The following facilities are associated with the McGill Health Sciences.

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Downtown Campus

Buildings in the Downtown Campus

  • 1010 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1210, Montreal QC H3A 2R7
  • The Faculty of Medicine Admissions and University Advancement Offices are located in this building.
  • 3605 de la Montagne Street
  • Montreal, QC H3G 2M1
  • This building, built in 1925, comprises the administrative offices of the Faculty of Medicine.
  • 3647 Peel Street, Montreal, QC H3A 1X1
  • This building houses the Departments of Social Studies of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics.
  • 4920 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Suite 301, Westmount QC H3Z 1N1
  • The McGill Molson Informatics Unit is located in this building.
  • 5858 Côte-des-Neiges Road, Suite 300, Montreal, QC H3S 1Z1
  • The Department of Family Medicine is located in this building.
  • Arnold and Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre
  • 3575 Park Avenue, Montreal, QC H2X 3P9
  • The Arnold and Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre is located in La Cité Complex. This 18,000 square feet of space contains a surgical skills area, high fidelity simulation labs and 10 clinical encounter rooms. The Centre has debriefing rooms and a conference room with audiovisual links to the practice areas. All types of simulation modalities will be used there including standardized patients, task trainers, high fidelity simulation, and surgical simulation. This Centre will provide the next generation of doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists with unique educational opportunities to prepare them for the demands of clinical practice.
  • Beatty Hall
  • 1266 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H3G 1A8
  • Built in 1912, this heritage building was designed by Hogle and Davis architectural firm. In 1946 it was acquired by McGill and formerly housed the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
  • Charles Meredith House
  • 1130 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H3A 1A3
  • This elegant building, built for Charles Meredith, houses the Institute for Health and Social Policy. The Occupational Health teaching program also has some faculty offices, student offices, and teaching laboratories located there.
  • Davis House
  • 3654 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal, QC H3G 1Y5
  • Built in 1909 for contractor James T. Davis, this heritage building, designed by architects Edward and W.S. Maxwell, houses the administrative offices and the teaching and research facilities of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.
  • Gerald Bronfman Centre
  • 546 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H2W 1S6
  • This building houses the Department of Oncology.
  • Hosmer House
  • 3630 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal, QC H3G 1Y5
  • Built in 1901, for Ogilvie Flour Mill founder Charles Hosmer, this heritage building and its coach house, designed by architect Edward Maxwell, houses teaching and research facilities of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.
  • Hosmer House Annex
  • 3541 de la Montagne, Montreal, QC H3G 2A2
  • Some of the teaching facilities of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy are located in this building.
  • Hugessen House
  • 3666 McTavish Street, Montreal, QC H3A 1Y2
  • This building houses 4 Administrative Excellence Centres (AEC).
  • Irving Ludmer Psychiatry Research and Training Building
  • 1033 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1
  • In 1943 a large building and site were donated as a basis for the development of an Institute of Psychiatry. The building was reconstructed to permit the establishment of a 50-bed unit, together with extensive research laboratories, and opened in 1944.
  • In 1946 the first day-hospital in the world was opened at the Institute and in 1953 a 50-bed wing was added. In 1985, another wing, housing in-patient services, psychology and occupational therapy, was added.
  • The Irving Ludmer Psychiatry Research and Training Building of the Department of Psychiatry was built by McGill University in 1963, providing an extensive and modern research facility.
  • Lady Meredith Annex
  • 3706/3708 Peel Street, Montreal, QC H3A 1W9
  • This annex is the new on-campus social space for medical students, complete with computers, study desks, sofas, and other furnishings, and also houses the Faculty of Medicine Communications Office and the Offices of Student and Resident Affairs.
  • Lady Meredith House
