New life for old eclipse glasses

In the Community

Some 3,000 people packed into Lower Campus to watch the Moon pass between the Sun and the Earth on August 21, 2017. North America won’t see another total solar eclipse until April 8, 2024, but your ISO-certified eclipse glasses need not gather dust until then: AstroMcGill is collecting the used specs for schoolchildren in developing countries.

First MasterCard Foundation Scholars graduate

In the Community

Every student who crossed the stage to receive their degree during recent Convocation ceremonies is both ending one journey and beginning another. But for the graduating members of McGill’s first cohort of MasterCard Foundation Scholars, that journey has already covered many, many miles.

Celebrating McGill’s role in the community


McGill is more than a university. It’s a community resource with over 160 public events, attractions, and aid programs. Visit the new McGill in the Community website to learn about the University’s partnerships and engagement with the community and explore the many ways you can get involved.

Making people smile wherever they go

In the Community

Over the course of the next two weeks, a team of McGill Dentistry professors and students will be greeted with hugs, handshakes, tears of joy – and, of course, smiles, countless smiles – as it travels to Nicaragua to provide free dental care to hundreds of impoverished people.

Save one life, save the world

In the Community

A group of McGill students who have been tutoring Syrian refugees via Skype since the fall, has now embarked upon a crowdfunding campaign to sponsor new students from refugee camps.

Online collaboration for social change

In the Community

How three students, who have only ever met virtually, created a real-world classroom for children in a Syrian refugee camp.

The summer that changed my life

In the Community

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

Helping develop youth programs in the Caribbean

In the Community

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.