Our Centre | Our History
Since 1992, Drs. Derevensky and Gupta, along with their colleagues and students, strived to understand the underlying factors and consequences related to youth gambling problems. Originally established as the McGill Youth Gambling Research and Treatment Clinic, our Centre is, now more than ever, involved in research, prevention, and the training of researchers and professionals concerned with youth gambling, treatment and public policy.
Over time, the Centre's mandate and role evolved, and research shifted to focus on multiple high-risk adolescent behaviours. In 2001, McGill University's Senate officially approved the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors as a McGill University Research Centre. The research focus has grown considerably in scope, and the Centre has several full-time staff members, in addition to post-doctoral, doctoral and master's level students. The Centre is located in Duggan House, an historic mansion on the corner of Pine and McTavish Streets in Montreal, Quebec.