A day to explore McGill University!




Explore McGill is an opportunity to introduce Quebec high school students in grades 9, 10 and 11 to university life and learning. This fun and inspiring day includes two educational activities and a free lunch at our beautiful downtown campus.

Outline of the typical Explore McGill day

9:45 am

Arrive at McGill

  • A McGill representative will be responsible for greeting and guiding the group throughout the visit
  • If necessary, participants will be divided into groups of up to 30 students
10:00 am

First activity begins

11:30 am

A free lunch will be served (nut-free)
12:30 pm 

Second activity begins

1:45 pm 

End of the visit

***Special edition of Explore McGill on Monday October 22 2018***

On Monday October 22 2018 the morning activity will be a lecture followed by a Q&A with 2018 Gairdner Award winner, Dr. Peter Hegemann, Professor for Neurosciences, Experimental Biophysic, Department of Biology at Humboldt University of Berlin. Dr. Hegemann is an optogenetics pioneer, making ground-breaking research in the treatment of neuronal illnesses. His insights could eventually contribute to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, autism and schizophrenia. This is a rare opportunity for students to ask a successful scientist about the path that led to his achievements. For more information about Dr. Hegemann and the Gairdner Award, please click here

Activity information

Explore McGill activities are made possible in collaboration with a number of youth outreach organizations associated with McGill University. The activities are primarily determined by the availability of the outreach program members. However, we also prioritize activities based on the preferences you will have indicated in the registration form provided below. 

Participation request

Please fill out the form provided below.

***Space is limited at each of the sessions therefore requests will be processed on a first come, first served basis. We will contact you shortly with a final confirmation and further details.

For questions regarding Explore McGill, please reach us by joelle.neish [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Explore%20McGill) (email).



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