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Celebrating the legacy of Kenneth Melville

During Black History Month, the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics invites you to an event to celebrate McGill Medicine graduate and former Chair of the Department,
Dr. Kenneth Melville.

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Student-led program exposes students to healthcare professions

From June 26 to 28, a group of 50 students gathered at McGill University’s downtown campus for three days of immersion in health sciences-related educational workshops as part of the 2018 “Explore! Careers in Health” program. 

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Kenneth Melville: A man of many firsts

Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Melville who came to Montreal in the 1920s, was the first Black medical student at McGill University. He graduated at the top of his class, and later in 1953 he became the Chair of McGill's Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics.  

 

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Recognizing Faculty who promote diversity

The McGill University Faculty of Medicine celebrated the 2018 winners of the Rosemary Wedderburn Brown, Haile T. Debas and Maude Abbott Prizes, Dr. Argerie Tsimicalis, Dr. Sherif Emil and Dr. Aliki Thomas respectively.

 

Dr. Srividya Iyer, Dr. Nicole Li-Jessen and Dr. Robert Carlin respectively.

 

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Introducing young learners to the health professions

The Health Outreach Project (HOP) holds three one-day events called Health Professional for a Day, where high school students learn through simulated activities.


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Student-led McGill camp promotes diversity in health care professions

The Explore! Careers in Health Camp helps high school students explore careers in health through hands-on learning at McGill. Camp participants hail from diverse ethnic, linguistic, economic and geographic backgrounds.

 

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McGill camp promotes health science professions to Indigenous youth

The Eagle Spirit Science Futures focuses on promoting careers in the health professions to Indigenous youth.

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Sikh Knowledge

Kanwar Anit Singh Saini, MSc(A)’11, gives newly arrived refugee families the language tools to navigate the health care system.

 

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Student-developed exhibit promotes diversity in science

This permanent exhibition is the first initiative of Diversity in STEMM @ McGill, a group founded by Charles Cong Xu, a PhD student in biology from McGill University, and is meant to promote diversity in all its forms in science, technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

 

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Celebrating Diversity - Promoting diversity throughout the entire Faculty

Equity & Diversity Programs - Working in partnership with the communities we serve 

Student Support - Educational resources to support diversity and equity

Promoting equitable diversity at the Faculty level. Winners of the Maude Abbott, Haile T. Debas and Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prizes were recognized in November 2018. Read more


A student developed exhibit on view at the Redpath Museum promotes diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) at McGill. Find out more


The Faculty of Medicine hosts several outreach programs, including this year's Explore! Careers in Health Camp (July 2-4), encouraging underrepresented groups to McGill's Health Professional programs. Learn more 

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