Facilities

Facilities

The following facilities are associated with the McGill health sciences.

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Buildings

Buildings in the Faculty of Medicine

  • 680 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal QC H3A 0B8
  • This building houses the Ingram School of Nursing, the offices of Undergraduate Medical Education, Postgraduate Medical Education, Interprofessional Education, the Social Accountability and Community Engagement, and the Medical Education Systems.
  • 772 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal QC H3A 1G1
  • The Administrative Excellence Centre #3 is located in this building.
  • 845 Sherbrooke Street West
  • The Department of Critical Care is located in this building.
  • 1010 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal QC H3A 2R7
  • The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Office, the University Advancement (UA) Office and the Building and Infrastructure Management Office (BIMO) 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 and Health Sciences. The Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé et Services Sociaux (RUISSS) McGill is also located in this building.
  • 3647 Peel Street, Montreal QC H3A 1X1
  • This building houses the Department of Social Studies of Medicine.
  • 5100 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Suite 720, Montreal QC H4A 3T2
  • The Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology and two Administrative Excellence Centres (#7 and #9) are located in this building.
  • 5252 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Suite 400, Montreal QC H4A 3S5
  • The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences is located in this building.
  • 5858 Côte-des-Neiges Road, Suite 300, Montreal QC H3S 1Z1
  • The Department of Family Medicine and the Administrative Excellence Centre #4 are located in this building.
  • Bellini Building
  • 3649 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal QC H3G 0B1
  • Completed in 2008, this building was expressly designed to encourage cross-disciplinary research across the health sciences fields, including the McGill University Research Centre on Complex Traits and the Structural Biology Centre. The atrium is a must see for its wood paneling and the remarkable artwork Des soleils et des cellules.
  • Cancer Research Building
  • 1160 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H3A 1A3
  • Also completed in 2008, this building rose from the bedrock of Mount Royal. It's the home of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute. Its large glass windows attest to the core philosophy of exchange amongst researchers and between researchers and the public. Do not miss Le Retour, the distinctive public artwork at the front of the building.
  • Davis House
  • 3654 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal QC H3G 1Y5
  • Built in 1909 for contractor James T. Davis, this heritage building houses the administrative and faculty offices and teaching facilities of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.
  • Duff Medical Building
  • 3775 University Street, Montreal QC H3A 2B4
  • Opened 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 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the Sheldon Biotechnology Centre, the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Communications Office.
  • Genome Building
  • 740 Dr. Penfield Avenue, Montreal QC H3A 0G1
  • The newly created Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Institute of Genomic Medicine is located in this building. In concert with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and affiliated hospitals within the McGill University Health Centre, this Institute will maximize opportunities for clinical interventions in high-priority fields where McGill is already an established leader—such as cancer, neuroscience and mental health, chronic inflammatory diseases, and infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
  • By harnessing the interdisciplinary expertise and research infrastructure across McGill's faculties, the Institute seeks to implement a full spectrum approach to genomic medicine, which draws on information from all of a person's genes and how they interact to inform an individual's clinical care. McGill researchers will work to lead breakthrough research aimed at the development of cutting-edge diagnostic tools, targeted treatments, and new pharmaceuticals and preventative vaccines. Additionally, the Institute's social sciences pillar will draw on expertise across the University to lead important research on the ethical, policy, and legal implications of genomic medicine.
  • Hosmer House
  • 3630 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal QC H3G 1Y5
  • Built in 1901, for Ogilvie Flour Mill founder Charles Hosmer, this heritage building houses the administrative and faculty offices and teaching and research facilities of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.
  • Hosmer House Annex
  • 3541 de la Montagne, Montreal QC H3G 2A2
  • Built in 1901, for Ogilvie Flour Mill founder Charles Hosmer, this heritage coach house is home to the teaching facilities of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.
  • Hugessen House
  • 3666 McTavish Street, Montreal QC H3A 1Y2
  • This building houses two Administrative Excellence Centres and the offices of the Indigenous Health Professions Program and the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4).
  • 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 1963, the Irving Ludmer Psychiatry Research and Training Building was built by McGill University, and in 1985, another wing, housing in-patient services, psychology, and occupational therapy, was added.
  • Active labs, researchers and administrative staff of the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology & Neurosurgery are currently located in this building.
  • Lady Meredith Annex
  • 3706/3708 Peel Street, Montreal QC H3A 1W9
  • This annex is the social space for medical students, complete with computers, study desks, sofas, and other furnishings, and also houses the WELL Office (Wellness Enhanced Lifelong Learning).
  • Lady Meredith House
  • 1110 Pine Avenue West, Montreal QC H3A 1A3
  • This building houses the Institute of Health Sciences Education and the Faculty Development Office.
  • Macdonald-Stewart Building
  • 21111 Lakeshore Rd., Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue QC H9X 3V9
