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We are committed to providing an inclusive environment where all feel welcomed, respected and safe. As members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, this is at the heart of who we are and what we do.

Applying to Medical School?

Join us to learn more about the Black Candidate Pathway, CEGEP level

Information Session for all CEGEP level Black students:
February 2, 2023, 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET


Welcome to the Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement

We strive to be socially accountable to our communities through excellence in education, research and clinical care, addressing priorities within our population.

Celebrating Diversity - Promoting diversity throughout the entire Faculty

Equity & Diversity Programs - Working in partnership with the communities we serve 

Student Support - Educational resources to support diversity and equity

Promoting equitable diversity at the Faculty level: Winners of the yearly Maude Abbott, Haile T. Debas and Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prizes were recognized in November 2022. Read more

The Community of Support program (CoS) aims specifically to increase the representation of Black students within medicine. 
Find out more

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences hosts several outreach programs encouraging underrepresented groups to McGill's Health Professional programs.
Learn more 

Global Vaccine Equity: Reflections, Lessons and a Way Forward

This discussion covers topics related to historical inequities, vaccine hoarding, patent laws and vaccine manufacturing challenges, the role of higher education institutions, and a productive way forward to mitigate global vaccine inequity.

Madhukar Pai
, MD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University
Marina Salvadori, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Joyeuse Senga, Master of Science in Public Health candidate, McGill University

Black History Month| February 2022

You are warmly invited to join the sixth celebration of Black History Month at McGill this February. This year’s theme is Reflections on Race and Medicine, and the Faculty is grateful to feature Keynote Speaker Dr. Damon Scott Tweedy, MD. Dr. Tweedy is a physician who is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. In 2015 Tweedy published his memoir, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine. Please visit the SACE events page for a complete list of Black History Month events.

Racial Capitalism, Segregation, and the
Historical Roots of Health Inequities, 1880-1950

With the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and the ensuing pandemic, racial health inequities in infectious disease once again came to the fore.

In this lecture, Dr. Samuel Kelton Roberts, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor of History (Columbia University School of Arts & Sciences) and Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences (Mailman School of Public Health), provides some historical context and reflects on the roots of our current crisis.

Kenneth Melville: A man of many firsts

Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Melville who came to Montreal in the 1920s, was one of the first Black medical students at McGill University. He graduated at the top of his class, and later in 1953 he became the Chair of McGill's Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 




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