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Academic Trainee

Academic Trainees are invited by the University to conduct their activities on campus under academic supervision, and are typically from industry or on an exchange.

"Academic Trainee" is not a work or employee classification; rather it is closer to "stagiaire", in French, a person who is carrying out a "practicum". Academic Trainees are not registered as students or postdocs at McGill, but are pursuing further training in their field of expertise. They can not be given other duties/positions at McGill during this period.

Academic Trainees must normally provide proof of an existing affiliation and written confirmation that a further training period is required. The nature and duration of the training period must also be specified. The training period must be of short duration.

The following are excluded from this classification:

  • Research Employees: those employed on research grants are classified as research assistants or research associates;
  • Graduate Students: any person registered at another institution in a graduate program (whether or not he/she is carrying out research at McGill as part of that graduate degree program) must register as a Graduate Research Trainee;
  • Postdocs: anyone eligible to be a postdoc at McGill as defined by the Ministry of Education regulations. Please contact the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office for more instruction on Postdocs.
  • Undergraduate Sudents
Appointment Type Stagiaire
Appointment/Reappointment Term The training period must be of short duration.
Required Approvals to Appoint CAS Approvals - Appointments
Required Documentation to Appoint Minerva Appointment Form. Any other requirements to be specified by the unit
Official Letter of Appt./Reappt. Faculty/Departmental Responsibility
Salary Academic Trainees are persons working, with or without remuneration, to perfect their skills.
Required Approvals to Reappoint CAS Approvals - Reappointments
Required Approvals to Change Status CAS Approvals - Change of Status
Benefits and University Pension Plan Eligibility Not applicable
Vacation Policy Not applicable
Maternity/Parental Not applicable
Staff tuition assistance program Not applicable
Staff dependent tuition waiver program Not applicable
Written Notice of Termination Not applicable