  • This building, completed in 1978, houses the administrative offices and laboratories for the School of Human Nutrition and the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • McGill University Life Sciences Complex
  • 3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal QC H3G 0B1
  • 1160 Pine Avenue West, Montreal QC H3A 1A3
  • The Life Sciences Complex encompasses four interconnected buildings: McIntyre Medical Sciences, Stewart Biology, Francesco Bellini, and Cancer Research. The last two buildings are state-of-the-art facilities that bridge the first two. The Complex houses a dozen of scientific platforms and close to 2,000 researchers, postdoctoral fellows, undergraduate and graduate students, and technical personnel in its 340,000 square feet.
  • McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
  • 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal QC H3G 1Y6
  • This 15-storey building, completed in 1965, is home to the Departments of Biochemistry, Physiology, and Pharmacology and Therapeutics, a section of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute, the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, and the McGill Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre. It also houses the Department of Medical Information Technology (MedIT) and the Research and Graduate Studies Offices. The building boasts various learning spaces such as large amphitheatres and several interactive-learning rooms. The recently renovated cafeteria offers both fresh food and a bright environment with a lounge on the side.
  • Place Mercantile
  • 2001 McGill College Avenue, Montreal QC H3A 1G1
  • This building, located at the corner of McGill College Avenue and Sherbrooke Street, houses the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences’ administrative offices, teaching laboratories and classrooms as well as its undergraduate teaching clinic. It is also home to the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Office for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), the McGill Clinical and Health Informatics, the Office of Accreditation and Education Quality Improvement as well as the School of Population and Global Health which comprises the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, and the two new departments: Equity, Ethics and Policy, and Global and Public Health.
  • Rabinovitch House
  • 3640, rue de la Montagne, Montreal QC H3G 2A8
  • This building houses the Centre for Research on Brain, Language, and Music, and a research lab of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.
  • Les Galeries du Parc Mall (La Cité)
  • 3575 Parc Avenue, Suite 5640, Montreal QC H2X 3P9
  • The Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL) plays a vital role in the training of health care students, residents, and practitioners at McGill University. Located in the lower level of the Galeries du Parc mall, the SCSIL occupies 31,000 square feet of space, including a technical skills area, a high-fidelity simulation suite, 10 clinical encounter rooms, a simulated patient ward, a hybrid operating room, a virtual reality trainer room and a simulated apartment. In our risk-free and technologically-immersive simulated clinical environments, learners can safely practice procedural and communication skills, and engage in interprofessional team training to gain valuable expertise. Through world-class simulation-based education, research, and innovation, we aim to provide the best possible health care to the communities we serve.
  • Also based at SCSIL is the Office of Education Technology and E-Learning Collaboration for Health (Ed-TECH) for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Office of Ed-TECH leverages the power of technology to create engaging and innovative learning experiences that provide foundational knowledge to support learners across the educational continuum.
  • Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building
  • 3640 University Street, Montreal QC H3A 0C7
  • This building, opened in 1911, houses the research wet laboratories and the research administration of the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, the offices and laboratories of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, the Department of Human Genetics, the McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, and the Polypeptide Laboratories. The Maude Abbott Medical Museum is also located in this building.
  • Campus Outaouais
  • 200-525, boul. de l'Hôpital, Gatineau (Québec) J8V 3T4
  • Depuis plus de 30 ans, l’Université McGill, le CISSS de l’Outaouais et les autorités régionales qui ont précédé le CISSS collaborent à renforcer la capacité du réseau de santé en Outaouais. Les étudiants en médecine et médecins résidents qui ont la possibilité de faire l’ensemble de leur formation en Outaouais sont plus susceptibles de tisser des liens durables dans la région et de choisir de s’y établir pour exercer.
  • L'ouverture du Campus Outaouais de McGill en 2020 permet aux étudiants de suivre les quatre ans du programme d’études médicales de premier cycle (programme MDCM) de la Faculté, ainsi que leur résidence, en français, en Outaouais.
  • L’enseignement de la médecine et la formation en résidence en Outaouais bénéficient d’une implication importante des différents spécialistes (médecine de famille, chirurgie, médecine interne, psychiatrie, pédiatrie, obstétrique, gynécologie, gériatrie, dermatologie, cardiologie, néphrologie, orthopédie, neurochirurgie, chirurgie vasculaire, médecine d’urgence, anesthésiologie, radiologie, et ophtalmologie).
  • Visitez le site web du Campus pour plus de renseignements: mcgill.ca/campusoutaouais/.
  • For the past thirty years, McGill, the CISSS de l’Outaouais and the CISSS’ predecessors have worked together to help improve the regions’ health care capacity. Offering students the opportunity to study medicine and complete their residency training in Outaouais encourages them to set down roots and establish their medical practice in the region.
  • The launch of McGill’s Campus Outaouais in 2020 allows students to complete the Faculty’s four-year undergraduate medical education program (MDCM), as well as their residency, in French, in Outaouais.
  • Teaching and residency training in Outaouais includes various specialties (family medicine, surgery, internal medicine, psychiatry, paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology, geriatrics, dermatology, cardiology, nephrology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, radiology, and ophthalmology).
  • Visit the Campus’ website for more info: mcgill.ca/campusoutaouais/.
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Hospitals

