Heels to Heal: Medical and dental students strut the runway to raise awareness about eating disorders

In the Community

In an effort to raise awareness and funds in support of persons with eating disorders, close to 100 McGill medical and dentistry students participated in the organization of a fashion show held at the end of March. To the delight of some 350 people in attendance, students paraded the runway wearing the latest fashions from seven local designers. More than $3,500 was raised during the evening, all to be donated to Anorexia and Bulimia Quebec (ANEB) to help in the battle against this condition.

McGill students for a day – and maybe beyond

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A group of Grade 6 students from F.A.C.E. school huddle around the half-dozen workbenches in Jean-Marc Gauthier’s lab in Otto Maass, their smiles speaking volumes about the kind of day they are having. “I’d come here every day,” says one boy to his friend as the experiment they are conducting – making homemade ice cream using liquid nitrogen – reaches a critical stage and begins billowing white smoke. The look on the students’ faces says it all. Best. Chemistry. Class. Ever.

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program: Changing the world one life at a time

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When asked if she would recommend that other African students apply for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill, Njeri Muguthi is unequivocal in her praise. “This has changed the course of my life in a great way,” she says. “I’m attending a wonderful university, meeting students from around the world and I’m building my network.

Braving the elements for a good cause

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A group of McGill students are braving the elements to raise money for local charities and to raise awareness of the plight of Canada’s homeless people.

AstroKids Night: Out of this world fun for the whole family

In the Community

How can you go wrong getting kids to make their own dry ice and dirt comets? Answer: You can’t.

In the Zone: Mentoring program builds strong ties within the Montreal community

In the Community

Now in its third year SEDE’s Homework Zone program provides after school homework help, workshops and mentoring to local elementary school children. At the core of this unique initiative are the more than 80 volunteers, all of whom are McGill students.