Appointment of Dr. Philippe Gros as Vice-Dean, Life Sciences

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Philippe Gros, PhD, to the position of Vice-Dean, Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective January 1, 2013. In this role, Dr. Gros will build on the excellent foundation laid by former Vice-Dean Dr. Rémi Quirion.
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Joanne Leebosh, Interim Director, Development – Faculty of Medicine

I am delighted to announce that Joanne Leebosh has assumed the position of Director of Development, Faculty of Medicine, on an interim basis. In this role, Joanne is responsible for all aspects of fundraising for the Faculty.
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McGill Principal receives prestigious leadership award

Professor Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, receives the Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). This award honours institutional leaders for outstanding contributions to their campus communities, for efforts in promoting public understanding of education, and for support of advancement at their campuses.
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McGill Principal appointed to NYAS President’s Council

Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, has been named to the prestigious President’s Council of the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). She will join 27 Nobel laureates and other prominent leaders of academia and industry from around the world on this advisory board.
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McGill to host Remembrance Day ceremony November 11

McGill, which is now the permanent home for the Royal Canadian Legion’s official Montreal Remembrance Day ceremonies, will again play host to the event this Sunday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m. on the downtown campus’s lower field.
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First University Safety Newsletter, “The Dispatcher” available online!

Security Services is proud to announce the first quarterly issue of “The Dispatcher”: a newsletter about safety and security on and around our campuses.
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The Government of Quebec’s Summit on Higher Education – February 25 & 26

The Government of Quebec’s Summit on Higher Education takes place today and tomorrow. Principal Munroe-Blum has been invited to attend as part of the delegation from the Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec. The Summit is being broadcast live on the web. To watch the discussion and to comment, please click on the link below.
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Jewish General Hospital promotes heart health

The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) is offering some important tips to help the public take action to reduce the risk factors that are within control as part of Heart Month, this February.
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New technology has unprecedented ability to detect and diagnose Alzheimer’s

A revolutionary new technology has the ability to detect and diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with unprecedented accuracy. The computerized technique known as SNIPE analyzes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to capture patterns of atrophy specific to the disease.
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CAME Announces Recipients of the 2013 Certificate of Merit Award

Three McGill Faculty of Medicine members have been recognized for their exceptional commitment to medical education by the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME).
 
Congratulations to Dr. Terry Hebert, Dr. Leonara Lalla, and Dr. Kevin Waschke!

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Dr. Nahum Sonenberg named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Dr. Sonenberg was honoured for “major contributions in the field of protein synthesis, identifying components of the translation pathway and elucidating their mechanisms of action.”…
 
Congratulations Dr. Sonenberg!

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