Humanitarian Training Initiative

Training the New Generation of Humanitarians

2014 Disaster and Humanitarian Response Program

Established in 2009, the McGill Humanitarian Studies Initiative (HSI) is an exciting multi-disciplinary program, which provides a comprehensive training in humanitarian issues, and essential competencies that best prepare interested participants for field work.


Learn the globally recognized core humanitarian competencies and participate in a Disaster Simulation

Attend lectures given by world experts and founding members of the Humanitarian Studies Initiative, including professors from McGill, Harvard and Tufts Universities

Become a recognized, certified member of our community of professional humanitarians.


The course will take place in Montreal from January 8 to April 22, 2014.

Classes are on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m..

3-Day Simulation exercise taking place in May of 2014 in the Montreal area.

For further information and to apply, please contact Melanie Coutu:

January 8, 2014