Facilities

Facilities

The following facilities are associated with the McGill Health Sciences.

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Buildings

Buildings

  • 680 Sherbrooke Street West, 18th, 19th, and 20th floors, Montreal QC H3A 0B8
  • After many decades in Wilson Hall, 680 Sherbrooke is now home to the Ingram School of Nursing, its faculty, staff, and students. These three topmost floors provide office space, student lounge areas, classroom settings, and learning laboratories for the School.
  • 1010 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1210, Montreal QC H3A 2R7
  • The Faculty of Medicine Admissions and University Advancement Offices are located in this building.
  • 3605 de la Montagne Street, Montreal QC H3G 2M1
  • This building, built in 1925, comprises the administrative offices of the Faculty of Medicine.
  • 3647 Peel Street, Montreal QC H3A 1X1
  • This building houses the Departments of Social Studies of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics.
  • 4920 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Suite 301, Westmount QC H3Z 1N1
  • The McGill Molson Informatics Unit is located in this building.
  • 5100 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Suite 720, Montreal QC H4A 3T2
  • The Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology and two Administrative Excellence Centres (AEC #7 and #9) are located in this building.
  • 5858 Côte-des-Neiges Road, Suite 300, Montreal QC H3S 1Z1
  • The Department of Family Medicine is located in this building.
  • Charles Meredith House
  • 1130 Pine Avenue West, Montreal QC H3A 1A3
  • This elegant building, built for Charles Meredith, houses the Institute for Health and Social Policy. The Occupational Health teaching program also has some faculty offices, student offices, and teaching laboratories located there.
  • Davis House
  • 3654 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal QC H3G 1Y5
  • Built in 1909 for contractor James T. Davis, this heritage building, designed by architects Edward and W.S. Maxwell, houses administrative and faculty offices and teaching facilities of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.
  • Duff Medical Building
  • 3775 University Street, Montreal QC H3A 2B4
  • Opened for use in 1924, the building is situated on the northeast corner of University Street and Pine Avenue. It is occupied by the Pathology Department, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Nephrology Division, the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the Sheldon Biotechnology Centre, the Faculty of Medicine Communications Office, and an Administrative Excellence Centre (AEC #2).
  • Hosmer House
  • 3630 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal QC H3G 1Y5
  • Built in 1901, for Ogilvie Flour Mill founder Charles Hosmer, this heritage building, designed by architect Edward Maxwell, houses administrative and faculty offices and teaching and research facilities of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.
  • Hosmer House Annex
  • 3541 de la Montagne, Montreal QC H3G 2A2
  • Built in 1901, for Ogilvie Flour Mill founder Charles Hosmer, this heritage coach house was designed by architect Edward Maxwell and houses teaching facilities of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.
  • Hugessen House
  • 3666 McTavish Street, Montreal QC H3A 1Y2
  • This building houses four Administrative Excellence Centres (AEC #1, #3, #10, and #11).
  • Irving Ludmer Psychiatry Research and Training Building
  • 1033 Pine Avenue West, Montreal QC H3A 1A1
  • In 1943, a large building and site were donated as a basis for the development of an Institute of Psychiatry. The building was reconstructed to permit the establishment of a 50-bed unit, together with extensive research laboratories, and opened in 1944. In 1946, the first day hospital in the world was opened at the Institute, and in 1953, a 50-bed wing was added. In 1985, another wing, housing in-patient services, psychology, and occupational therapy, was added. The Irving Ludmer Psychiatry Research and Training Building of the Department of Psychiatry was built by McGill University in 1963, providing an extensive and modern research facility.
  • Lady Meredith Annex
  • 3706/3708 Peel Street, Montreal QC H3A 1W9
  • This annex is the new on-campus social space for medical students, complete with computers, study desks, sofas, and other furnishings, and also houses the WELL Office (Wellness Enhanced Lifelong Learning).
  • Lady Meredith House
  • 1110 Pine Avenue West, Montreal QC H3A 1A3
  • This building currently houses the Centre for Medical Education, the Faculty Development Office, and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Office.
  • Macdonald-Stewart Building
  • 21,111 Lakeshore Rd., Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue QC H9X 3V9
  • This building, completed in 1978, houses the administrative offices and laboratories for the School of Human Nutrition and the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • McGill University Genome Quebec Innovation Centre
  • 740 Doctor Penfield Avenue, Montreal QC H3A 0G1
  • Completed fall 2002, the six-storey structure was constructed to help meet the critical demand for modern and cross-disciplinary research space. The Centre is shared by several groups: the Montreal Genome Centre; the Montreal Proteomics Centre; the Genome Quebec Expertise Centre; the Mass Spectrometry Unit; the Bone Research Centre; bio-business incubators; the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain; and the Centre of Genomics and Policy.
  • McGill University Life Sciences Complex
  • 3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal QC H3G 0B1
  • 1160 Pine Avenue West, Montreal QC H3A 1A3
  • The Life Sciences Complex encompasses two new facilities, which were opened in 2008, the Francesco Bellini Building and the Cancer Research Building, as well as the existing McIntyre Medical Sciences Building and the Stewart Biology Building. This 340,000-square-foot system of buildings houses a dozen core facilities and over 2,000 researchers, technical personnel, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. The cornerstone of the complex is the new construction of 180,000 square feet that was expressly designed to encourage cross-disciplinary research, and is totally dedicated to research activities. It also bridges the two other buildings, which have mixed space for teaching and laboratories, to form the complex.
  • McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
  • 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal QC H3G 1Y6
  • This 15-storey building, completed in 1965, contains the students' related administrative services of the Faculty of Medicine, as well as the Life Sciences Library Service Point; the Osler Library of the History of Medicine; the Departments of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Physiology; the McGill Global Health Programs; and a number of special research units.
  • Morrice House
  • 1140 Pine Avenue West, Montreal QC H3A 1A3
  • This building houses the Clinical and Health Informatics Research Group.
  • Place Mercantile Building
  • 2001 McGill College Avenue, Montreal QC H3A 1G1
  • This building, located at the corner of McGill College Avenue and Sherbrooke Street, houses the Faculty of Dentistry's administrative offices; Oral Health and Society Research Group; the teaching laboratories and classrooms; the Undergraduate Teaching Clinic (formerly at the Montreal General Hospital); and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders' administrative offices, faculty laboratories, and classrooms (formerly in Beatty Hall).
  • Purvis Hall
  • 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal QC H3A 1A2
  • Purvis Hall, one of several old mansions in the historic “Golden Square Mile” of Montreal, is situated at the corner of Peel Street and Pine Avenue. This building is dedicated to the administrative offices, teaching, and research activities of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health.
  • Rabinovitch House
  • 3640, rue de la Montagne, Montreal QC H3G 2A8
  • This building houses the Centre for Research on Brain, Language, and Music; research facilities of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy; and the McGill Phonathon.
  • Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning
  • 3575 Park Avenue, Suite 5640, Montreal QC H2X 3P9
  • The Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL) is located at the corner of Parc Avenue and Prince Arthur Street West, currently occupying 18,000 square feet of space in the lower level of the Galeries du Parc mall (La Cité). The SCSIL is an interprofessional centre of excellence that uses medical simulation to enhance the skills of health care professionals and strives to improve patient safety and quality of care through education, research, and innovation. In addition to its surgical skills area, high fidelity simulation suite, and 10 clinical encounter rooms, the Centre recently expanded, adding 12,000 square feet to its facilities, including a simulated ward, a hybrid operating room, a virtual reality trainer room, and a simulated apartment.
  • The SCSIL provides the next generation of doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and speech-language pathologists with hands-on training in difficult and potentially dangerous procedures without risk to patients. It also promotes the importance of teamwork in health care delivery. The Centre is also a focal point for research in the field of simulation-based medical education with a mission to generate cutting-edge innovations in how we train our clinicians and engage with our community.
  • Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building
  • 3640 University Street, Montreal QC H3A 0C7
  • This building, opened in 1911, houses the research wet laboratories and research administration of the Faculty of Dentistry, offices and laboratories of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, the McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, and the Polypeptide Hormone laboratory.
  • Wilson Hall
  • 3506 University Street, Montreal QC H3A 2A7
  • After more than 50 years at Wilson Hall, the Ingram School of Nursing will move to a new location in August 2017: 680 Sherbrooke Street West, on the 18th, 19th, and 20th floors.
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Hospitals

