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Report on Giving 2021-22

For every student who finds their voice, every researcher who breaks new ground, every idea that transforms an industry, and every partnership that builds a better future, we thank you.

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Everywhere you look at McGill, donors are sparking positive change – whether it’s by supporting breakthrough medical treatments, investing in sustainability, funding innovative spaces and start-ups, or establishing new student awards. Read on to discover how your philanthropy is driving progress as part of Made by McGill: the Campaign for Our Third Century.

Finding remedies for the planet through collaboration

New Vic rendering

Clean tech is just one example of the exciting research collaborations McGill’s New Vic Project will nurture. Planned for a portion of the former Royal Victoria Hospital site, the project will bring together sustainability science and public policy expertise and will intensify efforts to protect the planet.

World-class researchers forge a healthier future

Researcher in PPE using microscope

At the Goodman Cancer Institute and The Neuro, McGill’s top minds in cancer research are being celebrated for their game-changing discoveries. Meanwhile, the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity continues to lead the pack on COVID-19 research and inform major public health decisions in Quebec and Canada.

Investing in big ideas for the future
Recycling Pioneers

The world needs innovation more than ever. New approaches to everything from recycling to healthcare to shopping. That’s why McGill’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, strengthened by the new McGill Innovation Fund, lifts up the bold and the curious. And it’s why the Schulich School of Music and the Faculty of Education are rethinking the future of their fields.

Gift by gift, donors build community

Dentistry students working in a community clinic

What do digital literacy classes for seniors, Library-sponsored knitting events, and affordable dental care for underserved groups have in common? They are all supported by McGill Fund donors who know that every dollar counts when it comes to building stronger communities and creating meaningful connections.

Opening doors for tomorrow’s changemakers

Kasem Alhaeik

Two ambitious initiatives championed by two chancellors are boosting student support at McGill and fostering excellence and inclusivity. The McCall MacBain Scholarships are shaping purpose-driven and community-minded leaders, while the Chancellor’s Third Century Challenge Fund is inspiring dozens of donors to launch new bursaries for students in need.

Working together to tackle systemic barriers

Arrani Thambimuthu

This past year, the McGill community has made important strides in the promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion. With the help of donors, the University is working to expand opportunities for underrepresented groups through initiatives like the Charles R. Drew Graduate Fellowships and the Institute for Indigenous Research and Knowledges.

Volunteers and alumni communities lead the way

Claude Généreux

Without volunteers, the launch of new groups like the McGill Queer Alum Association would not have been possible. Generous with their time and energized by the spirit of giving back, volunteers are helping the University move forward. Hear from Claude Généreux, one of McGill’s all-star volunteers, and find out what our network of affinity groups has been up to.

A triumph 200 years in the making

Christina and Ann Vroom

To help the next generation. To honour my loved ones. To make the world a better place. These are just a few of the reasons why donors supported the 200 for 200 Legacy Challenge, which was a resounding success thanks to the 214 donors who participated.

The impact of unrestricted giving

Lower campus in winter

In times of crisis and rapid change, the University relies on discretionary funds to support urgent projects and ensure that money goes to where it is needed most. Here’s to the donors who make this possible by contributing to a Dean’s Fund or McGill’s Greatest Needs.

Faculty impact 2021-22

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In every faculty, school and unit, philanthropy helps create opportunities and resources to match the limitless potential of McGill students. Find out how your support is helping to turn their talent, passion, and hard work into lifelong success.

Milestone gifts 2021-22

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This past year, our community honoured donors who made landmark gifts and who partnered with McGill on transformative projects. Read about their extraordinary donations in fields like artificial intelligence, astronomy, business ethics, and athletics.  

Your impact in 2021-22

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Time to zoom out and see the big picture. From campaign progress, to legacy donations, to collective giving, this was the scope of philanthropy at McGill in the past year.

The full report. Made by your generosity.

Milestone gifts. Impact in every faculty. Access the full Report on Giving to read more about the difference your donations made in 2021-22.

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