Hospitals in McGill Health Sciences

McGill University Designated Teaching Hospitals

McGill University Designated 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 and Health Sciences. 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 and Health Sciences. The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) / Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM) is a merger of seven teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University.

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) offers specialized and multidisciplinary tertiary and quaternary care of exceptional quality focused on the needs of adult and pediatric patients, in a bilingual environment, making it one of the most comprehensive teaching hospitals in North America. Every year, the MUHC receives more than 539,891 ambulatory visits; admits over 34,280 inpatients; performs more than 28,566 surgeries; and delivers almost 2,997 babies yearly.

Affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of McGill University, the MUHC contributes to the evolution of medicine by attracting clinical and scientific experts from around the world, evaluating cutting-edge medical technologies, and training tomorrow's healthcare professionals.

Our activities are carried out at the following locations:

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

The MUHC is a community of more than 16,000 people working within the organization's seven clinical missions: Medicine, Surgery, Neurosciences, Mental Health, Women's Health, Cancer Care and the Montreal Children's Hospital. In 2021–2022, our workforce comprised 3,825 nurses licensed practical nurses and orderlies; 2,125 health professionals other than physicians and nurses (includes some residents and technicians); 3,287 researchers, investigators, students, post-doctoral fellows, and other members of the Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC); 1,457 physicians; 76 dentists; 118 pharmacists; 328 managers; 2,357 office staff; 2,560 other professionals; 684 active volunteers.

In addition to our clinical expertise, we are proud of the quality and rigour of our clinical and scientific training. All MUHC physicians are appointed professors at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University. Each year, we welcome around 3,400 students and interns from university and college levels, as well as from professional schools. In 2020–2021, there were 1,803 nursing students, 759 medical students, 695 adult and pediatric medical residents,153 adult and pediatric medical fellows, 18 general medicine residents in adult and pediatric dentistry, and 1 adult oral and maxillofacial surgery resident.

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and healthcare research centre. The Institute, which is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of McGill University, supports more than 500 researchers and nearly 1,472 research trainees devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental, clinical, and evaluative research at the Glen site and the Montreal General Hospital. Its research facilities provide a dynamic multidisciplinary research environment that fosters collaboration and leverages discoveries aimed at improving the health of patients across their lifespan. The RI-MUHC is supported in part by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS). More information is available at rimuhc.ca.

The MUHC acts as the server laboratory for the Montreal-multi-institutional cluster of OPTILAB. In addition to the MUHC, the cluster includes laboratories in the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, the CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal and the CISSS de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

In 2015, the MUHC brought together our legacy sites—the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Children's Hospital, the Montreal Chest Institute, and the Cedars Cancer Centre—onto one site: the Glen. At the Glen site, our vision of excellence is taking shape by integrating healthcare, 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 Montreal General Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Hospital and the Lachine 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 muhc.ca.

There are three other principal teaching hospitals:

Jewish General Hospital (a member facility of the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal / Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de 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: jgh.ca

Since 1934, the Jewish General Hospital has served patients—of diverse religious, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds—who reside in Montreal, elsewhere in Quebec, and beyond. As one of the province's largest acute-care hospitals, this 637-bed McGill University teaching hospital admits more than 22,000 patients per year, while handling approximately 578,000 outpatient visits; more than 84,000 emergency visits; and more than 3,600 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 addition, several services—including the Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Coronary Care, and the operating rooms—opened in a new critical-care pavilion in 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. In addition, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the JGH played a leading role in treatment and care, having been designated by the provincial government in early 2020 as one of the first healthcare centres to provide in-patient treatment to adults who were ill with the virus.

Treatment is provided by approximately 850 affiliated doctors, many of whom have teaching appointments at McGill University, as well as more than 300 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 Health Sciences and is home to several of the University's programs, including the McGill Centre for Viral Diseases (encompassing research formerly conducted by 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), cardiovascular disease, genetics, emergency medicine, nephrology, and the psychosocial aspects of illness. The outstanding quality of this work has enabled the Lady Davis Institute to rank among the leaders of Quebec’s hospital-affiliated research institutions in attracting high levels of funding per researcher.

More information is available at jgh.ca.

St. Mary's Hospital Center (Montreal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre/Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)

  • 3830 Lacombe Avenue
  • Montreal QC H3T 1M5
  • Telephone: 514-345-3511

St. Mary's Hospital Center (SMHC) is an acute-care specialized McGill University affiliated teaching hospital with 273 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.

In 2021–2022, over 3,400 babies were delivered 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. St. Mary's also has 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 94,960 out-patient clinic visits; 8,672 procedures through the surgical day centre, and over 13,459 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.

St Mary's Research Centre is embedded in St Mary's Hospital Center. Visit the St. Mary's Research Centre page to learn more.

Douglas Mental Health University Institute (Montreal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre /Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)

  • 6875 LaSalle Boulevard
  • Montreal QC H4H 1R3
  • Telephone: 514-761-6131
  • Website: 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 and Social Services Network (RUISSS McGill) and affiliated with the World Health Organization, it offers hospitalization and extensive out-patient 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. There are more than 113,000 interventions carried out annually in all programs combined.

The Douglas Institute is one of the largest research centres in mental health in the country, with a team of 70 scientists and clinical researchers and more than 250 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.

The Douglas Research Centre is also 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.

Visit the Douglas Research Centre website to learn more.

Institutions Affiliated with McGill University

Institutions Affiliated with McGill University

As part of the Quebec Government’s health care reform in 2015, most health care institutions merged and grouped into larger entities called either a Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS), or a Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS). In general, contracts of affiliation are no longer between individual hospitals and the University but between these larger entities and the University.

The following institutions have contracts of affiliation with McGill University for participation in teaching and research in one or more departments and services:

  • McGill University Health Centre
  • muhc.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:

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 Clinical Nutrition Research Unit is a state-of-the-art research facility located 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 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. It is equipped with technology for comprehensive physiological assessments of body composition and sampling of biospecimens; an exercise area equipped to precisely measure metabolic parameters; cutting-edge research kitchen and dining observation room to study eating behaviours and deliver controlled feeding studies; a sensometric food lab with wearable devices to measure neural and behavioural responses to food and retail stimuli; a computing lab to analyze "big data" from biological and nutritional assessments; and a first-in-Canada food pharmacy to deliver personalized nutrition to patient groups for chronic disease management.

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 Human Nutrition.

