President’s Perspective: A serious threat to our special culture
On October 13, the Quebec government announced plans to change the tuition model for students from outside the province studying at Quebec’s universities. The changes, which wouldn’t affect students who are already studying at McGill, are expected to take effect in the fall of 2024.
Educational insights that aren’t just for the classroom
McGill’s new Bachelor of Arts (Education); Major in Education in Global Contexts was created for students who want an in-depth understanding of teaching and learning, but who aren’t interested in becoming school teachers. Instead, they are considering careers in NGOs, international aid agencies, and governments.
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.
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.
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.
Remembering, reckoning, and reconciling
Like many of its peer institutions, McGill is reexamining some of the thornier aspects of its long history. The University is also embarking on a number of new initiatives aimed at making McGill a more welcoming place for members of the Black and Indigenous communities.
Affordable student housing is his specialty
Werkliv founder Daniel Goodfellow, BSc’07, is a real estate developer with a very specific focus – student housing. He is out to make a profit, but he is also committed to an approach that emphasizes reasonable rents and sustainable practices.
Alumni voices help shape anti-Black racism plan
Sandrine Ntibarigobeka, BA’16, forged strong friendships at McGill through the Black Students’ Network and the McGill African Students Society. When she graduated and moved back to Ontario, “I wanted to continue and have that network in Toronto with fellow alumni,” says Ntibarigobeka.