Appointment of Dr. Eduardo Franco as Chair, Department of Oncology

It is our pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Eduardo Franco to the position of Chair, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective August 1, 2013. Dr. Franco has been serving in this role in an interim capacity since January 2011.
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MESSAGE FROM DEAN EIDELMAN – McGill medical school admissions

You are likely aware of the recent article published in the Gazette Aug. 10 regarding our Faculty’s medical admissions process, as well as the various letters submitted to the paper over the course of last week. In addition to the letters, we received a few e-mails, some of which were positive, and others which conveyed misconceptions…
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My first day as Principal

Sept. 5 – Today is my first day as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University. I am thrilled to return to my alma mater, to rediscover and reconnect with a university that has played an important role throughout my life. Thank you for your support and your warm welcome.
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Report on McGill’s cost-reduction measures

We last updated you on June 11 regarding McGill’s financial situation after the closing of the Voluntary Retirement Program (VRP). Based on careful analyses by the Budget Office, Human Resources and Financial Services, we are confident McGill can achieve the $43.5-million expense-reduction target by the end of this fiscal year (30 April 2014).
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Top sites for new students

Find your way around McGill’s website with this handy list of sites you might not know about – and should definitely check out – as a new student at McGill.
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McGill academic health network affirms belief in freedom to express faith

In the context of the proposed Charter of Quebec Values and its proposal related to the wearing of conspicuous religious symbols by state employees, the McGill University Health Centre, the Jewish General Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital Center, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and the McGill Faculty of Medicine – affirm their shared and steadfast belief in providing an open and welcoming environment to all doctors, health care professionals, scientists, support staff, students, residents, volunteers and patients where they are free to wear unconcealed religious symbols.
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Proposed charter of values: McGill reaffirms its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness

In response to the current debate about the direction of the Quebec government on a future charter of values, Prof. Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, affirms that the right of religious choice and cultural diversity are essential values for the McGill community.
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Dr. Vincent Giguère awarded funding through Quebec-Ontario Life Sciences Research Partnership

A project led by Dr. Vincent Giguère, Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry, Medicine and Oncology, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine and Dr. Henry Krause from InDanio Biosciences in Toronto, has been selected as one of two projects receiving funding from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and The Québec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CDQM)….
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Congratulations to the 2013 recipients of the Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence

The winners are: Jo-Ann Bader, Alessandra Celani and Melissa Knock

The awards, which consist of 3 classifications: Clerical (C), Technical (T) and Management (M), recognize the outstanding endeavours of permanent administrative support staff and technicians from across the Faculty of Medicine and our Schools.
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