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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 25 / March 13, 2014

Some virtual flowers as we wait for spring ... Just a few more weeks! (Photo Ioana Dumitru)

Important Calendar Dates

April 2nd  Faculty Council, Strathcona M/48, 5:30pm

May 10th  Annual Graduate Roast. More info

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


March 13th  3rd McGill SEM Conference: Tool Kits for Student Engagement and Academic Success. More info

March 15th  CE Course: The Transformation of Endodontics in the Twenty-First Century. More info

March 21st  CE Course: The Two-Edged Sword: Transitioning Into and Out of Dental Practice. More info

March 29th  CE Course: A Critical Assessment of Dental Materials: Composites, Adhesives and Light Curing. More info

April 1st and 2nd  10th Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium, at Thomson House.

March 24th  Faculty of Dentistry Research Seminar Workshop: Dry mouth following head & neck cancer treatment. 9am to 12 noon. More info

March 26th  2014 Faculty of Dentistry Research Day, at the Holiday Inn Montreal, from 8am to 5pm. More info

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

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


March 13th  Outreach Clinic, Famijeunes
March 20th  Outreach Clinic, MGH

Details and full schedule


DMD IV: Le Centre des arts contemporains, a charitable organization in Montreal, has two dental chairs for sale at a good price for any interested fourth-year students. For more information and prices, please contact Dominique Rolland at (514) 609-4300.

Dobson Cup McGill and Nichol Competition. More info

Organizational development courses at McGill for staff. Winter 2014 calendar

Graduate Students: Graphos Writing Workshops. More info

10th Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium, April 1-2. Deadline to submit abstract or poster March 14th. More info

FODQ Research Grant Competition, application deadline March 14th. Research grants | Scholarships | Application form

Desjardins Foundation Scholarship Program, application deadline March 17th. More info

Apply to become Vice-Chair (2015) and Chair (2016) of the Annual Faculty of Dentistry Research Day. Application deadline March 19th. More info

L’Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships. Deadline for application March 27th. More info

Sangster Award. Deadline March 31st. More info

Mitacs Globalink: new funding for international research. More info

Full-time faculty position in Prosthodontics at Université Laval. Deadline for applications April 15th. More info

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

Campagne photomaton UV de la société canadienne du cancer. More info | Flyer

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

People's Corner

Look who stopped by this week to say hello! Our former colleague in Continuing Education, Brittany Flood, passed by with her daughter Emma. All grown-up since her last visit 😊

McGill-Wide Announcements

Launch of Rebalancing Society by Henry Mintzberg at Faculty Club on March 27th. More info

Burning Silos: Building Partnerships Between Basic Scientists and Health Professionals. Workshop March 25th. Register here

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

Innovation and Excellence

Tobias Meiszinger (DMD IV) & Dr. Shahrokh Esfandiari, Associate Dean (Academic Affairs)

Congratulations to Tobias Meiszinger (DMD IV) on winning the Oral Health Research Day Award, Second Prize: CDA/DENTSPLY Award for best undergraduate poster presentation, title The Place of Special Care Dentistry Training in Undergraduate Dental Studies.

Our Faculty received some twitter love from Western University last week in connection with this article in which our outreach program is quoted as having inspired a similar initiative at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

"@cynthialee514 thanks to @McGillU for inspiring a decade of smiling faces in #LdnOnt. @SchulichMedDent"

Graduate and DMD students come together

Dear graduate students,

After many discussions with students and staff we are finally launching a student sibling program aimed at increasing the interaction between graduate and DMD students. The intention of this program is to allow DMD students interested in doing research projects to have a "big sib" graduate student that could give advice and guidance. The details of the program are in the documents here: Program description | Graduate student form

Graduate students interested in joining the program should ask permission from their supervisor. A simple email from the supervisor to the coordinator of the program allowing the graduate student to participate would be enough. After obtaining approval from the supervisor the graduate student should fill the attached student form and email it to the program coordinator, Mohamed Nur Abdallah.

Please contact Mohamed Nur for further details
Sincerely yours,
Mohammed-Nur Abdullah
Dr. Svetlana Komarova
Dr. Faleh Tamimi

Visiting students from Korea Sul-Hwa Jung, Sua Jung and Sungeun Lee with faculty staff members Eugenia Angelopoulos Zaftis, Linda Harrison and Nikoo Taghavi

Last month, three students from Chonnam National University (South Korea) visited our Faculty as part of an annual observership program.

New Facility News

Read this week's updates here

What is Pi Day? Read about it here

Did you know?

March is fraud awareness month. Read up on some helpful tips from McGill Security Services here.

Colleagues in the Faculty

Meet Diana Sarai, the Faculty’s Undergraduate Teaching Clinic Manager

I am delighted to be working for the McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry as the new Undergraduate Teaching Clinic Manager. Over the past several weeks, I have witnessed inspiring dedication and excellence from students, professionals and staff. I welcome you to voice your concerns or ideas to my attention so that I may better support you in your daily duties. It will be my pleasure to help this team achieve its full potential and continue to serve the mission of the Faculty’s Teaching Clinic.


Helpful Tips from McGill Security Services to avoid being a victim of fraud. More info

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