On Campus

Celebrating 40 years at the heart of McGill’s francophone community
For four decades, Le Délit has been offering a uniquely French perspective on the University, the city and the world at large.
When neuroscience meets the world of art
A unique collaboration between the MUHC Research Institute’s BRaIN program and Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts will result in works of art inspired by neuroscience research.
The lowdown on concussions
McGill’s strengths in concussion research will be highlighted at an upcoming event that also involves some big names from the sports world.
Celebrating 60 years of Opera McGill
For six decades, McGill’s opera program has molded its students into polished performers. The program pushes at boundaries, while respecting opera’s rich traditions.
Curriculum renewal brings changes to law program
After a period of wide consultation, the Faculty of Law has introduced changes to its undergraduate program that place a greater emphasis on Indigenous law, practical skills and alternate ways of learning.
Pedagogical powerhouse
Over the course of his remarkable 50-year career at McGill, Macdonald Professor of Chemistry David Harpp has firmly established himself as one of the University’s greatest teachers.
Getting the story right when it comes to science
This year’s Trottier Public Symposium will explore how well the media reports on science. Are journalists properly equipped to contend with a rising tide of pseudoscience?
The new man at MISC
After a decade in journalism, Andrew Potter, BA’93, has returned to academic life to lead the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. He is anxious to put the country under the microscope and examine why Canada works the way it does.
Parliament from a woman's perspective
For the last 15 years, dozens of female McGill students have gotten a two-day, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the workings of Parliament Hill.
Lights, camera, McGill!
In recent years, McGill has appeared in several major motion pictures, standing in for Brooklyn, the Pentagon, and a zombie-infested war zone.
#McGill24 aims to be a day to remember
McGill hosted a one-day global fundraising challenge in March, the first such effort at a Canadian university.
Thirty years of Dr. T draws to a close
Working as a physician in student health was "extremely rewarding" for Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier, who stepped down as director in December 2015.
A different kind of MOOC
The Desautels Faculty of Management launched the world's first "GROOC," which has attracted about 7,000 learners from 162 different countries.
A $100 million boost for research
The Canada Foundation for Innovation announced that close to 10 per cent of the money they allocate for research infrastructure projects will be coming to McGill.
Mac outreach bolstered by $1 million gift
The Farm Outreach Program is near and dear to the heart of Macdonald College of McGill alumnus, J. William Ritchie, BSc(Agr)'51, who provided the program with a huge boost.
How Making Waves is making waves
In many ways, Making Waves defies the traditional model of a not-for-profit group.
Football hero gets his due
The McGill Redmen’s 1987 dream football season will probably be remembered for many reasons, including a remarkable, if bittersweet, legacy for Michael Soles, BA’89.
Windows to the past
A new, lavishly illustrated book, The Stained Glass of the Hosmer Collection, McGill University, sheds light on one of McGill’s artistic treasures--a priceless collection of antique stained glass.
Exhibition spotlights art icon’s sketchy past
Group of Seven founding member Arthur Lismer sketched life on campus during his time as a faculty member at the School of Architecture in the forties and fifties.
McGill in wartime
McGill contributed scientific ingenuity and a remarkable military hospital during the First World War. It also paid a heavy toll. 363 McGillians who fought in the war, never made it back home.
Touring McGill through the eyes of a student
The student tour guides who work for McGill’s Welcome Centre, like Jeremy Rothschild, BSc’14, are encouraged to offer campus visitors “an authentic sense of what the student experience is like.”
Indigenous studies program off to a fast start
Aboriginal scholar Allan Downey says McGill’s new Minor Concentration in Indigenous Studies will challenge students “to consider worldviews that aren’t their own.”
Foods of the future
What will be the next great food concept? Students in Salwa Karboune’s Food Product Development class are creating innovative new foods that may soon hit grocery store shelves near you.
A vision for the future
In a March 28 address to the McGill community, Principal Suzanne Fortier, BSc’72, PhD’76, shared her thoughts on some of the University’s priorities for the years ahead.
Powerhouse Martlets prevail once again
The McGill Martlets recently won their fourth Canadian championship in the past seven years, while three of the team’s veterans earned gold medals in Sochi. What makes the Martlets so consistently good?
Not your average frat
Delta Lambda Phi: Beta Omega Chapter, a fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men at McGill, is the first frat of its kind in the country.
The man behind the poppies
On May 3, 1915, the day after he performed a burial service for a close friend, McGill pathology instructor John McCrae composed the world’s most famous war memorial poem.
A business plan with a few bugs in it
A group of McGill students recently earned a $1 million prize, triumphing over counterparts from 150 countries, with an unusual approach to combating world hunger.
Lincoln: The McGill collection
McGill’s Joseph N. Nathanson Collection of Lincolniana boasts thousands of items related to Abraham Lincoln, including a diary from the doctor who treated the U.S. president just before he died.
An opera for opera novices
Never been to an opera? Opera McGill’s Volpone offers a pain-free opportunity to take the plunge. The fast-moving comedy features contributions from top talents – both on stage and behind the scenes.
A universe full of wonders
McGill astrophysicists are introducing the public to the splendour of the night sky, while updating them on the progress that researchers are making unravelling the mysteries of the universe.
Shaking up Montreal’s airwaves for 25 years
McGill’s community radio station, CKUT, offers Montrealers a broad range of options on the FM dial – everything from Bollywood to bluegrass.
McGill remembers its war vets
The newly relaunched McGill Remembers website pays tribute to the thousands of McGillians who served in the Second World War.
Lessons in Learning in Leacock 132
One of McGill’s most fabled lecture halls, Leacock 132 has played host to some of the most remarkable minds of our times, including Nobel laureates, Booker Prize winners and Oscar recipients.
Four trees out of so many
Montreal tree expert Bronwyn Chester, BSW’81 has a particular fondness for the arboreal splendor offered by McGill’s campuses. Here are some of her special faves.