Quebec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS) Laboratory

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Welcome on the site of the McGill-Concordia Laboratory of the Quebec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS)


Please note that the QICSS Laboratory has been reopened, with limited capacity.
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Peterson Hall Building

The QICSS Laboratory is a secure facility on campus for students and faculty members who want to conduct cutting-edge social statistics research. The secure laboratory offers access to a large number of Statistics Canada’s population, social, and health surveys, as well as the Census and administrative databases.

It is located in Peterson Hall, Room 306


Academic Director

Distinguished James McGill Professor Céline Le Bourdais

➤Peterson Hall, Rm 314

celine.lebourdais [at]


Statistics Canada's Analyst

Danielle Forest

➤Peterson Hall, Rm 306

danielle.forest [at]



Geneviève Brunet-Gauthier

➤Peterson Hall, Rm 312

genevieve.brunet-gauthier [at]



Important news

Data Analysis Grant Webinar Announcement

In collaboration with Statistics Canada, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE), the CIHR Healthy Cities Research Initiative (HCRI) is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar on data holdings related to healthy cities research.

This webinar is being held in anticipation of future funding opportunities focused on Healthy Cities data and data analysis. As in previous years, the intent of this webinar is to highlight and encourage the use of previously funded cohort, administrative, and survey data in order to advance the objectives of the HCRI.


CIHR will be hosting a webinar on July 30, 10-11:45 am EDT where Statistics Canada, CMHC and CANUE will share information about their relevant datasets. Attendees must register to participate. This webinar will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.


In addition to the CIHR-hosted webinar, Statistics Canada and CANUE will host additional webinars to provide more information on datasets available that are relevant to healthy cities research. Those dates will be circulated once confirmed.

About the CIHR Healthy Cities Research Initiative

The Healthy Cities Research Initiative is a collaboration across seven CIHR institutes: Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH - Lead Institute), Institute of Aging (IA), Institute of Gender and Health (IGH), Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR), Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD). Learn more at


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