In memoriam 



John Corbett McDonald (1918-2016)

We regret to announce that Professor JC McDonald passed away peacefully in Montreal on April 25th 2016, at the age of 98 years.

Dr. McDonald was the founding Chairman of the Department Epidemiology and Health, which later became the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He chaired the Department for a decade and after stepping down from this position, he then created the Institute of Occupational Health of which he was the Director for many years. READ MORE



Victor Goldbloom (1923-2016)

A distinguished McGill alumnus, Victor Goldbloom, died Monday night at age 92.

A pediatrician by academic training, Goldbloom graduated from McGill with a BSc in 1944, an MDCM in 1945 and a DipEd in 1950. In 1992, McGill presented him with an honorary degree in recognition of his many years of service to Montreal, Quebec and Canadian society.

“Victor Goldbloom made many important contributions to our society, as a community leader, as a political figure and a public servant,” said McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier.  READ MORE

Dr. Duncan Pedersen (1939-2016)

Dr. Duncan Pedersen passed away on January 27, 2016. As a researcher and physician trained in public health, social epidemiology and medical anthropology, Dr. Pedersen had an extensive research experience in Latin America, mostly amongst indigenous peoples and the urban poor in countries of the Andean region (Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru), the Amazon basin and Northeast Brazil. More recently, he had extended his global mental health research to Guatemala, Jamaica and Nepal.  His interests were in global health research and cross-cultural, ethnographic and epidemiological research on violence and mental health outcomes where the issues of traumatic memory and trauma-related disorders, resilience, healing and coping strategies remain his most prominent concerns. READ MORE

Dr. Denis Melançon (1934-2016)

Regretfully we share with you news that our esteemed, long-serving colleague, Dr. Denis Melançon, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016 at The Neuro, at the age of 81.

Dr. Melançon’s career at The Neuro, where he was Director of the Department of Radiology from 1995 to 1999, spanned more than 40 years. His outstanding achievements as a neuroradiologist are part of the history of radiology in Quebec and in Canada. He helped to pioneer CT and MR scanning. He gathered and analyzed data from many hundreds of brain scans to improve diagnostic accuracy. Scores of medical residents and fellows used the knowledge he gave them to make careers around the world. READ MORE

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