Moving evidence to policy for health, well-being and equity



The Institute for Health and Social Policy occupies a central role at McGill University as a multidisciplinary centre for research, training and knowledge mobilization on issues of health and social policy. The IHSP conducts and supports world-class research on how social conditions impact the health, well-being and resilience of people and communities, and leads programs designed to translate research findings into policies and programs on local, provincial, national and global scales. The Institute is committed to building collaborations with policymakers, communities and researchers to effectively move evidence to policy.

2019 Events


17 Elisa Gordon "African American Living Kidney Donors’ Preferences for Informed Consent for APOL1 Genetic Testing"

More information HERE!








April 29th-May 3rd

IHSP Research to Policy Dragon’s Den
Call for applications is now closed. More information here


3 Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry - "What is Disability? Theoretical Strategies to Define a Contested Concept"


April 3

“More than a Footnote: Women and Girls with Disabilities in Canada.”
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Co-sponsored by the McGill Nursing Collaborative for Education and Innovation in Patient and Family-Centred Care, the McGill Women’s Health Advocacy Club, the Disabled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada and the Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP)




March 26 

Panel Discussion - "Approaches to Universal Health Care: Perspectives from Taiwan"
Co-hosted by the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Department of East Asian Studies and sponsored by TECO.







21 Chris Barrington-Leigh - "What Makes Societies Happy? The Dawn of Happiness-guided Policy"













14 Adam Cureton - "Expressing Respect for People with Disabilities in Clinical Settings"











5 Daniel Béland - "Older and Wiser? Reflections on the Past and Future of Canada's Public Pension System"



What's New

Recruitment for our 2019 Language and Health Student Program is officially open!

Recruitment for our 2019 Fall Internship Program is now open!

IHSP Annual Conference - Housing, Health and Policy on May 23-24, 2019. For more information or to register, please visit our CONFERENCES page.