We are happy to announce that Dr. Yves Bergevin has accepted the position of Director of Global Health Program in the Department of Family Medicine! The role of Director aims to: promote the development and implementation of Global Health initiatives; create opportunities for teaching, learning and scholarly activities; and guide the Department and any individuals wishing to be involved in Global Health.
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Klein, who has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of his pioneering work integrating family medicine and maternity care in Canada. Dr. Klein is an Investigator Emeritus at BC Children’s Hospital and an Emeritus Professor Department of Family Practice and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia.
Eugene Bereza, MDCM'88, was elected president of the Canadian Bioethics Society. He also serves as the director of the newly founded Centre for Applied Ethics at the McGill University Health Centre.
Eugene is also a member of the Ministry of Health and Social Services' Groupe de travail interdisciplinaire sur l'aide médicale à mourir. The group aims to help prepare Quebec health care institutions for the implementation of Bill 52: An Act respecting end-of-life care, which legalizes euthanasia in Quebec.
David Saint-Jacques, MedResident '07, will be the next Canadian astronaut to take part in a space mission.
He is scheduled to travel to space in November, 2018, for a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). An adjunct professor in McGill's Department of Family Medicine, he supervised medical trainees in Nunavik as a McGill clinical faculty lecturer.
McGill alumni and friends converged on Montreal from points around the world in May for the annual McGill Alumni Association Honours and Awards Banquet, where oustanding volunteers are recognized for all they do for McGill and their communities.
During this event, community leader and founder of Fédération des femmes musulmanes du Québec (FFMQ), Doaa Farid, a Ph.D. candidate, accepted her Gretta Chambers Student Leadership Award from Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers, BA'47.