Hospitals

McGill University Teaching Hospitals

McGill University Teaching Hospitals

The teaching hospital network of McGill University is an integral part of the research, teaching, and clinical activities of the Faculty of Medicine. By agreement and tradition, the administration, medical staff, and scientific personnel of these institutions are closely integrated with McGill University and form the basis for the clinical departments of the Faculty of Medicine.

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) / Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM) is a merger of seven teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The activities of the MUHC are carried out at the following locations:

  • The Montreal Children's Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Chest Institute, and the Cedars Cancer Centre at the Glen Site
  • 1001 Décarie Boulevard
  • Montreal QC H4A 3J1
  • Telephone: 514-934-1934
  • Website: muhc.ca/glen/dashboard
  • The Montreal General Hospital
  • 1650 Cedar Avenue
  • Montreal QC H3G 1A4
  • Telephone: 514-934-1934
  • Website: muhc.ca/mgh/dashboard
  • The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
  • 3801 University Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 2B4
  • Telephone: 514-398-6644
  • Website: muhc.ca/mnh/dashboard

Each year the MUHC receives close to 800,000 ambulatory visits, over 35,000 in-patient stays, and trains over 600 residents and 300 clinical fellows, as well as 700 undergraduate medical students and 400 foreign students. In addition, the MUHC Nursing Department and the McGill University Ingram School of Nursing train nearly 200 student nurses, as well as nurses pursuing graduate degrees.

