What is 1st Up?

1st Up is a peer support group for McGill students who self-identify as first generation. Facilitated by First-Gen students, the group offers emotional and academic support in an informal, peer-to-peer structure. Meet-ups cover a variety of topics including navigating the university experience, social justice issues, and self-care strategies.


Follow 1st Up on Instagram and join their Facebook group to stay up to date on events and posts from students!
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We would like to acknowledge that McGill University is located on unceded land, which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

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