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McGill University - Faculty of Dentistry
Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 30 / May 22, 2014

Our move to 2001 McGill College has begun!

A note from Dean Allison

Dear colleagues and students,

I am happy to announce to you that, last week, Sina Hashemi (DMD IV and former DSS President) was presented with the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal by the Honorable Pierre Duchesne during an official ceremony in Montreal.  Sina was among 6 university students across Quebec who received the prestigious award.  
The Honour Program of the Lieutenant Governor recognizes Quebecers who have had a positive influence on their community or Québec nation, their involvement, determination and desire to go beyond their personal best.  Recipients must also have demonstrated transcendence and self-sacrifice by tangible involvement within their school or community.  
Please join me in congratulating Sina on this outstanding achievement.

Important Calendar Dates

June 11th  Faculty Council Meeting, 5:30pm, Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building

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

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


May 23  Edith Strauss Research Projects Interactive Day. More info

June 2  Nora Nader Makansi, PhD oral thesis defense, Factors associated with fruit and vegetable intake in Emirati adolescents: a mixed methods study. 1pm Faculty Council Room, Strathcona M/48. More info

May 23rd - 27th  Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, Palais des congrès de Montréal. More info

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

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

June 19th  Annual Spring Dinner, 6pm. More info. Please RSVP by June 11th.

September 11th  White Coat Ceremony.

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


Dr. Ralph Silverstone Award. Deadline for nominations June 9th. More info

Associate Dentist Positions (London, ON and Plattsburgh, NY). More info

Become a Dental Student Ambassador! Deadline August 15th. More info

Training opportunities for biomedical trainees and employees of the MUHC to gain business skills. More info

Graduate Students: Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management (online learning). More info

Meet R&D bursary program. More info

McGill University's Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning. Deadline June 20th. More info

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

Dental Faculty, University of Missouri-Kansas City is seeking faculty members to fill several positions with specific emphases (continuous posting). More info


Dental Residents are eligible for interest free status with AFE (Aide financiere aux etudiants) for one year. More info

The new MUHC website is now live. More info

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

If you are interested, please inquire about these shoes at the pre-clinical lab.

Four Years in the Life of a Dental Student with Sina Hashemi

I recently sat down with Sina Hashemi (DMD IV and former Dental Student Society President) who, on May 11th, was also awarded the prestigious Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal (for his academic excellence and community involvement). Sina shared with me his reflections on the last 4 years and the impact his experience in the program has had on him as he continues onto a specialization in oral surgery next year. Listen to the interview here

Innovation and Excellence

Fahad Siddiqui, Graduate Student

Fahad Siddiqui, Graduate Student, was recently featured for his research in Inspirations News. Read the article on page 33!

Recent article on Dr. Bob David and his son in the McGill Changing Lives eBulletin. Read it here


Melissa da Silva, FRSQ PhD fellowship (Supervisors Dr. Belinda Nicolau and Dr. Simon Tran)

Claudie Laprise, FRSQ and CIHR postdoctoral fellowships (Supervisors Dr. Belinda Nicolau and Dr. Eduardo Franco)

André Charbonneau, CIHR (Supervisor Dr. Simon Tran)

Dr. Robert David, Outstanding Alumnus Award. More info

Dr. Julie Mi Nguyen, Award for Excellent Patient Care (GPR Program). More info

Dr. Diala Sabanekh, Award for Excellent Patient Care (GPR Program). More info

We are now in the Twittersphere! Don’t miss out ... follow us here

New Facility News

See the latest updates here

Did you know?

Our move has begun! The faculty’s Dean area, Student Affairs, CE and Admissions are moving this Friday to our new location at 2001 McGill College. Please note these divisions are off on Friday due to the move. Staff will be operating from the new location as of Monday and settling in. (Thank you for taking into consideration that Monday will be a day during which phones and computers are being set up. If you are attempting to reach anyone, please allow for possible delays).

McGill-Wide Announcements

Heartbleed Vulnerability Update. Read here

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

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