  • 1110 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H3A 1A3
  • This building currently houses the Division of Experimental Medicine; the Centre for Medical Education; the offices of Occupational Health and Distance Education; the Faculty Development Office; and the McGill Continuing Professional Development Office.
  • Lyman Duff Medical Building
  • 3775 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A 2B4
  • Opened for use in 1924, the building is situated on the northeast corner of University Street and Pine Avenue. It is occupied by the Pathology Department, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Nephrology Division, the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, the Sheldon Biotechnology Centre, and an Administrative Excellence Centre (AEC).
  • McGill University Genome Quebec Innovation Centre
  • 740 Doctor Penfield Avenue, Montreal, QC H3A 0G1
  • Completed fall 2002, the six-storey structure was constructed to help meet the critical demand for modern and cross-disciplinary research space. The Centre is shared by several groups: the Montreal Genome Centre; the Montreal Proteomics Centre; the Genome Quebec Expertise Centre; the Mass Spectrometry Unit; the Bone Research Centre; bio-business incubators; the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain; and the Centre of Genomics and Policy.
  • McGill University Life Sciences Complex
  • 3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal, QC H3G 0B1
  • 1160 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H3A 1A3
  • Opened in 2008, this 340,000-square-foot system of buildings houses over a dozen core facilities expressly designed to encourage cross-disciplinary research and interaction. This complex encompasses the existing McIntyre Medical Sciences Building and the Stewart Biology Building and integrates two new state-of-the-art facilities: the Francesco Bellini Life Sciences Building and the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre. It is home to 60 principal investigators and 600 researchers, with 50 percent of floor space dedicated to laboratories.
  • McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
  • 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal, QC H3G 1Y6
  • This 15-storey building, completed in 1965, contains the students' related administrative services of the Faculty of Medicine, as well as the Life Sciences Library; the Osler Library of the History of Medicine; the Departments of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Physiology; the McGill Global Health Programs; and a number of special research units.
  • Morrice House
  • 1140 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H3A 1A3
  • This building houses the Clinical and Health Informatics Research Group.
  • Place Mercantile Building
  • 2001 McGill College Avenue, Montreal, QC H3A 1G1
  • The Faculty of Dentistry and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders both relocated to this site, which is located at the corner of McGill College Avenue and Sherbrooke Street. The building houses Dentistry's administrative offices; Oral Health and Society Research Group; the teaching laboratories and classrooms; and the Undergraduate Teaching Clinic (formerly at the Montreal General Hospital), and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders administrative offices, faculty laboratories, and classrooms (formerly in Beatty Hall).
  • Purvis Hall
  • 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H3A 1A2
  • Purvis Hall, one of several old mansions in the historic “Golden Square Mile” of Montreal, is situated at the corner of Peel and Pine. This building is dedicated to the administrative offices, teaching, and research activities of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health.
  • Rabinovitch House
  • 3640, rue de la Montagne, Montreal, QC H3G 2A8
  • This building houses the Centre for Research on Brain, Language, and Music; research facilities of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy; and the McGill Phonathon.
  • Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building
  • 3640 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A 0C7
  • This building, opened in 1911, houses the research wet laboratories and research administration of the Faculty of Dentistry, offices and laboratories of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, the Programs in Whole Person Care, and the Polypeptide Hormone laboratory.
  • Wilson Hall
  • 3506 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A 2A7
  • The Ingram School of Nursing shares this main campus building with the School of Social Work.

