2015 White Coat Ceremony

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DMD Class of 2017

DMD Class of 2017

Dean’s Honour List

DMD 2018 Martine Anderson, Melissa Couto, Marie-Chantale Farhat, Ali Khodadad-Hossaini, Marie-Alice Pellerin

DMD 2017 Anya Andre, Michael Bybelezer, Iain Hart

DMD 2016 Erica Abbey, Hyun (Rachel) Kim, Santana Rooyakkers, Ezra Sebbag

Undergraduate Scholarships, Prizes and Awards (2014-2015)

Jonathan Farmer DMD 2019
Dr. Harry Rosen Entrance Scholarship Established in 2004 by A. Bram Appel, B.Com. 1935, and Bluma Appel, in honour of Harry Rosen, D.D.S. 1953, a distinguished graduate and Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Dentistry. Awarded to an outstanding student entering the four-year dentistry program. Renewable provided the holder maintains an academic standing established by the Faculty.

Michelle Yau DMD 2018
Phyllis Butterworth Major Entrance Scholarship Awarded on the basis of high academic achievement and renewable provided the holder maintains an academic standing established by the Faculty.

Melinda Barmash DMD 2018
Dr. M. Donigan Prize Highest overall standing in Dentistry Apprenticeship I.

Iain Hart DMD 2017
Dr. D.P. Mowry Prize Highest standing in Second Year of the dental curriculum.
Dr. Maxwell and Betty L. Goldenberg Prize Established by a generous bequest from the estate of Mrs. Betty L. Goldenberg in honour of her husband Dr. Maxwell Goldenberg, D.D.S. 1925. Awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry to the student attaining the highest standing in the Practical Clinical Component in the second year of the dental undergraduate program.

Michael Bybelezer DMD 2017
Ping Kwan Lau Scholarship Established in 1998 by Arthur Lau, B. Arch. 1962, and family in memory of his father, Ping Kwan Lau, for students entering the four-year dentistry program. This Scholarship will be
awarded on the basis of high academic achievement and will be renewable provided the holder maintains an academic standing established by the Faculty.

Ivy Lin DMD 2017
Dr. Leanore K. Feine Prize Awarded to an undergraduate student who has best demonstrated commitment to the oral health of the local community.

Erica Abbey DMD 2016
Dr. Yu-Ming Lam Scholarship Established in 1999 by Dr. Yu-Ming Lam, D.D.S. 1972, and family, in honour of Mr. Yin-Bun Lam, for students entering the four year dentistry program. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of high academic achievement by the Faculty of Dentistry and is renewable provided the holder maintains an academic standing established by the Faculty.
Dr. Howard S. Katz Scholarship in Dentistry Established in 2001 through gifts from family, friends and colleagues, to honour the memory of Howard S. Katz, B.Sc. 1967, M.Sc. 1970, Ph.D. 1973, D.D.S. 1977, a distinguished graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry and Associate Dean (Academic) at the time of his death December 11, 1999. The Dr. Howard S. Katz Scholarship commemorates his many contributions to McGill and to the community and, in particular, his dedication to the well-being of students, patients and colleagues. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement.

Santana Rooyakkers DMD 2016
Dr. Gerald Franklin Prize Highest overall standing in Third Year.
Dr. Lyman E. Francis Prize Highest standing in the subjects of Dental Pharmacology, Oral Pathology, Medicine and Radiology.
Dr. L.A. Cohn Prize Awarded on the basis of highest standing in Restorative Dentistry in Third Year.
Dr. Harry Rosen Scholarship in Dentistry Established in 2004 by A. Bram Appel, B.Com. 1935, and Bluma Appel, in honour of Harry Rosen, D.D.S. 1953, a distinguished graduate and Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Dentistry. Awarded on the basis of high academic standing to an undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of the D.M.D. program.

Ezra Sebbag DMD 2016
Dr. Janet Griffin-Merth Scholarship in Dentistry Established in 2002 through gifts from McGill Dentistry graduates in British Columbia, family and friends, to honour the memory of Janet Griffin-Merth, B.Sc. 1967, D.D.S. 1972. Janet inspired many with her contributions to McGill and her dedication and compassion toward her patients, staff and colleagues. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement.
Dr. Morton and Dr. Jonathan Lang Prize in Dentistry Awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Kevin Hong DMD 2016
Rena and Mervyn Gornitsky Scholarship Established in 2005 by Rena Gornitsky, B.Com. 1953, and Mervyn Gornitsky, B.Sc. 1951, D.D.S. 1953, a distinguished graduate and Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Dentistry. This Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student in the D.M.D. program who has demonstrated exceptional academic performance and initiative in the area of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Philip J. and Mrs. Stella Gitnick Prize Established in 2009 by Barbara Gitnick, B.Sc. 1970, D.D.S. 1978, in honour of her late parents, Philip J. Gitnick, D.D.S. 1935, and Stella Gitnick. Awarded to an outstanding student entering the fourth year of the D.M.D. program, who has achieved the highest standing in the area of Periodontology.