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Research Centres

Health Sciences Research Centres

Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain

Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain

  • Lyman Duff Medical Building
  • 3775 University Street, Suite 100
  • Montreal QC H3A 2B4
  • Telephone: 514-398-8975
  • Fax: 514-398-8121
  • Website: mcgill.ca/painresearch

Founded in 2003, the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain at McGill University is one of the top pain research centres in the world. The Centre comprises over 40 clinical and fundamental researchers from the Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, and Science. Its main goal is to bring together the McGill community of basic and clinical pain researchers to promote interdisciplinary research that will breach the traditional silos and result in cures for persons suffering from chronic pain. Through world-class educational and community outreach activities, cutting-edge research activities, and international collaborations, the Centre focuses on new discoveries and their clinical applications to improve the prevention and treatment of chronic pain.

Artificial Cells and Organs Research Centre

Artificial Cells and Organs Research Centre

  • McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Room 1002/1004
  • 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler
  • Montreal QC H3G 1Y6
  • Telephone: 514-398-3512/3514
  • Fax: 514-398-7452
  • Website: medicine.mcgill.ca/artcell

This centre concentrates on interdisciplinary research on artificial cells first invented here (Chang, McGill,1957, Science 1964) and since evolved into micro-nano systems; nanomedicine; nanobiotherapeutics; nanobiotechnology; nanotechnology; blood substitutes based on nanobiotechnology; hebiannualmoperfusion; bioencapsulation of enzymes, cells, stem cells, probiotics; regenerative medicine; delivery systems for drug, enzymes, genes, etc.

At present, the members of this centre at McGill come from different specialties: Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Pathology, Surgery, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Chemical Engineering. This is an international centre with 2 international societies, which coordinates biannual meetings around the world. It is the emeritus editor's office for the international journal Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology (2020-) and Editor's Office for a book series titled Regenerative Medicine, Artificial Cells, and Nanomedicine. It is also the office of the Honorary president and coordinator of the International Network of Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes and Biotechnology.

This centre's website is a public service website with reviews, papers, videos, books, and monographs, all complimentary from the director. It is the major international reference source in this area.

Centre for Research in Reproduction and Development

Centre for Research in Reproduction and Development

  • The Research Institute, MUHC Glen Site
  • 1001 Decarie Blvd.,E-M0.3509
  • Montreal QC H4A 3J1
  • Telephone: 514-207-9887
  • Website: mcgill.ca/crrd

The Centre for Research in Reproduction and Development (CRRD), originally established as the Centre for the Study of Reproduction in 1982, is among the longest-standing research centres at McGill and was a founding partner of the FQRNT-funded Réseau Québecois en Reproduction (RQR). Today, the interdepartmental and interdisciplinary CRRD is home to more than 30 principal investigators, 70 graduate students, 50 fellows and research associates, and 30 technical support staff from 15 departments, 4 faculties, and 8 divisions at the University. With such critical mass, the CRRD has established itself as one of the most productive and dynamic research hubs for young and established researchers committed to the science of reproduction and development.

The research programs of our members span a wide range of diverse and complementary topics, including understanding the basic biological mechanisms that control developing eggs and sperm within the gonads, how the reproductive hormones are produced and exert their effects, how the developing embryo implants into the uterus and establishes communication with its mother, causes and cures for conditions such as pre-eclampsia and intra-uterine growth retardation, and the effects of environmental pollutants and disease on the development of the eggs and sperm and of the fetus. We use both animal model systems and human clinical studies to reach our research objectives.

The CRRD enables and promotes interactions between investigators at McGill, other universities in Quebec, across Canada, and internationally.

Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music

Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music

  • 3640 rue de la Montagne
  • Montreal QC H3G 2A8
  • Telephone: 514-398-6962
  • Website: 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 and Health Sciences, 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.

Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health

Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health

  • 3801 University Street, Basement
  • Montreal QC H3A 2B4
  • Email: info [at] ludmercentre.ca
  • Website: ludmercentre.ca

The Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health advances multi-omics, big-data research in normal and abnormal brain development—neurological and psychiatric. It is a collaboration between McGill, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (The Douglas), the Jewish General Hospital’s Lady Davis Institute (JGH/LDI), and Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital (The Neuro).

The Centre encompasses researchers, their labs and trainees, based in the McGill faculties of Science and Medicine and Health Sciences, and their three hospitals' partners (The Douglas, JGH, The Neuro), and

  • Develops innovative, interoperable and open-source neuroinformatics infrastructure.
  • Leads and supports the application of largescale big-data approaches to brain research.
  • Mentors and trains transdisciplinary researchers in the application of big-data research.

    Dr. Alan Evans leads the Neuroimaging and Neuroinformatics Pillars (the McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience-MCIN) at The Neuro. A James McGill Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery, he is the Scientific Director of three McGill-led transdisciplinary initiatives: the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform, The Helmholtz International BigBrain Analytics Learning Laboratory, and Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives.

    Dr. Celia Greenwood leads the Genomics, Bioinformatics & Statistical Genetics Pillar. She is a James McGill Professor in the departments of Oncology, Human Genetics & Epidemiology; Biostatistics & Occupational Health; and the Division of Cancer Epidemiology; and the Graduate Program Director of the Ludmer-supported Quantitative Life Sciences (QLS) PhD program at McGill.

    Dr. Patricia P Silveira leads the Genomic & Epigenetics Pillar. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and Leads the Environmental Adversity, Neurodevelopment and Mental Health research group at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Dr. Silveira is a member of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child at the Harvard School of Medicine.

The Ludmer Centre Single-Cell Brain Initiative gift donated in November 2022 by the Ludmer Foundation is the next chapter in a legacy of excellence.

