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Official McGill Terminology

The pages in this section provide a quick reference to some of the most useful official McGill terms in both English and French.

Choose from the categories in the menu at the left for lists of relevant terminology.

Complete list

For a comprehensive list of McGill units (English and French) please click on the Unit directory link.

Institutional titles

Adjunct Professor Professeur(e) associé(e)
Assistant Professor Professeur(e) adjoint(e)
Associate Professor Professeur(e) agrégé(e)
Associate Vice-Principal Vice-principal(e) adjoint(e)
Associate Vice-Principal (Academic) Vice-principal(e) adjoint(e) (enseignement)
Associate Vice-Principal (A


Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'environnement
Arts, Faculty of Faculté des arts
Continuing Education, Centre for Centre d'éducation permanente
Dentistry, Faculty of Faculté de médecine dentaire
Education, Faculty of Faculté des sciences de l'éducation
Engineering, Faculty of Faculté de génie
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Décanat


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Non-academic programs, projects, etc.

Affordable Homes Program Programme de la maison abordable
Black Communities Demographic Project Projet démographique sur les communautés noires
Canada-Egypt-McGill Agricultural Research Program Programme de recherche agricole Canada-Égypte-McGill
Dairy Herd Analysis Service (DHAS) Programme d'analyse des troupeaux laitiers (PATLQ)
Employee Assistan