The best of McGill freebies

Midnight Kitchen:

It’s lunch-time, you’re hungry, and you have no money. It’s time you made a trip to Midnight Kitchen in Room 302 of the Shatner Building. Every day, you will find very tasty, health-conscious, vegan meals prepared by dedicated volunteers, all for free! However, donations are always welcomed.

Coat Project:

Are you new to Canada and starting to feel cold already? If you are lacking a winter coat or the funds to invest in one, stop by the McGill Chaplaincy service from November to February, 10am – 4pm, and sift through the donated, slightly worn coats and give one a new home—on your back!

Redpath Museum:

The oldest museum in Canada is absolutely free to visit! Discover the history of biodiversity, the collection of minerals, and the myriad of organisms and bones housed in the three floors of colourful exhibits.

Concerts at Redpath Hall:

McGill has many musicians, eager to share their talents. Check the McGill website for times, and join them at Redpath Hall to experience a breadth of musical skill, all free of charge, as students showcase their projects, theses, and sheer talent.

CaPS Career Services:

CaPS is McGill’s Career and Placement Service whose professionals can assist you in job seeking, and every aspect of your professional life, pro bono. They offer personal advising, cover letter drafting, career fairs, summer internship searches, and info sessions, just to name a few. Check out the plethora of opportunities offered at

Legal Information Clinic:

Have a problem, but no money for legal advice? Come to the SSMU building and benefit from the band of volunteers at the legal information clinic. Volunteers are trained to give you legal information, referrals, and act as a free commissioner of oaths on a walk-in or phone-in basis.

Counselling Services:

Need to talk? All part- and full-time students who are up to date with their fees qualify to receive free counselling to deal with psychological, academic, and personal issues. In addition to the personalized services, the McGill Counselling service provides numerous workshops that target common student problems: stress management, procrastination, public speaking, anxiety, social confidence issues, and many more!

Free Yoga:

The Art of Living Club is an international effort to bring peace, awareness, and spirituality into the lives of young people. This expansive collection of enlightened members offers free weekly yoga classes in the SSMU building, along with many other events and opportunities to enrich your deeper consciousness. Join them on Facebook  to learn more.

Software from IT:

Take advantage of McGill’s endless network of computing experts and download some free software for your PC or Mac. Visit the McGill IT site and browse through the available software including virus protection, End-Note, SPSS, and more!

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