The Centre will support these initiatives with their three partners:

  1. The Douglas:
    • Single-cell analysis of psychiatric disorders
    • Single-cell studies of animal models of psychopathology
    • Single-cell techniques to study postmortem human brain
  2. The Neuro:
    • Single-cell studies of iPSC-derived brain cells
    • Single-cell investigation of organoids
    • Single-cell studies of neurological disorders
  3. Lady Davis Institute:
    • Single-cell bioinformatics
    • Single-cell study of brain cancers
    • Single-cell proteomics

To learn more, contact us or participate in a Ludmer event.

McGill Centre for Research in Neuroscience

McGill Centre for Research in Neuroscience

  • Montreal General Hospital, Livingston Hall, L7 132
  • Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
  • 1650 Cedar Avenue
  • Montreal QC H3G 1A4
  • Telephone: 514-934-8094
  • Fax: 514-934-8216
  • Website: mcgill.ca/crn

The McGill Centre for Research in Neuroscience (CRN), which was officially established as a University Centre in 1986 under the leadership of Dr. Albert Aguayo, is a vibrant research centre that brings together basic and clinical scientists in highly interactive research groups.

With construction of new CRN laboratories in 1993 and continued expansion since, the group has broadened its focus to include research into the development of neural tissues, synapse formation, and plasticity, the assembly and function of neural circuits, and behavior, while maintaining its strengths in regeneration and repair. Broadly speaking, research at the CRN has the following major goals:
  • 1) to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of central nervous system (CNS) function
  • 2) to determine how the CNS is assembled during development and
  • 3) to discover how it can be remodeled in response to injuries or disease.

The CRN has been and remains home to some of Canada’s most distinguished neuroscientists. We number more than 60 trainees and staff at any time, including postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, undergraduates, and technicians. The CRN offers a program to train pre-doctoral students for an M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree, as well as postdoctoral Ph.D. or M.D. graduates for careers in biomedical research.

McGill Centre for Translational Research in Cancer

McGill Centre for Translational Research in Cancer

  • Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
  • Jewish General Hospital
  • 3755 Côte Ste-Catherine
  • Montreal QC H3T 1E2
  • Telephone: 514-340-8222 ext. 28873
  • Website: mcgill.ca/translational-research-cancer

The great challenge faced by the oncology research community is the translation of laboratory and clinical research data into clinical outcomes of benefit in the assessment, treatment and prevention of cancer. Established in 1996, thanks to a generous endowment gift from the Goldfarb Family Foundation and the Alexander Family Foundation, the MCTRC aims to facilitate the translation of the exciting novel findings from fundamental research laboratories into testable hypotheses for evaluation in clinical trials in oncology (bench-to bedside translation).

The Centre provides the infrastructure to bring fundamental and clinician researchers together in order to synergize their efforts at generating novel and promising translational research. This provides a structured focus for these activities and accelerates the testing of potential benefits derived from scientific discovery. Over the years, the MCTRC researchers have been key in discovering, testing and translating new treatment options and diagnostic markers that leads to new cancer management guidelines, and improving cancer care to Canadians.

The Centre provides core functions to enhance translational research, including:
  • Two core clinical research programs: (a) the Clinical Research Unit (CRU), highly specialized in early phase and complex trials of new agents, involves patient monitoring and sample taking; (b) Clinical Research Program runs later stage studies of new therapies that are closer to clinical approval.
  • The Research Molecular Pathology Centre integrated with Optilab, houses state of the art Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Gene Expression Profiling, and Digital Pathology Platforms and has the goal to generate and offer multi-dimensional technologies toward identifying actionable genetic alterations and molecular drivers of cancer phenotypes that can be seamlessly transferred in the clinical setting.
  • Six biobanks with more than 7,000 participants and 60,000 samples: a) Central Biobank: gastro intestinal, head and neck cancers; b) Breast Cancer Biobank; c) Gynecologic Cancer Biobank; d) Lymphoma Biobank; e) Montreal Immune Related Adverse Events (MIRAE) Biobank: related to cancer immunotherapies; and f) McGill Clinical Genomics (McG) Biobank: studying the risk of common complex, rare and infectious diseases. In the past year, the JGH biobanks worked as a group to establish institutional biosafety guidelines regarding the biobanking activities during the pandemic, with a laboratory space dedicated to work with COVID-19 positive specimens. An SOP for remote consenting was also developed promptly.
  • The Proteomics Centre integrated with Optilab, a first in Quebec to have certified environment with standardized SOPs to allow for the most rapid translation of proteomics assays into the clinical practice, ultimately improving quality of cancer care in the province by improving precision medicine.
  • The Augmented Intelligence & Precision Health Program: using handcrafted radiomics and machine learning multiple deep neural network architectures for image analysis and prediction modeling using various imaging modalities including CT and MRI.
  • Molecular modeling Platform for new drug discovery: Computer-aided drug design (CADD) is a very useful technology to computationally screen chemical databases against 3-D structures of the target proteins and rank compounds according to the predicted binding affinity. CADD is commonly used in the process of drug discovery due to the rapidly increasing amount of 3-D protein structures available and, the cost and time efficiency of the CADD in drug development. This platform provides expertise in CADD and constitutes a successful model of accelerating the translation of scientific discovery from the different fundamental research laboratories into potential clinical applications.

The Centre also provides a high quality environment for training clinician-scientists in cancer research. Trainees include both graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D. students) from the departments of Experimental Medicine, Human Genetics, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, and Pathology) and M.D. scientists interested in clinically-relevant cancer research.

