McGill is more than a university

It's a community resource with over

160 public events, attractions, and aid programs

Community support programs

Medical students

CHASM Incubator (Community Health and Social Medicine Incubator)

Students using an incubator model to solve targeted health problems in the community.

BrainReach North

An online science education resource designed to bring fun, accessible neuroscience learning activities to teachers and students in remote communities.

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.

Events

Science Literacy Week @ McGill

The McGill library offers fun and easy to understand lectures, events and activities that convey the excitement and influence of science in our everyday lives.

McGill Cares: Webcasts about dementia

Explore conversations with leading experts on topics related to caring for a loved one with dementia.

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!).

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.

Things to see and do

Plant scavenger hunt

Solve riddles, find the plants, and take pictures.

Maude Abbott Museum

How medical school students learned in the late 1800’s.

Fossil exploration guide

Fossil hunting on McGill’s campus and downtown Montreal

Gault Nature Reserve

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

Redpath Museum

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

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

Plant scavenger hunt

Solve riddles, find the plants, and take pictures.

Maude Abbott Museum

How medical school students learned in the late 1800’s.

Fossil exploration guide

Fossil hunting on McGill’s campus and downtown Montreal

Gault Nature Reserve

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

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