Academic Programs and Research Centres & Institutes

Indigenous Health Professions Program

The Indigenous Health Professions (IHP) Program brings together all schools in the Faculty of Medicine plus other schools and faculties at McGill with an overall goal of improving the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

It spans the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, and the Schools of Social Work and Human Nutrition. Their partners include the Algonquin Nation, the Cree Nation, the Inuit, and the Mohawk Nation.


McGill Indigenous Studies Program

A program administered by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) that offers a minor in Indigenous Studies to undergraduate students.


Centre for Indigenous People's Nutrition and Environment

CINE is an independent, multi-disciplinary research and education center created by Canada's Indigenous leaders for participatory research and education to address their concerns about the integrity of their traditional food systems. Located on McGill's Macdonald Campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec.


Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

Housed in the Faculty of Law, the CHRLP The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is a focal point for innovative legal and interdisciplinary research, dialogue and outreach on issues of human rights and legal pluralism.


Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

IGSF supports cutting-edge research, teaching, and outreach activities in gender, sexuality and feminist studies. Hosts public events, supports student internships, and more.


Institute of Health and Social Policy

The Institute for Health and Social Policy is a Tri-Faculty Institute of the Faculties of Medicine, Arts and Law, and a unit of the McGill School for Population and Global Health. It occupies a central role at McGill University as a multidisciplinary centre for research, training and dialogue on issues of health and social policy. 


Institute for Human Development and Well-Being

IHDW is a transdisciplinary unit led by McGill's Faculty of Education. It draws together researchers from McGill's Departments of Family Medicine, Educational and Counselling Psychology, Integrated Studies in Education, Anthropology, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Psychiatry, the School of Urban Planning, the School of Social Work, and the Faculty of Dentistry.


International Community Action Network

The International Community Action Network (ICAN-McGill) works to advance the rights of the most marginal and disadvantaged communities of Palestine, Jordan and Israel through a successful network of nine academic and civil society partners, eleven front-line rights-based community action centres and hundreds of committed professionals and volunteers. 


Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium

MHERC consists of multiple projects directed by 7 faculty and 4 postdoctoral fellows at McGill University and the Université de Montréal. It has two main objectives:

  • Identify and investigate novel ethical frameworks to guide public policy and public health interventions that address health equity.
  • Produce policy-relevant academic work, as well as policy briefs aimed at population health professionals and policymakers.


McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

For more information about traditional territory and tips on how to make a land acknowledgement, visit our Land Acknowledgement webpage.

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