The MUHC has close to 12,000 health care and other personnel working within the organization's eight clinical missions:

  • The Montreal Children's Hospital;
  • The Lachine Hospital;
  • Medicine;
  • Surgery;
  • Neurosciences;
  • Mental Health;
  • Women's Health;
  • Cancer Care.

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and health care hospital research centre. The Institute is the research arm of the MUHC affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and a major training and teaching centre to over 1,200 graduate students, postdocs, and fellows devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental and clinical research. Operating at the forefront of knowledge, innovation, and technology, it is inextricably linked to the clinical programs of the MUHC, ensuring that patients benefit directly from the latest research-based knowledge. More information is available at muhc.ca/research/dashboard.

The newest addition to the MUHC is one of the most innovative academic health centres in North America. It has brought together our legacy sites the Montreal Chest Institute, the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Children's Hospital, and a new Cancer Centre onto one site: the Glen. At the Glen site, our vision of excellence is taking shape by integrating health care, research, and teaching on a whole new level. With custom-built facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and nurturing healing environments, we are pushing the boundaries of innovation for our current generation and those to come. Renovations are also underway at our other MUHC sites—the Lachine Hospital, the Montreal General Hospital, and the Montreal Neurological Hospital—as we continue to strive to provide the best care for life for our patients and families.

For more information on the MUHC, visit muhc.ca.

There are three other principal teaching hospitals:

Jewish General Hospital (Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal/Centre intégré universitaire de santé et services Sociaux (CIUSSS) du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)

  • 3755 Côte Ste-Catherine Road
  • Montreal QC H3T 1E2
  • Telephone: 514-340-8222
  • Website: www.jgh.ca/en/home

Since 1934, the Jewish General Hospital has served patients of diverse religious, linguistic and cultural backgrounds who reside in Montreal, throughout Quebec, and beyond. As one of the province's largest acute-care hospitals, this 637-bed McGill University teaching hospital admits nearly 24,000 patients per year, while handling approximately 530,000 outpatient visits, more than 85,000 emergency visits, and nearly 3,800 births. The JGH is widely recognized for excellence in various specialties, including oncology at the Segal Cancer Centre, cardiology, neonatology, orthopedics, family medicine, aging, and emergency medicine in a new and significantly upgraded Emergency Department. In addition, several services—including Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Coronary Care, and the operating rooms—opened in a new critical-care pavilion in January 2016. The hospital has been designated by the government of Quebec as one of Montreal's five major service centres; as a provincial centre for high-risk obstetrical and neonatal care; and as a breast referral and investigation centre.

Treatment is provided by approximately 695 affiliated doctors, many of whom have teaching appointments at McGill University, as well as 300 medical residents per year, together with nursing and a wide range of allied health services. The Jewish General Hospital carries out more than 22% of the training for McGill's Faculty of Medicine and is home to several of the University's programs, including the McGill AIDS Centre, the McGill Centre for Translational Research in Cancer, the McGill Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology Program, and the McGill Menopause Clinic. The hospital's Lady Davis Institute is acknowledged as a world leader in many fields of research, including cancer (the Terry Fox Molecular Oncology Group), aging (the Bloomfield Centre for Studies in Aging), epidemiology (the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies), nursing (the Centre for Nursing Research), AIDS, cardiovascular disease, genetics, emergency medicine, nephrology, and the psychosocial aspects of illness. The outstanding quality of this work has often enabled the Lady Davis Institute to attract more funding per researcher than any other hospital-affiliated research institution in Quebec.

More information is available at www.jgh.ca/en/home.

St. Mary's Hospital Center (Montreal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre/Centre intégré universitaire de santé et services Sociaux (CIUSSS) de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)

  • 3830 Lacombe Avenue
  • Montreal QC H3T 1M5
  • Telephone: 514-345-3511
  • Website: www.smhc.qc.ca

St. Mary's Hospital Center (SMHC) is an acute-care specialized McGill University affiliated teaching hospital with 271 adult beds. Its official designation as a university affiliated teaching hospital or a CHAU (Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire) further reinforces its commitment and ability to deliver high quality health care while playing a leading role in the areas of teaching and research. It is responsible for the training of a large cohort of undergraduate and post-graduate students in Medicine and the allied health disciplines.

