About the Faculty of Science (Undergraduate)

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About the Faculty of Science (Undergraduate)

Location

Location

  • Dawson Hall
  • 853 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal QC H3A 0G5
  • Canada

The Science Office for Undergraduate Student Advising (SOUSA) and the Office of the Director of Advising Services of the Faculty of Science are located in Dawson Hall, room 405. SOUSA serves students in the B.Sc. and B.A. & Sc. degrees.

McGill's Faculty of Science

McGill's Faculty of Science

  • McGill’s second-largest faculty: 14 schools and departments, including the Redpath Museum, Canada’s oldest museum of natural history focusing on teaching, research, and outreach; 20 research centres and institutes
  • Students: 4,071 undergraduate, 959 graduate, and 132 postdoctoral researchers, for a total of 5,268 students
  • 270 faculty members, including tenured and tenure-track professors
  • Has produced nine Nobel laureates: seven were Faculty of Science graduates, while two winners were Science faculty members.
  • Faculty renewal: aided by a pool of innovative government initiatives such as the Canada Foundation for Innovation and its Canadian Excellence Research Chairs program; the Faculty has recruited more than 175 new professors since 2000.
  • Canadian leader in Astrophysics and Cosmology, Climate Change and Extreme Weather, Green Chemistry, Life Sciences (developmental biology), Earth Systems Science, Biodiversity and Conservation, Nanoscience, and Social Neuroscience
  • Offers students an important Field Studies Program, which takes students out of the classroom and into the world to conduct research in biodiversity, climate change, volcanology, geology, and marine biology, and to work with native populations, governments, and NGOs in places as far-ranging as Africa, Panama, Barbados, and Northern Canada
  • Established the Reginald Fessenden Professorships and Prizes in Science Innovation, the first such endowed program in Canada, to encourage and support the commercialization of research in science conducted by world-class scholars
  • McGill’s most multidisciplinary faculty, which conducts teaching and research in collaboration with many of the University’s other faculties, including Medicine, Engineering, Music, Arts, Education, and Management
  • Spearheaded the $120 million McGill Life Sciences Research Complex, consisting of the Francesco Bellini Building and Cancer Research Building, which are physically linked to the McIntyre Medical and the Stewart Biology Buildings
  • Established Canada’s first comprehensive Earth System Science Program, to study and research new forms of energy and gain a better understanding of climate change and natural hazards
  • The Tomlinson University Science Teaching Project conducts groundbreaking university-level science education research, and develops innovative and effective teaching methods for science instructors
  • Inaugurated the Office for Undergraduate Research and the Science Undergraduate Research Awards to encourage top students to connect with professors during their degree program and pursue research projects in fields of interest
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Mar. 1, 2016) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Science—2016-2017 (last updated Mar. 1, 2016) (disclaimer)