The McGill Faculty of Engineering proactively seeks partners from industry to collaborate with us in research and development, and education.
We engage with industry at many different levels and in many different ways, such as:
- Donations (funding or equipment)
- Scholarships and internships (undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows)
- Direct sponsorship or funding of research projects
- In-kind support of research projects
- Options/Licenses to McGill IP
- Student recruitment
- Overseeing student projects
- Peer review of graduate thesis and publications
- Panels and committees
- Networking & events
- Continuing education
- Executive education
University Advancement (UA) staff collaborates with the faculties, schools and departments of McGill University to meet the goals of the institution. UA’s many programs and activities help the University establish and maintain strong relationships with alumni, donors and potential donors. Learn more: UA
The McGill Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (McGill Engine) connects industry with the Faculty of Engineering professors and students, concentrating on building mutually beneficial business relationships and matching companies’ R&D needs with the Faculty’s expertise and capabilities.
Vivian Diniz, PhD, Ing.
Business Development Officer, McGill Engine Centre
Frank Dawson Adams Room 5C
vivian.diniz [at] mcgill.ca, tel: 514-519-1676
Vivian helps foster R&D collaborations and transfer of knowledge between faculty and industry partners. Her academic background includes a PhD in Chemical Engineering from McGill. Prior to joining the Engine, she worked as a process engineer for several years at multinational engineering firms in Canada, Brazil and Australia, and has acted as a technical patent advisor for a Montreal legal firm. Her mix of academic and industry expertise is ideally suited to achieve the goals of all involved with the McGill Engine Centre, the Innovation and Partnerships Office, and industry. Learn more: The McGill Engine.
The Faculty of Engineering through the McGill Engineering Student Centre (MESC) offers many services that allow companies to gain visibility among top engineering students, and help fill hiring needs for highly trained and talented engineers. Learn more: https://www.mcgill.ca/careers4engineers/employers
Research Commercialization and Technology Transfer
The Office of Innovation and Partnerships manages the intellectual property developed at McGill University. Among their responsibilities, the team protects intellectual property through the disclosure and patenting process, negotiates technology transfer (options, licenses) agreements with industry, and markets McGill inventions to potential licensees. Learn more: https://www.mcgill.ca/research/innovation
School of Continuing Studies
The McGill School of Continuing Studies’ mission is to anticipate and respond to the educational needs of our learners and partners, both domestic and international. Career and Professional Development (C&PD) has the programs and courses to boost one’s career. Our instructors are experts and leaders in many disciplines, sharing their hard-won experience in wide-ranging professions and industries such as Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Health Care, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, and Information Technology. C&PD offers innovative programs and courses that focus on real-life issues, applications and skills. C&PD also offers customized training for clients, with workshops and targeted training solutions provided on site at your company. Learn more: https://www.mcgill.ca/continuingstudies/
The McGill Executive Institute
The McGill Executive Institute offers cutting-edge, results-oriented seminars and custom executive education for leading companies, government services and non-profit organizations. Founded in 1956, the McGill Executive Institute provides business seminars and custom executive education using highly-rated faculty and support staff dedicated to a flawless customer experience. Our executive courses and management training programs are designed to address your career goals and your overall leadership skills. From key management practices to effective negotiation techniques to business development strategies, the McGill Executive Institute is your source for the tools you need to excel in today's dynamic business environment. Learn more: McGill Executive Institute