Space Planning: Space Norms
As Quebec universities are publically funded through the Ministre de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie (MESRST), space norms are established to justify financing and determine space needs.
Ministre de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie (MESRST)
MESRST has developed and maintains a series of provincial space norms which are used to determine space needs for Quebec institutions. Please refer to MESRST’ 2003 Cadre normatif des investissements universitaires - Partie 1 - Normes d'espace for more information on Quebec’s space norms.
Council of Ontario Universities (COU)
The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) has developed comparable space norms which are applied throughout Ontario in addition to a number of other provinces.
Student and Staff Data
For information on student and staff numbers, please access the McGill Factbook