Global Health Nutrition and Food Security

Centre for Indigenous People’s Nutrition and Environment (CINE)

CINE was created in response to a need expressed by Aboriginal Peoples for participatory research and education to address their concerns about the integrity of their traditional food systems. Deterioration in the environment has adverse impacts on the health and lifestyles of Indigenous Peoples, in particular, nutrition as affected by food and food traditions.




Margaret A Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security

Childhood underweight is the leading risk factor for burden of disease and is responsible for over 2 million children dying per year, mainly in low-income countries. The goal of the Institute, part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is to become a magnet that attracts researchers, professionals, and students from all over the world, who are interested and passionate about working (and fighting) for a world free of hunger. The goal is for collaboration among colleagues in a wide range of disciplines, to launch novel ideas and initiatives. At McGill University the Global Food Security Institute counts on colleagues with a wide range of expertise, which allows them to work on fostering interdisciplinary research on food security at a local, national and international level. As part of its vision, the Institute is also supportive of initiatives and programs that allow students at the graduate and at the undergraduate level to get trained in all food security aspects. The Institute’s collaboration with governmental and non-governmental agencies throughout the world aims to assist policy makers and practitioners with the knowledge gained by colleagues and students in academia.


    McGill GHP Logo (McGill crest separated by a vertical bar from a purple globe and a partial arc with "McGill Global health Programs" in English & French)

McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which peoples of the world now gather. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

Learn more about Indigenous Initiatives at McGill.

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