Macdonald Campus

Buildings in the Macdonald Campus

  • Macdonald-Stewart Building
  • 21,111 Lakeshore Rd., Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9
  • This building, completed in 1978, houses the administrative offices and laboratories for the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition and the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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McGill University Teaching Hospitals

McGill University Teaching Hospitals

The teaching hospital network of McGill University is an integral part of the research, teaching, and clinical activities of the Faculty of Medicine. By agreement and tradition, the administration, medical staff, and scientific personnel of these institutions are closely integrated with McGill University and form the basis for the clinical departments of the Faculty of Medicine.

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) / Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM) is a merger of seven teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The activities of the MUHC are carried out at the following locations:

  • The Montreal Children's Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Chest Institute, and the Cedars Cancer Centre at the Glen Site
  • 1001 Décarie Boulevard
  • Montreal QC H4A 3J1
  • Telephone: 514-934-1934
  • Website: muhc.ca/glen
  • The Montreal General Hospital
  • 1650 Cedar Avenue
  • Montreal QC H3G 1A4
  • Telephone: 514-934-1934
  • Website: muhc.ca/mgh/dashboard
  • The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
  • 3801 University Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 2B4
  • Telephone: 514-398-6644
  • Website: muhc.ca/mnh/dashboard

Each year the MUHC receives over 700,000 ambulatory visits (clinics only), approximately 40,000 in-patient stays, and trains over 600 residents and 300 clinical fellows, as well as 700 undergraduate medical students and 400 foreign students. In addition, the MUHC Nursing Department and the McGill University Ingram School of Nursing train nearly 200 student nurses, as well as nurses pursuing graduate degrees.

The MUHC has close to 14,000 health care and other personnel working within the organization's eight clinical missions:

  • The Montreal Children's Hospital;
  • The Lachine Hospital;
  • Medicine;
  • Surgery;
  • Neurosciences;
  • Mental Health;
  • Women's Health;
  • Cancer Care.

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and health care hospital research centre. The Institute is the research arm of the MUHC affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and a major training and teaching centre to over 1,200 graduate students, postdocs, and fellows devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental and clinical research. Operating at the forefront of knowledge, innovation and technology, it is inextricably linked to the clinical programs of the MUHC, ensuring that patients benefit directly from the latest research-based knowledge. More information is available at http://muhc.ca/research/dashboard.

The newest addition to the MUHC is one of the most innovative academic health centres in North America. It has brought together our legacy sites the Montreal Chest Institute, the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Children's Hospital and a new Cancer Centre onto one site: the Glen. At the Glen site, our vision of excellence is taking shape by integrating health care, research, and teaching on a whole new level. With custom-built facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and nurturing healing environments, we are pushing the boundaries of innovation for our current generation and those to come. Renovations are also underway at our other MUHC sites—the Lachine Hospital, the Montreal General Hospital, and the Montreal Neurological Hospital—as we continue to strive to provide the best care for life for our patients and families.

For more information on the MUHC, visit www.muhc.ca.

There are three other principal teaching hospitals:

Jewish General Hospital (Centre intégré universitaire de santé et services Sociaux (CIUSSS) du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)

  • 3755 Côte Ste-Catherine Road
  • Montreal QC H3T 1E2
  • Telephone: 514-340-8222
  • Website: www.jgh.ca

Since 1934, the Jewish General Hospital has served patients of diverse religious, linguistic and cultural backgrounds who reside in Montreal, throughout Quebec, and beyond. As one of the province's largest acute-care hospitals, this 637-bed McGill University teaching hospital admits nearly 24,000 patients per year, while handling approximately 693,000 outpatient visits, more than 75,000 emergency visits and nearly 4,000 births. The JGH is widely recognized for excellence in various specialties, including oncology at the Segal Cancer Centre, cardiology, neonatology, orthopedics, family medicine, aging, and emergency medicine in a new and significantly upgraded Emergency Department. In addition, several services—including Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Coronary Care, and the operating rooms—are scheduled to open in a new critical-care pavilion in early 2016. The hospital has been designated by the government of Quebec as one of Montreal's five major service centres; as a provincial centre for high-risk obstetrical and neonatal care; and as a breast referral and investigation centre.

