Message from Dean Eidelman

McGill’s Making History Campaign has helped the Faculty of Medicine to achieve remarkable things, and our progress rests on the shoulders of thousands of you.

So let me begin by saying, “Thank you.”

The Faculty’s excellence is made possible through countless gifts – at all levels – from loyal, annual fund donors who form the foundation, from alumni and friends who are helping us train the next generation with bursaries, scholarships and fellowships, and from still others who inspire us to lead the way through transformative gifts.

When the Campaign was launched, the Faculty identified four themes: education, research, translation of discovery and infrastructure. We have advanced on all fronts – from the launch of our new MDCM program and the Ingram School of Nursing Collaborative to the research Chairs that have been created, many jointly with our teaching hospitals. It was also during this period that we named the Arnold and Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre and opened the McGill Life Sciences Complex, including the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre.

Just one month prior to the Campaign’s close, we had the opportunity to celebrate the launch of the Rossy Cancer Network. This historic collaboration – between the University, the McGill University Health Centre, the Jewish General Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital Center – is enabling us to combine strengths and align the work we do like never before, to improve the cancer care we provide to our patients.

Each and every gift is a building block in the McGill Faculty of Medicine of this century. From our beginnings, the support of alumni and friends – to Medicine, Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy and Communication Sciences and Disorders – has distinguished Canada’s first Faculty of Medicine in the carrying out of its mission to society, in Quebec, in Canada and internationally.

Simply stated, this could not have been achieved without you.

Dr. David Eidelman
Vice-Principal of Health Affairs and Dean of Medicine