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A message from Campus Life & Engagement, the one office dedicated to new McGill students.


Dear Campus Life & Engage,


Welcome back to the FY5! Although add/drop is over and midterm season looms, we hope that you are still finding time for yourself to relax. 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 Black History Month, the MAA Student Sponsorship Program, and where to snag a summer job. Enjoy!




Take Note!


March 9: Course Withdrawal WITHOUT a refund


You can withdraw from a course without a refund until Tuesday, March 9. We recommend seeing an advisor before making any changes to your schedule. Visit the Advisor Directory to figure out where to go!





Black History Month


This February, the McGill community will come together to honour and celebrate Black History Month 2021: Healing Forward. Register here for the opening ceremony, which will take place Monday, Feb. 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. EST. The working schedule and information are available on their Facebook page.






McGill Alumni Association (MAA) Student Sponsorship Program


This program helps to provide financial support to student groups for events (now virtual), special projects, and initiatives that do not receive University funding and that promote outside-the-classroom student experiences. Apply now! Just complete the application form and send it to



Admissions Website Survey


McGill's web team is looking for first years to help improve our website for future students. Attend one of two workshops: one on Thursday, February 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST and one on Friday, February 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST. If you are available, please send your name, email address, and the workshop date to

SSMU National Eating Disorder Awareness Week


The SSMU EDRSC is offering programming from Feb. 1-5 to help raise awareness around eating disorders and disordered eating, offer resources, discuss the impacts of the pandemic on eating habits, and more. Check out the schedule here.

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Snagging that summer job


Not sure where to find summer job postings? If you’re looking for faculty specific listings check out: the Arts Internship Program, the Engineering Career Centre, the Faculty of Law Internship Office, the Bieler Internship Program (Macdonald Campus), the BCom Career Portal, and the Science Internship Program.


For general postings and information, check out: myFuture, the Internship Office Network, the Federal Student Work Experience Program, and Young Canada Works.

We hope you have a great weekend! Remember that Campus Life & Engagement is here to help you if you have any questions during your first year—or any year after!




Gilbert Lin

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


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