Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE)

SEDE offers a wide variety of training programs and community engagement activities. The SEDE Office strives to foster a better understanding among different cultures and communities through providing information, education and training to all areas of McGill University in order to cultivate a respectful, diverse and supportive campus.

Working at SEDE

SEDE hires students for the academic year and summer. Learn more here

Community Engagement and Volunteering

Are you passionate about social justice, youth mentorship, or engaging in your community?  Do you want to volunteer in the city but don't know where to start?  SEDE's Community Engagement branch hosts a variety of events, projects, and workshops aimed at helping get you involved and addressing needs in the Montreal community.

Community Engagement Day

Community Engagement Day hopes to celebrate and recognize the community engagement efforts that connect McGill to Montreal community groups. You can register in mid-September, but until then, check out the list of projects here

Hidden Gems

Have you ever wanted to write a play? Do you believe in preserving stories and wisdom from older generations? Running from October to through March, undergraduate and graduate students are matched with a local elder in the Montreal community, whom they then interview about their life stories. Based on these interviews and stories, students write, record, produce and broadcast a 7-10 minute radio play on CKUT 90.3 FM.  

Learn more about getting involved with Hidden Gems. Recruitment begins in September and runs the whole school year.

Homework Zone

The Homework Zone is a school-based mentoring program connecting McGill University with schools in socio-economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the Lester B. Pearson School Board of Montreal, QC. HZ provides volunteer opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to mentor elementary youth for 3 hours per week (travel included) for 10 weeks minimum. We ask from our volunteers an enthusiasm for working with kids as well as a regular, weekly commitment over the course of at least 1 semester. Because this is a mentorship program, commitment is our main focus.

Learn more and apply here

Calendar Project

Once a year, SEDE looks for volunteers to submit research content, community initiatives, and visual art to be included in their forthcoming calendar.

Contact SEDE for more info on deadlines and guidelines.