Hello and welcome to McGill!
Congratulations on starting your journey. While McGill is renowned for its academics and research, it can be extremely daunting to navigate, especially as a new student. That's why we made the McGill 101 Issue, to help ease your transition into university life and answer questions you have about McGill and Montreal.
What you'll find below is articles answering some of those questions. The topics range across our sections—News, Opinion, Student Living, Features, Science and Technology, Arts and Entertainment, and Sports—and will help you navigate everything from intramural sports to how to affordably acquire textbooks.
If you like what you see and would like to get involved as a writer, photographer, or illustrator with the Trib, we accept all students—no application or prior experience required. In the mean time, make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check out our website. Our first print issue will be on stands across campus starting Sept. 9
Good luck, The McGill Tribune
p.s. Scroll down to read our articles!
An introduction to campus governance
With nearly 50,000 students, faculty members, and employees, McGill University has a comprehensive system of governance. Here's your introduction to the administrative structure at McGill, with a deeper look at SSMU, PGSS, McGill's Senate, and the McGill Board of Governors
The lowdown on McGill intramurals
Still want to stay active while at university? Here's our guide to intramurals at McGill
Navigating Facebook: McGill has sent you a friend request
There are many groups and pages on Facebook that are valuable for McGill students. Here are the ones that’ll make your life a bit easier
A guide to buying and selling textbooks
Textbooks can be hard to find and afford. Fortunately, there are a few ways for McGill students to buy textbooks that won’t break the bank.
How to get career experience in the sciences
Most McGill Science students attend graduate school or medical school after undergrad. Here's how to prepare for life after graduation
Carving your own space at McGill
McGill can be a labyrinth and it is particularly challenging for first-year students. There are ways of navigating the many resources and opportunities at McGill so that you can find an answer for yourself.
Finding your niche in McGill's creative community
Interested in finding your creative side while at McGill? Here are a few clubs focused specifically on creative pursuits to get you started.
Decoding campus acronyms
Becoming acclimated to student life at McGill can be overwhelming when there are so many services and student groups to keep track of. So, we created a brief guide to McGill’s acronyms in order to facilitate navigating the maze of student life and resources at McGill.
Music mania in Montreal
These are the top four venues in Montreal for incoming students. All near campus, reasonably priced, and certain to have amazing line-ups.
10 things you didn't know about McGill Athletics
The McGill Tribune Sports Section’s Top 10 reasons to be proud of your McGill Athletics’ past and present.
Evolving our Foundations
It is hard to ignore the eclectic style of McGill’s buildings. Whether it is the imposing limestone pillars that adorn the Arts Building or the clean-cut, grille-like exterior of Leacock, McGill boasts incredible architectural diversity.