McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

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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.

Our words matter.
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.

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


Webinar| Black Experiences in Healthcare

Black Experiences in Healthcare: A Historical Perspective

The Black Community Resource Centre (BCRC), in collaboration with SACE presents a webinar by Dorothy Williams, Ph. D., to address:

  • The poor health outcomes of the Black community from the perspective of history
  • Negrophobia in the Canadian context
  • The challenges faced by Canadian Black clinicians.
  • Canada’s Black domestic scheme and its impact on Black Women
Samir Shaheen-Hussain

Samir Shaheen-Hussain wins Haile T. Debas Prize

Samir Shaheen-Hussain, MDCM, is this year’s recipient of the Haile T. Debas Prize, established in 2010 to recognize Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) members who promote the ideals of equity and anti-racism through practical action. 

Forging a path towards diversity in medicine with a 400 percent increase in incoming Black medical students

One of the most underrepresented groups in medicine is the Black community. Systematic racism and discrimination have stacked the odds against prospective Black students, who have historically made up less than two percent of students admitted into McGill’s medical school.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Science’s Social Accountability and Community Engagement (SACE) Office is working on increasing that number through the creation of the Community of Support (CoS) program and the McGill Black Candidate Pathway.

Find out more about the CoS program

Kenneth Melville

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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