Treatment is provided by approximately 695 affiliated doctors, many of whom have teaching appointments at McGill University, as well as 265 medical residents per year, together with nursing and a wide range of allied health services. The Jewish General Hospital carries out more than 22% of the training for McGill's Faculty of Medicine and is home to several of the University's programs, including the McGill AIDS Centre, the McGill Centre for Translational Research in Cancer, the McGill Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology Program, and the McGill Menopause Clinic. The hospital's Lady Davis Institute is acknowledged as a world leader in many fields of research, including cancer (the Terry Fox Molecular Oncology Group), aging (the Bloomfield Centre for Studies in Aging), epidemiology (the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies), nursing (the Centre for Nursing Research), AIDS, cardiovascular disease, genetics, emergency medicine, nephrology, and the psychosocial aspects of illness. The outstanding quality of this work has often enabled the Lady Davis Institute to attract more funding per researcher than any other hospital-affiliated research institution in Quebec.

More information is available at www.jgh.ca.

St. Mary's Hospital Center (Centre intégré universitaire de santé et services Sociaux (CIUSSS) de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)

  • 3830 Lacombe Avenue
  • Montreal QC H3T 1M5
  • Telephone: 514-345-3511
  • Website: www.smhc.qc.ca

St. Mary's Hospital Center (SMHC) is an acute-care specialized McGill University affiliated teaching hospital with 271 adult beds. Its official designation as a university affiliated teaching hospital or a CHAU (Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire) further reinforces its commitment and ability to deliver high quality health care while playing a leading role in the areas of teaching and research. It is responsible for the training of a large cohort of undergraduate and post-graduate students in Medicine and the allied health disciplines.

Over 4,300 babies are delivered annually at St. Mary's, which is the first hospital in Montreal to have received the World Health Organization's (WHO) international recognition of Baby Friendly Hospital Status by the Quebec ministry of health. There is a progressive and active Family Medicine Centre recognized for its teaching. The Hospital also provides numerous highly specialized services such as renal dialysis, oncology, geriatric assessment and psycho-geriatric, nuclear medicine, C.T. scanning services, as well as MRI exams. There are more than 120,000 out-patient clinic visits, 10,000 procedures through the surgical day center, and over 11,000 patient admissions, in addition to ambulatory care visits, annually.

The Hospital is noted for its devotion to patients, motivation toward the achievement of excellence, and compassionate care. The laboratory department is the only hospital lab in the province currently certified by the College of American Pathologists since 1995. SMHC is also proud to be Canada's first hospital facility to receive the EcoLogo Program's Environmental Stewardship Award, presented to organizations in recognition of their environmentally friendly actions.

Visit the St. Mary's Hospital Center website at www.smhc.qc.ca to learn more.

Douglas Mental Health University Institute (Centre intégré universitaire de santé et services Sociaux (CIUSSS) de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)

  • 6875 LaSalle Boulevard
  • Montreal QC H4H 1R3
  • Telephone: 514-761-6131
  • Website: www.douglas.qc.ca

Founded in 1881, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute has a triple mission of care, research, and teaching. A member of the McGill Integrated University Health Network (RUIS McGill) and affiliated with the World Health Organization, it offers hospitalization and extensive out-patient ultraspecialized services.

The Hospital provides child and adolescent, adult, and geriatric clinical services, and is dedicated to treating patients in the least restrictive manner possible, with a major focus on rehabilitation and successful reintegration into the community. It offers training for residents in psychiatry, as well as for medical and paramedical students from a wide range of disciplines.

The Douglas Institute is one of the largest research centres in mental health in the country, with a team of over 70 scientists and clinical researchers and around 200 university students. This team is devoted to making better sense of the causes of mental disorders-whether genetic, environmental, cultural or social-as well as developing diagnostic tools, treatments and prevention methods. Also, the Douglas Institute Research Centre is home to McGill University centres in schizophrenia, aging and suicide as well as the Montreal Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Training in Mental Health, which offers consultation services, research and teaching programs here and abroad.

More information is available at www.douglas.qc.ca.

