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About the Faculty of Science (Undergraduate)

About the Faculty of Science (Undergraduate)

Location

Location

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: Consisting of 15 schools and departments focused on teaching, research, and outreach — including the Redpath Museum, Canada’s oldest museum of natural history — and 20 research centres and institutes
  • Students: Over 4,000 undergraduate and over 1,000 graduate students
  • Over 250 faculty members, including tenured and tenure-track professors
  • Has ties with ten Nobel laureates: seven were Faculty of Science graduates, while three winners were either Science faculty members or staff
  • Canadian leader in astrophysics and cosmology, climate change and extreme weather, green chemistry, life sciences (developmental biology), earth systems science, biodiversity and conservation, nanoscience, social neuroscience, sustainability science, and artificial intelligence
  • Offers students a variety of Field Study opportunities, which take students out of the traditional classroom environment and into a world of strong interdisciplinary, international, and research-based education. Students have opportunities to work with local and indigenous communities, governmental agencies, and NGOs in places as far-ranging as East Africa, Barbados, Panama, and the Arctic
  • Offers 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
  • State-of-the-art facilities including 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 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 Project in University-Level Science Education (T-PULSE) conducts groundbreaking university-level science education research, and develops innovative and effective teaching methods for science instructors
  • The Office of Science Education pioneers new approaches to educational development by working with students, staff, and faculty to increase the use of evidence-based pedagogy in the Faculty of Science.
  • The Science Undergraduate Research Awards encourage top students to pursue research projects during their degree program
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2020-2021 (last updated Aug. 24, 2020) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Science—2020-2021 (last updated Aug. 24, 2020) (disclaimer)
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