Bicentennial Edition

Zeytouna Suleiman

The University’s first cohort of McCall MacBain Scholars arrived on campus in September 2021. The ambitious scholarship program aims to train new generations of leaders in a wide variety of disciplines – and to change the lives of talented young people for decades to come.

Revitalized Royal Victoria Hospital conceptual image

On Campus

A new mission for an icon from McGill’s past

Some of the most important moments in McGill medical history took place at the original site of the Royal Victoria Hospital. As the University positions itself to become a leading force in sustainability and public policy, the old Royal Vic site is poised to play an essential role.

Brenda Milner is McGill's Dorothy J. Killam Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute - Hospital (Photo: Owen Egan)

People

The centenarians have their say

As McGill marked its 200th anniversary, we checked in with some of the graduates who have lived for at least half that time, to get a sense of the history they saw firsthand at the University – including war, landmark research breakthroughs and at least one snowball fight that enraged a principal.

From Remembering, reckoning, and reconciling

“We’re trying to foster a sense of belonging and a safe community of learning for Black students. There’s still a lot of work to do, but the tides are changing.”

Antoine-Samuel Mauffette Alavo

Antoine-Samuel Mauffette Alavo
Black Student Affairs Liaison

The McGill Farmers' Market last fall (Photo: Owen Egan and Joni Dufour) On Campus

The big return

For the first 18 months of the pandemic, McGill’s campuses were uncharacteristically quiet. The fall semester of 2021 almost felt like a return to normal – or at least something closely resembling the “normal” we remembered.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier (Photo: Owen Egan) On Campus

Principal’s Perspective: Building forward better

Principal Suzanne Fortier, BSc’72, PhD’76, discusses the role that universities can play in creating a more sustainable, prosperous and equitable post-pandemic society.

McGill students playing hockey in 1902 On Campus

Snapshots from the past

McGill is marking its 200th year, but this isn’t the first time that the University has celebrated a milestone anniversary. We take a look at what life was like for previous generations of McGillians during other significant anniversary years.

Former McGill principals (l to r) David Johnston, Heather Munroe-Blum and Bernard Shapiro (Photo: Claudio Calligaris) On Campus

Three leaders look back

Three of McGill’s past principals, David Johnston, LLD’00, Bernard Shapiro, BA’56, LLD’88, and Heather Munroe-Blum, DSc’17, share some of their memories about the University and what it was like for them to lead it.

Lilah Fear sitting in the stands People

Ice dance champion is Beijing bound

Lilah Fear is taking a break from her psychology classes at McGill to compete in the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. The four-time national ice dance champion from Britain trained in Montreal (and received mentoring from Tessa Virtue) in preparation for her Olympic debut.

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