McGill ideas that changed the world

McGillian ideas, research and their impact on the world

  • 40 McGillians who changed the world

    The McGill brain trust—a crackling network of professors and students, past and present—doesn’t just span the world, it changes it. In the following pages, you’ll learn about 40 ways the University’s brightest minds have shaped your life, from sports to medicine to fish sticks, Plexiglas, “O Canada,” photo technology, hockey and more...


  • From Eureka to Your World

    In the world of McGill research, creating new knowledge isn’t an end—it’s the means for developing the innovations that change our world.  We’ve collected just some of the ways McGill big ideas are improving our daily lives, from airplane de-icing to weather forecasts to software that predicts your musical tastes.