Health research in Québec

Recognized as an important international scientific research hub, Québec provides an exceptional environment for the development of public and private health research.


In the public sector, hundreds of research teams are working in universities and hospitals. There are four faculties of medicine in Québec (McGill University, Université de Montréal, Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke), and research groups, research centres and thematic research networks afford researchers from across Québec the unique opportunity to collaborate in target areas such as cancer, aging, genetics, rehabilitation and more.

In the industrial sector, a dozen multinational pharmaceutical companies have chosen Montréal for their Canadian corporate headquarters. Québec is one of the rare places in the world where a company can carry out all of the drug development phases, from fundamental and clinical research to manufacturing and marketing.

Overview of research

Role of the FRQS

Scientific breakthroughs

Fil de la recherche