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Application Form for McGill Summer Academy 2020

Thank you for your interest in our Summer Academy!

Please complete the form below.

Please note that by submitting the information below, you are not guaranteed acceptance to McGill Summer Academy.

Do not forget to email your written responses and transcripts. Those details can be found here.  

If you have any questions, please contact summer.academy [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Application%20question!)  

Application Deadline: 12:00 (Montreal/EST) on February 6, 2020

McGill Summer Academy 2020 Classes

PLEASE NOTE: Students only take one class while attending the program. If students are available and interested in multiple topics, they can rank their preferred session and classes and be placed in one of their choices. 

 

Session 1 (July 5-18, 2020)

The Global and Domestic Demand: An Economist's Journey

Why do human beings suffer scarcity? How does society regulate itself in a world with finite resources and infinite wants? How have the fields of economics and finance evolved to ensure that society can meet its needs and desires without disintegrating? The Global and Domestic Demand: An Economist's Journey is a noncredit course that offers incoming students a summarized look into the intensely closeted but critical field of economics. It aims to explore the history of economics, the goals that the discipline has, the questions it attempts to answer, and the methods it uses to answer them. The course will briefly visit each of the broad fields of economics: labor, development, finance, macroeconomics, industrial organization, as well as explore some basic statistical and mathematical techniques used in each of these fields. At the end of the two week program, we hope to help students gain an insight into the world of governments, central banks and mortgage houses.

Pathways to Neuro and Health Sciences

Have you ever wondered about the brain and how it works? How does it allow us to move, feel, think, and speak? How can we study it? Our brain is home to an intricate system of neural networks that transmits information allowing us to think, react, and plan. Pathways to Neuro and Health Sciences is a noncredit program that will give you a deep understanding of the brain, one of the most complex systems in the universe. This class will cover not only introductory topics like the mechanics of the brain, but will also delve into subjects like neurpharmocology, human and animal senses, memory, brain imaging techniques, and language.

Session 2 (July 19-August 1, 2020)

International Law and Humanitarian Intervention: Perspectives on International Relationships

This course will delve into subjects that would interest any student fascinated in Political Science, International Development, International Relations, and many other areas of academia. The topics explored in this course engage with the two-way relationship between international politics and international law. This politico-legal system regulates and informs our understanding of phenomena such as war, humanitarian intervention, and transnational terrorism. International Law and Humanitarian Intervention provides students with an overview of certain key issues in international relations and international law and encourages them to think critically about the nature of international conflict, cooperation, and governance in the current world.

Pathways to Neuro and Health Sciences

Have you ever wondered about the brain and how it works? How does it allow us to move, feel, think, and speak? How can we study it? Our brain is home to an intricate system of neural networks that transmits information allowing us to think, react, and plan. Pathways to Neuro and Health Sciences is a noncredit program that will give you a deep understanding of the brain, one of the most complex systems in the universe. This class will cover not only introductory topics like the mechanics of the brain, but will also delve into subjects like neurpharmocology, human and animal senses, memory, brain imaging techniques, and language.

 

 

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Program Selection
Please indicate the session to which you wish to apply. If you are available for the two sessions and have an interest in at least one of the classes offered during each session, please select Either. By knowing your availability and interests, we can be as accommodating as possible. Note that you can only attend one session.
Please rank your preferences with the selections below. If you are only able to attend one session, please only rank the two classes offered that session. You only need to provide your third choice if you selected above that you can attend either or both sessions. Which class is your first choice?
Which class is your second choice?
Which class is your third choice?
Ideally, we want all our students to be in their first choice, but due to the high demand of certain classes, this may not be possible. We want to know if you are still interested in participating in the McGill Summer Academy if you are accepted for another class other than your first choice? Please select from the options below.
Student Information
For rooming purposes, please indicate to which gender identity you most identify:
Please note: If as of July 2019 you have two (2) years remaining in high school, you match with grade 10. If as of July 2019 you have one (1) year remaining in high school, you match with grade 11. For Quebec CEGEP students: You choose grade 10 if you are starting a Pre-University Program in Fall 2019, and you choose grade 11 if you are starting your second year of your Pre-University Program in Fall 2020.
Please select the high school program that applies to you:
Indigenous people of Canada and the United States (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis)
Are you a Canadian Citizen?
If you answered yes to the question above (concerning Canadian Citizenship), please indicate whether you have ever lived in Canada.
Parent/Guardian Information
Your application is not complete until you send your written responses and transcripts (both in PDF) to summer.academy@mcgill.ca. By choosing yes, you have acknowledged this requirement and will finalize your application after submitting this form. If you have already emailed the other documents, there is no need to email them again. By choosing no, you are aware that your application is incomplete until you submit the required documents. Please submit these documents by the deadline of February 6, 2020.