The unique interaction of clinician-scientists and Ph.D. researchers provides an important strength to novel therapeutic development programs. As part of the Segal Cancer Centre located at the Jewish General Hospital, the MCTRC has been forging partnerships with other provincial (iTMT, QCC, Q-CROC) national (Exactis, MoH-CCN) and international (CCC19 and WIN Consortia) research groups as part of its commitment to conducting cutting-edge fundamental, translational and clinical research in cancer and providing training for the next generation of cancer researchers.

McGill Centre for Viral Diseases

McGill Centre for Viral Diseases

  • Lady Davis Institute, Room F-318
  • Jewish General Hospital
  • 3999 Côte Ste-Catherine
  • Montreal QC H3T 1E2
  • Telephone: 514-340-8260
  • Contact: mcvd_admin.fmhs [at] mcgill.ca ( )
  • Website: mcgill.ca/mcvd/

The McGill Centre for Viral Diseases (MCVD) was established in 2020 following the transformation of the McGill AIDS Centre. Its mission is to provide solutions to public-threatening viral diseases by advancing research, education, and patient care through inter-disciplinary efforts.

Members of MCVD have built world-class research programs in basic virology, immunology, drug discovery, epidemiology, population health and clinical research. They focus on major viral diseases including HIV/AIDS, chronic viral infections and cancer, influenza, COVID-19, emerging and re-emerging viral infections. They are also dedicated to training the next-generation of healthcare professionals and researchers with the ultimate goal of strengthening and growing our capacity of investigating and controlling viral diseases, as well as preparing for future viral pandemics.

Dr. Chen Liang is the Centre's inaugural Director. He took the role of the Interim Director of the McGill AIDS Centre in 2018, and led the efforts of launching the McGill Centre for Viral Diseases. The leadership of the MCVD also includes Dr. Marina Klein, Associate Director for Clinical Research, and Dr. Andrew Mouland, Associate Director for Basic Research ( mcgill.ca/mcvd/about-us/leadership). Ms Elisa Xu is the Centre's coordinator.

McGill International TB Centre: PAHO / WHO Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis Research

McGill International TB Centre: PAHO / WHO Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis Research

  • Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
  • 5252 de Maisonneuve West, Room 3D.58
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • H4A 3S5
  • Telephone: 514-934-1934, ext. 32128
  • Fax: 514-484-1424
  • Website: mcgill.ca/tb

Founded in 2014, the McGill International TB Centre, a WHO Collaborating Centre for TB Research, is a world leader in the interdisciplinary study of TB.

Our TB Centre aims to make a positive contribution to ending the TB epidemic in Canada and globally, especially in high-burden countries and among the most vulnerable population groups, through interdisciplinary research, training and capacity building and equitable research partnerships.

Our Centre brings together 37 investigators (27 members from McGill and the RI-MUHC and 10 associate members) who have research expertise spanning from basic biomedical methods to clinical, epidemiological and social sciences. Members work includes the development, evaluation and implementation of new diagnostic tests and strategies, as well as new treatment regimens for TB infection and disease. Our Centre also includes 7 International Community Advisory Board members (5 TB survivors and 2 people in charge of the coordination).

Please visit our website at mcgill.ca/tb.

McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging (MCSA)

McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging (MCSA)

  • 6825 boulevard LaSalle
  • Verdun QC H4H 1R3
  • Telephone: 514-766-2010
  • Website: http://mcsa.ca/

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. Established in 1985 to develop and offer specialized services for the elderly, MCSA has grown into a multi-disciplinary academic unit dedicated to gerontological research and postgraduate teaching. The MCSA research scope is broad, encompassing mechanisms of aging as well as prevention of age-associated disorders. Since its inception, the MCSA remains dedicated to transformative research and counts numerous teaching, public education, and research accomplishments. The Centre has achieved international recognition and outreach, continuously attracting students, young scientists and international collaborators in Alzheimer’s Disease research. The Centre’s scientific production and visibility through many highly cited contributions attest to its excellence and world-class research positioning.

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, developed by Professor Emeritus Dr. Serge Gauthier, continues to focus on improved therapies, long-term treatment of subjects affected by dementia, and enhancing the quality of life of patients and caregivers. Over the last 37 years the priority of the MCSA evolved to primary prevention of cognitive decline, early diagnosis, and treatment for persons with mild or prodromal symptoms, and best treatments for patients with various types of dementia. The importance of genes such as ApoE as risk factors and as predictors of response to treatment in Alzheimer’s Disease was one of the significant contributions of the MCSA to the field of aging. Another achievement of the MCSA is the strong link with academic research centres worldwide, including Brazil, China, and Germany, which is reflected by a steady flow of students and visiting scholars from these countries, among others.

In Canada, the MCSA created the academic trial network C5R and has hosted consensus meetings on the best evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of various types of dementia. The current focus of the MCSA is on prevention, and the development of tools and methods to allow earliest diagnosis and intervention of age-related disease. Prevention 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 that was launched in 2012, entitled “Prevention of Neurodegenerative Disease in Everyone at Risk” (P.O.N.D.E.R.). This program was rebranded in 2020 and is now called SNAP, “Screening of Neurobehavioural Abnormalities in the Aging Population.” SNAP, aims to characterize both normal aging and disease, as well as risk and protective factors. SNAP still aims at utilizing cognitive performance as a tool to screen for dementia at early stages. SNAP features a website that provides free online cognitive assessments and encompasses a comprehensive approach towards the study of variables associated with neurodegeneration in the elderly population. The website is currently available for participants! To register and play the free cognitive training games, please visit: www.snap-test.ca (under construction until 2023).

