McGill University

About McGill University

McGill is a public university, founded in 1821. McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. McGill is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs. Ernest Rutherford’s Nobel Prize-winning research on the nature of radioactivity was conducted at McGill, part of a long tradition of innovation on our campuses that includes the invention of the artificial blood cell and Plexiglas. Today our professors are building the new field of epigenetics, developing alternative energy sources from crop plants and driving human achievement in every field imaginable.

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Downtown campus (80 acres) MacDonald campus (1,600 acres)

Gault Nature Reserve (2,470 acres)


Research and infrastructure grants – $177 Million 


Endowment – CAD 1.63 billion


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