Though we’re apart, we joined together on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 for McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving. Over a 24-hour period, donations were made around the world with the aim of impacting a new cohort of students and researchers.
Each gift that day went towards unlocking $113K in challenge funds, helping the Library meet the changing needs of the McGill community, ensuring that students and scholars have the collections, services, and spaces they need to excel, even in unprecedented times. One day. A better tomorrow.
- Near or far, Dean Colleen Cook champions #McGill24 year after year
- Everyday heroes from our pandemic year
- March 2020 to March 2021...some stats
The future of the McGill Library | Fiat Lux: Let There Be Light
Generously supported by the Friends of the Library, Fiat Lux: Let There Be Light is the culmination of an exhaustive planning process to match McGill’s 21st century needs. It proposes a newly reimagined McLennan-Redpath complex, a prudent but ambitious, flexible but flowing facility that will allow the students, faculty and researchers to meet their scholarly potential. Find more information on the project here.
The impact of giving to the Library
Gifts to the Library have an immediate impact, providing students with the tools they need to nurture their curiosity, achieve academic success and go on to fulfilling careers. The following are just a few of the many things made possible through recent donations.
- Renovation of the Colgate Room in Rare Books and Special Collections thanks to the Joan and Clifford Hatch Family Foundation – transformed into a flexible space for both lectures and classes.
- The Sheila R. Bourke Rare and Special Children’s Literature Collection – used in teaching and learning and available online as a digital collection.
- Student internships in the McGill Visual Arts Collection (VAC) – gives students the chance to gain valuable work experience while also helping with the day-to-day management of over +2,500 artworks as well as outreach and art education initiatives.
- The Michele Larose-Osler Artist-in-Residence programme – promotes interaction with the Osler Library’s history of medicine materials in new and surprising ways.
Steven Spodek, Development and Alumni Relations Officer
Office of the Dean of Libraries
3459 McTavish Street, H3A 0C9, Montreal, QC, Canada
steven.spodek [at] mcgill.ca (Email)