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. The Translational Neuroimaging Laboratory at the MCSA aims to understand how toxic proteins cause brain damage in Alzheimer’s Disease patients. We also develop novel methodologies for early detection of these toxic proteins in the persons without symptoms (refer to the Translational Neuroimaging Laboratory website). 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.

Other MCSA Projects:

TRIAD: Translational Biomarkers in Aging and Dementia (Pavilion Crossroads)

The Translational Biomarkers in Aging and Dementia (TRIAD) is a longitudinal observational cohort specifically designed to study mechanisms driving dementia. The TRIAD cohort focuses on advanced personalized and preclinical dementia diagnosis. We study dementia markers and their progression from pre-symptomatic stages to the onset of the Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. The TRIAD cohort assesses the trajectory of multiple imaging and fluid biomarkers in clinical populations and serves as a benchmark for testing novel biomarkers of dementia. For information, please visit: triad.tnl-mcgill.com/.

International Dementia Conference Series (IDC)

The scope of the International Dementia Conference Series (IDC) is to promote exchanges between students/trainees and established scientists in the field of Dementia. It is a space for scientists from around the world and is aimed at facilitating collaborative endeavors through the discussion of the works presented. These presentations constitute the frontiers of knowledge in Dementia research and promote the cultivation of new ideas and directions to pursue. This series also aims to embody the translational nature of research by bringing together specialists in in vitro studies focused on understanding individual biological constituents of disease, in vivo studies whereby these individual constituents are studied in the context of model organisms of disease, and in clinical studies where we find emergence of these constituents in humans affected by disease. This level of communication across the hierarchy of research environments will be a crucial component towards finding lasting solutions. For information, please visit Team | International Dementia Conference Series (i-dcs.org).

Young Caregiver groups

The McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging is pleased to announce that in September 2022, two support groups were created for the children of patients with major neurocognitive disorders before the age of 65, such as early-onset Alzheimer's disease. This is the first initiative of its kind in Quebec. Given the rarity of their situation, few services are available to them. MCSA wishes to offer this population information and a non-judgmental space where they can share their story to contribute to the democratization of this important but unknown role. For further information, including our conference series entitled: “Ensemble, Nous Prenons Soins.”, please contact mallery.landry [at] affiliate.mcgill.ca.

Brainy Boomers Lecture Series

In 2007 the MCSA Education Committee established the “Brainy Boomer Lecture Series“ in order to support its objectives, raise awareness and educate the community at large. These public series are presented by academic professionals and medical specialists and the goal of the series is to suggest and initiate practical steps to improve brain health, to prevent other age-related disorders and to promote healthy lifestyle choices for our senior population. Topics include Successful Aging, Exercise for Seniors, and Culinary Cooking Classes. For lectures, please visit the MCSA’s YouTube channel. For further information (registration free), please email us at brainy.boomer-mcsa [at] mcgill.ca.

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Research Institutes

Health Sciences Research Institutes

Institute of Health Sciences Education

Institute of Health Sciences Education

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

The Institute of Health Sciences Education (IHSE) opened its doors in 2019 and builds upon the historic legacy of the Centre for Medical Education which originated in 1975. The Institute promotes excellence in research and practice across the continuum of health sciences education. Health sciences education encompasses medical education, health professions education, and biomedical sciences education, amongst other domains of concern.

The aims of the Institute of Health Sciences Education are to:
  • Catalyze and support scholarship around cutting-edge research questions in health sciences education;
  • Foster the translation of health sciences education research into educational practice;
  • Support capacity building in educational research methodologies and theories;
  • Encourage innovation and excellence in teaching and learning in health professions and health sciences education; and
  • Offer formal and informal educational programs for future leaders in health sciences education research and practice.

With an active interest in the advancement and transformation of health sciences education and practice, members of the IHSE consist of researchers, educators, clinicians, and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Bringing together research and practice, this unique mix of individuals investigate important educational questions, and move beyond traditional departmental and disciplinary boundaries to create new knowledge, enable capacity-building, and promote knowledge translation in the field.

The Institute of Health Sciences Education offers a variety of educational opportunities for health professions practitioners, educators, students, residents, and faculty.

  1. The Graduate Certificate Program in Foundations of Health Sciences Education is an interdisciplinary blended distance learning program where learners gain knowledge of current education theories as well as the expertise to apply this knowledge in health sciences curriculum design, instruction, assessment, and program evaluation. Participants will also learn to apply concepts of educational leadership, scholarship and research design across a range of educational settings.
  2. The Scholarship in Medical and Health Sciences Education program is designed for medical and health sciences students and residents who are interested in developing capabilities related to educational research. Participants will develop, or participate in a project in progress, that applies educational theories and methodologies, to an educational research question.
  3. The Foundations in Medical and Health Sciences Education program, a non-clinical elective offered on an annual basis in Period 6 of the rotation schedule, which generally falls between November-December of the calendar year. The elective is intended to expose students and residents to the field of medical and health sciences education through interactive lectures, group discussions, individual and group projects, and participation in the activities of the Institute of Health Sciences Education.
  4. The new 4-year PhD program in Health Sciences Education is designed for individuals eager to develop expertise in research, educational scholarship, knowledge translation (including written and oral communication), leadership, research mentoring, capacity and career building, and grant writing. The program aims to: advance societal health and well-being, and the quality and safety of patient care; promote teaching in health care of the highest possible quality; advance the field of health sciences education research; and contribute to building and sustaining a vibrant, inter-disciplinary, inter-professional, and practice-informed community

For more information, visit: the IHSE website.

Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute

Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute

  • 1160 Pine Avenue West
  • Montreal QC H3A 1A3
  • Telephone: 514-398-3535
  • Fax: 514-398-6769
  • Website: mcgill.ca/gci

The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute, affiliated with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, is a recognized world-class research institute contributing to innovative developments in the treatment and ultimately the cure for cancer. Our scientists and clinician scientists are tackling the most challenging problems in cancer research through a multidisciplinary approach, supported by world-leading Innovation Platforms and a dedicated staff of research and administrative professionals. The mission of the Institute is to understand what drives cancer in order to better prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease.

The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute provides an internationally recognized training ground for the next generation of investigators who will pursue research in the life sciences and cancer. The Institute 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 its treatment.

Further information is available at the Institute's website.

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital)

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital)

  • 3801 University Street
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2B4
  • Telephone: 514-398-6644
  • Website: mcgill.ca/neuro

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a world-leading Open Science institute dedicated to brain/neuroscience research, training, and advanced patient care. The Montreal Neurological Institute is a McGill University research and teaching institute. The Montreal Neurological Hospital is part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre.

Founded in 1934 by neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield, The Neuro is the largest specialized neuroscience research and clinical centre in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. Our mission is to understand the brain, find cures and effectively treat people with neurological disorders. We believe our Open Science practice and tools will accelerate scientific progress towards solving the most persistent problems in neuroscience, to accelerate discovery, and impact the lives of millions of patients around the world. The Neuro delivers exceptional care to thousands of patients and is a critical referral centre (for Quebec, Canada) for the most difficult neurological conditions /disorders and for patients lacking definitive diagnoses. Each year, there are more than 37,000 ambulatory visits to The Neuro, over 2,500 patients admitted, and more than 70,000 diagnostic and interventional procedures (angiograms, CT, EEG, EMG, MRI, etc.) and 1,800 surgeries performed.

The Neuro’s scientists and clinicians are pushing the frontiers of science and medicine. They have pioneered surgical treatments of epilepsy and developed electroencephalography as a tool to diagnose seizure activity. The Neuro is the home of many famous neuroscientists including Brenda Milner, Herbert Jasper, KAC Elliot, Robert Zatorre, Alan Evans, Guy Rouleau, and many others. The Neuro’s McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC) is one of the top three brain imaging centres in the world pioneering multimodal imaging, large open reference data sets and introducing brain imaging to Canada: Computer Tomography (CT) (1973), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) (1975), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (1985), and whole body 7T MRI (2019).

The Neuro strives to adopt the newest technologies and recruit the best scientists, trained at the world’s leading research centres. Through Open Science, it is now at the vanguard of brain science: transparent, fast, and global flow of knowledge, where discoveries made on one continent can instantly amplify those on another, and where patients benefit from discoveries that represent the most advanced research taking place around the world.

The Neuro is the largest training centre for neuroscience in Canada, with over 250 postdoctoral fellows, residents, and graduate students working in the labs and clinics each year.

  • More than 110 faculty members
  • 63 physicians including 15 clinician scientists
  • 80 faculty-led labs
  • More than 400 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

The Neuro faculty members are collaborative and lead international research teams that generate fundamental information that spans the full spectrum of neuroscience from cell and molecular biology and neurophysiology to brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience to big data and artificial intelligence.

  • Brain Tumour
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Epilepsy
  • Neural Circuits
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Neuroimaging and Neuroinformatics
  • Neuroimmunological Diseases
  • Rare Neurological Diseases
Research Centres and Core Facilities
  • Azrieli Centre for Autism Research
  • Neuro Open Biobank (Clinical Biospecimen Imaging and Genetic Repository)
  • Centre for Neurological Disease Models
  • Clinical Research Unit
  • Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Facility
  • Early Drug Discovery Unit
  • McConnell Brain Imaging Centre
  • Microscopic Cellular Imaging Facility
  • Neurosurgical Simulation and Artificial Intelligence Learning Centre

For more information, please visit mcgill.ca/neuro.

Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Institute of Genomic Medicine

Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Institute of Genomic Medicine

  • 740 Doctor Penfield Avenue
  • Montreal QC H3A 0G1
  • Telephone: 514-398-3311
  • Email: info.genome [at] mcgill.ca

McGill has long been a leader in Canada and internationally in the increasingly vital fields of RNA, DNA, and other genomics research. In concert with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and affiliated hospitals within the McGill University Health Centre, the newly created institute aims to maximize opportunities to apply genomics for clinical interventions in high-priority fields where McGill is already an established leader—such as cancer, neuroscience and mental health, chronic inflammatory diseases and infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

By harnessing the interdisciplinary expertise and research infrastructure across McGill’s faculties, the Institute seeks to implement a full spectrum approach to genomic medicine, which draws on information from a person’s genes and how they interact to inform an individual’s clinical care. McGill researchers will work to lead breakthrough research aimed at the development of cutting-edge diagnostic tools, targeted treatments, and new pharmaceuticals and preventative vaccines. Additionally, the Institute’s social sciences pillar will draw on expertise across the University to lead important research on the ethical, policy, and legal implications of genomic medicine.

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Libraries

Libraries

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 mcgill.ca/library. Several of the library branches are likely to be of particular interest to health sciences users.

Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering

The Schulich Library, located in the Macdonald-Stewart Library Building, which has been temporarily closed for significant structural repairs and major internal upgrades, is reopening in June 2023.

Subject-specialized liaison librarians are available to meet research, learning, and teaching needs of students and staff.

More information is available on the Schulich Library website.

Osler Library of the History of Medicine

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine 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 Osler Library is located in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building.

More details are available on the Osler Library Website.

For hours, see:

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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