This QES training and research exchange program builds on over 30 years of close inter-university collaborations between McGill University and University of the West Indies (UWI).  

This program acknowledges the important role youth are playing in climate action and aims to bring attention and action on climate change crises in Canada, the Caribbean region and globally.  

Linking cross-disciplinary research with practice between Canada and the Caribbean region around the theme of climate change adaptation and resilient communities through active partnerships with the expertise from faculty at McGill and UWI, and partner organizations. 


Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) 
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) 
Montreal Regional Public Health Department (DRSP) 


The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) is managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and Canadian universities. This program is made possible with financial support from the Rideau Hall Foundation. 

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