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First-Generation Week 2021

McGill's second celebration for First-Generation students launches in November. From November 8-10, 2021, join us for student panels, wellness and self-care activities, and networking events with McGill staff and faculty. 


Meet your First-Gen Community!

Monday, November 8, 2021 

2:00-3:00 PM EDT

The First-Gen community at McGill welcomes you to our opening event for First-Gen week!

You will have a chance to meet other First-Gen students, ask questions about McGill and participate in a variety of fun activities! This event will also include a discussion on making the most of McGill and finding your network and community.

Register for our opening event here.

Becoming First: Exploring First-Gen Identity and Self-Care Strategies

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Find your strength and resilience as a First-Gen student in this guided workshop!

In this session, students will have the opportunity to reflect on their work/life balance at McGill and receive guidance on effective goal-setting. This will be followed by a presentation from two first-generation access advisors, Monique and Connie, who will lead students through empowerment exercises and self-care strategies for the semester and beyond.

Register for our Becoming First session here.

First-Gen Student Support

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Meet First-Gen students who have been where you are!

This event features an open discussion for undergraduate and graduate First-Gen students where they will be able to share their experiences, ask questions and learn more about McGill. There will also be opportunities for students to provide feedback to the First-Gen program at McGill. Bring a warm beverage and any questions you may have!

Register for our First-Gen Student Support session here.

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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