Indigenous engagement

In response to the Calls to Action in the 2017 Final Report of the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education, McGill commits in its campus Master Plan to ensuring that Indigenous spaces are integrated into all aspects of University planning, including plans for the Royal Victoria Hospital site.

In January 2021, McGill launched a process to engage Indigenous communities in the design of the New Vic Project. McGill has engaged more than 50 internal and external Indigenous community members on the University’s plans for the New Vic portion of the site. Engagement has taken place through multiple formats, including an Elders Circle, an Elders Tour of the New Vic site, roundtables, and engagement and information sessions. These activities have been held in-person, in both urban spaces and within Indigenous communities, as well as sometimes online.

McGill University is on land which has long served and continues to serve as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence and contribution mark this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

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