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

Department of English Drama & Theatre productions

The Department of English Drama & Theatre at McGill puts on productions that showcase practical theatrical experiences for students. Past productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Alchemist.

Mac Market

McGill’s Macdonald Campus operates their “Mac Market” from July to November, selling fresh fruits and vegetables produced on-site in the Horticultural Centre.

Exhibitions at the McCord Museum

With a steady stream of new exhibitions and installations, the McCord museum is home to a permanent collection of objects, images and documents that reflect Canada’s remarkable history.

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!

Prizma Classes

Continue your love of learning with PRIZMA. Upcoming courses cover a wide spectrum of topics, including music, art, science, human development, history and architecture.

Community Engagement Days

Community Engagement Days (CED) celebrate existing connections between McGill and Monreal and promote new opportunities for community service in Montreal neighbourhoods, groups and social organizations.

Special Events at the Redpath Museum

A range of special events and hands-on activities that give participants a fresh perspective on a variety of scientific and historical topics.

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.