From opening doors for students who would not otherwise have access to enriching learning opportunities, to funding cutting-edge research that changes lives, support from McGill’s donors makes all the difference. In 2019, generous donors helped students discover the right path, funded outside-of-the-box research and more. Read on to discover how.
Fuelled by the quest to produce enough food for a growing global population, doctoral fellow Bikram Poudel is helping to create a disease-resistant variety of wheat. Driven by a passion for neuroscience, and powered by donor funding, undergraduate student Tasha Miller is starting her own project to understand neurodegenerative diseases.
Superbugs and growing drug resistance could threaten our health and well-being. Could dragonfly wings be the answer? The McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) powered up in 2019 to tackle the impending crises of a post-antibiotic world, funding outside-the-box projects and unconventional research partnerships.
Hands-on learning opportunities. Mentorship from alumni. The chance to earn a paycheque – and critical work skills – on campus. These enriching experiences, all supported by donors, play a vital role in preparing today’s McGill students for tomorrow’s workplace.
From planet-friendly concrete to high-performance speakers, McGill minds are bringing ideas to life – and to market – by collaborating across faculties and with industry to improve our world. While inventive programs are opening access for tomorrow’s leaders, using technology to extend the campus to Indigenous communities.
Whether you gave $10 or $25,000, giving through The McGill Fund made a difference this year. For students and researchers in every School and Faculty, collective giving adds up to new opportunities, better resources, and the chance to go further. For Rachel Korman, it means helping others get their smiles back.