Stay informed: University and Faculty COVID-19 news

As the situation continues to evolve, McGill University and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will continue to provide updates to keep our community informed.
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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9 – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2021 VP-Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences Awards of Excellence

The nomination process for the 2021 VP-Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences Awards of Excellence has officially begun. The goal of this vital program is to applaud the outstanding endeavours of permanent administrative support staff and technicians from across the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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Two-factor authentication required for all Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences accounts by end of August

As previously communicated, McGill has been increasing login security with two-factor authentication (2FA) for all new McGill accounts since January 2020. 2FA is a form of authentication that helps verify that you are the person who is logging into your account.
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Highlights from the May 20, 2021 Board of Governors meeting

It is once again our pleasure to provide you with an update on the recent activities of McGill’s Board of Governors. McGill’s Board held its fifth and final meeting of the 2020-2021 governance year on May 20, 2021.
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COVID-19 situation in India and South Asia: a plea for help

As you know, the COVID-19 situation in India and surrounding countries is desperate. Our McGill community has strong ties with the region and is devastated by what is going on. Our own Dr. Nitika Pai has written a passionate plea for help, sharing her family’s battle with COVID.
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Department of Family Medicine Newsletter – June 2021

We are pleased to announce that the June 2021 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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SPGH and ESPUM Symposium on Anti-Racism

Invitation to a virtual symposium: Anti-Racism and the Public’s Health: Are Universities Stepping Up?
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Prognosis: The future is bright for the next generation of healthcare leaders

As the world slowly emerges from a pandemic that exposed the vulnerability of healthcare systems when overwhelmed with multifaceted management challenges, McGill University has launched a new Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (GCHM).
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STOPMTL.CA: First interactive map to self-report police stops in Montreal

In 2019, an independent report commissioned by the City of Montreal demonstrated racial and social profiling by the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) targeting Black, Arab and Indigenous peoples, and young adults in particular. According to the data, Indigenous and Black people are four to five times more likely to be stopped by police than non-racialized people.
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Dr. Lingard wows during McGill lectures

Nearly 350 people from the United States, Canada, Québec and across McGill’s health network attended a May 5 online lecture as part of the Office for Interprofessional Education’s (OIPE) Interprofessional Education Grand Rounds lecture series. Dr. Lingard’s lecture was titled, “Truths & Myths about Interprofessional Teams and their Implications for How We Understand Competence in Healthcare.”
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Scientists break record while battling antibiotic resistance

Drug-resistant diseases could cause up to 10 million deaths a year by 2050, according to the World Health Organization. Scientists used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan to better understand how current antibiotics work and how we might curb bacterial resistance to these life-saving drugs.
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How well do COVID-19 vaccines work in people with cancer, immune conditions and other populations of interest?

Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa have been awarded more than $8 million to lead four national studies that will answer important questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including how well they work in people with cancer and immune conditions and in our aging population.
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RI-MUHC team identifies potential diagnostic biomarker for pancreatic cancer

Published in Communications Biology, a new study by researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) identified a protein that drives the development of a pancreatic cancer precursor lesion called acinar-to-ductal metaplasia (ADM).
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July winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award

Sara Larivière, a PhD student in Neuroscience at McGill University, is the winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).

Congratulations Sara!
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Celebrating recent Physical and Occupational Therapy Award winners

Spring is a time to celebrate both new graduates and award winners at the McGill University School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT). In the words of SPOT Director and Associate-Dean, Dr. Laurie Snider, “Although you are graduating from your programs at SPOT, your learning is not over. Your education as a health professional is a powerful tool. The science of rehabilitation is constantly changing. The health system is constantly evolving. Now is your time to commit to lifelong learning. This is the beginning, not the end.”
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Student-led initiative demystifies careers in healthcare

A team of McGill University healthcare students, led by Antoine Denis and Sami Chergui, created an award-winning virtual platform to inspire high school students from underrepresented communities to pursue a career in healthcare.
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