Philippe Gros appointed Deputy Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

Professor Philippe Gros, PhD, will become Deputy Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation), effective November 1, 2018. The creation of this new role reinforces McGill’s strategic priority to be a world leader in both research and innovation. As Deputy VP R+I, Professor Gros’ principal mandate will be to support the overall mission of advancing innovation and research excellence at McGill.
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ON THE AGENDA – Faculty Council Meeting – September 26

The next Faculty Council meeting takes place Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Martin Amphitheatre (Room 504) at 4:30 p.m. This meeting is open to all Faculty members, including students and residents.
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Daniel Doran appointed Associate Director, AEC 12, Goodman Cancer Research Centre, Genome Innovation Centre and the Department of Human Genetics

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Doran to the role of Associate Director, Administrative Excellence Centre (AEC) 12, encompassing the Goodman Cancer Research Centre, the Genome Innovation Centre and the Department of Human Genetics within the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.
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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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Call for abstracts: Nursing Explorations Conference – Deadline: Sept. 30

To all nurses, students, educators, practitioners, advanced practice nurses, researchers, and managers. Nursing Explorations 2018 will be accepting abstract submissions for poster presentations at its annual conference on November 30, 2018. The theme for Nursing Explorations 2018 is “Together Stronger: Nurses Shaping Future Environments for Health”
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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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John Pringle: Researching Bioethics, Humanitarian Health Care and Global Health

John Pringle doesn’t have a definitive answer on why he chose to become a nurse. But he can tell you, with 100% certainty, is that it was the best decision he ever made. His interest in pursuing a career in nursing first surfaced during his backpacking days in Europe, after finishing high school. At a time fraught with decisions to be made about his future, Pringle knew he wanted a career that would allow for travelling, but also contribute to communities in meaningful ways.
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Home sweet home

Ninety years after her father graduated from McGill, Lynette Steine Rosinger made a pilgrimage to the University to visit the family home at 3601 University, now serving as McGill residence. “I have photos and even a drawing of the house done by my father’s sister,” says Steine Rosinger. “My father wore a McGill jacket and drank from glasses with the McGill crest. He was very proud of McGill and made us feel very attached to the University, too.”
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Smoking thins vital part of brain

Years ago, children were warned that smoking could stunt their growth, but now a major study by an international team including the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and the University of Edinburgh shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain’s cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place.
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New insight into aging

They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks, but new research shows you can teach an old rat new sounds, even if the lesson doesn’t stick very long. Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University examined the effects of aging on neuroplasticity in the primary auditory cortex, the part of the brain that processes auditory information.
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Dr. Robert Primavesi selected for College of Family Physicians of Canada Award

Dr. Robert Primavesi an Assistant Professor at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine jointly appointed to the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics has been selected by the College of Family Physicians of Canada as the 2018 recipient of the Jim Ruderman Academic Family Medicine Leadership Award. The award, named in honour of the former Chief of Family Medicine at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Ontario recognizes an outstanding Canadian family physician academic who embodies those qualities that made its namesake such an outstanding leader—wisdom, equanimity, compassion, and the capacity to attract and mentor talented individuals and forge them into a dynamic and productive team. Congratulations Dr. Primavesi!
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McGill medical student Olivia Monton receives 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

McGill University medical student Olivia Monton is the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Robert and Sharon Francis Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award, one of 16 student awards announced by the CMHF this week. Congratulations Olivia!
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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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