Hospitals Affiliated with McGill University

Hospitals Affiliated with McGill University

The following centres and hospitals have been approved by, and have contracted with, McGill University for participation in teaching and research in one or more departments and services:

  • CSSS de la Montagne (CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal)
  • 1801 boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal QC H3H 1J9
  • www.csssdelamontagne.qc.ca
  • CSSS Cavendish (CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal)
  • 6484 Monkland Avenue, Montreal QC H4B 1H3
  • www.cssscavendish.qc.ca
  • Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital (CISSS Laval)
  • 3205 Place Alton Goldbloom, Laval QC H7V 1R2
  • hjr-jrh.qc.ca/en
  • Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre (CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal)
  • 7005 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montreal QC H4B 1T3
  • www.constance-lethbridge.qc.ca
  • MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre (CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal)
  • 7000 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal QC H4B 1R3
  • www.mabmackay.ca
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Clinical Facilities for Dentistry

Clinical Facilities for Dentistry

The McGill University Undergraduate Teaching Dental Clinic, previously located in the Montreal General Hospital, is now located at:

  • Place Mercantile
  • 2001 McGill College Avenue, Suite 500
  • Montreal QC H3A 1G1
  • Canada

At the Clinic, students in the undergraduate program are taught under the guidance of the dental staff to carry out various phases of clinical dentistry and related laboratory procedures. They attend this clinic daily except for such time as may be taken up by lectures or other University work.

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Facilities for Human Nutrition

Facilities for Human Nutrition

The Mary Emily Clinical Nutritional Research Unit is located on 7 Maple Street in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

The Unit was developed in 1995 with the objective to create a facility dedicated to in-patient human nutrition experimentation using precisely controlled diets. The Unit is housed in a detached 5,000 sq. ft. building located at the perimeter of the Macdonald Campus with easy access to the community at large. This Unit is capable of supporting 12 research subjects on an in-patient basis. The facility is unique in Canada, in that it allows strict, in-house monitoring and testing of research subjects over prolonged periods while they consume diets prepared in-house. The first floor houses a state-of-the-art metabolic kitchen to prepare foods in a controlled manner including sitting area for consumption of meals. The second floor houses an interview room to provide for attainment of written ethical consent/assent. A research/clinical assessment room is dedicated to procedures including blood sampling by a phlebotomy team or clinical staff in adults, infants and children.

The Unit is a self-supporting initiative which is available for use by external researchers. For further information regarding collaborative or independent extramural research interests, contact the Director of the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

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Research Centres

Research Centres

Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain

  • Suite 3100, Genome Building
  • 740 Doctor Penfield Avenue
  • Montreal QC H3A 0G1
  • Telephone: 514-398-8975
  • Fax: 514-398-8121
  • Website: painresearchcenter.mcgill.ca

Pain research at McGill University is carried out by The Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, which comprises researchers from the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Science. The main goal of the Centre is to bring together the McGill community of basic and clinical pain researchers to promote research that will result in cures for chronic pain. Through its own activities and international collaborations, the Centre focuses on new discoveries and their clinical applications that will improve the prevention and treatment of chronic pain.

Artificial Cells and Organs Research Centre

This Centre concentrates on interdisciplinary research on the application of artificial cells in medicine and biotechnology. The present research emphasis is on artificial cells, regenerative medicine, nanomedicine, enzyme replacement therapy, biotechnology, blood substitutes based on nanobiotechnology, biomaterials, bioencapsulation of enzymes, cells, micro- organisms, and stem cells, especially artificial cells containing bone marrow stem cells for liver regeneration. The members of this centre come from different specialties in McGill ranging from the basic science Departments of Physiology, Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering to clinical divisions in the McGill teaching hospitals. This Centre has an international network of partners; more details are available on the Artificial Cells and Organs Research Centre website. The Centre Office is in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building.

