McGill recognizes traditional territory

McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

Happy Camper

Physiology student Alex Gray's first Eagle Spirit Camp visit took place a decade ago. The camp remains vivid, and Alex returns each year as a counsellor.

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McGill camp promotes health science professions to Indigenous youth

The 11th edition of the Eagle Spirit Camp was held at McGill May 19-21, with a focus on promoting careers in the health professions to Indigenous youth.

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The Recruiter

Dr. Kent Saylor's outreach work and his own example help launch future medical careers of Indigenous youth.  

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Welcome event for Indigenous students in health care-related fields

As the academic year kicked-off, the Faculty of Medicine’s Indigenous Health Professions Program recently held an inaugural welcome dinner for Indigenous students studying in health care-related disciplines at McGill.

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Indigenous Physicians Association holds national meeting at McGill

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Promoting equitable diversity at all levels

Dean Eidelman presents the Haile T. Debas Prize to pediatrician Kent Saylor, on November 24, 2016.  The Haile T. Debas prize was established in 2010, and recognizes a faculty member of any gender or ethnicity who helps promote diversity.

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Give Now


Welcome to the Indigenous Health Professions Program website.

The goals of the Indigenous Health Professions (IHP) Program are to train more Indigenous health professionals and to teach all future health professionals about the health needs of Indigenous peoples. The IHP Program has been developed through consultation and collaboration with Indigenous communities in Quebec, leaders of successful Indigenous Health programs at other Canadian universities, and other McGill departments and  programs.





Be health leaders in your communities! Learn more about the Eagle Spirit Science Futures, exposing Indigenous youth to the many levels of university life.

Image Programs

View our student stories featuring recent graduate Dr. Elaine Kilabuk, from Nunavut, and other current Indigenous McGill medical students.

Video Stories

The Faculty of Medicine offers Indigenous students a wide range of services to help students succeed and flourish in the community.

Mentorship Programs


The Indigenous Health Professions Program is inclusive of everyone who self-identifies as an Indigenous person.  Some scholarships, reserved seats for admissions and other programs are restricted to status First Nations, registered Inuit and Métis registered with one of the five provincial Métis organizations recognized by the Métis National Council (Métis BC Nation, Métis Nation of Alberta, Manitoba Métis Federation, Métis Nation of Saskatchewan and the Métis Nation of Ontario).