Ninety elementary students from the Lester B. Pearson School Board participating in SEDE’s Homework Zone Program get the unique chance to be McGill University students for a day! Students will attend hands-on and engaging “classes” located throughout the downtown campus. Throughout the day, students will gain a comprehensive idea of what it means to be a university student.
The schedule consists of exciting classes, beginning with an introduction to McGill in the SSMU Building. Students will get the chance to experience a lab with McGill’s Department of Chemistry, a captivating lecture with the Integrated Program in Neuroscience, an intriguing research project with the Humanities and Social Sciences library, a presentation on traditional regalia and aboriginal dance from the First Peoples’ House and, finally, a presentation from the Faculty of Engineering.
Of course, like all McGill students, the children will take fun breaks for ice cream at Frostbite, a delightful student-run ice cream parlour in the McConnell Engineering Building run by the EUS (Engineering Undergraduate Society), and a nutritious and delicious lunch provided by Midnight Kitchen, a SSMU service providing free vegan lunches to McGill students!
The day would not be complete if we didn’t explore the ‘snail trail’ around campus while making a pit stop at the iconic Arts’ Building to note all the historic features of the building and even partake in a Drama class at Moyse Hall.
The students will take notes in their student handbooks throughout the day in order to prepare for their “final exam”. Before leaving campus, students will be awarded a diploma for their rigorous studies!
My Day @ McGill works toward creating, maintaining and fostering a culture of accessibility and diversity while engaging with the larger Montreal community. We hope to encourage students to complete their studies and introduce young students from neighbourhoods underrepresented at McGill to the opportunities available in higher education.