Appointment of Dr. Benoît Gallix as Chair, Department of Diagnostic Radiology

It is our pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Benoît Gallix to the position of Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Gallix replaces Dr. Robert Lisbona who has served in this role since 1998.
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Appointment of Dr. Morag Park as Director of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Morag Park as Director of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Park replaces Dr. Peter Siegel who served in this role in an interim capacity since March 1, 2012, following the departure of Dr. Michel Tremblay.
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Appointment of Dr. Eric Shoubridge as Chair, Department of Human Genetics

It is our pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Eric Shoubridge to the position of Chair of the Department of Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Shoubridge replaces Dr. David Rosenblatt who has served in this role since 2001.
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Appointment of Dr. Albert Berghuis as Interim Chair, Department of Biochemistry

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Albert Berghuis to the position of Interim Chair of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Berghuis replaces Dr. David Y. Thomas who has served in this role with distinction since 2001.
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Board approves Budget 2014: update on budget reductions from Provost Anthony C. Masi and Vice-Principal of Administration and Finance, Mr. Michael Di Grappa

On April 4, 2013, we wrote to you to describe the breadth, scope and probable impact of the cuts to our operating budget imposed by the Quebec Government. Today, we are writing to inform you that on Friday April 26, the Board of Governors approved the FY2014 proposed budget, the outline of which the Provost had presented previously to Senate.
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Pension Plan Under Increasing Pressure

As Budget 2014 will be tabled at the Board of Governors’ meeting on Friday, VP (Administration and Finance) Michael Di Grappa reflects on some of McGill’s growing financial challenges. Where do we stand and what challenges ahead we must overcome? Read and comment on VP Di Grappa’s latest Red Blog entry on the challenges of sustaining McGill’s pension plans.
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Call for Nominations for the 2013 Medicine Alumni Global Awards!

Nominate someone you know today for a McGill Medicine Alumni Global Award ! Submission deadline: August 25, 2013.
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A revolutionary new 3D digital brain atlas

Imagine being able to zoom into the brain to see various cells the way we zoom into Google maps of the world and can see houses on a street…Zooming in is now possible thanks to a new brain atlas with unprecedented resolution. BigBrain is the first 3D microstructural model of the entire human brain, and is free and publicly available to researchers world-wide. The results of the BigBrain model, created at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital in collaboration with researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, are published today in the June 20 issue of Science.
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McGill Life Sciences Library – Consultation and Report

This spring, we asked Dr. Richard Cruess and Maître Daniel Boyer to conduct a consultation on the future of the McGill Life Sciences Library. The request was made in the context of the current budgetary challenges, as well as ongoing discussions about how best to re-imagine library space and services given actual usage and future needs. The consultation was to address three specific areas: space, access to librarians and collections.
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Celebrating the Health Sciences Classes of 2013!

“I feel great.” “Super, super, happy.” Six simple, yet apropos, words uttered by Masters of Applied Science (Physical Therapy) graduates Suma Das and Monica Chan, respectively, that aptly capture the sentiment shared by the close to 800 newly minted graduates following the 2013 McGill Health Sciences Convocation on Tuesday, May 28.
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Montreal YWCA Announces its Women of Distinction Winners

On May 15, The Women’s Y Foundation announced the laureates of the 2013 Women of Distinction Awards. This year’s winners will be honoured at a Benefit evening to be held next September 30th. Five McGill grads and/or profs are among the 13 honorees, including 2 professors from the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Marianna Newkirk and Ms. Lynne McVey.
 
Congratulations Dr. Newkirk and Ms. McVey!

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2013 BSHS Dingle Prize awarded to David Wright

The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) awarded the 2013 Dingle Prize to David Wright for “Downs: The History of a Disability.”
 
Congratulations David Wright !

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