence

Dr. Faleh Tamimi recently gave a radio interview on his research. Listen to it here

Congratulations to Dr. Nathalie Morin, recipient of the 2014 Dr. Howard S. Katz Award for Excellence in Teaching in Dental Education. More info

Dr. Melvin Schwartz, Chief of the Jewish General Hospital's Department of Dentistry and McGill Alumnus was featured in McGill’s WhatsNew the other week. Read the feature here

Congratulations to the new DSS council:

DSS President: Nazanin Hojjati
VP Internal: Natashia Bose-Roberts
SSMU Rep: Taras Klitovchenko
DSS Social: Kevin Hong & Stephen Wong
VP Finance: Erica Abbey
Sports Rep: Mathieu Savoie
VP Communications: Chloe Fung

A message from our new DSS President Nazanin Hojjati

It is an honour to represent such a diverse and talented group of dental students. This upcoming year is an especially exciting time for McGill Dentistry and I hope to work with the faculty and students to make it as enjoyable as possible. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year full of success, knowledge and new relationships.
Nazanin Hojjati
President of the McGill Dental Students’ Society (DSS)
DMD Candidate 2015

Did you know?

Larger view

Counselling Services is re-launching an initiative to have de-stress activities scheduled on every exam day (Monday April 14 to Tuesday April 29) at 12:30 and 4:30pm.

Every exam day:

Therapy dogs: 12:30-1:30pm, Brown Building Lobby
Yoga: 12:30-1:30pm, Lev Bukhman room SSMU
Guided relaxation: 4:30-5pm, Brown Building 4200

No registration is required.

April 24th  Therapy dogs for grad students: 5-6:30pm, Brown Building Lobby. (Brought to you by HaWC & Therapeutic Paws)

McGill-wide announcements

Additional information and FAQs on HeartBleed vulnerability

An important note from McGill University:

At the moment, we are not asking you to change your McGill password. Later, once other elements of our systems have been updated, we will ask you to change that password. There will be a separate communication to the McGill Community on this. But please note: McGill will not send you an email asking you to "Click here to change your password."

Counselling Services coping with stress workshop for students. Calendar

Recommended night routes on campus, from McGill Security Services. See map here

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