Shakir Ladha appointed Interim Senior Advisor, Human Resources

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Shakir Ladha to the position of Interim Senior Advisor, Human Resources, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.
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Appointment of Dr. Gustavo Turecki as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Gustavo Turecki as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective March 1, 2015. Dr. Turecki succeeds Dr. Mimi Israël, who led the department with great distinction since 2007.
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Appointment of Dr. Mark J. Eisenberg as Director of the MD/PhD Program at McGill

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Mark J. Eisenberg as Director of the MD/PhD Program at McGill, effective December 1, 2014. Dr. Eisenberg succeeds Dr. Alyson Fournier, who served as Director since 2013.
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Happy holidays!

Message from Principal Suzanne Fortier

The year draws to a close and we are again bracing for our windows to become, in the wonderful phrase of the poet Émile Nelligan, “un jardin de givre.” As you busy yourselves with exams and work and the flurry of activity that marks this time of year, I would like to take this moment to say thank you.
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Hiring freeze will help McGill keep salary-increase promises – Masi

Imposing a hiring freeze for administrative staff at the University will help McGill to keep its promises and meet its obligations with regard to salary increases, while still respecting the provincial government’s demand that universities trim their administrative salary mass, Provost Anthony C. Masi told Open House forums on McGill’s financial situation held Monday.
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Centraide fundraising campaign

As one of the world’s top universities, we empower people to take charge of their lives through education. McGill is also a community of engaged people, committed to making our city a better place. That’s why we are leading a Centraide fundraising campaign on our campuses. This major effort, an important part of the greater Montreal Centraide Campaign, is one of the most significant ways in which McGill makes a difference in the city we call home.
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Dr. Maxine Dumas Pilon named President of the Québec College of Family Physicians

Dr. Maxine Dumas Pilon is the new President of the Québec College of Family Physicians (QCFP) and is the first president from McGill since Richard Handfield–Jones (1989 -1990).
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Discovering the Health Sciences

What do human anatomy, tele-health, family medicine, the evolution of HIV and medical imaging have in common? All were among the workshop topics offered to students during the 2014 McGill Discovery Day event.
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Making a difference for Montreal’s homeless

“We wanted to do something on foot care because foot injuries, infections and ailments seem to be the number one reason for ER visits among the homeless population,” says Saman Ahmad, the founder of Health and Hygiene for the Homeless, of the student club’s recent initiative to collect socks to donate to local homeless shelters.
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A face-to-face with our research leaders: Interview with Dr. Madhukar Pai

Interview with Dr. Madhukar Pai,Director of the McGill Global Health Programs,Program co-leader, Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Associate Director, McGill International TB Centre and Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University
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Drs. Edith Hamel and Mindy Levin receive the 2014 John J. Day Award of Excellence

Prizes from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Québec are awarded annually to Québec researchers to highlight excellence among Québec research.

Congratulations Drs. Levin (left) and Hamel!
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Dr. Qutayba Hamid awarded the 2014 CSCI Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. Hamid has been awarded the Distinguished Scientist award from the Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation in recognition of his outstanding contribution to research on asthma, COPD and inflammation.

Congratulations Dr. Hamid!
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