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Become A Member

brace logo icon- gear over waterThe Brace Water Centre (Brace) welcomes members from the McGill research community who are working on water-related issues. Membership is open to faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, research associates and graduate students. 

Brace supports innovations in research, education, and societal development related to water at various scales. The centre focuses on supporting multidisciplinary research that provides innovative scientific and social solutions to global water challenges and educating the next generation of leaders to become knowledgeable and capable leaders in ensuring global water security. 

To apply for Brace Membership, please fill out the form at the following link:   BRACE Membership Form

We will review your application and reply to you soon. Please be advised that if your membership is approved, we may publish some of the information you provide in this webform on our Members page. Should you have any questions, please get in touch with us at brace [at]

Brace Membership Categories

Brace offers four categories of membership:

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Core Member (Engineering and FAES only)

Open to faculty members (tenured or tenure-track) from the Faculty of Engineering (Lead Faculty) or the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (involved Faculty) who demonstrate active research in the area of water (i.e. be a recipient of a  water research related grant in the past 3 years)

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Associate Members

Open to McGill University faculty (tenured or tenure-track) or a senior researcher with a term or contract position of no less than three years from outside of the Lead and Involved faculties who has significant research affiliation (either current or planned) with the Centre’s thematic areas.

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Postdoctoral Scholar/Research Associate Member

Open to research trainees (i.e. postdocs) and/or researchers working directly under the supervision of a faculty member on a project related to the Centre’s thematic areas. The supervisor must be an active member of the Centre.

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Graduate Student Member

Open to registered graduate students with major or significant research affiliation with the Centre; the supervisor must be an active member of the Centre.


Brace Membership Benefits


Members of the Centre will have access to the following benefits:

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Funding opportunities in the form of seed grants, student scholarships and travel grants

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Administrative support to organize Centre-sponsored programs and initiatives such as teaching or research workshops and seminars

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Promotion of research through the Centre’s network via social media (LinkedIn, etc.), the Centre’s website and newsletters

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Professional development & networking opportunities with industry professionals, fellow researchers and prospective graduate students

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Industry and research updates

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Communication support and liaison with various communications teams at the university

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