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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Appointment of Professor Daniel Weinstock as Director, Institute for Health and Social Policy

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Daniel Weinstock to the position of Director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, an interdisciplinary institute housed within the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. Prof. Weinstock, whose appointment takes effect August 1, replaces Professor David Wright who has served in this role on an interim basis since January 2013.
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Appointment of Dr. Guy Rouleau as Chair, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Guy Rouleau to the position of Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Rouleau takes on this role in addition to his responsibilities as Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro – a position he has held since January 2013.
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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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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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