Welcome to the CPD
Welcome to the McGill Centre on Population Dynamics (CPD)!
The Centre on Population Dynamics was founded by Shelley Clark (Director), Céline Le Bourdais and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée and approved by the McGill University’s Board of Governors on May 1, 2012. Initially acollaboration between three departments in two faculties (Sociology and Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health in the Faculty of Medicine) current members come from nine departments and four faculties at McGill and five other universities across the globe. Members’ research can be broadly characterized with three overarching research themes: applied quantitative methods, life course perspective, and global scope covering developed and developing countries. The Centre focuses on five research axes:
Population Dynamics Option
The Population Dynamics Option (PDO) is a cross-disciplinary, cross-faculty graduate program offered as an option within 5 existing Master’s and doctoral programs in the departments of Sociology, Economics, and Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health (EBOH) at McGill University. The five graduate programs with the PDO option are M.A. (non-thesis) in Sociology, Ph.D. in Sociology, M.A. (non-thesis) in Economics, M.Sc. in Public Health in EBOH, and Ph.D. in Epidemiology in EBOH.