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Faculty Club & Conference Centre | Music Events | News and Publications | Staff Fitness | Macdonald Campus | McGill Excursions ||

Faculty Club & Conference Centre

Faculty Club Tadja Hall
All faculty are offered membership in this venerable club at a nominal fee.
Telephone (514) 398-6388 for more information or visit the Faculty Club's website.
On the Macdonald Campus, Tadja Hall offers reciprocal recognition of McGill Faculty Club memberships.
Tadja Hall is located on Lac St. Louis at 21082 Lakeshore Road, Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Visit the Tadja Hall website.

Music Events

Concerts, Masterclasses, Workshops, and Other

McGill’s Schulich School of Music offers over 700 concerts annually. There are orchestral, opera, jazz, chamber, early and contemporary concerts throughout the academic year, and in addition, many free undergraduate and graduate recitals. A detailed concert calendar is available at Music Events. Box office information is available by calling (514) 398-4547.

News and Publications

McGill has a wide array of news and publications. Visit Publications to learn more about McGill.

Staff Fitness

McGill has extensive athletics facilities and programs, from the famous Sports Medicine Clinic and exciting intercollegiate games to campus recreation for staff.

Special staff fitness classes are offered at very reasonable rates to all staff. Consult McGill’s Staff Fitness page on the McGill Athletics site for more information.

For information on membership and fees, please call the Sports Centre and be sure to mention that you are a new faculty member.

McGill Sports Complex
475 Pine Avenue
Tel: (514) 398-7000
Fax: (514) 398-4901
McGill Athletics

Staff relocating to Macdonald Campus should consult Macdonald Campus Recreation.

Macdonald Campus

McGill’s 650 hectare Macdonald Campus, home of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, School of Dietetics, and Human Nutrition and Institute of Parasitology, is located on the western tip of Montreal Island and is the largest private land holding in the region. The Campus is at the heart of a regional green network which includes the last vestiges of the permanent agricultural zone on the Island, an Arboretum, green spaces, shoreline, marshes and wetlands. Stewarding and maintaining these resources in a sustainable manner is our top priority. Further details on Macdonald Campus website.

Staff relocating to Macdonald Campus often take up residence on the West Island of Montreal or in neighoring off-island communities. Some staff housing is available. For information, contact the Manager of Campus Housing at (514) 398-7717.

McGill Excursions

Museums or Nature

Eco-Museum Just east of Morgan Arboretum is the Zoo Ecomuseum, a fine collection of live native birds and animals, including the Raptor Collection and two fine wolf specimens. This is a popular outing for adults and children alike.
Gault Nature Reserve

The Gault Nature Reserve of McGill University is a private Reserve which protects 1000 hectares of natural primeval forests of the St. Lawrence Valley. Situated at Mont-Saint-Hilaire approximately 40 km from Montreal, this panoramic natural landscape is ideal for discovering nature, teaching and university research. The public sector with 25 km of trail network is open 365 days per year for visitors’ enjoyment.

Affiliated with the Faculty of Science of McGill University, the Gault team offers support to research and teaching of natural sciences while providing a wide range of services to the university community and the general public.

Lyman Entomological Museum & Research Laboratory The Lyman Entomological Museum and Research Laboratory is the insect collection and systematic entomology laboratory of McGill University. The museum was founded in 1914, but includes specimens dating back to the 1860s. The collection houses 2.8 million specimens of insects and other arthropods, making it the second largest insect collection in Canada, and the largest university insect collection in the country.
Macdonald Campus Farm The Macdonald Campus Farm is a fully functional modern facility which includes a commercial-scale dairy, arable land, and swine and poultry operations. Numerous research projects are conducted by professors and students annually.
McCord Museum of Canadian History

Founded in 1921 by David Ross McCord, the McCord Museum is a public research and teaching museum dedicated to the preservation, study, diffusion, and appreciation of Canadian history.

Grounded in its collections and the study of material culture, and building on the national vision of its founder, the McCord Museum pursues excellence in research, collections, exhibitions, and education, using traditional media and innovative technologies and approaches, to speak to contemporary preoccupations and to inspire historical enquiry.

McCord Museum of Canadian History
690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9
Tel: (514) 398-7100
Fax: (514) 398-5045
info [at] (email)
McCord Museum

Molson Reserve Donated to McGill University as a nature conservation centre for use in study and research, the Molson Reserve is located 10 minutes from the Macdonald Campus. The 51-hectare parcel of land consists of forest, woodland marshes, swamps and wetland, and provides habitat for wildlife and plant species, some of which are unique to the area.
Morgan Arboretum The Morgan Arboretum, located on the western tip of the island of Montreal, is Canada’s largest arboretum. This 245 hectare Enchanted Forest, originally assembled by the Morgan family and turned over to McGill University in 1945, has served as a unique educational resource and has provided enjoyment to generations of supporters and visitors.
Redpath Museum

The Redpath Museum is a unique interdisciplinary unit within the Faculty of Science. It houses and displays large collections of ancient and modern organisms, minerals, and ethnological artefacts. At McGill University, it is the centre for teaching and research on the history and diversity of life.

Redpath Museum
859 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6
Tel: 514-398-4086
Fax: 514-398-3185
Redpath Museum