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“I clearly remember my first day, because I was still in disbelief that I was walking in this prestigious institution,” recalls Anna Santandrea, who is retiring after working 42 years in the Student Affairs Office at the Ingram School of Nursing. Anna is one of the “founding members” of the ISoN administrative team and an esteemed colleague within the ISoN community.
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6 Questions With is a new GCRC initiative focusing on the students behind the lab coats. We spoke to Master’s student Lysanne Desharnais from the Quail and Walsh lab. She is the Goodman Cancer Student Society’s newly elected co-president and we’d love for you to e-meet her.
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Over 140 McGill students, faculty and staff participated in a July 13 event about allyship against anti-Black and systemic racism with the goal of introducing participants to the idea of effective allyship and moving toward concrete action.

The “effective allyship against anti-Black and systemic racism” event was part of an ongoing series of events and actions taken by the Social Accountability and Community Engagement (SACE) office in response to the killing of George Floyd and ongoing Black Lives Matter movement.
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Dr. Rae Chittick was the Dean of the School of Nursing at that time. She was a marvellous mentor, and through her encouragement I continued in my studies after leaving McGill.
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It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Harvey Barkun on Friday, July 17, 2020, at the age of 92 years. Born and raised in Montreal, Dr. Barkun was successively appointed medical director at St-Anne’s Hospital, the Queen Mary Veteran’s Hospital, and the Royal Victoria Hospital before being named chief executive officer of the Montreal General Hospital (1972-l1988). He also served as Associate Dean, Professional Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University (1975-1997).

Dr. Barkun was a talented, passionate and righteous born leader with a wicked, dry sense of humour and an incredibly sharp mind until his passing, writes Dr. Alain Bitton. He leaves us, having impacted so powerfully through his generosity, compassion and open-mindedness on so many colleagues including his surviving family who will miss him dearly. Our condolences go out to Dr. Barkun’s family, friends, colleagues and all those whose lives he touched.

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Richard Budgell, newly appointed Associate Professor of Inuit and Northern Health Promotion in the Department of Family Medicine, has a background of more than 30 years as a public servant with the Government of Canada. “My primary motivation throughout my career has been working to enlarge the role and understanding of Indigenous people and to fight systemic discrimination,” says Richard, “In most parts of Canada – including Quebec – Indigenous people, communities and institutions are still not seen as full and rightful participants in the management of their own health and well-being.”
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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a key member of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, has opted out of the 2020 season – making him the first NFL player to announce that he won’t play in the upcoming season due to COVID-19 concerns.
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Nursing has been a great joy and delight in my life. Since 2004, my passion has been to serve as a nurse Consultant with CURE International. Our goal is to provide essential surgeries to children with disabilities sometimes these are congenital sadly some are caused by burns. The surgeries and post-op care makes all the difference in the children’s lives. One of our bywords is ‘Healing changes everything’.
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The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 2019 Exploration competition awarded $46.3 million in funding to support 186 research projects that bring disciplines together in non-traditional ways to explore new research directions. McGill researchers, including 9 affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine, will receive $5.2 million shared among 21 projects, with each receiving up to $250,000 over the next two years.
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This seems a fitting time to share a simple tale of the power of communication. It was nonverbal communication that I recall being stressed during our nursing education during the days the faculty were devising the McGill Model of Nursing. This taught us much about the various forms of communication people use, and that we as nurses used as well. Many clinical reports would be written analyzing what each person we met said or did and what we said or did in response as we learned a greater awareness of the power in all forms of communication.
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