Biomedical Ethics Unit

The Biomedical Ethics Unit (BEU) offers graduate courses in bioethics. These include electives for medical students, in-hospital courses, lectures and rounds for residents and other health care workers. The BEU also administers the Master's specialization in Bioethics, which is available to students in the Faculties of Medicine, Law, Religious Studies, and the Department of Philosophy. The program emphasizes the conceptual and practical aspects of bioethics and ordinarily takes two years to complete. Current faculty members have training in philosophy, religious studies, medicine, history, anthropology, sociology, epidemiology, molecular biology, and law. The BEU faculty and trainees are active in a variety of interdisciplinary research areas and have expertise in clinical trials research, genetics, pediatrics, innovative technologies, access to care, public health ethics, health inequalities, biosecurity, anti-aging research, end-of-life care policies, and pharmaceutical development. We also provide in-hospital clinical ethics consultation services and serve on the Clinical and Research Ethics Committees for the McGill teaching and affiliated hospitals.

BEU members and research associates actively collaborate with faculty across McGill, as well as nationally and internationally in research, teaching, and clinical activities. There are currently five faculty members plus affiliate members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research

  • 740 Doctor Penfield Avenue, Room 2207
  • Montreal QC H3A 0G1
  • Telephone: 514-398-6028
  • Fax: 514-398-4020
  • Website: www.bone.mcgill.ca

The Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research was established in October 2001 to promote and facilitate research and training in the areas of bone, cartilage and periodontal disease. The Bone Centre currently represents the interests of more than 60 clinical and fundamental scientists, many of whom are recognized leaders in research pertaining to disorders such as arthritis, osteoporosis, metastatic and metabolic bone disease and developmental disorders of the skeleton and oral cavity.

The Centre provides advanced instrumentation for hard tissue research, acts to increase the research capacity of its members and to translate advances into improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases involving the skeleton and oral cavity.

Centre for Medical Education

  • Lady Meredith House
  • 1110 Pine Avenue West, Room 205
  • Montreal QC H3A 1A3
  • Telephone: 514-398-4987
  • Fax: 514-398-7246
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/centreformeded

The Centre for Medical Education promotes excellence and scholarship across the continuum of health sciences education. More specifically, the Centre for Medical Education at McGill:

  • Encourages innovation and excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Serves as a resource for curriculum development in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing health sciences education.
  • Stimulates interest in educational research and development.
  • Conducts research and scholarly work in health sciences education.
  • Ensures that research advances the field of health sciences education and informs educational practice.

The Members of the Centre for Medical Education represent diverse backgrounds and disciplines and are involved in:

  • Educational planning, curriculum design and program evaluation.
  • Faculty development and educational consultations.
  • Research in health professions education.
  • Dissemination of educational innovations and research findings.
  • Mentorship of students, residents, fellows, and colleagues.

The Centre for Medical Education offers a variety of educational opportunities to students, residents, and faculty. Of interest to medical students is the Medical Education Electives Program, which is a one-month elective for those considering a career in teaching or academic medicine. For more information, visit: www.mcgill.ca/centreformeded/educationalopps/electives or contact Dr. Michelle Elizov, Director of the Electives Program.

Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music

  • 3640 rue de la Montagne
  • Montreal QC H3G 2A8
  • Telephone: 514-398-6962
  • Fax: 514-398-8123
  • Website: www.crblm.ca

The Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM) at McGill University is a Regroupement Stratégique whose mission is to promote research and training in the areas of language and music neuroscience, performance, and development. Participating universities include McGill, Université de Montréal, UQAM, and Concordia. Our infrastructure for language and music research is unparalleled, including research facilities located in the McGill Faculties of Medicine, Science, Arts, and Education, as well as the International Laboratory for Brain and Music Research (BRAMS) located at the Université de Montréal. Our specific objectives include:

  1. promoting the scientific study of language and music neuroscience, performance, and development;
  2. stimulating interdisciplinary and cross-domain collaboration among researchers on basic and applied problems in language and music;
  3. fostering innovative research training for graduate and postdoctoral students;
  4. disseminating research findings to clinical and educational end-users;
  5. forming national and international partnerships.

Our goal is to develop a fundamental theoretical, behavioral, and neuroscientific understanding of the neurobiological, social, and communicative processes of language and music.

