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Your news at the heart of the Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 13 / September 12, 2013

Oral Health and Society Unit Welcome Party September 2013

Important Calendar Dates

September 13th  DMD students: deadline to exchange Dosimeters. Contact Anne-Marie Plante, MGH A3.115

September 18th, 5:30pm  Special Faculty Council open to all with updates about the New Facility by Dean Allison, Faculty Council Room M/48 in Strathcona

September 14th-15th  GPR General Open House. More info

Need to purchase extra scrubs? Deadline September 20th. More info


September 12th  Twelfth Annual White Coat Ceremony and Awards Night, 6pm at Redpath Hall. More info

September 21st, 11am  Run for Outreach 2013. More info

September 24th, 7:30 pm  "Understanding Pain" with Dr. Fernando Cervero, McGill University Faculty Club. More info

October 18th, 9:30-10:30am  New Facility Public Announcement, Omni Hotel. More info

September 27th  CE course: Clinical Applications of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in General Dental Practice. More info

October 4th-5th  CE course: Tooth Preparation: A New Twist to An Old Story. More info


September 19th  Outreach Clinic, MGH. Schedule


Participate in the 2013 Run for Outreach. Registration details

2014 Table Clinics Project, submission deadline September 13th. More info

Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (MCFR-CORIM) Fellowships, application deadline September 15th. More info

Launch of the Dental Student Ambassador Program, application deadline September 20th. More info

SKILLSET schedule by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies & Teaching and Learning Services. More info

3rd year DMD students: Representative for Admissions Committee, application deadline October 1st. More info

Graphos Writing Workshops for Graduate and Postgraduate students. More info

Mary King

Retired colleague Mary King

Our colleague, Mary King retired this summer and offered us a few thoughts before going on to the next chapter in her life. We wish her all the best.

What is your favorite Memory at McGill?
I have memories that go back to 2004 when we had The 100th year Gala party at Centre Mont Royal.  I had a blast dancing the night away.

What are you most looking forward to having more time to do?
I will join an organization that will allow me to go and keep company with the people who are older than me (who are not that much older). I feel fortunate that I still have my health both physically and mentally.  I would like to read to them and if possible go with them for a walk. I could clean their house or residence. Shop for them or take them shopping, etc. etc. I will join a bowling league, go for walks, and talk the talk.

What are you most looking forward to having more time to do?
The most important things I have learned after 50 years of working is that you never know when to stop. I’m like the duracelle bunny, I keep on ticking. On a more serious note, I have learned how important it is to be punctual, do your job to the best of your ability, be kind and show respect to everyone. Although I know you can’t get along with everyone, you do your best. Many hands make work light.  I feel you should love all, you don’t have to like them or what they do. I’ve also learned that life goes by too fast, before you know it you’re too old, but never too old to do the things you want to do without regrets.

I would like to say that I really enjoyed working, I am going to miss all of you. I wish you all good health, happiness and prosperity.

Bye for now,

Mary King

Innovation and Excellence

Congratulations to Dr. Frances Power, recipient of the 2013 Ralph Silverstone Teaching Award. More info

Congratulations to the recently elected DMD 2017 Class Council Representatives:

President: Ivy Lin
Vice-President: Jodeci FM
Treasurer: Howard Yoon
VP Socials: Cléo Beaulieu and Iain Hart
Curriculum Rep: Michael Bybelezer
ACDQ Rep: Kevin Wu

You can now follow the progress of our New Facility! Take your seat | See pictures, videos and the latest news

New Colleagues

A message from Dean Allison

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Diana Sarai as Manager of Clinic Administration. Diana, who is currently Institute Administrator at the Institute of Cancer Research, based at McGill University's Faculty of Medicine, will be taking over from Joanne Chouinard, who recently retired.  She has excellent experience in finance, HR, project management, fund-raising and speaks several languages. Her first day at the hospital will be September 16th. Welcome to the team, Diana!

In addition, I would like to welcome Celine Ash as a new dental assistant working full time for the Faculty starting Wednesday, September 11th. Celine comes to us with 18 years' experience in dental assisting, having worked in general practice and an endodontics specialist practice.

Finally, I would like also to confirm as many of you already know, that Bibiane Gagnon will be replacing Nathalie Marsolais while the latter is on leave. Of course, Bibiane has worked with the Faculty before so already knows us well.

I'm sure you all join me in welcoming Diana, Celine and Bibiane.

Dean Allison

Please also consult the new organograms for changes in the academic support team structure and the clinical affairs structure.

Thank you Mary Farmus, for this week’s cartoon!

Did you know?

You can get Continuing Education credits for the upcoming Ernie Ambrose Lecture Series!

Saturday October 19th, 2013
Strathcona Anaotmy and Dentistry Building

Don’t miss three excellent lectures ranging from creative marketing, oral pathology diagnostics to dental practice management.

More information and to register


Please note that some of our colleagues have moved to the 2nd floor of the Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building:

Maria Palumbo (Student Affairs) 2/38A

Patricia Bassett (Student Affairs) 2/38H

Dr. Shahrohk Esfandiari (Associate Dean, Academic Affairs) 2/38F

Nikoo Taghavi (Academic Admin Officer) 2/38G

Marie-Claude Loignon (Admissions and Recruitment) 2/38B

McGill-Wide Annoucements

September 9th  13th Safety Week. More info

Replacement of Windows and Masonry Restoration Project at Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building. More info

Registration for the Fall 2013 session of Medical French workshops now open. More info | Register

Touring Montreal Photo Exhibit about the Neuro. Watch the trailer

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