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First-Generation Week 2020


McGill's first-ever, week-long celebration for First-Generation students launches in November. From November 2-8, 2020, join us for student panels, wellness and self-care activities, and networking events with McGill staff and faculty. Schedule below and sign-up here!

Meet your First-Gen Community! Monday November 2, 2020
2-3pm EST
The First-Gen community at McGill extends well beyond the student body! At this discussion, we’ll meet McGill staff, faculty, and alumni who all identify as First Generation. This will include a moderated discussion on making the most of McGill and finding your network and community. Presenters: April Colosimo, Diane DeChief, and Charlene Lewis-Sutherland.
Becoming First: Exploring First-Gen Identity and Self-Care Strategies Wednesday November 3, 2020
2pm-3pm EST
Find your strength and resiliency as a First-Gen student in this guided workshop! Local wellness advisors Melissa Cobbler and Devon Simpson as they lead students through empowerment exercises and self-care strategies for the semester and beyond. 
First-Gen Student Support Thursday November 4, 2020 2pm-3pm EST Meet First-Gen students who have been where you are! This event features break-out rooms specifically for undergraduate and graduate First-Gen students. Our student panels will cover topics on academic success and getting involved in the university community. Bring a warm beverage and any questions you may have!   


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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