Centre for Translational Research in Cancer

  • Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
  • Jewish General Hospital
  • 3755 Côte Ste-Catherine, Room E538
  • Montreal QC H3T 1E2
  • Telephone: 514-340-8222 ext. 5418
  • Fax: 514-340-8708
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/translational-research-cancer

The aim of the Centre is to facilitate the translation of the exciting novel findings made in fundamental laboratories into testable hypotheses for evaluation in clinical trials in oncology. There are currently extremely high quality clinical research activities at McGill, and the fundamental investigations of cancer biology by McGill scientists are recognized worldwide. The Centre provides the infrastructure to bring these investigators together in order to synergize their efforts at generating novel and promising translational research. This provides a structured focus for these activities and will accelerate the testing of potential benefits derived from scientific discovery.

The Centre provides core functions to enhance translational research, including a Tissue Bank, Clinical Research Unit, and a Molecular Modeling Program. The unique interaction of clinician-scientists and Ph.D. researchers provides an important strength to novel therapeutic development programs. There is significant interaction with biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry.

The Centre provides a high quality environment for training clinician-scientists in cancer research. The trainees include both graduate students (Experimental Medicine, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Pathology) as well as Ph.D. and M.D. scientists interested in postdoctoral experience working specifically on clinically oriented or relevant models or problems.

McGill AIDS Centre

Based at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at the Jewish General Hospital

The McGill AIDS Centre coordinates, facilitates and promotes teaching, research and treatment activities relating to HIV infection and AIDS at McGill University and its affiliated teaching hospitals. McGill University has been among the foremost institutions in Canada to study and treat HIV infection and AIDS. McGill scientists, researchers, and clinicians have carried out work in every area of this health problem. The Centre firmly believes that the study and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS must be interdisciplinary, and thus the fields of medical science and social science must complement each other. The Centre enhances this work by helping researchers, scientists and clinicians at McGill to carry out the complex research that is needed to understand, prevent and treat HIV infection both in Canada and around the world.

McGill AIDS Centre scientists play an important role through collaboration with their counterparts in developing countries in which HIV is endemic. Our scientists have played lead roles in articulating a need for access to antiretroviral drugs for all in need, regardless of where they live or ability to pay. Educational and training activities will be augmented to ensure there is sufficient manpower for the growing HIV epidemic. The care and treatment of persons who are infected with HIV or who have developed AIDS will be enhanced through coordination of these activities at McGill hospitals and clinics. Furthermore, the Centre will provide a forum for the input and participation by people with HIV infection or with AIDS in this research, teaching, and care.

McGill International TB Centre

  • Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
  • 1001 boulevard Décarie, Glen Block E
  • Program Mail Drop EM3 3211
  • Montreal QC H4A 3J1
  • Telephone: 514-934-1934, ext. 42815
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/tb

The McGill International TB Centre brings together over 20 investigators with expertise ranging from economics to mouse models, working both at an academic centre and with a number of collaborating groups around the world.

The Centre includes researchers interested in biomedical, clinical, epidemiologic, and social determinants of TB. Additionally, the studies we conduct serve as the basis for both methodologic developments applicable to other diseases (e.g., molecular epidemiology) and substantive investigations that may apply to other categories of diseases (e.g., common themes between mycobacterial diseases and inflammatory bowel disease). Our investigators have a wide range of collaboration, between themselves and with numerous groups outside of McGill, and Canada, for the study of TB and other mycobacterial diseases.

Please contact us for more information about the Centre and its ongoing activities.

McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging

The McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging (MCSA) is committed to investigating causes and possible treatments of the dementias, especially Alzheimer's disease. During the past decades, the MCSA has played a pioneering role in identifying genetic abnormalities leading to an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. The Memory Clinic of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit, under the leadership of Dr. Serge Gauthier, is focusing on improved therapies, long-term treatment of subjects affected by dementia, and enhancing the quality of life of patients and caregivers.

