2nd Edition of McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) Launched!

After our highly successful inaugural launch in 2017, we are delighted to announce the return of the McGill Faculty of Medicine Clinical Innovation Competition. This competition, the McGill CLIC, was inspired by Dr. Raymond Hakim with the goal of inspiring McGill Faculty members, learners and graduates to innovate to improve health care and outcomes. The deadline to submit is February 15, 2019.
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Call for Nominations – Widening Participation Committee

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure inclusive and transparent Faculty governance, we are currently seeking members from the Faculty of Medicine for the Widening Participation Committee, mandated by the Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement. Please note that the deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 14, 2018.
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In Memoriam: Dr. Geoffrey Hendy (1947 – 2018)

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Geoffrey Hendy, Professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University and a senior scientist in the Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).
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Welcome to the 2018-19 academic year

I would like to welcome you all to the new academic year. There is a special energy that fills our campuses at the start of the fall semester.  Even as the semester gets busy, I encourage each of you—whether you are new to McGill or a long-time member of our community—to make time to explore our University and discover everything it has to offer.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – October 2018

MIMM Bites newsletter provides news and announcements of interest to the faculty and support staff members, as well as to students and alumni members.
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September 2018

Med Events provides information on a range of events taking place across the Faculty of Medicine community that may be of interest to academic and support staff, as well as to students and residents.
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Annual White Coat Ceremony marks transition to patient care

“Daddy, Daddy!” This gleeful cheer burst across the room as Matthew Schulz walked on stage to slip on his white coat during McGill’s annual Donning the Healer’s Habit Ceremony.   The greeting from Schulz’s five-year-old daughter embodied the shared sense of pride felt by every family member and friend who filled New Residence Hall on October 5 to watch their loved ones receive their white coat.  The annual ceremony for McGill’s second-year medical students marks the start of their career as health care providers.
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McGill No.1 in Maclean’s rankings for 14th-straight year

For the 14th consecutive year, McGill has been ranked the top medical-doctoral university in Canada by Maclean’s Magazine. This year, however, the good news is shared with the University of Toronto, which tied with McGill for the No.1 spot. The two universities last finished in a tie atop the Maclean’s ranking in 2005.
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Brain cancer fundraiser leads to important discovery

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) have found an exciting new way of treating brain cancer. Late stage brain cancer cells are heterogeneous — they differ down to the molecular level. This makes developing treatments at this stage difficult, because a drug that may be effective against one cell may not be effective against another.
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Young Canadians face heightened crash risk after consuming cannabis, new study finds

Young Canadians are more at risk of a vehicle crash even five hours after inhaling cannabis, according to results of a clinical trial conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University, and funded by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).
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Forces to be reckoned with

McGill students were in the spotlight at the recent Forces AVENIR gala, winning four prizes, including two grand prizes worth $15,000 each. Forces AVENIR celebrates Quebec high school, CEGEP and university students for their community involvement and commitment to making the world a better place.
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Honouring Excellence in Health Leadership in Canada: The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Announces the 2019 Inductees

Dr. Bryce Taylor, Chair of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF), announced today the selection of six new laureates for induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, including Dr. Rémi Quirion, Quebec’s first Chief Scientist and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. One of the world’s most frequently cited neuroscientists, Dr. Quirion is recognized for his pivotal role in advancing our knowledge in neuroscience and mental health. The new laureates will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony held in association with McGill’s Faculty of Medicine on May 2, 2019 in Montréal. Congratulations Dr. Quirion!
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MDCM student develops a series of free, interprofessional workshops

Benjamin Franklin reportedly said, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.”  Cyril Boulila is busy getting things done.  The second year McGill medical student works part-time as a physiotherapist, is a member of the McGill water polo team, is an award-winning saxophonist and, as if that is not enough, is developing and organizing a series of free collaborative and interprofessional workshops.
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