Life Sciences
We’ve got R&D covered!


This is an exciting place to do research. With a well-developed university network that includes four faculties of medicine and many related departments, Québec's passion for research, innovation and the advancement of knowledge is in plentiful supply!

 

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  • 10,000 scientists hold public-sector positions in the health sciences.
  • There are more than 20 public and university research centres in Québec.
  • Low costs, ready access to patients, high-level medical expertise and a population willing to take part in clinical trials, these are some of the reasons why Québec is truly a gold mine for clinical research.

A health system that believes in research

Photo of a Montréal Heart Institute student doing research, courtesy of Julie DessureaultQuébec boasts a number of research centres, groups and funds that have earned the recognition of the international scientific community. These organizations play an active role in sparking creativity and innovation in Québec and forging partnerships with the private sector.

 

 

A number of technology parks and incubators provide a home for Québec’s expertise and innovation. Several of these are in the greater Montréal region:

 

Super-hospitals of the future


Because we believe health is a priority, Québec has chosen to invest over $5 billion in the health system, notably to upgrade existing hospitals and build new, ultramodern institutions. In fact, Montréal is home to three super-hospitals, with off-shoot university hospital research centres:

 

  • CHUM, Centre hospitalier universitaire de l’Université de Montréal
  • MUHC, The McGill University Health Centre
  • CHU Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital Centre

 

CHUM - Centre hospitalier universitaire de l’Université de Montréal

 

Located in the heart of the Montréal, the CHUM is an international health referral centre employing over 13,500 people, including:

 

  • 1 056 physicians;
  • 4 639 nurses;
  • 1 820 researchers, investigators, post-doctoral students and fellows and other research centre (CRCHUM) personnel.

 

MUHC - The McGill University Health Centre

 

The MUHC is one of the world’s best university hospital centres. It has the expertise of:

 

  • 1 580 physicians, dentists and pharmacists;
  • 14 000 nurses and hospital employees;
  • 2 100 people employed in research;
  • 615 researchers;
  • 1 000 graduate and post-doctoral students.

 

CHU Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital Centre

 

The Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre (CHU Sainte-Justine) is Canada’s largest maternity-child centre and Québec’s largest pediatric training centre. It thrives on the work excellence of over 5,600 employees, including:

 

  • 500 physicians, dentists and pharmacists;
  • 1,500 nurses and nursing assistants;
  • Over 200 outstanding researchers;
  • 400 technicians and professionals;
  • 450 master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral students.
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Benoît Larouche

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