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Learning Engagement and Action in Diversity

Participants in the LEAD Program explore topics of diversity and social justice, e.g., sexual identity, disability, race, and ethnicity in small discussion groups of their peers. Our goal is to create a safe and encouraging environment for learning and sharing based on mutual respect for each individual's experience.

Following these discussions, students tap into their personal interests, passions, and talents to create and implement a project aimed at making positive change at McGill and/or in the Montreal community.

Overall, LEAD prepares students for positive and constructive leadership within the student body while encouraging them to engage in their communities in a socially responsible way.

Learning Engagement and Action in Diversity


In this non-academic program, participants develop skills in the following areas:

  • Self-reflection and personal growth
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Community Involvement

Participants also:

  • Acquire a deeper knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of equity and diversity within the Canadian context;
  • Gain practical career experience;
  • Develop leadership and project management skills;
  • Gain a greater appreciation for the McGill and Montreal communities, and to actively seek out areas for deeper involvement within these communities;
  • Become positive ambassadors of the McGill community.