Education and Research
McGill is a truly student-centered institution and one in which the learning of faculty, staff, and community partners is also actively supported. We learn together and from each other, in and out of the classroom, to become critical and engaged citizens. Concepts of and strategies for sustainability are integrated into our programming, pedagogy and assessment, equipping McGill’s students and staff with the skills, values, experiences, and perspectives to address the grand challenges of the 21st century.
A rich diversity of research is conducted at McGill by faculty, students, staff and community partners. We value both basic and problem-oriented research for their ability to generate knowledge and contribute to society. Recognizing the interconnected nature of complex local, regional and global issues, we collaborate across disciplines to inform and advance solutions to contemporary problems. We are aware of and responsible for the environmental, economic and social implications of our research.
Applied Student Research
Applied student research (ASR) brings students, staff, faculty and surrounding residents together to improve their community, and provides students with powerful applied learning experiences. It may be described as “a collaborative approach to inquiry or investigation that provides people with the means to take systematic action to resolve specific problems" (Ernest T. Stringer in his 2007 book Action Research). At its best, the research outcomes can be implemented and shift the way things at the University operate, effectively acting as an win-win-win mechanism for change.