IMHL participant Gabriela Stroian was recently honored for her voluntary teaching of Medical Physics in Haiti by the Groupe de réflexion et d’action pour une Haïti nouvelle [Reflection and Action Group for a New Haiti] (GRAHN).
If the Desautels Faculty of Management thrives, it is thanks to the success of our alumni, our greatest ambassadors. Congratulations to Turki Alahmadi (IMHL’16) who was recently appointed Chairman of the Pediatric Department at the College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
“It’s not what you know, it’s what you learn.” - Turki Alahmadi
According to a piece co-authored by Anoop Kumar (IMHL’15), the matter that comprises the world around us can be boiled down to our consciousness manifest.
More than an amalgamation of atoms or particles, the authors maintain that our experience of the world is actually an experience of consciousness, and that our education system has the responsibility to address these concepts in the classroom.
The Director of Lakeshore General Hospital’s medical imaging department, Doctor Fadi Aris (IMHL’18), is upbeat about his hospital’s new multifunction radiology room. The $2 million installation will free west Island patients from the need to commute to a downtown hospital for certain services. As the West Island population ages, having access to immediate, local treatment becomes even more important.
Dr. Aris is also an adjunct Professor at the McGill University Health Centre and a candidate in the International Masters for Health Leadership Class of 2018.
In a piece for SFGate, Drs. Deepak Chopra and Anoop Kumar (MMGMT’15, International Practicing Health) write that, though the times we live in are worrying at best, taking on a new worldview can really help restore some hope.
The starting point should be to remember that we are conditioned to view nature and human nature through a skewed collective worldview, but that we have the power to escape it. As the product of a technology-driven age, we believe that the concrete is the real, and that humans are uniquely gifted with consciousness.
Deepak Chopra and Desautels alumnus Anoop Kumar, MD (IMHL’16) write for The Huffington Post about a perceived split in reality, and how to address it. Specifically, they talk about the dichotomy between objective and subjective reality; how outside forces cause subjective experience.
In his new book, Managing the Myths of Healthcare, Desautels professor Henry Mintzberg decries the current management culture being foisted on society by leadership programs, describing it as “detached, generic, technocratic,” before going on to claim that it can too easily lead to bullying and divisiveness.
He then goes on to describe how this plays into the slow-burn that is damaging our healthcare establishment, laying out the major myths and bringing alternative solutions to the table.
There are many parts of India where access to clean drinking water is a constant stressor. Now, a product invented by Desautels alumna Dr. Padma Venkat (IMHL’14) and funded in part by a $100,000 Grand Challenges Canada grant promises to alleviate the pressure on regions with little access to clean drinking water. After extensive field testing and design refinements, the Tamras device is ready for prime time.
Dr. Anoop Kumar (IMHL’15) has published a new book, Michelanglo’s Medicine: how redefining the human body will transform health and healthcare. The book offers a refreshing look at the human body not just as a bunch of organs, but rather as “a masterpiece, waiting to be discovered.” Dr. Kumar proposes a new approach based on his experiences as an ER doctor, as well as the eastern philosophies he grew up with.
McGill and four other Canadian universities placed in the top 50 on Time Higher Education’s The World’s Most International Universities list for 2017. The rankings heavily favour schools with a tendency to ignore borders when setting up research collaborations and to have large populations of foreign staff and students.
Ursulla Aho-Glele has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Michael Decter Scholarship for Health Leadership and Policy Studies.
Professor Henry Mintzberg was conferred the honorary degree of "Doctor Oeconomiae Honoris Causa" from the University of Economics, Prague on November 11, 2016. The award recognizes Professor Mintzberg’s influence as a leading thinker in the field of Management, as well as the far-reaching impact of his work.
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Two inspirational McGill alumni – Bertrand Cesvet, of the award-winning creative agency Sid Lee, and Joanne Liu, of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders – will receive honorary doctorate degrees at the university’s fall convocation ceremonies.
These two alumni also hail from the Desautels Faculty of Management: Dr. Joanne Liu (IMHL’14) pursued her International Masters for Health Leadership while Bertrand Cesvet (MBA'90) pursued his MBA.
Ferring Canada, a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, has contributed a $2-million dollar donation to the Faculties of Management and Medicine at McGill University, which will create new fellowships for graduate students working in the domains of health sciences and health management and leadership.
Joanne Liu has treated patients in the most dangerous parts of the globe as a Médecins Sans Frontières doctor. Now, as MSF’s international president, she is holding the world’s leaders to account for the way they handle medical crises.
The body of a six-year-old Syrian refugee is on the cover of every newspaper arrayed in the lobby of the Montreal restaurant where Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Médecins Sans Frontières, has just arrived.