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Viewbook 2009/2010
Undergraduate Study at McGill

Why choose McGill?

The main things that attracted me to McGill were the quality of the faculty, the University’s global perspective and international reputation, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the student body. I think the most rewarding thing about studying at McGill has been being exposed to so many passionateindividuals working in so many fields.
DANIELA THIONS MEYER, BCom’09, is a Management undergraduate from Mexico studying International Business and Global Strategic Management. She hopes to pursue a career in sustainable business development before returning to Mexico to work in environmental conservation.

McGILL AND MONTREAL – A GREAT UNIVERSITY, A SPECIAL CITY McGill is one of the world’s greatuniversities located at the heart of one of North America’s most appealing and cosmopolitan cities. Montreal is lively, sophisticated, fun and affordable. With an international reputation for academic excellence, McGill offers innovative, flexible and interdisciplinary programs on two campuses. Interested in environmental sciences, international development, astrophysics or Canadian studies? McGill hasmore than 300 academic programs to suit your needs and provide you with a world-class educational experience. Montreal’s 3.6 million people are renowned for their international flair and joie de vivre. The city has a thriving arts and cultural scene, and it is home to one of the largest student populations on the continent. It boasts a vibrant nightlife, the old-world charm of historicarchitecture set in a modern metropolis, and the multilingual, multicultural buzz of one of the world’s great French cities.


BONJOUR McGILL! While McGill is an English-language university, about 6,000 of its students claim French as their first language – nearly 20% of the student population. At Macdonald Campus, 60% of students are francophone. Students have the option to write major papers andexams in French. McGill’s First-Year Office has a special assistant for francophone students to help them adapt to studying in English. Studying in Montreal offers Englishspeaking students a wonderful opportunity to learn French, and courses in French as a Second Language are open to students in any program.

MONTREAL AT A GLANCE: Health care, TV, radio, museums, entertainment, shopping and mostpublic services are readily available in French and English. Mount Royal Park is adjacent to the downtown McGill campus and features walking and jogging trails, skiing and cycling paths, a winter skating rink and more. Year-round, Montreal is a city of festivals, including the internationally acclaimed jazz, comedy and film festivals. Public transit in the city is affordable and efficient; itincludes 192 bus routes and 68 subway stations on the Metro. The city features 30 kilometres (18.5 miles) of underground pedestrian walkways and an extensive network of bicycle paths.

McGILL AT A GLANCE: The University was founded in 1821, thanks to the philanthropy of James McGill, a prominent Scottish merchant in Montreal. McGill has two campuses: a main campus in downtown Montreal and MacdonaldCampus in Ste. Anne de Bellevue. There is a convenient inter-campus shuttle bus service. There are 11 faculties and 10 schools at McGill, as well as 4 affiliated teaching hospitals. McGill has approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 7,600 graduate students.


McGill opens doors around the world

I chose McGill for its strong reputation and the respect it commandsinternationally, especially in neuroscience. The best part of the McGill Science experience was having the chance to study and do groundbreaking research under first-class professors. McGill and Montreal were a good stepping stone in life, giving me a strong academic background and work ethic, along with a diverse and dynamic network of friends and acquaintances.
NICOLAS CHRISTOFI, BSc’09, came to...
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