The gondola system in Medellín, Colombia was constructed to help connect underserved areas to the downtown core of the city, is heralded as a success story for reducing inequity.


Engaged across disciplines for our collective health and well-being


Welcome to the Department of Equity, Ethics and Policy! Part of McGill’s School of Population and Global Health, our department provides an interdisciplinary environment that aims to produce cutting-edge and impactful research on issues related to Ethics and Policy for the improvement of population health and health equity.



Education - Offering Master's Specialization in biomedical ethics

Research - Investigating social conditions that impact health, well-being and communities

Collaboration - Creating cross-sector community partnerships in support of healthy social policy

Student Funding

Students attending a lecture

We offer various student funding opportunities including internships, fellowships and other programs.

More about student funding

Research Highlight

Children in a street splashing and playing in clean water

McGill researcher, Christopher Barrington-Leigh, finds a happy trend in the 2022 World Happiness Report.

More about research highlights

Partnership Spotlight

Youth with Down's Syndrome working at a grocery store

The Disability Working Group is a collaboration platform for scholars, students, activists and practitioners.

The Disability Working Group

Land Acknowledgment

McGill University are situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka (Ga-niyen-ge-HAA-ga), which is has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee (Hoh-DEE-noh-SHoh-nee) and Anishinabeg (Ah-nish-ih-nah’-bey) nations.

We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.



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