Stay informed: University and Faculty COVID-19 news

As the situation continues to evolve, McGill University and the Faculty of Medicine will continue to provide updates to keep our community informed.
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Working towards a 20/20 Vision for Educational Excellence

The Provost at McGill University has now officially announced that courses this fall will be offered primarily through remote delivery platforms. The Faculty of Medicine has been working for many weeks to prepare for this eventuality. We will deliver high-quality curricular programs that maximize student engagement and knowledge acquisition. The Faculty is focused on refining remote teaching and learning, blended learning, safe clinical and laboratory training and we also have an eye toward the long-term future of the education that we offer.
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2020 Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The nomination process for the 2020 Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence has officially begun. The goal of this vital program is to applaud the outstanding endeavours of permanent administrative support staff and technicians from across the Faculty of Medicine. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing the exceptional efforts of our administrators and technicians is more important than ever. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to acknowledge your colleagues’ essential and outstanding contributions.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – May 21, 2020

Message from Fabrice Labeau, Deputy Provost

As we’re seeing a gradual loosening of some COVID-19 restrictions across Quebec and Canada, I would like to take a moment to offer some updates about McGill’s campuses. Please remember that only employees who are engaged in approved necessary services (including construction projects), or approved Phase 1 and/or COVID-19-related research activities, are currently allowed on campus. All other employees must continue to work from home until further notice, as we continue to prioritize resumption of different activities on campus as needed.
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Provost’s Town Hall FAQ now available online

FAQ from the first and second Town Halls.
 

Fall 2020 semester

Message from Provost Manfredi

I write today with a view to sharing information that I hope will provide clarity and reassurance about academic planning for the months ahead. In this regard, there are two main points I wish to make, both pertaining to the Fall 2020 term.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – May 2020

We are pleased to announce that the May issue is now available online. It provides news and announcements of interest to the faculty and support staff members, as well as to students and alumni members. It also presents information on department updates, upcoming events and announcements.
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Innovation at the Cutting Edge: Celebrating the Clinical Innovation Class of 2020

What do a transvaginal biopsy tool to help diagnose uterine tumors and an app to facilitate accurate medication calculations for pediatric emergency patients have in common? They were both developed by multidisciplinary teams of graduate students who are part of the 2019-20 cohort of the Clinical Innovation Program.
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Sophie Brunet: Delivering a Faculty of Medicine

Construction resumed on Monday, May 11, on the building that will house the classrooms, amphitheatre and other teaching facilities of McGill University’s Campus Outaouais. The Quebec government suspended construction projects across the province on March 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After an eight-week interruption, the teams are back at work on the construction of the Campus and the Groupe de médecine familiale universitaire de Gatineau, part of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais. Construction started in the Fall of 2018 and, right up until the start of the pandemic, the work was overseen by Sophie Brunet, Project Manager of Ed Brunet et Associés Inc., the project’s general contractor. Sophie is a McGill architecture graduate who grew up in Outaouais. Here is her story.
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New graduate diploma is the first of its kind at McGill Oncology

A new graduate diploma provides students with an opportunity to gain a better understanding both of the principles and practices of oncology as well as how research generates knowledge in healthcare and policymaking with respect to the field.
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The link between loneliness and HIV

As Canada enters its third month of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social problems such as loneliness and stigmatization become more apparent. A study published by Dr. Lesley Fellows at The Neuro, together with colleagues Dr. Marie-Josée Brouillette and Nancy Mayo at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and investigators at sites across the country, provides a portrait of loneliness linked to another devastating virus – the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV.
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Results of MI4 Emergency COVID-19 Research Funding (Round 2)

The McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity is pleased to announce funding for an additional 20 projects in Round 2 of the MI4 Emergency COVID-19 Research Funding program. This brings the total number of ECRF projects funded to date to 36, with a total allocation of nearly $3 million in direct research funding.
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Erica Moodie awarded 2020 Statistics Prize

Erica Moodie, William Dawson Scholar and Professor in the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics. The prize is awarded annually by the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) in recognition of outstanding research carried out primarily in Canada by a statistician during the first fifteen years after completing a PhD. Congratulations Prof. Moodie!
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Students work to support food bank efforts to meet the needs of Montrealers

At both the societal and individual levels, food insecurity has become an important and concerning issue, among the litany of consequences of the havoc wreaked around the globe by the COVID-19 pandemic. With local food banks and shelters struggling to keep up with an increased demand, a group of McGill Medical students have launched the Meet the Need Montreal initiative, with the goal of raising funds and collecting other goods to support local organizations with whom they have partnered.
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