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McGill announces the naming of the McCall MacBain Arts Building

McGill announced that its Arts Building, a landmark at the centre of its downtown campus, will be named after alumnus John McCall MacBain and Dr. Marcy McCall MacBain, in recognition of the recent $200-million gift from the McCall MacBain Foundation.

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Arts Summer Programs

The Faculty of Arts is offering a number of summer programs for students and working professionals. While most will be held at McGill, some will be run in collaboration with universities abroad and partner organizations off-campus. The wide array of programs aim to provide participants with new skills, training, and experiences that will open them to new ideas and opportunities. 


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In conversation with Jennifer Welsh: Canada 150 Research Chair

Looking back at her career up to this point, Jennifer Welsh admits she could never have predicted her professional journey. Raised on the prairies, her work has taken her to London, Florence, Toronto, and now Montreal as Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security. Professor Welsh explains how her research will inform her roles in the Faculty of Arts.

Arts alumnus awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

D'Arcy Williams graduated from McGill in 2015 with an Honors B.A. in International Development Studies and Political Science. D’Arcy was recently selected as a 2019 Gates Cambridge Scholar, an award presented to outstanding applicants to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge. He shares how his experience at McGill shaped both his life and career.

2019 Bravo gala – meet the honourees from Arts

The 2019 Bravo Gala celebrated McGill researchers and scholars who have recently been awarded external prizes for outstanding research. The winners of major provincial, national and international prizes, together with their families, friends and colleagues, gathered on March 21 to celebrate excellence in research and scholarship. Meet the honourees from the Faculty of Arts.