McGill’s campus community struck just the right chord with Daniel Levitin. A renowned neuroscientist, award-winning musician and author, he was drawn to the University because of its international reputation, but it was the faculty, staff and students he met at McGill that made him stay.
“There many extraordinary people at McGill who are doing great research, and I am honored to be part of that community,” he says.
Since joining McGill, Professor Levitin has volunteered countless hours to the University, serving as an ambassador for Campaign McGill and the McGill Alumni Association. He also plays saxophone and guitar for The Diminished Faculties, a rock band composed of McGill faculty, staff and students.
Now in his 12th year at McGill, Professor Levitin is lending his support by volunteering with the Campus Community Committee.
“The key message we want to get out there is that participation, not dollar amount, is important,” he says. “A high level of participation from faculty and staff gives McGill leverage when approaching alumni and other donors for philanthropic support.”
Professor Levitin hopes that other faculty and staff members will follow the Campus Community Committee’s lead in supporting the University.
“McGill doesn’t have the endowment that Harvard and MIT have, so we all have to do our part to keep the University strong,” he says. “The future of McGill depends on it.”