Events

McGill Public Conservatory

The McGill Conservatory provides quality musical education to Montreal community members of all ages and abilities. The Conservatory offers courses, camps, concerts and workshops both downtown and at Macdonald campus.

McGill Farmers’ Market

A weekly fall market and a gathering spot for students, faculty, and community members to discover healthy, local and sustainably produced foods.

Freaky Fridays

McGill scientists bust myths and talk about the realities and misconceptions surrounding pressing science issues. Often followed by a topical Hollywood film.

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.

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.

Public Astro Night

A lecture on the wonders of the universe followed by night-sky observations with portable telescopes and (when possible) use of the McPherson rooftop Observatory.

McGill Book Fair

Each autumn, browse tens of thousands of used books (French and English) in categories ranging from architecture to zoology. The Book Fair also offers vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and sheet music.

Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope

A public forum to empower patients, caregivers and families dealing with cancer. Lectures cover advances in cancer research, complex cancer diseases, novel treatments and best practices in patient care management.

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.

Food for Thought

Lecture topics include diet and cancer, factory farming, immigration, and the future of Canada’s water. Current students and invited guests share their work and discoveries.

Beatty Memorial Lecture Series

One of McGill’s signature annual events, the Beatty Memorial Lecture Series brings some of the world’s leading thinkers to campus for high-profile public talks.

Integrated Management Symposium Series

Explore complex management and societal challenges through intimate conversations between prominent McGill academics and leading management practitioners.