Created in 2013, McGill Innovation Week (MIW) is a an opportunity to raise awareness regarding McGill’s activities surrounding innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and in the Quartier de l’innovation as well as to reach out to various communities, student associations and internal stakeholders. Under the leadership of the Innovation in Practice Team and in collaboration with the Office of External Relations, MIW is a chance to showcase innovation as an economic driver and demonstrate how people can work together to create new and exciting things.
In November 2014, McGill Innovation Week included 14 activities and drew in over 1,500 participants, generating a lot of positive feedback.
McGill Innovation Week 2015 will be held between November 15th and 20th and promises more engaging and student-led events than ever before. A large number of this year’s participating groups have also decided to focus their events on issues related to innovation in education or learning and to entrepreneurship. This gives MIW 2015 a distinctively important feeling, empowering students to help shape their educational experiences and thereby placing them at the vanguard of their own knowledge and understanding.