Celebrating McGill’s role in the community

Canada

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.

Reaching out to instil a love of science

Canada

BrainReach North, run by graduate students in McGill’s Program in Neuroscience, provides teachers in remote aboriginal communities with activities to introduce students to neuroscience.

Braving the blizzard to help the homeless

In the Community

Last week, a group of empathetic McGill students braved trying conditions – including a record-breaking blizzard – to raise funds for some of the city’s most vulnerable people. McGill’s 5 Days for the Homeless exceeded its goal by raising over $12,000 for Chez Doris and Dans La Rue, organizations that support homeless people in Montreal.

Movember-funded research helps chronic pain sufferers

In the Community

Whether you’re growing one, or sponsoring someone else’s ‘stache, November means moustaches. But how does the Movember Foundation use the millions of dollars that it raises each year? One of their initiatives is the Social Innovators Challenge, a $5.2-million fund that is backing solutions to problems relating to male social isolation – such as Homebase, Dentistry professor Richard Hovey’s new initiative to help men who are living with chronic pain.

Hundreds gather at Mac Campus to remember

In the Community

Yesterday, hundreds of people came to Macdonald Campus to honour Canadian veterans.

2016 Centraide campaign kicks off

Montreal

The sunshine didn’t stop thousands of Montrealers from breaking out the umbrellas on Thursday, September 29 for the joyously noisy kickoff to the city’s annual Centraide campaign – and McGillians had the biggest, and loudest, showing in recent memory.

Ain’t no mountain high enough

In the Community

McGillians have always been up for a challenge and this was evident when staff members from Student Life and Learning (SLL) embraced a new adventure and participated in the 2016 Tour de la Montagne on May 23. Proceeds raised at the annual event help support the Honoré-Mercier Hospital and other community health institutions.

Young teachers learn to reach youth through art

In the Community

Student teachers with McGill’s Faculty of Education learned about engaging youth in arts-based initiatives in local community centres through Dr. Fiona J. Benson’s hands-on special topics course EDEC 300: Art In-Community: Learning from Doing Pop-Up Art with Youth.

McGill students raise $17,000 for the homeless

In the Community

Alex Grassby must have a different definition of the word “lucky” than most people. Case in point: “We were lucky,” she says of her and her fellow McGill students who, over the course of five days last week, lived on campus, entirely outside, braving everything from rain and snow to sleet and hail. “Very lucky.”

Walking a mile in another’s shoes

In the Community

A group of McGill students will live outside without money, food or amenities in order to raise money for Montreal’s homeless people.