Live 2018

“Daddy, Daddy!” This gleeful cheer burst across the room as Matthew Schulz walked on stage to slip on his white coat during McGill’s annual Donning the Healer’s Habit Ceremony.   The greeting from Schulz’s five-year-old daughter embodied the shared sense of pride felt by every family member and friend who filled New Residence Hall on October 5 to watch their loved ones receive their white coat.  The annual ceremony for McGill’s second-year medical students marks the start of their career as health care providers.
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Live 2018

For the 14th consecutive year, McGill has been ranked the top medical-doctoral university in Canada by Maclean’s Magazine. This year, however, the good news is shared with the University of Toronto, which tied with McGill for the No.1 spot. The two universities last finished in a tie atop the Maclean’s ranking in 2005.
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The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre’s (RI-MUHC) push to treat a rare genetic disease in children – with a higher percentage found in French Canadians – has received a $2 million as part of a national genomic contest led by Génome Canada. Dr. Paul Goodyer’s team at the RI-MUHC is at the forefront of North American efforts to develop a novel drug for nephropathic cystinosis, a disorder that is 10 times more prevalent in Québec. Without treatment, all affected children require kidney transplantation and survival beyond the age of 30 is rare.
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Meet Dr. Kevin Petrecca, a graduate of McGill’s MDCM & PhD Program (Class of 2002). He is a neurosurgeon specializing in brain cancer. When not in the operating room, you’ll find him in his lab perfecting a neuro-oncology surgical tool or maybe doing fundamental research to determine why brain cancer stem cells are treatment resistant. Then again, you might find him hanging out with his wife and three children.
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Nearly 300 Ingram School of Nursing students gathered in Moyse Hall Theatre on Thursday, September 20, 2018, for the fourth annual Nursing Professionalism Ceremony. This is an important event marking our students’ entry into the Ingram School of Nursing, and welcoming them into the nursing profession with pride. It is also an occasion for McGill Nursing faculty to show their support and recognition of each student’s commitment to the nursing profession, with the recitation of an oath and the symbolic pinning of their nametag–which must be worn during future clinical stages–commemorated with a photograph.
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Dr. Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill’s International Tuberculosis Centre, and Director of McGill Global Health Programs, has been invited to participate in an historic international gathering called the UN High Level Meeting on TB in New York on September 26. Dr. Pai will join more than 50 heads of state and hundreds of leaders, researchers and philanthropists at UN Headquarters, during the General Assembly Debate, to discuss how to address the most deadly infectious disease in the world today.
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The Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN) is pleased to announce a major partnership grant involving the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ­­­­­(SSHRC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and additional partners’ joint investment of over $2 million in a groundbreaking research project entitled Transforming Nurses’ Work Environments Through a Strength-Based Leadership and Management Training Program, led by ISoN Professor Laurie Gottlieb, RN, PhD.
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The McGill Faculty of Medicine’s Inter-professional team welcomed more than 240 participants to the annual Terry Fox Run held in the Old Port of Montreal on Sunday September 16, surpassing its fundraising goal of $6,000. This unique and inclusive team brings together students & faculty members, healthcare professionals & patients, and families & friends from across the Faculty of Medicine network to support our community, promote health and physical activity, and to foster leadership and teamwork.
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Live 2018

John Pringle doesn’t have a definitive answer on why he chose to become a nurse. But he can tell you, with 100% certainty, is that it was the best decision he ever made. His interest in pursuing a career in nursing first surfaced during his backpacking days in Europe, after finishing high school. At a time fraught with decisions to be made about his future, Pringle knew he wanted a career that would allow for travelling, but also contribute to communities in meaningful ways.
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Live 2018

Ninety years after her father graduated from McGill, Lynette Steine Rosinger made a pilgrimage to the University to visit the family home at 3601 University, now serving as McGill residence. “I have photos and even a drawing of the house done by my father’s sister,” says Steine Rosinger. “My father wore a McGill jacket and drank from glasses with the McGill crest. He was very proud of McGill and made us feel very attached to the University, too.”
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