McGill’s downtown undergraduate residences make up a vibrant intellectual community committed to learning, exploration, and the sharing of ideas across disciplines. Our residence buildings are cozy homes, innovative classrooms, fora for debate, and D-I-Y workshops. Find out more about how we live and learn.
Our Faculty in Residences Series is designed to offer university faculty and first year students living in McGill Undergraduate Residences different opportunities to interact—ideally giving students the chance to meet professors in a comfortable, familiar setting (over meals in the Residences dining halls, in common rooms, etc) and to learn in different ways.
Coming from different disciplines all across campus, professors join us in our residences to give short and casual lectures on a topic of interest to themselves and to the students: professors sometimes highlight recent developments in their field, or a particularly quirky or little-discussed aspect of their discipline. They might also discuss their own personal academic training and how they found themselves at McGill. Click here to nominate a professor to come to your hall.
Many of our own hall directors are professors and lecturers on the McGill campus as well. Directors play a central role in the vibrant social and intellectual life in each of our buildings.
Past guests include:
Heather Monroe-Blum (Principal and Vice-Chancellor)
Charmaine Nelson (Art History and Communication Studies)
Daniel Jutras (Dean of Law)
Rex Brynen (Political Science)
Ken Ragan (Physics)
Derek Ruths (Computer Science)
Kathleen Fallon (Sociology)
Robert Rabin (Alumnus and visitor from the National Severe Storms Laboratory at the NOAA)
Maggie Kilgour and Peter Gibian (English)
Janusz Rak (Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre)
Richard Roy (Biology)
A Sample of Past Lectures:
Aziz Choudry (Integrated Studies in Education) "Social Movement Learning, Knowledge Production and Research"
Ariel Fenster (Office for Science and Society) "Cheers! The Chemistry of Wine"
Jane Everet (Dean of Students, Département de langue et littérature françaises) "How I Got From There to Here"
Sarah Stroud (Philosophy) "Contingency and Philosophy"
Allan Greer (History) “What’s the Point of a History Degree? The Humanities and Higher Education”
Jens Pruessner (McGill Centre for Studies in Aging) "The Stresses of Student Life"
Elizabeth Groeneveld (McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies) "Read/Make: Zines and 'Embodied Community'"
George McCourt (McGill School of Environment) "Living a Life in the Past"