MONTREAL, June 9, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Yesterday, the Faculty of Medicine
and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at McGill University presented a
formal letter to the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
(IRCM), confirming in writing the long-standing arrangement for the
supervision of the Faculty's graduate students at the IRCM. This
opportunity will now be extended to postdoctoral education.
"We are pleased to announce the official acknowledgement of our
agreement with McGill University and its Faculty of Medicine," said Dr.
Tarik Möröy, the IRCM's President and Scientific Director. "It formally
recognizes that students registered at McGill, who are pursuing their
graduate studies here under the supervision of an IRCM professor, have
the same rights, responsibilities and eligibilities as other McGill
Historically, the IRCM and McGill University have engaged in an informal
arrangement, by which IRCM researchers, holding adjunct professor
status in McGill's Faculty of Medicine, held certain privileges
allowing them to supervise graduate students registered at the
University. This agreement is now formalized and has been extended to
the supervision of postdoctoral fellows.
"Great science transcends individual institutions and borders," added
Richard I. Levin, McGill's Vice-Principal of Health Affairs and Dean of
the Faculty of Medicine. "Our collaboration with the IRCM is another
wonderful example of the many research networks that crisscross this
city, and it is our great pleasure to expand it."
The official letter was signed yesterday at the IRCM. It was presented
by Dr. Levin and Prof. Martin Kreiswirth, Associate Provost of Graduate
Education and Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at McGill, and
received by Drs. Möröy and Christian F. Deschepper, Executive Director
of Academic Affairs at the IRCM.
About the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)
Founded in 1967, the IRCM (www.ircm.qc.ca) is currently comprised of 36 research units in various fields, namely
immunity and viral infections, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases,
cancer, neurobiology and development, systems biology and medicinal
chemistry. It also houses three specialized research clinics, seven
core facilities and two research platforms with state-of-the-art
equipment. The IRCM employs 425 people and is an independent
institution affiliated with the Université de Montréal. The IRCM clinic
is associated to the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
(CHUM). The IRCM has a long-standing association with McGill
About McGill University
Founded in Montreal, Quebec, in 1821, McGill is Canada's leading
post-secondary institution. It has two campuses, 11 faculties, 11
professional schools, 300 programs of study and more than 36,000
students, including 8,300 graduate students. McGill attracts students
from over 150 countries around the world, with more than 7,200
international students making up 20 per cent of the student body.
Almost half of McGill students claim a first language other than
English, including more than 6,200 francophones.
Image with caption: "Official letter between McGill University's Faculty of Medicine and the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal signed by Prof. Martin Kreiswirth and Drs. Tarik Möröy, Richard I. Levin, and Christian F. Deschepper. (CNW Group/Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110609_C4327_PHOTO_EN_01.jpg
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