Important informations



Training 1

The LDI offers an ever-growing curriculum of skills and career development programming that will help its trainees succeed as researchers and excel in whatever career they choose.

All trainees at the LDI receive training on research ethics, on biosafety and good laboratory practices, and the use of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). Depending on the nature of their research and their laboratory, trainees might also be trained on the safe use of compressed gas cylinders, the transportation of dangerous goods, the safe use of cryogenic liquids and radiation safety.

Trainees at the LDI benefit from many training opportunities organized by McGill University and its various instances, the West-Central Montreal CIUSSS, the Jewish General Hospital and the LDI, in the following areas:

  • Career Support and Professional Development
  • Core Facilities
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Grants
  • Health and Safety
  • McGill Library
  • Research Ethics
  • Software

The LDI also offers opportunities to get involved in its vibrant community through the LDI Trainee Committee, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee and EDI initiatives, the LDI Trainee Seminars, the Annual Scientific Retreat, and others.

Training modules for trainees are accessible via the LDI Portal only (Password required).

The McGill University SKILLSETS program and the McGill Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website provide additional general, transitional, and professional skill development opportunities for all of its graduate students. The LDI is also a member of the McGill Tremplin initiative, a multi-centre, FRQ-funded consortium which aims to support career and professional development for McGill trainees.

Additional training resources

Mitacs Training

  • Free and open for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows who have completed a degree from a Canadian institution within the past two years.
  • Provides online training to build competencies in five key areas:
    • Professional & career fundamentals
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Communication
    • Leadership & management
    • Intrapreneurialism