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One of the largest faculties at McGill, our ideas, beliefs, and actions are propelled by curiosity, creativity, and a strong commitment to contribute to a better world.

Bright, enterprising students

A McGill Arts education provides students with the opportunity to explore the rich diversity of human endeavour and creative expression. Across our programs and in every sector, you will find McGill Arts students and graduates who are engaged citizens, agile thinkers, and enterprising workers. Our students and graduates develop linguistic, critical and analytical skills that allow them to approach a question or issue from a variety of perspectives, to respond effectively to new developments, and to adapt to changing circumstances. These skills are highly sought after in a broad range of professional, academic, cultural, service, and business careers.

Award-winning faculty and staff

McGill Arts professors tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time, expanding our knowledge and understanding of the world through their contributions to public policy, civil liberties, social justice, cultural expression, business accountability, and mental health, to name just a few areas.

Our faculty are well recognized for their teaching and research with awards, academic honours and fellowships including the Killiam Prize, Kyoto Prize, Kluge Prize, Woman of Distinction Award, memberships in the Royal Society of Canada, appointments to the Order of Canada, and numerous other fellowships and research chair positions.

McGill Faculty of Arts professors are deeply committed to the success of their students, and work hard to prepare the future leaders of Canada and beyond.

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