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Research Centres and Institutes

Institutes and centres have a particular focus, and act as points of connection for researchers who are either in the same department, different departments, or different faculties.

Only some of the centres and institutes listed below have an explicit focus on sustainability, but many include sustainability-related questions within their mandates.

Research Centres at McGill by discipline

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Avian Science and Conservation Centre

Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment


Centre for East Asian Studies

Centre for International Peace and Security Studies

Centre on Population Dynamics

Centre for Research on Children and Families

Indian Ocean World Centre

McGill Centre for Society, Technology and Development


Evolution Education Research Centre (EERC)

International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviours

McGill University Research Centre for Physical Education and Health


Brace Centre for Water Resources Management

Centre for Intelligent Machines

McGill Metals Processing Centre


Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

Centre for Intellectual Property Policy

Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law

Centre for Research on Air and Space Law

Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law


Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics

Centre for Strategy Studies in Organization McGill

Faculty of Medicine

Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain

Centre for Advanced Bone and Periodontal Research

Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine (CAMBAM)

Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM)

Centre for Research in Neuroscience

J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases

McGill Centre for Studies in Aging

Microbiome and Disease Tolerance Centre

Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Centre

Hospital-based and McGill approved

Centre for the Study of Reproduction

McGill AIDS Centre

McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance

McGill Centre for Translational Research in Cancer


Centre de Recherche en Musique, Médias et Technologies

Religious Studies

Centre for Research on Religion


Centre for the Physics of Materials

Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures

Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre

McGill Centre for Bioinformatics

McGill Biodiversity Research Centre/Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science

Pulp and Paper Research Centre

Research Institutes at McGill by discipline

Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Institute of Parasitology

McGill Institute for Global Food Security


European Union Centre of Excellence

Institute for Health and Social Policy

Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas

Institute for Study of International Development

Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

Institute of Islamic Studies

McGill Institute for the Study of Canada


McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering

Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design 


Institute of Comparative Law

Institute of Air and Space Law


Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management


Centre in Green Chemistry and Catalysis

Montreal Neurological Institute

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