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

Concerts at the Schulich School of Music

Come see great live music from the Schulich School of Music. You’ll be spoiled for choice - the school puts on upwards of 700 musical performances per year!

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!).

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.

Macdonald Campus Farm Tours

The working campus farm hosts tours for children and the general public through the summer months, ending with an Open House event in early fall.

School of Architecture Lecture Series

Talks on the past, present, and future of architecture from some of the most innovative and talented individuals in the field.

Sunday Discovery Workshops

A family-friendly science workshops covering a broad range of topics designed to inspire curiosity in young and old alike. Each workshop includes a hands-on craft.

Exhibitions at the Redpath Museum

Installations on themes like marine vertebrates, biodiversity, and world culture, with a special emphasis on local history. Includes an outdoor “garden” of Canadian minerals and fossils.

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 Centraide Campaign

The entire university - faculty, students and staff - pitches in each year to help vulnerable populations in and around Montreal

Farm to School

City kids visit a real farm to learn about the environment and how food is produced

Volunteers for a Smile

Volunteers mentor disadvantaged students and organize social events for patients in Montreal-area hospitals

McGill Nurses for Highlands Hope

Nursing students support educational programs, assist scholarly exchanges, and raise funds to help address HIV/AIDS and related social challenges

Jim Lund Dental Clinic & Mobile Dental Clinics

Free dental services offered to low-income and homeless Montrealers who don’t have access to dental insurance