Anatomical Sciences


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The Division of Anatomical Sciences within the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology coordinates the instruction of human anatomy for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from McGill, as well as external groups from other universities and professional societies.

The Division administers the Anatomy Laboratory, Histology Laboratory, Anatomy Museum, and facilities for the Body Donor Program, all located within the historic Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building. To learn more about these facilities or to request a reservation, please see here.

In 2017, McGill was ranked the 3rd best university for the study of Anatomy & Physiology in the world by QS World University Rankings.

To make a monetary donation to the Division or to the Body Donor Program, please use the following link


Meet the Members of the Division of Anatomical Sciences

nicole.ventura [at] (Nicole Ventura )

Director, Division of Anatomical Sciences

Associate Professor

PhD Queen's University

Research: Pedagogical innovations relating to the implementation of interprofessional education into health science curricula; the use of pre-mortem imaging within anatomy/surgical training and the use of augmented reality in human anatomy teaching.

Courses: ANAT 315 (Clinical Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy), ANAT 316 (Clinical Human Visceral Anatomy)

sean.mcwatt [at] (Sean McWatt)

Assistant Professor

PhD University of Guelph

Research:  Evaluating pedagogical resources and classroom/laboratory learning environments; using augmented reality in human anatomy teaching; applications of 3D printing in human anatomy; and the use of biometrics and mixed-methods in educational research.


gabriel.venne [at] (Gabriel Venne)

Assistant Professor

PhD Queen's University

Research:  medical education, 3D anatomical printing, embalming techniques for competency-based education, fascia anatomy.

Courses:  ANAT 214 (Systemic Human Anatomy), ANAT 314 (Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy)

mina.zeroual [at] (Mina Zeroual)

Assistant Professor (Campus Outaouais)


mikaela.stiver [at] (Mikaela Stiver)

Faculty Lecturer


robert.lheureux [at] (Robert L'Heureux)

Laboratory Coordinator


jamie.brisebois [at] (Jamie Brisebois)

Chief Medical Anatomy Technician


joseph.p.dube [at] (Joseph Dubé)

Body Donor Program Administrator



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