Over 4,300 babies are delivered annually at St. Mary's, which is the first hospital in Montreal to have received the World Health Organization's (WHO) international recognition of Baby Friendly Hospital Status by the Quebec ministry of health. There is a progressive and active Family Medicine Centre recognized for its teaching. The Hospital also provides numerous highly specialized services such as renal dialysis, oncology, geriatric assessment and psycho-geriatric, nuclear medicine, C.T. scanning services, as well as MRI exams. There are more than 120,000 out-patient clinic visits, 10,000 procedures through the surgical day center, and over 11,000 patient admissions, in addition to ambulatory care visits, annually.

The Hospital is noted for its devotion to patients, motivation toward the achievement of excellence, and compassionate care. The laboratory department is the only hospital lab in the province currently certified by the College of American Pathologists since 1995. SMHC is also proud to be Canada's first hospital facility to receive the EcoLogo Program's Environmental Stewardship Award, presented to organizations in recognition of their environmentally friendly actions.

Visit the St. Mary's Hospital Center website at www.smhc.qc.ca to learn more.

Douglas Mental Health University Institute (Montreal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre/Centre intégré universitaire de santé et services Sociaux (CIUSSS) de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)

  • 6875 LaSalle Boulevard
  • Montreal QC H4H 1R3
  • Telephone: 514-761-6131
  • Website: www.douglas.qc.ca

Founded in 1881, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute has a triple mission of care, research, and teaching. A member of the McGill Integrated University Health Network (RUIS McGill) and affiliated with the World Health Organization, it offers hospitalization and extensive out-patient ultraspecialized services.

The Hospital provides child and adolescent, adult, and geriatric clinical services, and is dedicated to treating patients in the least restrictive manner possible, with a major focus on rehabilitation and successful reintegration into the community. It offers training for residents in psychiatry, as well as for medical and paramedical students from a wide range of disciplines.

The Douglas Institute is one of the largest research centres in mental health in the country, with a team of over 70 scientists and clinical researchers and around 200 university students. This team is devoted to making better sense of the causes of mental disorders-whether genetic, environmental, cultural or social-as well as developing diagnostic tools, treatments and prevention methods. Also, the Douglas Institute Research Centre is home to McGill University centres in schizophrenia, aging, and suicide, as well as the Montreal Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Training in Mental Health, which offers consultation services, research and teaching programs here and abroad.

More information is available at www.douglas.qc.ca.

Institutions Affiliated with McGill University

Institutions Affiliated with McGill University

In addition to the Teaching Hospitals listed above, the following institutions are also affiliated with McGill University and have been approved by, and have contracted with, McGill University for participation in teaching and research in one or more departments and services:

  • CSSS de Gatineau (CISSS de l'Outaouais)
  • 777 boulevard de la Gappe, Gatineau QC J8T 8R2
  • www.csssgatineau.qc.ca
  • CSSS de la Montagne (CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal)
  • 5700 Côte-des-Neiges Road, Montreal QC H3T 2A8
  • www.csssdelamontagne.qc.ca
  • CSSS Cavendish (CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal)
  • 5425 Bessborough Avenue, Montreal QC H4V 2S7
  • www.cssscavendish.qc.ca
  • Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital (CISSS Laval)
  • 3205 Place Alton Goldbloom, Laval QC H7V 1R2
  • hjr-jrh.qc.ca/en
  • Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre (CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal)
  • 7005 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montreal QC H4B 1T3
  • www.constance-lethbridge.qc.ca
  • MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre (CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal)
  • 7000 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal QC H4B 1R3
  • www.mabmackay.ca
  • Maimonides Geriatric Centre (CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal)
  • 5795 Caldwell Avenue, Montreal QC H4W 1W3
  • www.donaldbermanmaimonides.net
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Clinical Facilities for Dentistry

Clinical Facilities for Dentistry

The McGill University Undergraduate Teaching Dental Clinic, previously located in the Montreal General Hospital, is now located at:

  • Place Mercantile
  • 2001 McGill College Avenue, Suite 500
  • Montreal QC H3A 1G1
  • Canada

At the Clinic, students in the undergraduate program are taught under the guidance of the dental staff to carry out various phases of clinical dentistry and related laboratory procedures. They attend this clinic daily except for such time as may be taken up by lectures or other University work.

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Facilities for Human Nutrition

Facilities for Human Nutrition

The Mary Emily Clinical Nutritional Research Unit is located on 7 Maple Street in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

The Unit was developed in 1995 with the objective to create a facility dedicated to in-patient human nutrition experimentation using precisely controlled diets. The Unit is housed in a detached 5,000 sq. ft. building located at the perimeter of the Macdonald Campus with easy access to the community at large. This Unit is capable of supporting 12 research subjects on an in-patient basis. The facility is unique in Canada, in that it allows strict, in-house monitoring and testing of research subjects over prolonged periods while they consume diets prepared in-house. The first floor houses a state-of-the-art metabolic kitchen to prepare foods in a controlled manner including sitting area for consumption of meals. The second floor houses an interview room to provide for attainment of written ethical consent/assent. A research/clinical assessment room is dedicated to procedures including blood sampling by a phlebotomy team or clinical staff in adults, infants, and children.

