Faculty of Arts

Cosmologist Jonathan Sievers and international-relations scholar Jennifer Welsh will become Canada 150 Research Chairs at McGill University. The appointments were among the 24 Chairs announced today at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.  

Classified as: Canada 150 Research Chairs, Jennifer Welsh, Jonathan Sievers, astronomy, international relations, School of Public Policy, McGill Space Institute
Published on: 29 Mar 2018

Over the course of the Winter 2018 and Summer 2018 semesters the Education Collection, currently housed on the second floor the Humanties and Social Sciences Library, will be integrated into the main Humanities and Social Sciences Collection in the McLennan Library Building. This project will increase the visibility and browsability of the Education Collection and will create space for over 100 new study seats.

Classified as: Renovations
Published on: 12 Feb 2018

The McGill Law & Society Workshop Series invites scholars, graduate students and postdocs in law, the social sciences, and the humanities to present works-in-progress broadly falling within the field of law and society.

We seek papers that use qualitative, quantitative, or interpretivist methods to explore the complex relationship between legal phenomena and social, political, and economic interactions, institutions, and processes. Our interest in socio-legal research extends to state, non-state, formal, and informal norms, institutions, and processes.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 20 Sep 2017

Experiential Learning (EL) refers to the active process of learning by doing, in a mindful and intentional manner. According to the Association for Experiential Education, “Experiential Learning occurs when carefully chosen experiences are supported by reflection, critical analysis and syntheses.”

The innovative CaPS ExL Program was created by professional career counsellors and is designed to:

Classified as: EL, experiential learning
Published on: 29 Nov 2016

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". (NobelPrize.org)

Classified as: literature, poetry, Department of English, Nobel prize, song, merve emre, bob dylan
Published on: 13 Oct 2016

“Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.2% voting against it.” (BBC)

Catherine LeGrand, Department of History, McGill University

"The close ‘no’ vote in the plebiscite on the recent peace accord is a shock that plunges Colombia into deep political-institutional crisis.  What comes next is not clear.”—Catherine LeGrand

Classified as: Latin America, referendum, Colombia, catherine legrand, farc
Published on: 3 Oct 2016

McGill Newsroom

McGill Sociologist uses historical data to provide a new take on an old question

Classified as: sociology, Election, Politics, society and culture, bernie sanders, labor party, Eidlin
Published on: 26 May 2016

By Cynthia Lee


Everyone marches to the beat of their own drum: From walking to talking to producing music, different people’s movements occur at different speeds.

Classified as: music, Movement, caroline palmer, march, society and culture, beat, drum, speed, rhythm, coordination, Anna Zamm, Chelsea Wellman, Journal of Experimental Psychology
Published on: 9 Feb 2016

In 2007, a treasure hunting company found a 19th Century shipwreck in the Atlantic, off the coast of Portugal. The company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, claimed property of the shipwreck and its cargo, some 600,000 silver and gold coins.

Classified as: Research, Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, trial, Yves Winter
Published on: 5 Dec 2014

Cohen is among the recipients of the 13 Prix du Québec, whose names were announced today at a press conference held in Montreal.
With a voice that stirs the senses and a gift for poetic language that touches the soul, Leonard Cohen has been remarkably prolific in a career that spans five decades. His first volume of poetry was published while he was still an undergraduate student in McGill’s Faculty of Arts and since then, he has used his abundant talents to inspire and move generations of readers and listeners around the world. A McGill graduate (BA’55) and honorary degree recipient (DLitt’92), Cohen was voted one of the ‘Greatest McGillians’, a contest organized by the McGill Alumni Association as part of the celebration of the University’s 190th anniversary.

Published on: 29 Oct 2012

 Monsieur Cohen est l’un des 13 lauréats d’un Prix du Québec, dont les noms ont été dévoilés aujourd’hui dans le cadre d’une conférence de presse tenue à Montréal.

Doté d’une voix qui fait vibrer les cœurs et d’un sens de la poésie qui remue les âmes, Leonard Cohen a été extrêmement prolifique au fil de ses 50 années de carrière. Il a publié son premier recueil de poésie alors qu’il était encore étudiant de premier cycle à la Faculté des arts de McGill. Depuis, il a inspiré et ému par ses multiples talents des générations de lecteurs et de spectateurs dans le monde entier. Diplômé de l’Université McGill (B.A. 1955) et récipiendaire d’un doctorat honorifique (D. ès L. 1992), Leonard Cohen a été élu l’un des Grands Mcgillois, concours organisé par l’Association des diplômés de McGill dans le cadre des célébrations entourant le 190e anniversaire de la célèbre institution montréalaise. 

Classified as: alumni, english department
Published on: 29 Oct 2012