Aerial view of MacDonald Engineering Building



From Dean Jim Nicell

Dean Jim Nicell


...Teaching students how to make insightful choices that will benefit the society of tomorrow every bit as much as the community we serve today."

I’m delighted to welcome you to our Faculty’s web site. The information you’ll find here is designed to paint as complete a picture as possible of our programs, our multidisciplinary approach to learning and our belief in educating the whole person. If you still have questions after visiting the site, there are friendly people throughout our Departments, Schools and Institutes who’ll be pleased to provide you with answers.

I have made a commitment as Dean to encourage our students and professors to be innovative, to be entrepreneurial, to adopt best practices and to be willing to take risks. I also counsel everyone at our Faculty to explore new avenues of support and to work collaboratively within McGill, throughout academe and in partnership with the broader community that we serve. 

Whether you are student or professor, alumnus or employee, future partner or someone who simply wants to know more about McGill Engineering, I hope that your visit to our web site will prove informative and useful.

In the event that you and I don’t have an opportunity to meet personally, I hope that you can take a few moments to learn about the guiding principles that underlie our Faculty’s work.

Warm regards,


Jim A. Nicell

Dean / McGill Faculty of Engineering



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