Opening the door to new possibilities

In the Community

Raising aspirations and academic achievement for promising high school students from under-represented groups is the goal of the Explore! Careers in Health Camp that just wound up at McGill.

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.

Take a walk on the artistic side

In the Community

Yesterday’s launch of La Balade Pour la Paix may have been a wet one, but it certainly didn’t dampen people’s enthusiasm for the one-kilometre long, open-air public art exhibit. Set along Sherbrooke Street, the unique outdoor exhibit features hundreds of flags from around the world, 29 monumental sculptures and 42 photographs by Indigenous, Canadian and international artists.

Empowering women with an innovative approach

In the Community

Researchers on development, particularly those focused on women in the Global South, have always struggled to find effective ways of turning their findings into practical, innovative solutions with far-reaching effects. The Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women Program is an academic research-oriented initiative that places much-needed emphasis on the before and after of the research process.

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.