Competitive Environment

  • Highest entering grades in Canada
  • More national and international student awards granted than in any other Canadian University
  • 1st among Canadian universities and 32nd in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018)
  • 1st or tied for 1st among Canada’s largest universities in information technology and libraries (Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report)
  • 1st in Canada among medical-doctoral universities for 13 consecutive years (Maclean's University Rankings)
  • Rigorous University-wide curriculum demanding self-management, priority-setting, critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving, and shaping tomorrow's leaders, including three Canadian Prime Ministers to date: John Abbott, Wilfrid Laurier, and Justin Trudeau
  • Having fun along the way: holder of the 2 Guinness World Records for the World’s Largest Fruit Salad and Smoothie, and official maker of the World’s Largest Fairtrade Brownie
 

Out-of-Classroom Learning

  • Writing Centre courses and workshops to help students refine essential academic skills, strategies, and techniques and improve overall communication
  • Academic mentorship with University faculty and professionals in affiliated institutions
  • SKILLSETS that encourage the development of academic, transitional and professional aptitudes
  • Library workshops to help students navigate an increasingly complex network of digital scholarship and enhance overall academic performance
  • Our Innovation Constellation, an online hub for students, faculty, staff, and university partners to explore entrepreneurial opportunities and generate value for local and global communities through initiatives like the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
  • Extensive and exciting internship opportunities in Canada and abroad
 

Reimagining Accessibility

  • The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), one of the few disability service providers in Canada to have undergone a complete Universal Design audit, creating a 5-year plan to meet the highest standards for a barrier-free campus across learning and other spaces
  • A leader amongst Canadian post-secondary educators in the implementation of the social model of disabilityand the related application of Universal Design principles to both campus environments and teaching and learning practices
  • The first disability service provider in Canada to host a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Conference, attracting more than 200 participants from Canada, the U.S. and Europe
  • A Canadian leader in providing resources related to Universal Design for Learning (UDL), advancing a 3-year government funded plan for the development of a pedagogical online toolkit, and currently offering access to a variety of adaptive software and technological resources and targeted workshops on adapted learning strategies
 

Anticipating the Future

  • Co-founder of the Quartier de l'innovation (QI), an innovation ecosystem connecting research, education, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Massive open online courses (MOOCs) via the edX consortium, now featuring the world’s first GROOC (a MOOC for groups), on the topic of Social Learning for Social Impact
  • Consistent maintenance and enhancement of building infrastructure to better support modern research and teaching needs while preserving architectural heritage
  • Vision 2020, helping McGill achieve the highest standards of sustainability, while generating the knowledge and cultivating the leaders needed to create a more sustainable future for all
  • Extensive access to preserved and digital texts via the HathiTrust Digital Library
  • Opening in Fall 2015: A state-of-the-art Research Commons, inspiring students, teachers and researchers with next-generation technology, including interactive wall screens, 3D printers and scanners, and an Oculus Rift 3D virtual reality headset
  • Reimagining our Library for an evolving 21st century: Long-term initiative to renovate the McLennan-Redpath complex, installing a subterranean automated storage and retrieval system for McGill’s comprehensive and rare physical collection, while rededicating floor space to innovative learning and study areas
  • Active Learning Classrooms that reimagine classical teaching and learning spaces in order to foster students’ engagement in their own learning
  • Just launched: the McGill Space Institute, bringing together McGill researchers in astrophysics, planetary science, atmospheric science, astrobiology and other space-related sciences to examine fundamental questions about the universe and support the development of technology and instrumentation for studying the cosmos