The namesake of Ernest Rutherford, one of McGill's most famous radiation physicists, special precautions were taken when it was built in 1977 to make it as stable and tremor-resistant as possible, The ground floor contains offices and large lecture rooms, and the building is home to a museum that also bears Mr. Rutherford's name.
Donated to McGill as a nature conservation centre for use in study and research, the reserve is located not far from the Macdonald Campus. The 51-hectare parcel of land consists of forest, woodland marshes, swamps and wetland, and provides a habitat for wildlife and plant species, some of which are unique to the area.
Inaugurated in 1921, the museum is named after renowned Montreal collector David Ross McCord, who bequeathed his extensive collection Canadian artifacts to open a national history museum in Montreal. Although once housed in an old mansion on campus, this Montreal institution at has inhabited its current location, the former Students' Union building, since 1971 with major renovations taking place in 1991.
Originally know as Throstle Lodge, this house on the shores of Lac St Louis was built by George Dowker in the mid 1880's. In 1975, it was acquired by the Macdonald Stewart Foundation and named after Dr. David Stewart's favourite cat, Tadja. It now houses the MacDonald Campus Faculty Club.
The 245-hectare Morgan Arboretum is a living laboratory that allows students and researchers to participate in a variety of teaching, research and conservation programs. It also provides a natural environment for recreation for its 3000 members.
Completed in 1882, this example of Classical Revival style is the oldest building in Canada built as a museum. It houses extensive collections in the fields of paleontology, zoology, mineralogy, and world cultures (ethnology), which are open to the public. It has several research labs and a Victorian teaching auditorium.
Built in 1968, the Centennial Centre is occupied by a wide variety of student organizations, services and facilities, including the MacDonald Campus Students' Society, Student Health Services, and modern Food and Nutrition labs. It also houses the Lyman Entomological Museum, whose insect collection consists of over 2.8 million specimens, making it the largest university insect collection in the country.