Campus Spotlight

McGill clubs and student groups reflect on the 2020-2021 school year

The COVID-19 pandemic forced student organizations to redesign their events this year. Nevertheless, many of McGill’s student groups found ways to adapt to these challenges, even spinning some of them into positives—a testament to the strength and resilience of the McGill student body. McGill Students’ Chess Club During the pandemic, […]

Three student organizations take advantage of $11,000 from IRL Events

This year’s monumental shift to online learning has forced student clubs to adapt their event planning. As many clubs transitioned to virtual recruitment and meetings, the IRL (In Real Life) Events app kicked off its #irl11k contest in December 2020. The contest encouraged student organizations at universities across North America […]

McGill Black Mentorship program fosters valuable connections

This past January, the McGill Black Alumni Association (MBAA) launched its newest initiative, the McGill Black Mentorship Program. Since the MBAA was founded in 2016, it has engaged McGill’s Black students by hosting several networking and professional support events. The Mentorship Program was spearheaded by MBAA co-founder Marilyn Ahun, (BA […]

‘A Bite of History’ explores food and culture within Black communities

The Black Students’ Network (BSN), the McGill African Students Society, and the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) presented the panel discussion “A Bite of History: A Conversation on Food, Ancestry, and Healing” on Feb. 17 as part of Black History Month. The panellists— Aisha Lesley Bentham, vegan chef […]

Dispatch Café reopens in McConnell Engineering building

For students still frequenting campus, former food haunts have stood conspicuously empty over the remote semester. Among them was Dispatch Café. Located in the McConnell Engineering building, Dispatch opened in 2014 as the brand’s first brick-and-mortar location. On Nov. 11, Dispatch Café welcomed students and faculty for the first time […]

Celebrating spooky season with ‘Haunted Histories’

In the 2020 iteration of their yearly Halloween tradition, the Classics Students’ Association (CSA) and History Students’ Association (HSA) co-hosted “Haunted Histories,” a night of short Halloween-themed lectures that drew over 80 Zoom participants. Prior to the Oct. 27 event, each department asked two of their professors to speak about […]