Webinars

Want to hear from some McGill experts, while you sit in the comfort of your own home? 
Then you should look into joining a McGill pre-arrival webinar that's designed to help you both before and after your arrival at McGill!

On this page: Upcoming Pre-Arrival Webinars | Recordings of Past Webinars | Other Webinars at McGill

 

Upcoming Pre-Arrival Webinars organized by Campus Life & Engagement

All webinar times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Use TheTimeZoneConverter.com if you need to calculate the time for your time zone.

There are no upcoming webinars scheduled at this time. Recordings of our summer 2018 webinars are available below.

 

Recordings of Past Webinars from Campus Life & Engagement

 

University 101

During this webinar series, we explained what McGill's academic year looks like, how McGill's faculties, schools and programs are structured, and reviewed important course registration info. We also provided you with essential resources, tips and tools for you to take advantage of now before your arrival at McGill. 

Click on the link below to be directed to a recording of the webinar from June 13, 2018. Please note that this webinar contains a Question & Answer segment at the end. 

What I Wish I Had Known (Student Panel)

The “What I Wish I Had Known as a First-Year” webinar is an opportunity to learn about life at McGill from upper-year students. You'll hear tips and honest advice they wish they had received when they were once in your shoes! Have a question? The webinar will feature multiple Q&A opportunities for you to ask students who have been through it all!  Hosted by students in Campus Life & Engagement.

Click on the link below to be directed to a recording of the webinar from July 30, 2018. Please note that this webinar contains a Question & Answer segment at the end. 

Living Off-Campus

Topics for this webinar included services, resources, and communities available to McGill students living off-campus (i.e. not in a McGill Residence). Whether an off-campus first-year, transfer student of any age, native Montrealer who already knows this city, or an exchange student, there was something for everyone in this webinar, and you'll be thankful you had this introduction to living in Montreal as a McGill student!  Hosted by Campus Life & Engagement (Off-Campus and Commuter Student Support) and Student Housing & Hospitality (Off-Campus Housing)

Click on the link below to be directed to a recording of the webinar from July 24, 2018. 

WARNING - This recording begins with a sharp screech. Please refrain from using headphones until 0:07

Getting Involved at McGill

The most frequent advice our upper-year students offer to the entering class is to get involved. Research has also shown that getting involved can help university students transition successfully into their first year since it allows them to connect with peers and to their new community. Early connections are key because when you feel that you have made a successful transition to your new school, you are more likely to thrive! This webinar aims to help students discover what opportunities for learning and development exist beyond the classroom and lecture hall. We designed this webinar to enrich students' university experiences by providing information on the benefits of getting involved and how to take those first steps towards engagement. We'll also tell you about our resources for getting involved and share tips and tools on how to manage your time and better appreciate the value of getting involved.  Hosted by Campus Life & Engagement and the Students' Society of McGill University

Click on the link below to be directed to a recording of the webinar from August 2, 2018.

Tips for a Healthy First Year

This webinar, hosted by a current McGill student, provided resources, information and various tips and tricks for a healthy and fun first year at McGill. This includes information about eating well, staying active, managing stress, and more! We recognize that "healthy" means something different to everyone and encourage you to use this information to make the choices that are right for you!  Hosted by Healthy McGill.

Click on the link below to be directed to a recording of the webinar from August 13, 2018. 

Safer Partying

Looking for some tips on staying safe while still having fun? We've got you covered! This one-hour webinar hosted by a current McGill student will provide you with useful resources and information about how to party safely and how you can reduce risk while partying or going out.  Hosted by Healthy McGill.

Click on the link below to be directed to a recording of the webinar from August 14, 2018. 

 

Parents: How to support Your New McGill Student

Are you wondering how you can support your child as they transition to McGill as new university students, both now and during their first year? Join Leslie Copeland, Mcgill's First-Year Coordinator, shares information from her many years of working with first year students. Some of the topics covered include: the role of parents/family, support resources at McGill, confidentiality, transition issues that may arise, health insurance, and the role of Campus Life and Engagement in supporting new students.  Hosted by Campus Life & Engagement.  Click the link below to be directed to a recording of the webinar from August 15, 2018.

 

Sex and Healthy Relationships

This one-hour interactive online info session was to learn more about respect and boundary setting in intimate and sexual relationships, whether these occur in person or online! In this session, the presenters debunked myths about sex and sexuality, talk about red flags, power dynamics, and various ways in which to engage in relationships. Participants may use the information to explore their own desires and boundaries and learn how to communicate and/ or explore them further with their partner(s).  Hosted by the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education.  Click the link below to be directed to a recording of the webinar from August 21, 2018.

Safer Sex

Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education in collaboration with Student Health Service

This one-hour interactive online info session was to learn more about how to engage in diverse sexual activities in a safer way. In this session, the presenters talked about sex toys, sexually transmitted infections and methods of protection, contraceptives, consent, and how to access the many resources on campus related to sexual health and well-being. Special focus was placed on gendered dynamics and sexual diversity.  Click the link below to be directed to a recording of the webinar from August 23, 2018.

 

Other Pre-Arrival Webinars and Online Events at McGill

An archive of webinars for newly admitted students is available on the I've Been Accepted website.

New international students: Pre-Arrival Webinars from International Student Services (ISS) provide information for everything you need to know about immigration, health insurance, and how various systems work in Canada (banking, cell phones, public transit, etc.).

Meet your classmates at an online Send-Off brought to you by McGill Alumni! Sign in from your home, smartphone or tablet, chat with classmates from all over the world and walk away with several new connections before arriving on campus. 

The Office for Students with Disabilities hosts live online Q&A info sessions for incoming students throughout the summer.