Hyun (Rachel) Kim DMD 2016
International College of Dentists Prize Awarded for having achieved second highest standing in Third Year.
Dr. Earl Lerner Faculty Scholarship Established in 2000 by a generous gift from Dr. Earl Lerner, D.D.S. 1963, for an undergraduate student currently enrolled in the D.M.D. program. This Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of high academic achievement.

Marika Arnold DMD 2016
Dr. Ernest R. Ambrose Scholarship in Dentistry Established in 2001 by Doreen Laszlo, B.Ed.(PE) 1962, D.D.S. 1969, and Charles A. Laszlo, B.Eng. 1961, M. Eng. 1966, Ph.D. 1968, to honour Ernest R. Ambrose, D.D.S. 1950, a distinguished graduate, professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry. Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student who has demonstrated common sense, compassion and excellence in restorative dentistry.

Jessica Couto DMD 2016
Dr. James E.G. Harrison Scholarship in Dentistry Established in 2001 by James E.G. Harrison, D.D.S. 1951. This scholarship will be awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry Scholarships Committee to a meritorious undergraduate student who demonstrates a firm commitment to the ethical practice of dentistry in interactions with patients and colleagues or in essays on professional conduct and responsibilities.

Anthony Rossi DMD 2016
Dr. William Boroff Scholarship in Dentistry Established in 2004 through generous gifts from family and the McGill Dentistry Class of 1973 on their 30th Anniversary of graduation to honour the memory of their classmate, Dr. William Boroff. This Scholarship will be awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry Scholarships Committee to a meritorious undergraduate student in the D.M.D. program who has demonstrated outstanding qualities of character, perseverance and sportsmanship.

Graduate Awards (2014-2015)

Sreenath Arekunnath Madathil PhD Candidate
Iris Boraschi-Diaz PhD Candidate
DongDong Fang PhD Candidate
Kaushar Jahan PhD Candidate
Harsimrat Kaur MSc Candidate
Mark Keboa PhD Candidate
Juliana Marulanda PhD Candidate
Huifang Sun PhD Candidate

McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Internal Studentships Awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry to outstanding graduate students as part of the Faculty’s internal studentships competition and supported by the Saputo Family, Mrs. Pierrette Wong and the Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Sreenath Arekunnath Madathil – PhD Candidate
Dr. Lyon Bercovitch Memorial Award Established by a bequest from Olga Bercovitch in memory of her husband, Dr. Lyon Bercovitch, D.D.S., class of 1914. Awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry to a student pursuing graduate studies in dentistry.

Juliana Marulanda – PhD Candidate
Dr. E.T. & Mrs. Marjorie Bourke Award Established by a bequest from Marjorie Bourke in memory of her husband, Dr. E.T. Bourke, D.D.S. 1923. Awarded to a student pursuing graduate studies in dentistry.

Harsimrat Kaur – MSc Candidate
Dr. and Mrs. I.N. Pesner Memorial Prize Established in 2001 by a bequest from Dr. Isidore N. Pesner, D.D.S. 1920, and Mrs. I.N. Pesner, to fund a graduate student prize in the Faculty of Dentistry. Awarded to an outstanding graduate student already in a Residency or Post Graduate program, who will be presenting a paper at a national or international scientific meeting.

Betty Hoac – PhD Candidate
Dr. Wah Leung Fellowship Established in 1998 by a generous gift from a McGill graduate of Chemical Engineering (Class of 1959), from Hong Kong, in honour of Dr. Wah Leung, the first Dean of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia. Awarded to an entering Postdoctoral, Doctoral or Master’s student who is working in pain, oral cancer or bone tissue research.

Xixi Wui – PhD Candidate
Dr. James P. Lund Fellowship in Dentistry Established in 2002 by a generous gift from a McGill graduate from Hong Kong. Awarded to an outstanding student who has graduated from a Chinese university and is entering a Post-doctoral, Ph.D. or M.Sc. program of study in the Faculty of Dentistry.

See all pictures of the event here. Photos courtesy of Akhil Soman Thekke Purakkal and Adrian Burghiu.

Dean's Honour List, DMD 2016

Dean’s Honour List, DMD 2016

Dean's Honour List, DMD 2017

Dean’s Honour List, DMD 2017

Dean's Honour List, DMD 2018

Dean’s Honour List, DMD 2018

Jonathan Farmer

Jonathan Farmer


Michelle Yau

Michelle Yau


Melinda Barmash

Melinda Barmash


Iain Hart

Iain Hart


Michael Bybelezer

Michael Bybelezer


Ivy Lin

Ivy Lin


Erica Abby

Erica Abby


Santana Rooyakkers

Santana Rooyakkers


Ezra Sebbag

Ezra Sebbag


Kevin Hong

Kevin Hong


Hyun (Rachel) Kim

Hyun (Rachel) Kim


Marika Arnold

Marika Arnold


Jessica Couto

Jessica Couto


Anthony Rossi

Anthony Rossi


Winners of the McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Internal Studentships

Winners of the McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Internal Studentships


Earl Karanofsky accepts the Dr. Ralph Silverstone Teaching Award

Earl Karanofsky accepts the Dr. Ralph Silverstone Teaching Award

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