McGill is more than a university

It's a community resource with over

160 public events, attractions, and aid programs

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Events

Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and...

A forum for the general public to engage with students, professors, government officials and industry professionals to discuss advancements in sustainability through engineering and design.

Music Masterclasses

Discover a world of artistic training as internationally-renowned invited artists share their knowledge and experience with our students in this free series.

Anthropology Speaker Series

Led by anthropology experts from leading universities around the world, this series covers everything from psychiatric anthropology to land rights issues among hunter-gatherer tribes.

Public Physics Matters Night

This series presents discussions on quantum and high energy physics and nonlinear, geo, bio and nano physics in a friendly format (no physics expertise necessary!).

Mac Athletics Lunch-Hour Classes

Escape from your desk for 45 minutes of refreshing physical activity. Mac Athletics offers meditative practices like Tai Chi or Yoga and includes more intense options like Spinning and Boot Camp.

Art History and Communication Studies Speaker Series

A lecture series on art, communication, media, and museum practices that brings contemporary and often critical insight into the media-saturated world we live in today.

Hebb Lecture Series

A series of lectures by distinguished scientists invited to speak about their contributions to research in all areas of psychology.

Things to see and do

Redpath Museum

Visit the Redpath Museum for exhibits on the history of life and world cultures, as well as…

Gault Nature Reserve

A thousand hectares of primeval forest preserved for research and public enjoyment

Macdonald Outdoor Gym (TrekFit)

An outdoor gym featuring fun, challenging equipment and on-site move guides

McGill Athletic Facilities

Some of the finest recreation and athletics facilities in the country, offering a wide range of programs

Downtown Campus

McGill's lush downtown campus is dotted with gardens, statues and stately greystone buildings

McCord Museum of Canadian History

A museum dedicated to the preservation, study and appreciation of Montreal’s social history

Le Salon 1861

Universities, entrepreneurs, citizens, non-profits and businesses meet here to redefine how we work, live, and play together

Morgan Arboretum

A 245-hectare forested reserve open year-round with 25 km of scenic walking and cross-country ski trails

Watch varsity sports

McGill offers a wide variety of fun and competitive matches. You might even see a future Olympian!

Macdonald Campus

McGill's waterfront Macdonald Campus occupies hundreds of hectares of greenspace near the western tip of Montreal Island

Rutherford Museum

Ernest Rutherford's work at McGill earned him the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Today, the Rutherford Museum…

Redpath Museum

Visit the Redpath Museum for exhibits on the history of life and world cultures, as well as…

Gault Nature Reserve

A thousand hectares of primeval forest preserved for research and public enjoyment

Macdonald Outdoor Gym (TrekFit)

An outdoor gym featuring fun, challenging equipment and on-site move guides

McGill Athletic Facilities

Some of the finest recreation and athletics facilities in the country, offering a wide range of programs

Le Salon 1861

Universities, entrepreneurs, citizens, non-profits and businesses meet here to redefine how we work, live, and play together

Morgan Arboretum

A 245-hectare forested reserve open year-round with 25 km of scenic walking and cross-country ski trails

Watch varsity sports

McGill offers a wide variety of fun and competitive matches. You might even see a future Olympian!

Community support programs

McGill Bird Observatory

The McGill Bird Observatory welcomes volunteers to help monitor much-loved local bird species at the beautiful Stoneycroft Wildlife Area.

#LawNeedsFeminismBecause

#LawNeedsFeminismBecause is a student-driven initiative that gathers stories through digital mediato create a first-hand narrative of why law needs feminism.

Elimu Community Library Online Tutoring Program

Together with the Elimu Community Library in Kenya, McGill University students provide online tutoring to high school students in Kirinyaga.

Eagle Spirit Camp

Through Eagle Spirit camp, McGill students create a university experience for Indigenous youth to help them discover options for their academic advancement and future careers.

Kibale Project

The Kibale Project saves Ugandan children’s lives by treating and preventing disease, and breaks down barriers between local communities and conservation efforts.