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.
Isabel Engels spent the summer of 2015 in Brazil building houses for the poor thanks to the Arts Internship Program
Johnstuart Winchell spent his summer interning at the he Elimu Impact Evaluation Centre in Kianyaga, Kenya where, among other responsibilities, he helped tutor children.
Thanks to the Arts Internships program, Felix Keser was able to spend his summer interning at the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee in Cape Town, South Africa, an “eye-opening journey” that Keser called “life-changing.”
Tasha Kara’s summer internship at the Women of Uganda Network gave her practical experience within her chosen field of study. It also helped her reconnect to her family’s past.
McGill’s School of Continuing Studies will receive a multi-year grant totalling over $1.2 million from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada to continue designing and delivering education programs for indigenous people. The AANDC accepted two proposals that are part of the School’s Online Courses for Northern Aboriginals in Canada project.