Chair's Message

It’s an honour to take the role of interim Chair of the department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health for the 2020-21 academic year.

Our more than 50-year history has been exciting and has placed the Department among the best in the world. In recent months, of course, members of our Department have been busy at the forefront of research and practice to address the COVID-19 pandemic, which has changed almost everything we do, including a shift to remote teaching for the fall. But we are looking ahead too. What does the future hold?

As we move into the School of Population and Global Health, we will maintain our leadership in our core fields, and we are more committed than ever to excellence in teaching and in research. But we don’t plan to sit still. As the strategic plans for the School take shape, we look to invest in targeted areas, in order to ensure that our Department maintains our high standards and our ability to innovate in research and teaching.

The future of public and population health sciences at McGill is bright. Our research is more important and relevant than ever, and our graduate programs will continue producing stellar researchers and practitioners who will make a difference and will contribute to improving the health and well-being of populations in Canada and worldwide well into the 21st century.

I invite you to join us on this exciting journey by visiting our website and becoming involved as a student, a volunteer, a donor or a partner.


Robert Platt


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