Impact of Giving

Charles Bronfman speaking into a microphone on stage On Campus

A Conversations starter

Charles Bronfman, LLD’90, played an instrumental role in the creation of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. He recently visited McGill to announce a new initiative that will be led by MISC – Conversations, sponsored by Charles Bronfman, a high-profile discussion series that will be launched next year.

Zeytouna Suleiman is one of McGill's first McCall MacBain Scholars (Photo: Owen Egan and Joni Dufour) On Campus

A pillar for McGill’s third century

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.

McCall MacBain Arts Building cupola at dusk. On Campus

200 legacy gifts to celebrate 200 years

McGill has much to celebrate during its upcoming bicentennial. Over the last 200 years, the University has produced Nobel laureates, Olympic medalists, top medical professionals, and world leaders. Its alumni have advanced global progress across nearly every field of endeavour – and it all began with a legacy gift.


The age of anxiety

A growing number of university students are facing formidable mental health challenges – anxiety, depression and loneliness. McGill is adopting a new approach to supporting its students, one that is focused on promoting wellness.

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A big boost for Indigenous education

Thanks to a $1.25-million (U.S.) grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, McGill’s Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative is taking a major step forward.


Meet the game changers

With their monumental $200 million gift, John McCall MacBain, BA’80, LLD’14, and Marcy McCall MacBain have transformed the landscape for supporting students in master’s and professional degree programs.


Landmark gift provides huge boost to doctoral students in engineering

Nearly 60 years and 5,000 kilometres separate Les Vadasz from the university and city that welcomed him as a refugee fleeing the Hungarian Revolution.


Bedrock support from a mining maven

A landmark $5-million gift from Canadian geologist Bob Wares, BSc’79, DSc’12, will be used to support fellowships, field trips and outreach activities in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science. The gift will also launch the Wares Science Innovation Prospectors Fund, designed to support innovative, high-risk research.

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