McGill research centres and networks
*headquartered on the Macdonald Campus
Avian Science and Conservation Centre (ASCC)*
The Avian Science and Conservation Centre's (ASCC) purpose is to foster a greater understanding of the biology, conservation, and management of birds through a multipurpose program of research and education. Major areas of research include behaviour, ecology, nutrition, toxicology, reproductive physiology, and parasitology of captive and wild birds, as well as captive breeding and management of endangered species.
Bioinformatics, McGill Centre for (MCB)
The mandate of the MCB is to bring together people who work on computational aspects of medical, pharmacological and biological research. This includes fields such as computational molecular biology, computational proteomics, computational functional genomics and computational neuroscience. The Centre is also heavily involved in the establishment and teaching of undergraduate and graduate programs. The McGill Centre for Bioinformatics is closely associated with the Quebec Centre for Bioinformatics.
Brace Centre for Water Resources Management
The Brace Centre for Water Resources Management brings together staff from several McGill faculties to undertake research, teaching, specialized training, and policy and strategic studies in water resources management, both in Canada and internationally. Brace is a global leader devoted to the development and promotion of sound and economical water management conservation practices that protect the environment and improve the quality of life.
Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre (GEC3)
The GEC3 is a cross-disciplinary, multi-university research centre bringing together more than 40 researchers from six Quebec universities (McGill University, Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke, Université Laval, Université du Québec à Rimouski) to study processes, modelling and impact of environmental and climate change.
Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment, Centre (CINE)*
The Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE) is an independent, multi-disciplinary research and education resource for indigenous peoples, created by Canada's aboriginal leaders. This centre works with aboriginal communities to address concerns about the integrity of traditional food systems.