Determining departmental rankings
Ideally, the departmental rankings should not be done by one person. Some units do these by committee; smaller units may want to have a two-person team consisting of the current and past GPD. The committee members should have substantial experience in reviewing student applications. It makes sense to spend more time on the evaluations of the top-ranked students, knowing that applicants lower down will probably not be considered to go forward.
The information in this section pertains to funding opportunities available to graduate students and postdoctorals. If you are looking for scholarships based on financial need, please consult the McGill Student Aid website.
Generally, funding sources fall into two groups: external and internal.