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Cig funded McGill

mccord-museum.qc.ca ericsquire.com McGill was built with the help of a number of generous patrons. Perhaps one of the most interesting of these benefactors is Sir William Macdonald, a man who made his fortune in the tobacco industry. Macdonald grew up on a farm in rural Prince Edward Island, and donated a large portion of his… Keep Reading

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Mad med reputations

mccord-museum.qc.ca In the 1860s and 1870s, the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University was known for an anatomy program that always seemed to have a fresh supply of cadavers for its students to dissect. The Faculty of Medicine came to be when the university  incorporated the Montreal Medical Institution. In 1833, the institution moved from… Keep Reading

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The “Dawson” in Dawson hall

archives.mcgill.ca mccord-museum.qc.ca Sir John William Dawson was one of McGill’s earliest principals, working from 1855 to 1893. His tenure at McGill was marked by major transformations in the school’s appearance. When recalling his first impressions of the campus back in 1855, Dawson said: “Materially, it was represented by two blocks of unfurnished and partly ruinous… Keep Reading

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