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Hey Campus Life & Engage,


Congratulations on completing your first two months at McGill and welcome back to another FY5! The FY5 is a semi-monthly e-newsletter for first-year students with fun tips and tricks and memos for you to be aware of during the academic year. This week, you can find out about how to get a flu shot, the Healthy Living Annex, and how to make the most of McGill Athletics’ offerings. Enjoy!




November 20: It Takes All Of Us Completion Deadline


It Takes All Of Us: Creating a Campus Community Free of Sexual Violence is an online learning program that is mandatory for everyone at McGill, including all students, faculty, and staff. The program, hosted on myCourses, takes about 45 minutes to complete. Current students (with the exception of Continuing Studies non-credit students) must complete the program by November 20, 2020, in order to ensure that a hold is not placed on course registration for the Winter 2020 term.


For questions specific to the program, please email


December 1: Submit Your Legal Documents


Don't forget: the deadline to submit your legal documents is Tuesday, December 1. Legal document collection is required in order to update your student legal status and fees. To determine which documents you need to submit and how to do so, click here. To check your status and see if your documents have been received, visit: Student Menu > Student Accounts Menu > View Tuition and Legal Status on Minerva.


Flu Shots


Thinking about getting a flu shot? Although the Student Wellness Hub is not offering flu shots this semester due to the COVID pandemic, you can still get a flu shot for a small fee (usually around $15-30) at many locations around the city, including pharmacies, clinics, and CLSCs. Check your eligibility here. Learn where to go and how to proceed here.





How I Learn Best - Enter for a Chance to Win an Indigo Gift Card

Do you have a go-to study strategy that really helps you learn? Interested in sharing with your peers how you prepare for class and learn best? The Student Engagement Collective wants to know what advice, tips, and strategies you have for how you learn best! Your ideas will contribute to a curated compilation of tips and strategies from McGill students that will be featured online. Complete our form to make a submission and be automatically entered for the chance to win an Indigo gift card!

Feedback for Undergraduate Admissions Website

Did you visit the undergraduate admissions website when you were applying to McGill? If you did, we would appreciate your participation in our survey. Your feedback will help us improve the site for future students.

Student Wellness Hub: Healthy Living Annex


The Healthy Living Annex has an abundance of great resources to help you take care of your physical and mental wellbeing. It’s a space dedicated to outreach, health promotion, and peer support. Although their physical space in the Brown Building is currently closed, you can still access many of their offerings virtually. The Art Hive and the Shag Shop are offering their services online, so make sure to check them out.


Make sure to follow their Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates on their programming, as well as helpful wellness-related tips and tricks!



First Year CL&E Discord Server


Join the Campus Life & Engagement Discord Server and stay up to date with the latest news, events, and more from CL&E and the Residence Life teams! This is an easy way to stay connected to McGill, meet new people, and discover new opportunities!


SSMU Library Improvement Fund


The SSMU Library Improvement Fund Committee (LIFC) is now accepting Fall semester proposals to improve the downtown McGill libraries. The LIFC has previously funded more seating, student jobs, charging stations, and art installations. All suggestions are welcome! Proposals can be submitted by all members of the McGill community until November 9. For questions or concerns, please email More information and proposal form can be found here.




CaPS November/December Online Job Search Boot Camp Event


Join Career Planning Services (CaPS) for a month of Zoom online crash courses! You can empower your job search by taking as many of these courses as you need. From networking to LinkedIn to Interviewing, CaPS has got your back. Check out the full list of workshops for more information, and to register.


Skills for Managing Stress


Having trouble coping with school stress (and any other stress)? Join the Wellness Hub on November 11 and 18 to learn practical skills for stress and creating individual action plans. Register now!


How to Find Academic Research Positions


Looking for a summer research opportunity? Register now for this SKILLS21 workshop on November 10 to find strategies to approach professors, explore your research passions, and find a research group that is right for you!


Exploring Leadership


Join CL&E on November 12 for this informative session on leadership! We’ll be looking at different models and theories of leadership, and you’ll have a chance to develop your personal philosophy of leadership. Register here.






How can I access the Fitness Center’s Services safely?


As midterms continue and finals begin to loom, it gets harder to find the time to stay active. Fortunately, McGill Athletics and Recreation has adapted to remote learning and public health restrictions in Montreal.


For students who remain in Montreal, it is possible to use McGill athletics facilities. Students can reserve spots for at the track and pool, as well as book tennis, badminton, and basketball courts.


For students looking to exercise at home, McGill Athletics is offering online fitness classes with no supplemental charge, so register now! Check out the full list of fitness classes. Don’t worry if you happen to miss a class—McGill Athletics also uploads past classes onto their Youtube channel.


We hope that you have found this email helpful! You can visit our First-Year website for more detail about the first-year experience and, if you have any questions about student life, contact We either know the answers or know someone who does!


See you soon!


Gilbert Lin

Manager, Orientation & Student Engagement, Campus Life & Engagement | McGill Student Services




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