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Welcome to the Macdonald Campus!

Students walking on the Macdonald Campus

McGill University is one of the world’s greatest universities and its Macdonald Campus is exceptional. Our international reputation, world class professors, superb field facilities and diverse student body make it a truly unique place to study. The Macdonald Campus, which occupies 650 hectares in a beautiful waterfront setting on the western tip of the island of Montreal, is home to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, as well as numerous research centres.

Over a hundred years old, our beautiful campus is located in the picturesque town of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. The campus is spread over 1600 acres of land containing research facilities, bike paths, an arboretum with walking and ski trails, working farm, greenhouses and much more. When you are not in class, you can spend time exploring all the west island has to offer. A free intercampus shuttle and good public transit links means the thriving metropolis of Montreal is also just a 40 minute bus or car ride away.


The strong sense of community among the students, faculty and staff at McGill’s Macdonald Campus make it an exceptional place to study. Students can earn internationally recognized degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level in the fields of natural sciences, environment, agriculture, food, applied economics, and engineering. A low student/teacher ratio means smaller classes and allows for much interaction between students and professors and creates a collaborative atmosphere.

Hands-on learning is what our programs all are about; many of our courses have field work, our Desert Ecology course occurs entirely in the field and internships and field semesters in places like Africa, Barbados and Panama are available. Our Dietetics program includes professional placements in hospitals, schools or places such as Health Canada in Ottawa; Food Science gives you the opportunity to work within the Food industry; and if agriculture is where your interests lie, you can do an internship on a working farm here, or abroad.

People are what make the difference at McGill. We have two of the most diverse campuses in North America, with students and professors from over 160 countries worldwide. This diversity has had a great and positive impact on campus life, from academics to residences, student government to sports and activities. Our students are bright, driven participators, ready to make a difference in the world.