My Day@McGill breaks down barriers for at-risk students

In the Community

On April 6 and 7, children from seven elementary schools found out what it was like to be a McGill student as part of the fifth annual MyDay@McGill. The popular initiative targets at-risk youth from under-represented Quebec communities in hopes of combating Quebec’s ever-increasing high school dropout rates.

Jim Lund Dental Clinic to continue serving City’s vulnerable citizens

In the Community

For people on a tight budget dental care is often one of the first things to go by the board as the fees for dental hygiene and maintenance can seem too high. This is why so many people are smiling at the news that the Jim Lund Clinic – Montreal’s first permanent, free dental care clinic – will continue serving the community following the renewal of the innovative partnership between the Faculty of Dentistry and the Welcome Hall Mission

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.

Promoting health science professions to Indigenous youth

In the Community

In 2005, the Eagle Spirit Camp launched as a means of bringing Indigenous youth to the McGill campus for a weekend to provide them with broad exposure to the University and to the city of Montreal. The 2017 version of the camp, to be held May 19-21, will focus on exposing participants to a variety of Indigenous mentors and career possibilities specific to the health sciences.

Conversations with Muslims: Overcoming fear of the “other”

In the Community

Last night close to 80 people got together at the School of Social Work to try to better understand each other in the aftermath of the horrific shooting at the Centre Cultural Islamique de Québec, a Quebec City mosque, that left six men dead and 19 injured.

Lucy Lach named to the Board of Dans la rue

In the Community

Lucy Lach, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, has been named to the Board of Governors of Dans la Rue, the iconic Montreal organization that helps homeless and at-risk youth.

Law students, faculty step up for rights following shootings, travel ban

In the Community

McGill Law students are rallying and harnessing support for people affected by U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations.

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.