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Your news at the heart of the Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 23 / February 13, 2014

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Important Calendar Dates

March 8th  Research Day abstract deadline. More info

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

May 10th  Annual Graduate Roast. Details forthcoming

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


Pain Day 2014

February 19th  Chinese New Year Dinner. More info

February 10th - 21st  Counselling Services Workshops: exam anxiety, overcoming procrastination, coping with stress. More info

February 21st  CE course: Basic Life Support Certification, 1-5pm. More info

February 22nd  CE course: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Recertification, 8am-5pm. More info
February 22nd and 23rd  CE Course: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification, 8am-5pm. More info

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

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

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


February 13th  Outreach Cliic, Mile-End Mission

Details and full schedule


Graduate Students: McGill GMCA Case Competition including public talks as of February 13th. More info

Dobson Cup McGill and Nichol Competition. More info

Graduate Student employment opportunity: Final Exams Invigilation. More info

Publishing Opportunity for Dental students in Forum for Dental Student Research and Innovation for publication. More info

Graduate Students: present at the 14th AMBGC (Annual McGill Biomedical Graduate Conference). More info

Organizational development courses at McGill for staff. Winter 2014 calendar

Graduate Students: Graphos Writing Workshops. More info

McGill 2014 Sustainability Research Symposium, abstract submission deadline February 15th. More info

Global Clinical Scholars Research Training (GCSRT) program at Harvard Medical School, a one-year program of blended learning intended for clinicians and clinician-scientists. Application deadline February 17th. More info

First-year DMD students: Anatomy Prosection Program Bursaries, application deadline February 24th. More info

2 new professor positions in the field of Periodontics at Université Laval. Application deadline March 1st. Posting 1 | Posting 2

Faculty of Dentistry, McGill Summer Research Scholarships for Dental Students. Application deadline March 7th. 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

Sangster Award. Deadline March 31st. More info

Mitacs Globalink: new funding for international research. More info

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

A look at the Faculty of Dentistry’s New Facility with Carlo Cimo

McGill's Faculty of Dentistry is on the verge of fulfilling a very long anticipated project which will mark an important new chapter on many levels. By the start of the 2014-15 academic year, most of its operations and units will be gathered under one roof in the heart of downtown Montreal. In this feature, we are joined by Carlo Cimo, Senior Project Manager from the Facilities Operations and Development unit at McGill University, for the latest on this important project, which is only a few months away from completion. Listen here

Innovation and Excellence

Congratulations to Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, who was the recipient of the Micheline-Blain award for 2013-2014 (Réseau de recherche en santé buccodentaire et osseuse) in recognition of his success in research and to salute his dedication to the promotion of research and education in Dentistry, through clinical and epidemiologic studies using saliva and other means to search for markers for a number of diseases including Scleroderma, Diabetes, Facial Pain, Cancer and Periodontitis.

Article on our Faculty in the Journal of Canadian Dental Association. Read here

Congratulations to Vivek Verma (first-year MSc. non-thesis student) who has been elected as the AGSEM Delegate for Dentistry. Vivek will now be representing Dentistry graduate students in the AGSEM (the TA, Invigilator and Course Lecturer union) Council.

The Faculty of Dentistry in the McGill Reporter. Read here

New Facility News

New photos and updates here!

Did you know?

February 17th to 21st is I-week at McGill

I-Week is designed to highlight, and celebrate, the international and multicultural nature of the McGill community.  Specifically, it is an opportunity for our community to engage in meaningful dialogue on international and intercultural relations; to develop an appreciation for the diverse forms of cultural expressions on campus; and to broaden intercultural awareness and understanding.

See all activities here

McGill-Wide Announcements

McGill Self Care Challenge This February: Healthy McGill is challenging you to a #SelfCareChallenge. For 15 days from February 10 to 24, there will be five challenges to choose from every day. Do one, two or even all five and then tell people about it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #SelfCareChallenge. Share at least three to win a prize. The more you do, the better the prize! Visit the Facebook page

Workshops on the "Open Library" during February. More info

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

The Center for Medical Education and The Faculty Development Office present The Role of Experience in Clinical Reasoning with Dr. Geoff Norman, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University. February 13th. More info. RSVP to Jenn Nicholls by email or telephone at (514) 398-2698.

Reminder about Pay Frequency. More info

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


A reminder to all staff and faculty: if you are planning on hiring anyone, please contact Ms. Iren Urazbaeva, HR Officer for the Faculty.

A note from Patricia Basset (Student Affairs) regarding student grades and GPA. More info

New McGill website with information on supervision for graduate students. Details here

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

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