Concordia spaces - CRC in Sustainability of Ecological Systems
The Department of Biology and most Science departments are located at the Loyola campus, located in the NDG borough of Montreal. The Loyola campus has about 8 000 students and our downtown campus (Sir George Williams) has about 40 000 students. The Loyola campus has a mixed historical and modern architecture with fantastic facilities, including our new Science Hub that was finished about a year ago. The two campuses are about a 15 m bus ride from each other, and Concordia has a free shuttle service between them.
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Here are a couple of short videos about our new Science Hub, that includes a fantastic aquatic facility.
As you are probably aware, one of the strengths of Concordia is to be in Montreal. Not only Montreal is a fantastic city,it also creates a fantastic environment for students (often ranked as 1st or 2nd in the world for students) and research. By having 4 large universities that are extremely well connected in terms of research, we created an environment where large centres connecting Quebec researchers is possible. Here are just a few examples of the centres pertaining to ecologists and environmental scientists. The centres connect 1000s of students and researchers in Montreal and the entire province as well. These represent unparalleled worldwide resources for training, research, workshops, conferences, additional funding, research stations, among many other centres that host ecologists and environmental scientists:
Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS): https://qcbs.ca
Interuniversity Research Group in Limnology (GRIL): https://oraprdnt.uqtr.uquebec.ca/pls/public/gscw031?owa_no_site=843&owa_no_fiche=91
Centre for Forest Ecology (CEF): http://www.cef-cfr.ca/index.php?n=Actualit%E9.Accueil?userlang=en
We have also many NSERC create programs that are accessible to Concordia researcher, providing fantastic training environments, including our own LEADs in Sustainability: https://create.futureearth.org
The Biology department is lovated among three connected buildings, the SP building (Renaud Science Pavilion), where we occupy 3 floors, the Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics (GE building) and The Applied Science Hub.
This video has a collection of videos about our two campuses and infrastructure of Biology. The lab of CRC in Sustainability of Ecological Systems will be located on the 4th floor of the SP-building. The video below shows another lab of the exact same dimensions. The lab can easily host 10 people or more. The department has separate offices for grad students on the 3rd floor of the SP-building.