The Unit is a self-supporting initiative which is available for use by external researchers. For further information regarding collaborative or independent extramural research interests, contact the Director of the School of Human Nutrition.

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Research Centres

Research Centres

Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain

  • Genome Building, Suite 3100
  • 740 Doctor Penfield Avenue
  • Montreal QC H3A 0G1
  • Telephone: 514-398-8975
  • Fax: 514-398-8121
  • Website: painresearchcenter.mcgill.ca

Pain research at McGill University is carried out by The Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, which comprises researchers from the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Science. The main goal of the Centre is to bring together the McGill community of basic and clinical pain researchers to promote research that will result in cures for chronic pain. Through its own activities and international collaborations, the Centre focuses on new discoveries and their clinical applications that will improve the prevention and treatment of chronic pain.

Artificial Cells and Organs Research Centre

  • McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Room 1002
  • 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler
  • Montreal QC H3G 1Y6
  • Telephone: 514-398-3514
  • Fax: 514-398-7452
  • Website: www.medicine.mcgill.ca/artcell

This Centre concentrates on interdisciplinary research on artificial cells first invented here (Chang, McGill,1957, Science 1964) and since evolved into micro-nano systems; nanomedicine; nanobiotherapeutics; nanobiotechnology; nanotechnology; blood substitutes based on nanobiotechnology; hemoperfusion; bioencapsulation of enzymes, cells, stem cells, probiotics; regenerative medicine; delivery systems for drug, enzymes, genes, etc.

At present, the members of this centre at McGill come from different specialties: Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Surgery, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Chemical Engineering. This is an international centre with 2 international societies, which coordinates biannual meetings around the world; see www.medicine.mcgill.ca/artcell/centrechart.pdf. It is the editor-in-chief office for an international journal on Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology and a book series on Regenerative Medicine, Artificial Cells, and Nanomedicine. This centre's website is a public service website with complimentary reviews, papers, videos, and monographs. It is the major international reference source in this area.

Biomedical Ethics Unit

The Biomedical Ethics Unit (BEU) offers graduate courses in bioethics. These include electives for medical students, in-hospital courses, lectures and rounds for residents and other health care workers. The BEU also administers the Master's specialization in Bioethics, which is available to students in the Faculties of Medicine, Law, Religious Studies, and the Department of Philosophy. The program emphasizes the conceptual and practical aspects of bioethics and ordinarily takes two years to complete. Current faculty members have training in philosophy, medicine, history, anthropology, sociology, epidemiology, and molecular biology. The BEU faculty and trainees are active in a variety of interdisciplinary research areas and have expertise in clinical trials, genetics, pediatrics, innovative technologies, access to care, public health ethics, health inequalities, biosecurity, anti-aging research, end-of-life care policies, and pharmaceutical development. We also provide in-hospital clinical ethics consultation services and serve on various Clinical and Research Ethics Committees for the McGill teaching and affiliated hospitals.

BEU members and research associates actively collaborate with faculty across McGill, as well as nationally and internationally in research, teaching, and clinical activities. There are currently five faculty members plus affiliate members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research

  • 740 Doctor Penfield Avenue, Room 2207
  • Montreal QC H3A 0G1
  • Telephone: 514-398-6028
  • Fax: 514-398-4020
  • Website: bone.mcgill.ca

The Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research was established in October 2001 to promote and facilitate research and training in the areas of bone, cartilage and periodontal disease. The Bone Centre currently represents the interests of more than 60 clinical and fundamental scientists, many of whom are recognized leaders in research pertaining to disorders such as arthritis, osteoporosis, metastatic and metabolic bone disease, and developmental disorders of the skeleton and oral cavity.

The Centre provides advanced instrumentation for hard tissue research, acts to increase the research capacity of its members and to translate advances into improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases involving the skeleton and oral cavity.

Centre for Medical Education

  • Lady Meredith House
  • 1110 Pine Avenue West, Room 205
  • Montreal QC H3A 1A3
  • Telephone: 514-398-4987
  • Fax: 514-398-7246
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/centreformeded

The Centre for Medical Education promotes excellence and scholarship across the continuum of health sciences education. More specifically, the Centre for Medical Education at McGill:

  • Encourages innovation and excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Serves as a resource for curriculum development in undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing health sciences education.
  • Stimulates interest in educational research and development.
  • Conducts research and scholarly work in health sciences education.
  • Ensures that research advances the field of health sciences education and informs educational practice.

The Members of the Centre for Medical Education represent diverse backgrounds and disciplines and are involved in:

  • Educational planning, curriculum design, and program evaluation.
  • Faculty development and educational consultations.
  • Research in health professions education.
  • Dissemination of educational innovations and research findings.
  • Mentorship of students, residents, fellows, and colleagues.

