Reaching out to instil a love of science


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.

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.

Dance and medicine come together in support of unique therapy

In the Community

Eloise Passarella, a first-year medical student, has combined her two passions of medicine and dance to create a calendar featuring medical students representing various styles of dance in medical-related environments. All profits from sales of the calendar will be donated to the National Centre for Dance Therapy of les Grands Ballets Canadiens.

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.

McGill Family Care hub

In the Community

The Sub-committee on Family Care has created a website consolidating information relating to schooling, childcare, elder care, health care and other community resources for all McGillians with family and caregiving responsibilities.

Hundreds gather at Mac Campus to remember

In the Community

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