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Celebrating success

Claudio Calligaris

The following is by no means an exhaustive list of the accomplishments by both students and faculty of the School.

Kudos to Samantha Montuori, U2 BSc(N), and her dedicated team on the success of the 6thJeux des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (JIIQ) – the first time the games have been hosted by McGill University nursing students! Our McGill Nursing students won the competition for best performance on the Therapeutic Nursing Plan. Congratulations! Winter 2015

It is with pride that we congratulate Dr. Susan French, former Director of the School of Nursing and Emeritus Professor, on her appointment as Officer of the Order of Canada on July 1, 2014. This honour is bestowed to Canadians in recognition of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.  Well done, Dr. French! Summer 2014

The School is very proud to announce that the McGill Nurses for Highlands Hope program, chaired by Assistant Professor Madeleine Buck, has been awarded the Grand Challenges Canada 'Stars in Global Health' award for the project 'Turning hope into action: Youth peer health education in rural Tanzania,' a site-specific HIV/AIDS youth peer health education program in primary schools. For more information, visit our MNHH page. Bravo! Spring 2014.

The Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce that our very own Dr. Sylvie Lambert, Assistant Professor, is the recipient of the 2014 Rosemary Wedderburn Faculty prize, which was established in 2013. Congratulations! Spring 2014

Dr. Christine Maheu, Associate Professor, and her co-principal investigator Dr. Sophie Lebel from the University of Ottawa, received a Quality of Life Research Grant from the Canadian Cancer Society. In the next three years Drs Maheu and Lebel will test whether group therapy will help address the fear of recurrence in women diagnosed with breast or gynecological cancers. Congratulations to you both! Spring 2014

Dr. Laurie Gottlieb's book, Strengths-Based Nursing Care: Health and Healing for Person and Family, was recognized as one of the most valuable texts of 2013 and has recieved an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award, ranking first place in the Education, Continuing Education category. This prestigious award is presented by the oldest and one of the most honored broad-based nursing journals in the world, and is regarded by nurses and authors as the most important designation of excellence in book publishing. Bravo, Dr. Gottlieb! Winter 2014

It's a double doctorate for Dr. Franco Carnevale, who recently added a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Université Laval to his already impressive list of academic titles. Congratualtions! Fall 2013

Dr. Carmen Loiselle, Associate Professor at the Ingram School of Nursing, has a new title to add to her already impressive list: as of May 2013, she is the Director of the Department of Oncology's Psycholosocial Oncology Program here at McGill. For more information, visit the Department of Oncology. Spring 2013

Dr. Sean Clarke has joined the McGill School of Nursing and the Academic Nursing Network as Professor, School of Nursing, inaugural holder of the Susan E. French Chair in Nursing Research and Innovative Practice, and Director of the McGill Nursing Collaborative for Education and Innovation in Patient and Family Centreed Care. In these roles, he will be leading efforts to enhance nursing research and nurse-led trans-disciplinary research, develop nursing leadership in education, promote and facilitate evidence-informed nursing practice that meets the needs of patients and families, and advance the management structures that support these essential elements of academic nursing. Welcome! Summer 2012

Nursing student Lisa Merry has received the FRSQ Doctoral Award for Health Care Professional, ranking third out of 54 applicants. Quite the accomplishement! And at the Master's level, Rebecca Debruyn shines as the only Nursing student to receive the Master's bursary among the 75 student recipients from across Quebec. Congratulations to you both!  Spring 2012

Dr. Antonia Arnaert has been accepted as one of four finalists invited to submit a formal application for her proposal for the development of the Canada-India Center of Excellence for u-Health Research and Education (CuRE). We wish her every success in this final round!  Spring 2012

The Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) awarded the 2012 Prix Florence in Research to Associate Professor Carmen Loiselle, a researcher in cancer care at the School of Nursing and holder of the Chair in Psychosocial Oncology at McGill. This is a fitting tribute to her commitment to research and to the cancer care community with whom she works.  Spring 2012

The Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) awarded the 2012 Prix Florence in the Leadership category to Assistant Professor Michelle Nadon in recognition of her role as Director of Nursing, in building and sustaining the quality of care at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital. Bravo, Michelle!  Spring 2012


The Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) awarded the 2012 Prix Florence in Sickness Prevention to Faculty Lecturer Esther Dajczman. With a career that spans 25 years, Esther has devoted her professional life to patients with Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease (COPD) and those suffering from lung cancer. She receives this award in recognition of the quality of care and creative initiatives that have led to a marked drop in patient hospitalizations and Emergency Room visits. Spring 2012