The Centre for Medical Education offers a variety of educational opportunities to students, residents, and faculty. Of interest to medical students is the Medical Education Electives Program, which is a one-month elective for those considering a career in teaching or academic medicine. For more information, visit: www.mcgill.ca/centreformeded/educational-opportunities/medical-education-electives or contact Dr. Michelle Elizov, Director of the Electives Program.

Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music

  • 3640 rue de la Montagne
  • Montreal QC H3G 2A8
  • Telephone: 514-398-6962
  • Fax: 514-398-8123
  • Website: crblm.ca

The Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM) at McGill University is a Regroupement Stratégique whose mission is to promote research and training in the areas of language and music neuroscience, performance, and development. Participating universities include McGill, Université de Montréal, UQAM, and Concordia. Our infrastructure for language and music research is unparalleled, including research facilities located in the McGill Faculties of Medicine, Science, Arts, and Education, as well as the International Laboratory for Brain and Music Research (BRAMS) located at the Université de Montréal. Our specific objectives include:

  1. promoting the scientific study of language and music neuroscience, performance, and development;
  2. stimulating interdisciplinary and cross-domain collaboration among researchers on basic and applied problems in language and music;
  3. fostering innovative research training for graduate and postdoctoral students;
  4. disseminating research findings to clinical and educational end-users;
  5. forming national and international partnerships.

Our goal is to develop a fundamental theoretical, behavioral, and neuroscientific understanding of the neurobiological, social, and communicative processes of language and music.

Centre for Research in Reproduction and Development

  • McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Room 1324
  • 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler
  • Montreal QC H3G 1Y6
  • Telephone: 514-207-9887
  • Fax: 514-398-2045
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/crrd

The Centre for Research in Reproduction and Development (CRRD), originally established as the Centre for the Study of Reproduction in 1982, is among the longest-standing research centres at McGill and was a founding partner of the FQRNT-funded Réseau Québecois en Reproduction (RQR). Today, the interdepartmental and interdisciplinary CRRD is home to more than 30 principal investigators, 60 graduate students, 40 fellows and research associates, and 20 technical support staff from 11 departments, 3 faculties, and 8 divisions at the University. With such critical mass, the CRRD has established itself as one of the most productive and dynamic research hubs for young and established researchers committed to the science of reproduction and development.

The research programs of our members span a wide range of diverse and complementary topics, including understanding the basic biological mechanisms that control developing eggs and sperm within the gonads, how the reproductive hormones are produced and exert their effects, how the developing embryo implants into the uterus and establishes communication with its mother, causes and cures for conditions such as pre-eclampsia and intra-uterine growth retardation, and the effects of environmental pollutants and disease on the development of the eggs and sperm and of the fetus. We use both animal model systems and human clinical studies to reach our research objectives.

The CRRD enables and promotes interactions between investigators at McGill, other universities in Quebec, across Canada, and internationally.

Centre for Translational Research in Cancer

  • Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
  • Jewish General Hospital
  • 3755 Côte Ste-Catherine, Room E538
  • Montreal QC H3T 1E2
  • Telephone: 514-340-8222 ext. 5418
  • Fax: 514-340-8708
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/translational-research-cancer

The aim of the Centre is to facilitate the translation of the exciting novel findings made in fundamental laboratories into testable hypotheses for evaluation in clinical trials in oncology. There are currently extremely high quality clinical research activities at McGill, and the fundamental investigations of cancer biology by McGill scientists are recognized worldwide. The Centre provides the infrastructure to bring these investigators together in order to synergize their efforts at generating novel and promising translational research. This provides a structured focus for these activities and will accelerate the testing of potential benefits derived from scientific discovery.

The Centre provides core functions to enhance translational research, including a Molecular Pathology Centre with a centralized biobank, a Clinical Research Unit with extensive experience in novel therapeutics testing, a Proteomics Facility with a proteogenomics platform, and a Molecular Modeling Program. The unique interaction of clinician-scientists and Ph.D. researchers provides an important strength to novel therapeutic development programs. There is significant interaction with biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry.

The Centre provides a high quality environment for training clinician-scientists in cancer research. The trainees include both graduate students (Experimental Medicine, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Pathology) as well as Ph.D. and M.D. scientists interested in postdoctoral experience working specifically on clinically oriented or relevant models or problems.

Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health

The Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health was founded on the belief that science is on the cusp of a revolution in our ability to understand and treat brain disorders, provided we can bring together the right computational infrastructure, datasets, and expertise to apply a big-data approach to brain research.

