About Us

The Branches team at McGill is committed to being a reliable partner in co-creating responsive and sustained relationships with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth, families, schools and organizations. With good minds, we will engage Indigenous learners to realize their full potential in all areas of education.

Our Mission

To co-build, with Indigenous and McGill partners, transformative mentorship opportunities and networks of support for Indigenous learners to pick their educational paths. 

Our Core Values

To learn from and incorporate Indigenous perspectives, uphold partnerships, and promote experiential learning. We believe these are central to collaborate with communities, encourage educational success, and put knowledge into action.


People dancing at McGill's annual powwow

We Offer:

  1. Events and activities 
  2. Partnership-building and support 
  3. Research and community exchange 
  4. Volunteer and mentorship opportunities 


From the Provost's Taskforce on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education:

"Realizing on the promise of welcoming bright Indigenous learners to our campuses requires a range of efforts that target educational and learning experiences from primary school to university graduation. To this end, collaboration with educational centres and councils in communities is essential. We have heard about the distinct need for institutions like McGill to support projects that anchor K-12 students in learning systems and approaches that will help them feel prepared for and confident about postsecondary experiences. It further requires partnerships with CEGEPs and community colleges to develop bridge programs aimed at preparing students for degree programs through the acquisition of prerequisite courses and credits."

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

Click here for more information on land acknowledgements.

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