McGill Dentistry Graduate Student Society (MDGSS)

McGill Dentistry Graduate Student Society Committee


PRESIDENT Ninoska Enriquez (PhD Candidate)

My name is Ninoska, this year I have been honored to lead our McGill Dentistry Graduate Society Students’ Committee. Following the experience last year that I had as VP Communication I hope to have this year a productive and entertained academic year.  I move from my comfort zone and now I am learning of Qualitative Health Research as part of my PhD project. I have been working with my supervisor Dr Christophe Bedos at the Divison of Oral Health and Society. I have been living in Montreal since 2010. Originally from Venezuela where I got my diplomas as a Dentist and Specialist in Periodontology. Half Française half Venezolana and in 2015 I proudly became Canadian. I got a MSc diploma in Administration of Health Institutions at Université de Montréal in 2013. I love photography, run, music and be social. I am persistent and crazy enough to have ran 6 marathons (Paris, Madrid, Montreal, Chicago, Toronto and Philadelphia) trying to combine my love for traveling with running. I also enjoy going to concerts and I am so lucky to live in a city with a huge offer.

Our team this year will be continuing the fantastic job of our precedents and we will be focused in to connect each other and reinforce the bonding between our grads communities. 


VP ACADEMIC Qiman Gao (PhD student)

My name is Qiman Gao, I am glad to be the VP Academics for the year 2017-2018.  I graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a BS.c in Dentistry and a Master degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  I am now a my 2nd year Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Faleh Tamimi.

As a VP Academics and with the cooperation of my colleagues in the committee, we will organize a variety of academic events that would be beneficial and entertaining to all graduate student and provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience. 


VP COMMUNICATION Doaa Taqi (PhD Candidate)

I am Doaa Taqi, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of dr.Tamimi, and a mother of three little kids. With that being said, I know exactly how overwhelming it is to be a graduate student and to have the perfect work-life balance. I was Isolated and far from social activities for a while and that definitely affected my abilities to continue, and it was time to change

I decided to be a VP communicator, to learn from you, to get to know more people, and to be involved more in our amazing community, as you all know university times are always the best ”don't you??!”.  I will be more than happy to communicate with a grad student, to know their needs and concerns and to meet with the grade student society and pass the message.

Personally, I am an Endodontist with more than 10 years of experience and a university lecturer since 2009,  I love Hiking, cooking and nature activities, and looking forward to sharing my passion with everyone.


VP FINANCES MangShin Ma (Master Student)

Hey, I’m MangShin, a Master’s student in the Dental Science program. I am glad to be your new VP Finance for this academic year. I did my bachelors in Dentistry from BBD University. Presently, I am working closely with Drs. Esfandiari and Retrouvey at the McGill Dentistry building. My research interests lie in evaluation of Dentinogenesis Imperfecta and estimation of caries experience, in individuals with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. I find dental practice fulfilling and enjoy going on long hikes and travelling to different places!

As VP Finance, I look forward to utilize the funds to organize events that cultivate a sense of community, promote exchange of ideas and facilitate strengthening of social network. Feel free to email me your suggestions or enquiries: I am always open to hear different opinions and will respond to them to the best of my abilities or refer you to the appropriate person. I very much look forward to this coming year to get to know all of you, serving as a committee member of the MDGSS council.


VP SOCIAL - Mona Shah Jillani (Master Student)

Hi! I'm Mona Shah Jillani, and I am super excited to be your VP social for the year 2017-2018. I am a dentist from Pakistan. As a clinician, I am driven to seek ways to enhance quality of care and quality of life for my patients. This lead me to shift my focus on psychosocial aspects of disease in addition to the biological aspects. My curiosity further lead me to pursue qualitative research. Currently, I am in my first year at McGill as a M.Sc Dental science student under Dr. Hovey's supervision. 
I am a people's person. I love socialising and bringing people together. Coming together of people in groups plays a pivotal role in discovery, innovation, and critical and creative thinking. Being VP social lets me do exactly that. By organising different events throughout the year we will focus on team building and networking within the McGill community. We have so much to learn from one another and there is a lot of fun to be had.
Feel free to connect with me if you have any queries, propositions or ideas. I can't wait to embark on this exciting journey with you all. Hoping to run into you at the next event or sooner.  À bientôt!


PGSS REPRESENTATIVE Neelakshi Pandey (Master Student)

Hello everyone, I am one of the PGSS councillors for the year 2017-18 ; representing the Dentistry Graduate Student Society in the Post Graduate Student Association(PGSA). I did my Bachelors in Dental Surgery from India and am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in dental sciences(non-thesis).My inclination in research is towards stem cell and tissue engineering and am highly interested in learning and working in the field of tissue engineering in dentistry. It would be a pleasure to accept any doubts, suggestions and concerns regarding the PGSS services, courses and events. I am really crazy about dogs. Good food, desserts and good coffee always make my day.


PGSS REPRESENTATIVE Priyanka Prajapati (Master Student)

My name is Priyanka and I am very excited to be your VP External/ PGSS councillor for this year 2016-2017. I am a Dentist from India and currently a second year Master’s student in the Dental Sciences program focusing on Clinical and Population Health.

I am glad to represent Graduate students from Faculty of Dentistry in the PGSA at McGill University. I want to strengthen the relation of Graduates and Post Graduates within our faculty with intra-faculty and the PGSS. I look forward to working with other MDGSS committee members to execute academic and social activities throughout this year.

I am always open to new ideas and good conversations, feel free to contact me for any inquiries, ideas, interests or suggestions. I am happy to help always!