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5858 Ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, 3rd floor,
Montreal, QC H3S 1Z1 [map]
Welcome to Participatory Research at McGill!
Department of Family Medicine • McGill University • 5858 Ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, 3rd floor, Montreal, QC H3S 1Z1 • 514.398.1357
Participatory Research @ Lunch
Next Seminar: , 12:00PM. See Seminars for details
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Our Vision:
Researchers working in partnerships with those affected by issues being studied for the purpose of creating and translating knowledge for action or change

Our Mission:
To further scholarship and promote the knowledge, expertise and training for participatory research and community engagement in health care. Participatory Research is an approach to conducting research where researchers are in partnership with the intended users of the research - which may be patients, health professionals, organizations, policy makers, community members or entire communities. The Royal Society of Canada has defined participatory research as systematic investigation, with the collaboration of those affected by the issue being studied, for purposes of education and taking action or effecting social change. The equally important goals of participatory research are to answer important health questions and benefit the partners in the research process, while developing valid knowledge that is applicable to other settings. Furthermore, participatory research integrates knowledge translation (KT) by involving those who need to act on the results as full partners throughout the process. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research have identified KT as a major priority, and propose integrated KT as a favourable means of achieving it.


  • Further critical scholarship in participatory research
  • Develop a network of multi-disciplinary researchers in the medical and allied faculties
  • Design and deliver introductory and advanced graduate credit courses
  • Assess the participatory research needs of faculty and researchers
  • Offer expertise to other faculty members for seeking research funding for participatory research and knowledge translation
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students and post-doctoral fellows
  • Develop and deliver faculty development workshops
  • Offer open monthly seminars
  • Offer consultation with community organizations
  • Provide resources for communities engaged in research
  • Work with university ethics boards to build their capacity to assess participatory protocols
  • Influence institutional environment to support participatory research, community engagement and knowledge translation activities

Scholarships, Fellowships and Seed Funding Available

  • In partnership with the Anisnawbe Kekendazone NEAHR (CIHR Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research - Scholarships to Masters students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows to undertake research in Aboriginal health care (Aboriginal and non Aboriginal students)
    Current Post-doc competition closed. Doctoral and Masters opportunities ongoing

  • Graduate student stipend to undertake a systematic review on the benefits of participatory research
    Competition CLOSED

See Scholarships section for details

  For more information, Please contact us...

Director: Neil Andersson MD PhD MPhil MSc MFPH
Professor of Family Medicine

Jon Salsberg MA PhD
Department of Family Medicine

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Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM)
Department of Family Medicine, McGill University
5858 Ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, 3rd floor,
Montreal, QC H3S 1Z1
Tel (514) 398-1357 | Fax (514) 398-4202


McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
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Department of Family Medicine
5858 Ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, 3rd floor,
Montreal, QC H3S 1Z1
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