Prevention, the new major focus of aging research, has been identified as an important objective in dementia research by national and international institutes (Alzheimer Society of Canada, National Institute of Aging USA) and is a priority of McGill University over the next decade. The MCSA contributes to this effort with its Dementia Prevention Program (www.ponder.mcgill.ca). This program, in close cooperation with the Douglas Institute and other research centres in Quebec, will allow community prevention and initiate optimal treatment for affected individuals while providing researchers with important data about possible predictors of dementia.

Further, the MCSA has established a computational infrastructure devoted for teaching neuroimaging in dementia for fellows, graduate, and postdoctoral students. This infrastructure program is under the direction of Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto, M.D., Ph.D. Finally, research in the field of neuroimaging has been focusing on the early detection of dementia, and AD prevention. Our clinic collaborates with other experts at McGill University using the most advanced and sensitive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) protocols to evaluate patients with mild cognitive complaints. The PET and MRI technologies, combined with our clinical expertise, allow for early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the condition causing memory deficits.

Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre

  • 1160 Pine Avenue West
  • Montreal QC H3A 1A3
  • Telephone: 514-398-3535
  • Fax: 514-398-6769
  • Website: www.mcgillgcrc.com

The mission of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre is to bring together internationally renowned scientists who are devoted to cancer research and provide them with state-of-the-art resources so that they can fully contribute to the worldwide effort of developing novel approaches for the improvement of the diagnosis, treatment, and management of this disease. Investigators within the Cancer Centre have made significant contributions toward the molecular understanding of diseases such as cancer which can be exploited to better stratify cancer and facilitate the development of novel therapeutic approaches.

The Goodman Cancer Research Centre provides an internationally recognized training ground for the next generation of investigators who will pursue research in the life sciences and cancer.

The Goodman Cancer Centre plays a key role in reaching out and educating the public on the fundamentals of cancer research and understanding the causes of cancer, its prognosis and treatment.

Further information is available at Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre.

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Access to all of the McGill University Library branches and to the Library's licensed electronic resources is available to all McGill faculty, staff, and students. Information on locations, opening hours, collections, and services can be found at www.mcgill.ca/library. Several of the library branches are likely to be of particular interest to health sciences users.

Life Sciences Library

The Life Sciences Library service point, located on the third floor of the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, provides borrowing access to course reserves materials. McGill faculty, staff, and students can also request materials from other library branches or through the interlibrary loan service (ILL) and pick them up at this service point. A life sciences librarian is available for research assistance during service hours.

The Library's hours vary throughout the year and are available on the website noted above or by telephoning 514-398-4475.

Osler Library of the History of Medicine

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine is physically and intellectually connected to the Life Sciences Library. The Library has as its nucleus the 8,000 volumes willed to McGill University in 1919 by Sir William Osler (one of its most famous pupils and teachers). The collection now totals over 90,000 volumes including older, rare materials as well as current books and periodicals about the history of the health sciences and related areas.

The Osler Library is open to all who wish to consult its collections and current material is available for loan to all McGill faculty, staff and students. The Library is open on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and in July and August is also closed on Fridays.

Schulich Library

The Schulich Library, which occupies the Macdonald-Stewart Library Building, has an extensive collection of books and journals in the physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences subject areas, including the Wendy Patrick Collection of consumer health titles. Life Sciences liaison librarians have their offices in the Schulich Library and are available for consultation. The Library's hours vary throughout the year and are available on the website noted above or by telephoning 514-398-4769. Faculty members and graduate students in the departments served by the Schulich Library may apply to obtain access to the library after closing hours.

Macdonald Campus Library

The Macdonald Campus Library, located in the Barton Building, is a primary resource for Dietetics and Human Nutrition users. The Library's collection encompasses a wide variety of resources in agriculture, food and animal science, nutrition, the environment, ecology, plant science, and agricultural engineering. The Library's hours vary throughout the year and are available on the website noted above or by telephoning 514-398-7881.

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