Academic Content

Academic Content

In 2018, two academic sections were offered: Humanitarian Crisis and International Cooperation and Understanding the Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience. In 2019, we plan to offer these programs again and hope to add another program as well. The 2019 programs will be announced in January.

Please read the syllabi to learn more about these exciting classes. 

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Humanitarian Crisis and International Cooperation

What are humanitarian crises? Why do they occur? How has the “international community” responded to armed conflict and natural disasters? Do these initiatives effectively alleviate human suffering? Why does gender matter? What is the impact of international law? Humanitarian crisis and international cooperation is a noncredit course that aims to provide you with a critical outlook on the concept of humanitarian crisis, on the ideology of humanitarianism and, more concretely, on the multifaceted  and effects of humanitarian assistance. It also aims at putting to test your critical thinking with the use of case studies and interactive teaching methods such as the simulation of a humanitarian crisis.

PDF icon Humanitarian Crisis and International Cooperation Syllabus

Understanding the Brain: Introduction to Neuroscience

Have you ever wondered about the brain and how it works? How does it allow us to move, feel, think, and speak? How can we study it? Understanding the Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience is a noncredit program that will give you a deep understanding of the brain, one of the most complex systems in the universe. This class will cover not only introductory topics like the mechanics of the brain, but will also delve into subjects like neurpharmocology, human and animal senses, memory, brain imaging techniques, and language.

PDF icon Understanding the Brain Syllabus


A series of workshops focusing on skill-building, career exploration, and health & wellness will be offered.

Here are examples:

  • Using libraries effectively
  • Developing research methods and understanding research design
  • Discovering McGill extracurriculars, programs, and majors
  • Fostering Student Success and Well-being