Best wishes for success to Michèle Joanisse, Executive Director, Development, Faculty of Medicine

Dear Colleagues,
It is with mixed feelings of regret and very warm wishes that I announce the departure of Michèle Joanisse, Executive Director of Development for the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, on September 14, 2012. After close to seven successful years in her role, Michèle is taking on a new challenge – in a new country on a new continent – as head of International Fundraising with Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) in Geneva, Switzerland, starting in October.
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Appointment of Dr. Leonard A. Levin as Chair of Ophthalmology, McGill Faculty of Medicine, and Chief of Ophthalmology, MUHC

It is with pleasure that we announce the appointment of Leonard A. Levin, MD, PhD, to the position of Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, and Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
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Appointment of Dr. Zu-hua Gao as Chair of McGill’s Department of Pathology and Pathologist-in-Chief at the MUHC

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Zu-hua Gao, MD, PhD, as Chair of the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, and Pathologist-in-Chief at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
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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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Highlights from the Ask the Principal webcast

In an hour-long webcast on Thursday, April 19, McGill Principal Heather Munroe-Blum spoke about the ups and downs experienced during the often challenging last school year at McGill and replied to a series of questions posed to her by members of the University community. The event was hosted by professor Wendy Thomson, Director of the School of Social Work.
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Focus on Teaching, December 1, 2011 Edition

Focus on Teaching is an information bulletin published by Content and Collaboration Solutions and Teaching and Learning Services and is designed to inform you of upcoming events to enhance your teaching at McGill University. Read on for more information on upcoming events, courses, seminars and teaching resources at your disposal.
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Medical Update for Psychiatrists – October 26, 2012

On October 26, 2012 a conference will be held by the Douglas Mental Health Institute to review and update the current understanding of the pathophysiology of common medical problems for psychiatrists, general practitioners, residents, students, researchers, pharmacists, and health professionals who treat psychiatric disorders.
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McGill to partner with Israeli research institutions

</McGill University has signed three important memoranda of understanding this week for collaborative research partnerships with institutions in Israel. The memoranda were signed by Dr. Rose Goldstein, McGill’s Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), during an economic mission led by Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay and co-organized by the Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain and Montréal International.
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Ingram School of Nursing launches new patient- and family-centred initiative and is renamed to honour major benefactor

McGill University’s School of Nursing launched this new initiative, made possible by a visionary contribution from entrepreneur and philanthropist Richard S. Ingram, of the Montreal-based Newton Foundation. McGill also announced that the School has been renamed in honour of Mr. Ingram’s longtime support of nursing at McGill and across Quebec.
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McGill places 18th in QS World University Rankings and 1st in Canada

McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, has placed among the top 20 universities globally for the sixth consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings. McGill University is the top-ranked Canadian school for the ninth consecutive year.
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Twenty five McGill researchers awarded prestigious Vanier scholarships

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the names of the 2011 Vanier Canadian Graduate Scholarship recipients on August 3, 2012, including 25 McGill-based researchers from Canada and around the world.
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