McGill University

Qubec, Canada
McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. McGill was founded in 1821 thanks to a generous bequest by James McGill, and since then, it grown from a small college to a bustling university with two campuses, 11 faculties, some 300 programs of study, and more than 37,500 students. The University also partners with four affiliated teaching hospitals to graduate over 1,000 health care professionals each year.



1821 founding date of McGill UniversityJames McGill accomplished many things during his lifetime. He carved a new life for himself in the Canadian wild while barely out of his teens. He flourished as a fur trader, despite tough and dangerous conditions.


In addition to a stellar faculty, McGill is known for attracting the brightest students from across Canada, the United States, and around the world. McGill students have the highest average entering grades in Canada, and the commitment to fostering the very best has helped the students win more national and international awards on average than their peers at any other Canadian university. The prestigious Rhodes Scholarship has gone to a nation-leading 138 McGill students.


McGill is a renowned research-intensive institution and a driving force in education. The future rests on attracting top talent in all segments of the community: academics, students, managers, professionals, administrative and support staff.

  • Bellairs Research Building
  • Lods Research Centre
  • Plant Research Facility
  • Large Animal Research Unit
  • Animal Research Centre
  • Biotechnology Research Institute
  • Horticulture Services Building


Founded in 1821, McGill University is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities, with students coming from about 150 countries. The Faculty of Science includes nine departments large and small, plus the Redpath Museum and the Gault Nature Reserve. McGill University offers a unique working environment, competitive salaries, and attractive benefits plans.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification.

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Student services

McGill University's Student Services promotes and supports student success and well-being, offering a wide range of services to students requiring academic, career, and/or personal assistance, or simply looking to enrich their McGill experience and further their self-development.

  • Campus Life & Engagement
  • Career Planning Service
  • Counselling Service
  • First Peoples' House
  • International Student Services
  • Mental Health Service
  • Office for Students with Disabilities
  • Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
  • Scholarships and Student Aid
  • Student Health Service
  • Tutorial Service

Housing services

The McGill housing website is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about student housing both on campus and off. Whether you are a prospective student hoping to find out more about Undergraduate, Graduate, or Macdonald campus residences, or an upper year student looking for information about Off-Campus Housing or Floor Fellows, this is the perfect place.

Library services

Use the Library

  • Library account
  • Article scan service
  • Interlibrary loan (ILL)
  • Questions? Ask Us!
  • Find a librarian
  • Hours
  • Room booking
  • Computers & software
  • uPrint: scan, print, copy
  • Borrowing books, etc
  • Workshops

ICT services

McGill Library offers over 500 computer workstations throughout the Library system for use by McGill students, faculty and staff, as well as guest users from the wider community. Guest access provides access to the Library's website, catalogues and electronic resources (journals, e-books, databases, etc.), but not to the Internet in general.

Medical services

The Macdonald campus clinic is part of McGills Student Health clinic. Mac students can be seen at either the MAC or downtown campus clinics. At the MAC campus clinic, the services of a nurse are available 3 days a week, from 9:00-4:30. Appointments with a physician are offered on average two afternoons each month (schedule to be confirmed).

Student Life

Campus life

Located on the western part of the Island of Montreal, McGills Macdonald campus is home to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. The beautiful campus is situated 40 kilometres from downtown, in the town of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, and covers over 1,600 acres from lakeshore to forest.

Sports facilities

McGills stellar athletic facilities some of the finest in the country make it easy for every student to get or stay in shape. Drop by the McGill Sports Complex for a game of basketball, volleyball, badminton or soccer, or book a squash or tennis court with a friend. The complex includes the Percival Molson Stadium, the Sir Arthur Currie Gymnasium, the Richard H. Tomlinson Fieldhouse, the Memorial Pool, and the Fitness Centre. And dont forget Mount Royal right next door the perfect setting for impromptu outdoor exercise.

Student clubs

Beyond Me

Beyond Me is a non-profit student organization established in McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Beyond Me pairs McGill students one-on-one with a child with a disability in the Montreal community to provide mentoring, tutoring and social activities.Big Buddies Tutoring ClubThey are a volunteer tutoring club that places McGill students into Montreal local elementary and high schools to tutor students in their subjects. Change for Change SSMUThrough the Chapter at McGill, college students and young professionals are raising funds for community charities through the collection of loose change and larger donations.


The Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and the U.S. Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) jointly accredit Canadian undergraduate medical education programs. On behalf of these accrediting bodies, a survey team completes an onsite visit of each medical program at least once every eight years.

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