The Reporter looks at the 2015 McGill-Centraide campaign, the people who behind this record-breaking success and how the Centraide grassroots network is working to break the cycle of poverty and social exclusion for thousands of Montrealers.
McGill Innovation Week took place for a third year in a row this November and the third time was certainly a charm. Nineteen events integrated the McGill student and faculty community with the Montreal innovation community to demonstrate how people can collaborate to create novel ideas that will drive our future.
This year, the McGill Centraide Campaign is aiming to raise $475, 000 for Centraide by Dec. 4. The Reporter sat down with two volunteers whose efforts are supporting McGill in reaching its goal.
At Wednesday’s, McGill Centraide kickoff at the Three Bares, Principal Suzanne Fortier announced the target for this year’s campaign: $475,000.
As the McGill community settles into the rhythm of a new semester, people across the University are getting ready for another day of rolling up our sleeves and getting involved in our city. With just a few days to go, the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) is set to host the 4th annual McGill Community Engagement Day on and around Oct. 1.
Amid the lively chaos of Activities Night, a group of young student leaders arrived at McGill University’s Faculty Club for an evening of celebration on Sept. 8. These 22 students were the applicants and winners of the first-ever McGill High School Community Leadership award that recognizes the leadership, initiative and innovation of Grade 10 students in their school and wider communities across Montreal.
This past summer, over 200 Faculty of Arts students interned in Canada and around the globe, from Chennai to Capetown, and from Paris to Panama City. Since 2002, the Faculty of Arts Internship Program has helped undergraduate students offset internship-related costs such as travel, accommodations, visas and other expenses thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends of the McGill
This summer Zahra Henry, an Honours student in International Development Studies student interned at the Caribbean Community Secretariat where, among other tasks, she helped develop youth and culture programs.
When looking for an internship this past summer, Enrica Ferrarotti, a U3 Political Science student, wanted to combine her academic interests in civil societies and minority groups with her volunteer work strengthening the rights of immigrant minorities. The Arts Internship Program helped her land an internship at Sapa O’Chau in Vietnam. It was a perfect fit.