The Faculty

Welcome to the Macdonald Campus!

Students walking on the Macdonald Campus

The 650-hectare Macdonald Campus is one of McGill’s great assets. The largest green space on the island of Montreal and the largest private land holding in the region, it is strategically located on the western tip of the Island and is home to the University’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (FAES), the School of Human Nutrition, Institute of Parasitology and the McGill School of Environment.

The Macdonald Campus stewards extensive collections and ecological assets, including the Lyman Entomological Museum and Research Laboratory, the McGill University Herbarium, the Macdonald Campus Farm, the Morgan Arboretum, the forests, marshes and wetlands of the 51-ha Molson Nature Reserve, the waterfront and shoreline of Lac St. Louis. 

The beautifully landscaped campus with its wide open green spaces and quiet shorelines is also home to John Abbott College, the Ecomuseum and the Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre.

Effectively a community in its own right, the Campus supplies power to its buildings, operates and maintains over 70 buildings and cares for and maintains extensive horticultural assets as well as a 12-km campus road network. It also provides housing to a third of its students.  During the academic year, more than 12,000 staff and students work or study on the Macdonald Campus.