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Suburban hospital’s new radiology room a real boon to local patients

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.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

A call for a new worldview

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.

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Published: 23 Aug 2017

Solving the objective-subjective reality split

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.

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Published: 19 Jul 2017

Mintzberg on healthcare management and how to fix it

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.

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Published: 8 Jun 2017

Affordable water purification arrives in India

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.

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Published: 26 Apr 2017

A refreshing take on healthcare

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.

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Published: 6 Apr 2017

McGill University named on list of 150 most international schools

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.

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Published: 2 Feb 2017

IMHL Participant Wins 2016 Michael Decter Scholarship for Health Leadership and Policy Studies

Ursulla Aho-Glele has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Michael Decter Scholarship for Health Leadership and Policy Studies.

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Published: 10 Jan 2017

Professor Henry Mintzberg Awarded Honorary Doctorate

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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Published: 29 Nov 2016

Joanne Liu, Bertrand Cesvet to receive honorary degrees

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.

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Published: 14 Oct 2016

Ferring Canada's donation to have lasting impact on Desautels Faculty of Management

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.

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Published: 9 Sep 2016

In conversation with Michel L. Pettigrew

Earlier today, Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced a $2 million donation to McGill to establish the Ferring Fellowships in Health Leadership in the Desautels Faculty of Management in the International Masters for Health Leadership Program (IMHL Program). The donation will also provide support for the renovation of the Desautels Faculty facilities.

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Published: 2 Sep 2016

Ferring Canada donates $2 million to McGill

McGill will be able to create fellowships in health sciences and health leadership as well as expand environmental research in the Arctic, thanks to a $2-million donation from Ferring Canada, a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, as was announced on Thursday, Sept. 1.

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Published: 2 Sep 2016

Ferring Canada donates $2 million to McGill University

Ferring Canada, a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, is proud to announce a $2 million donation to McGill University in Montreal, Canada that will be used to create fellowships in health and health leadership, and to finance environmental research in the Canadian Arctic.

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Published: 2 Sep 2016

Mission: Restore - building sustainable global surgical capacity

The import of making choices is often revealed after the choice has been made.  In global health we are often faced with the reality that there is never really a “right choice” or a “wrong choice”.   It is a series of trade-offs and in low resource environments how one allocates scarce resources takes on a zero-sum persona....

Published: 27 Jun 2016

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