An innovative partnership between three cutting-edge McGill-affiliated research facilities, the Centre brings together four complementary research pillars—neuroinformatics, neuroimaging, epigenetics, and statistical genetics—under the scientific leadership of three world-renowned leaders supported by a cadre of over 75 researchers and neuroinformatics staff. Together, they lead innovative research that is generating novel datasets and insights, while concurrently innovating and expanding the "big-data" tools and computational infrastructure required for their analysis.

  • Dr. Michael Meaney leads the Centre’s epigenetics pillar, the Sackler Program for Epigenetics & Psychobiology at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute Research Centre.
  • Dr. Alan Evans leads the neuroimaging and neuroinformatics pillars, the McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN) at the Montreal Neurological Institute.
  • Dr. Celia Greenwood leads the statistical genetics pillar, the Genomics, Bioinformatics & Statistical Genetics lab at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at the Jewish General Hospital.

A key Ludmer Centre goal is the mentorship of new researchers across varied disciplines—to develop transdisciplinary research cadres capable of maximizing the potentials inherent in the Centre’s neuroinformatics infrastructure, tools, and datasets. Supported by a team of informatics experts, graduate, master's, and doctoral students are offered unique hands-on opportunities to advance mental health and neurodegenerative research while contributing to the expansion of Canada’s leading neuroinformatics infrastructure.

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McGill AIDS Centre

Based at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at the Jewish General Hospital

The McGill AIDS Centre coordinates, facilitates, and promotes teaching, research, and treatment activities relating to HIV infection and AIDS at McGill University and its affiliated teaching hospitals. McGill University has been among the foremost institutions in Canada to study and treat HIV infection and AIDS. McGill scientists, researchers, and clinicians have carried out work in every area of this health problem. The Centre firmly believes that the study and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS must be interdisciplinary, and thus the fields of medical science and social science must complement each other. The Centre enhances this work by helping researchers, scientists, and clinicians at McGill to carry out the complex research that is needed to understand, prevent, and treat HIV infection both in Canada and around the world.

McGill AIDS Centre scientists play an important role through collaboration with their counterparts in developing countries in which HIV is endemic. Our scientists have played lead roles in articulating a need for access to antiretroviral drugs for all in need, regardless of where they live or their ability to pay. Educational and training activities will be augmented to ensure there is sufficient manpower for the growing HIV epidemic. The care and treatment of persons who are infected with HIV or who have developed AIDS will be enhanced through coordination of these activities at McGill hospitals and clinics. Furthermore, the Centre will provide a forum for the input and participation by people with HIV infection or with AIDS in this research, teaching, and care.

McGill Centre for Research in Neuroscience

  • Montreal General Hospital, Livingston Hall, L11-112
  • Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
  • 1650 Cedar Avenue
  • Montreal QC H3G 1A4
  • Telephone: 514-934-8094
  • Fax: 514-934-8216
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/crn

The McGill Centre for Research in Neuroscience (CRN), which was officially established as a University Centre in 1986 under the leadership of Dr. Albert Aguayo, is a vibrant research centre that brings together basic and clinical scientists in highly interactive research groups.

With construction of new CRN laboratories in 1993 and continued expansion since, the group has broadened its focus to include research into the development of neural tissues, synapse formation and plasticity, the assembly and function of neural circuits, and behavior, while maintaining its strengths in regeneration and repair.

The CRN has been and remains home to some of Canada’s most distinguished neuroscientists. We number more than 60 trainees and staff at any time, including postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, undergraduates, and technicians. The CRN offers a program to train pre-doctoral students for an M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree, as well as postdoctoral Ph.D. or M.D. graduates for careers in biomedical research.

McGill International TB Centre

  • Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
  • 1001 boulevard Décarie, Glen Block E
  • Program Mail Drop EM3 3211
  • Montreal QC H4A 3J1
  • Telephone: 514-934-1934, ext. 42815
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/tb

The McGill International TB Centre brings together over 20 investigators with expertise spanning epidemiology, socio-behavioural, and economic analyses of TB, to microbiology to host genetics and immune response. The work is done both at an academic centre and with a number of collaborating groups around the world. Please consult www.mcgill.ca/tb where we introduce the faculty members who are members of our centre and describe our training programs for students. Find out why our Centre is a world leader in the interdisciplinary study of TB and how we work together to unravel the many mysteries of this recalcitrant disease.

McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging

  • 6825 boulevard LaSalle
  • Verdun QC H4H 1R3
  • Telephone: 514-766-2010
  • Website: aging.mcgill.ca

The McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging (MCSA) is committed to investigating causes and possible treatments of the dementias, especially Alzheimer's disease. During the past decades, the MCSA has played a pioneering role in identifying genetic abnormalities leading to an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. The Memory Clinic of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit, under the leadership of Dr. Serge Gauthier, is focusing on improved therapies, long-term treatment of subjects affected by dementia, and enhancing the quality of life of patients and caregivers. Over the last 30 years the priority of the MCSA evolved to primary prevention of cognitive decline, early diagnosis, and treatment for persons with mild or prodromal symptoms, and best treatments for patients with various types of dementia. The importance of genes such as ApoE as risk factors and as predictors of response to treatment in Alzheimer’s disease was one of the significant contributions of the MCSA to the field of aging. Another achievement of the MCSA is the strong link with academic research centres around the world, including Brazil, China, and Germany, which is reflected by a steady flow of students and visiting scholars for these countries among others. In Canada, the MCSA created the academic trial network C5R and has hosted consensus meetings on the best evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of various types of dementia.

The current focus of the MCSA is on prevention, and the development of tools and methods to allow earliest diagnosis and intervention of age-related disease. Prevention has been identified as an important objective in dementia research by national and international institutes (Alzheimer Society of Canada, National Institute of Aging USA) and is a priority of McGill University over the next decade. The MCSA contributes to this effort with its Dementia Prevention Program that was launched in 2012, entitled “Prevention of Neurodegenerative Disease in Everyone at Risk” (P.O.N.D.E.R.). This program, in close cooperation with the Douglas Institute and other research centres in Quebec, was established with three goals: (a) provide a free platform for adults aged 40–90 to engage in cognitive training; (b) determine normative cognitive performance in middle-to-old adulthood, and (c) identify persons showing early signs of cognitive impairment that are at risk of developing late-onset dementia. This will allow the tracking and documentation of changes in the structural and functional integrity of the human brain in normal and pathological aging, while providing researchers with important data about possible predictors of dementia.

Furthermore, the MCSA has established a computational infrastructure devoted for teaching neuroimaging in dementia for fellows, graduate, and postdoctoral students. This infrastructure program is under the direction of Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto, M.D., Ph.D. The Translational Neuroimaging Laboratory at the MCSA aims to understand how toxic proteins cause brain damage in Alzheimer’s disease patients. We also develop novel methodologies for early detection of these toxic proteins in the persons without symptoms (see the Translational Neuroimaging Laboratory website). Research in the field of neuroimaging has been focusing on the early detection of dementia, and AD prevention. Our clinic collaborates with other experts at McGill University using the most advanced and sensitive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) protocols to evaluate patients with mild cognitive complaints. The PET and MRI technologies, combined with our clinical expertise, allow for early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the condition causing memory deficits.

Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre

  • 1160 Pine Avenue West
  • Montreal QC H3A 1A3
  • Telephone: 514-398-3535
  • Fax: 514-398-6769
  • Website: www.mcgillgcrc.com

The mission of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre is to bring together internationally renowned scientists who are devoted to cancer research and provide them with state-of-the-art resources so that they can fully contribute to the worldwide effort of developing novel approaches for the improvement of the diagnosis, treatment, and management of this disease. Investigators within the Cancer Centre have made significant contributions toward the molecular understanding of diseases such as cancer which can be exploited to better stratify cancer and facilitate the development of novel therapeutic approaches.

The Goodman Cancer Research Centre provides an internationally recognized training ground for the next generation of investigators who will pursue research in the life sciences and cancer. The Centre plays a key role in reaching out and educating the public on the fundamentals of cancer research and understanding the causes of cancer, its prognosis, and its treatment.

Further information is available at Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre.

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Libraries

Libraries

Access to all of the McGill University Library branches and to the Library's licensed electronic resources is available to all McGill faculty, staff, and students. Information on locations, opening hours, collections, and services can be found at www.mcgill.ca/library. Several of the library branches are likely to be of particular interest to health sciences users.

Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering

The Schulich Library supports the teaching, learning, and research of the staff and students of the Faculties of Dentistry, Engineering, Medicine, and Science. Life Sciences liaison librarians have their offices in the Schulich Library and are available for consultation. The Library's hours vary throughout the year and are available on the website noted above or by telephoning 514-398-4769. Faculty members and graduate students in the departments served by the Schulich Library may apply to obtain access to the Library after closing hours.

Osler Library of the History of Medicine

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine has as its nucleus the 8,000 volumes willed to McGill University in 1919 by Sir William Osler (one of its most famous pupils and teachers). The collection now totals over 90,000 volumes including older, rare materials as well as current books and periodicals about the history of the health sciences and related areas. Loans services, such as ILL pick-up and some life sciences course reserves are available from the Osler Library. A life sciences librarian is available in Osler from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday.

Macdonald Campus Library

The Macdonald Campus Library, located in the Barton Building, is a primary resource for Dietetics and Human Nutrition users. The Library's collection encompasses a wide variety of resources in agriculture, food and animal science, nutrition, the environment, ecology, plant science, and agricultural engineering. The Library's hours vary throughout the year and are available on the website noted above or by telephoning 514-398-7881.

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