April 2015

NBR Natashia Bose-Roberts is the type of student that tends to fly under the radar despite her strong academic and extracurricular showings. Growing up between Kelowna, BC and (Grenville-sur-la-rouge), QC she has been volunteering her time, energy and skills for as long as she can remember. An avid traveller, she took a year off before starting her undergraduate at UBC in Microbiology to backpack through Europe and work in Switzerland. After completing her BSc she decided to take another year off, this time travelling and volunteering with a local AIDS organisation in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. A recently published author, she sat down with me to talk to me about her four years at McGill. Read the full interview.


April 2015

The past month has been a successful one for our graduate students, three of whom have successfully defended their PhD thesis. Congratulations to Zaher Jabbour, Cui Cui and Hazem Eimar! Read more…


April 2015

BD Congratulations to Basem Danish on his first place finish in the Network of Canadian Oral Health Research Video Contest! His video titled “Inequalities in oral health and access to dental services among Canadians” was selected by the judges as the best video in the category Impact of Canadian Oral Health Research. Two fellow McGill Graduate students tied for second place. Read more…


Live

AC_LS2 Sarah and Alexandra have come together with their fellow residents to create a vibrant new clinic at the Montreal General Hospital. With the recent merger of the Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the MGH and the ambulatory dentistry services at the Royal Victoria Hospital, team work has been a key to the new clinics success. We caught up with Sarah and Alexandra to get a glimpse inside of the life of a resident and see how they have adapted to the changes. Read more…


Live

SSDIn an attempt to educate and improve oral health care for people with special needs, the Montreal chapter of Oral Health Total Health (OHTH), will be hosting its third annual Sharing Smiles Day event in Montreal. Headed by Natalie Arshat and Kristin Sani, the event will be held on April 19, 2015 at the Miriam Home. Each year OHTH holds the Sharing Smiles Day Events. This annual event is a day filled with games and activities, but also educational sessions for people living in our communities with special needs. For all the details on the days event and to support OHTH click here.


February 2015

_MG_8421edited Currently a 3rd year PhD student, Mohamed juggles his time between his research, his TA responsibilities, chairing the annual Dentistry Research Day and being the Student Representative of the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR). Half Jordanian, half Greek-Cypriot, Mohamed has mastered not only three languages but three different alphabets! A soon-to-be first time dad, he sat down with me to talk about how he manages all of his responsibilities. Read more…


February 2015

Dimitra Athanasiadou Congratulations to Dimitra Athanasiadou for being awarded the National Hellenic Student Association Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to Greek-Canadian scientists that excelled in their studies. Dimitra, a PhD student in Dr. Marc McKee’s lab, won the scholarship for the work she is doing in Craniofacial Health Sciences. Read more…


February 2015

KA We are pleased to announce that Masters student, Kelvin Ian Afrashtehfar, has won the Young Author Award Fund of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics for his article “Dental implant planning aided by a radiological diagnostic template using the Nobel Biocare all-on-four protocol”. Read more…


January 2015

_MG_7146(AK)edited Born and raised in Montreal, Arij Kazmi goal of becoming a McGill student became a reality when she was accepted in the BSc program 5 years ago. Always aware of the impact that community service has, she decided to take the dive and organise this year’s Outreach Winter Gala dinner. She sat down with me to talk about McGill, Dentistry, the organising committees commitment to making this year’s gala a success and about her goals as a future dentist. Read more…


January 2015

Congratulations to PhD student, Dr. Ashwaq Al-Hashedi, for being awarded the research grant of Alpha Omega Foundation of Canada to support her PhD research entitled ‘Titanium implants decontamination’.