In Memoriam: John Corbett McDonald (1918 – 2016)

We regret to announce that Professor JC McDonald passed away peacefully in Montréal on April 25th 2016, at the age of 98 years.
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Message from Dean Eidelman: Undergraduate Medical Education Program Accreditation – April 2016

In February, the Committee on the Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) officially approved our Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Accreditation Action Plan, which represents another milestone successfully crossed in our timeline. We are very encouraged by CACMS’ support. We continue to make good headway with the plan’s implementation, highlights of which I shared at our first Faculty Council meeting earlier this year.
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Highlights from the April 21, 2016, Board of Governors meeting

Message from the Principal
McGill’s Board of Governors convened on Thursday, April 21, 2016, for their fifth meeting of 2015-16.
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Self-directed coaching for McGill employees and teams

Co-developed by Professor Henry Mintzberg and McGill grad Phil LeNir, CoachingOurselves is a tool for sparking employee discussion and growth. It’s found success across Canada and around the world, and if you’re a McGill employee, you can use it for free to grow, network, and help achieve your full professional potential.
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REGISTER NOW! National Clinical Trial Training Program – May 26-27

The Clinical Research Unit of the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital, under the direction of Dr. Angela Genge, has developed a national training program on clinical trial management and readiness. Principal Investigators, researchers and Clinical Research Coordinators are invited to attend a two-day program in Montreal.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – April 2016

We are pleased to announce that the April issue of the MIMM Bites newsletter is now available online. It provides news and announcements of interest to the faculty and support staff members, as well as to students.
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McGill Faculties of Medicine and Education plan Indigenous Science Futures initiative for youth

As part of opening discussions regarding a new Indigenous educational initiative, representatives from McGill’s Faculties of Medicine and Education met with First Nations and Inuit educators, health professionals and Indigenous partners of the McGill RUIS (Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé) and OFNIE (Office of First Nations, Inuit Education)on April 18 and 19.
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Honorary degree recipients announced

Fourteen outstanding individuals will inspire and encourage McGill’s graduating class of 2016, as they receive honorary degrees during spring convocation ceremonies.These newest honourees, seven men and seven women, represent a wide range of fields. They include McGill Medicine alumnus and world-leader in mental health, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey and philanthropist and founder of Dollarama, Larry Rossy, a well-known name in the retail sector and a valued supporter of the Faculty of Medicine.
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A ‘tropical’ parasitic disease emerges in the Arctic

An outbreak of an intestinal parasite common in the tropics, known as Cryptosporidium, has been identified for the first time in the Arctic. The discovery was made in Nunavik, Quebec, by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), in collaboration with the Nunavik Department of Public Health, Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec and Health Canada. The discovery, which was documented in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, could have long-term implications for the health of children in Nunavik and Nunavut’s communities.
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Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers

Road crashes are the world’s leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics – and are known for their poor response to education and prevention efforts.But a better understanding of the subconscious and emotional processes of high-risk drivers could make a difference, according to new research from McGill University.
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April winner of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award

Laura Labonté, a PhD student in Experimental Medicine at McGill University, is the award winner of the Fonds Santé, one of the three Fonds awards of the Fonds de recherche du Québec.

Congratulations Laura!
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McGill’s Mark Wainberg among six Canadian giants inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Dr. Mark Wainberg, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University and Director of the McGill University AIDS Centre, was among six outstanding Canadians inducted into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame during a ceremony held at the Hamilton Convention Centre on April 14. Hosted in association with McMaster University, more than 500 health, academic, and business leaders from across the country came together to honour these outstanding individuals. Congratulations Dr. Wainberg!
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McGill University and Jewish General Hospital team-up to host first Swallowing Awareness event

Swallowing disorders are no laughing matter, affecting 55% of stroke patients and 45% of people suffering from dementia and can result in things like aspiration pneumonia, a potentially fatal disease. Swallowing disorders can also be the cause of malnutrition and even psychological issues that could lead to depression and social anxiety. As a result of the public’s general lack of awareness on this subject, Charlotte Guillet, Rebecca Dorner, Yan Jun Chen and Tracy Schaan, four second-year Speech-Language Pathologist master’s students from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, have collaborated with the Speech-Language Pathology department at the Jewish General Hospital to develop their first-ever Swallowing Awareness Event, which will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 14 at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH).
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