McGill Third Century Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

McGill Third Century Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (M3C)


As McGill marks its bicentenary, the McGill Third Century Postdoctoral Research Fellowship highlights its vision for embarking towards the third century. This includes imagining the professoriate and scholarship we seek to cultivate in our journey toward excellence in discovery, innovation, and social progress. Read further.


This initiative would allow McGill to make a pivotal contribution to developing a pipeline to the academy of emerging scholars who self-identify as members of underrepresented social groups. Researchers will be able to address some of the most pressing issues in public health and health inequalities, Indigenous reconciliation, democratic engagement, climate change and sustainability, migration and refugee displacement, income inequality, racial injustice, and food and housing insecurity with this support.

Meet the fellows

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Amber Rose Johnson

Faculty/Department: Department of English

Subject area: Contemporary experimental poetry and performance.

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Jayne Malenfant

Faculty/Department: Department of Integrated Studies in Education

Subject area: Intersections of education and homelessness – lived experience leadership and activism.

Tanya Matthews

Tanya Matthews

Faculty/Department: School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Subject area: Ethnography in Black communities in the Montreal area.

milka Nyariro

Milka Nyariro

Faculty/Department: Department of Family Medicine

Subject area: Integrating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Artificial Intelligence for Health & Oral Health Care.



Mentorship is a key feature of the McGill Third Century Fellowship. In addition to an academic supervisor, each fellow is supported by a team of two mentors: one a McGill faculty member, the other a person from outside the University selected to match the fellow’s goals, interests, experiences, and preferences.


"Through the fellowship, I have been able to expand my research and have had the privilege of working under the mentorship of an interdisciplinary team."
-Jayne Malenfant

"This fellowship has given me a starting point to focus on my research interest and has permitted me the opportunity to develop research that will support Black communities."-Tanya Matthews


"Key supports and mentorship across disciplines, as well as the companionship of amazing fellow scholars, have shifted how I am able to learn, understand, and mobilize knowledge as an early career researcher." -Milka Nyariro



For further information contact: equity.provost [at]


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