Every year Google sponsors the Google Summer of Code. This program pays students a stipend for taking part in development work on open source projects. Two of the open source projects which benefit from GSOC are Drupal and WordPress, which are both used heavily at McGill.
Taking part in a GSOC project is a great learning experience for any student and a good opportunity for McGill to contribute to the open source community.
Applications for the Google Summer of Code are now open to all students.