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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 31 / June 5, 2014

DMD class of 2014

Important Calendar Dates

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

August 18th  DMD III academic year start date (tentative)


Congratulations to all of our grads! Watch the convocation ceremony and relive the joy here (See 1h 17m to 1h 22m)

July 11th  Ph.D. Oral Thesis Defense, Salwa M. Maria, Innovative Methods to Study the Regulation of Osteoclast Resorption and Migration. 1pm, Strathcona Faculty Council Room M/48. More info and CV

June 18th  Annual Spring Dinner, 6pm. More info. Please RSVP by June 11th.

June 20th  Dr. Robert Miller’s Annual Student BBQ. 12 noon, SADB Pre-clinical Lab M-60 (DMD I – IV)

September 11th  White Coat Ceremony.

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

From left to right: Garthiga Manickam, Abhinav Parashar, Shraddha Solanki, Dr. Monzur Murshed, Sharifa Alebrahim, Juliana Marulanda and Zohreh Khavandgar

Joining Our Team

Dear colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce that following Dr. Ali Fakhry’s decision to step down as Director of the Faculty’s Continuing Dental Education Program, the Faculty conducted a search and we have recently appointed Dr. Nareg Apelian as the new Director, starting June 1st, 2014.  Nareg is a graduate of the Université de Montreal who has been working in general practice for approximately 20 years.  He also works with the ODQ on their inspection committee and as part of the organisational team for the JIDQ, and is working with on the message boards, moderating discussions for "Dentaltown".  In addition to his role as the Director of the CDE Program, Nareg will be working with John Blomfield in taking over the leadership of the 3rd and 4th year clinical clerkship courses.

In addition to welcoming Nareg in this important role, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Ali Fakhry for his excellent work leading the CDE program over the past few years.  Ali lead the program during an important transition phase and it is now very well placed to become a leader in CDE in Quebec and North America.

Dean Allison


The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers short basic and advanced epidemiology and biostatistics courses. Deadline June 16th. 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

McGill-Wide Announcements

New Heartbleed Vulnerability Update, May 29th. Read here

Innovation and Excellence

Top to Bottom: Graduate Students Amir Manzoor and Nida Amir at Harvard University (May 2014)

Graduate students Nida Amir and Amir Manzoor represented McGill at Harvard University at the "Oral Heath Care Systems of the Future" CE course at Harvard University last month. Both students’ Masters projects posters were selected in the poster presentation at Harvard Faculty Club on May 19th. Nida Amir's poster also won first prize in the 10th McGill Interdisciplinary Research Symposium in April 2014.

Dr. Tamimi is featured in WhatsNewMcGill and The Calgary Sun.

One of our alumni, Dr. Shanshan Li, is featured for her research in The New York Times.

Congratulations to all of our undergraduate students, graduate students and professors who were recipients of awards at this year's 2014 Champagne Brunch and Awards Ceremony! See award winners here: DMD | Graduate

The New Facility’s first selfie was tweeted this week - by none other than our Dean!


New Facility News

Update on the new pre-clinical lab here

Did you know?

June 11th is the Second Annual GIMI Plant sale on campus.

The second annual Greening Indoor McGill Initiative (GIMI) Indoor and Outdoor Plant Sale takes place on Wednesday, June 11, from 11am to 2pm at the Y intersection on lower campus. Mark your calendars, and pass the message on. To see a list of what’s needed, or for more information on donating, volunteering, the sale or GIMI itself, visit the GIMI blog.

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