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Jewish Experience - http://www.jewishexperience.ca/

The Jewish Experience is an independent, non-profit institution whose purpose is to provide Jews of all backgrounds and affiliations an exceptional Jewish learning experience. Led by a team of young dynamic rabbis, Jewish Experience gives you the tools to connect to timeless Jewish traditions.


Mibreishit

Mibreishit provides opportunities for religious Jews to interact and exchange information, hold events relating to the study of Zionism, provide opportunities for charity within the Montreal Jewish community and create a forum for discussion about Jewish laws and customs. Mibreishit caters to the religious, modern orthodox community.


Muslim

Ismaili Students' Association - http://ssmu.mcgill.ca/ismaili/

The Shia Ismaili Muslims are a community of ethnically and culturally diverse peoples living in over 25 countries around the world, united in their allegiance to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan (known to the Ismailis as Mawlana Hazar Imam) as the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader), and direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family).


Muslim Students' Association - http://www.msamcgill.com/

MSA McGill aims to be a benchmark student club that brings together the Muslim community of McGill University and provides them with essential services. It is a platform that facilitates the spiritual and social growth of its members in their efforts to be effective educators and living examples of Islam and to become positive and proactive contributors to all facets of Canadian society.


Thaqalayn Muslim Association

Actively contributing to the putting forth of diverse views which encourage dialog and mutual understanding between peoples of different thoughts, ideologies and religions. Addressing modern issues in the light of Islamic thought. Participating in the flourishing of student life at McGill University by organizing activities that allow students to experience Islamic Heritage. Achieving its objectives in according to the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Way of Mohammad (PBUH), the Messenger of God, by adhering to the Ja’afari Twelve-Imamite Islamic school of thought.


Other

Art of Living Club

The Art of Living Club has been established in order to enhance the quality of student life.


Through the Art of Living Club, students learn practical and easy techniques that relieve stress and enable them to develop their full potential. Our activities include weekly meetings with guided meditation, wisdom and discussion sessions. In addition we also invite guest speakers, and have yoga sessions. Such activities enable students to come together in a friendly and joyful environment where they may inspire one another with energy, enthusiasm and creativity thus bringing awareness and depth into their lives as students. At the same time, it motivates students to participate in, develop and implement community-based service projects.
Baha'i Studies Association (ABS) - http://ssmu.mcgill.ca/bahai/

The Association for Bahá'í Studies at McGill University (ABS) is an organisation founded to promote academic inquiry into religious, ethical and moral responses to the social crises threatening our society. With specific emphasis on the teachings, history and philosophy of the Bahá'í Faith, we focus on overcoming the antagonism, injustice, and partisan interests that act as barriers to a prosperous and united world. We invite everyone to bring their personal experience and viewpoints to our ongoing effort to apply Bahá'í principles to real world problems. We strive to achieve our vision by hosting, inter alia, lectures, roundtable discussions, symposia, conferences and workshops. We also make efforts in strengthening bonds of friendship and community by organising a wide range of social and service outings.


Soka Gakkai International Student Club (SGI)

The core philosophy of the SGI can be summed up by the concept of "Human revolution." This is the idea that the self-motivated inner change of a single individual positively affects the larger web of life and results in the rejuvenation of human society. The SGI movement has its roots in the life-affirming philosophy of Nichiren, a Buddhist monk who lived in 13th-century Japan.


Spiritual Awareness Fellowship

Mission statement: To awaken and nurture awareness of the Indwelling Presence of the Divine, to share the timeless wisdom and teachings of the saints and sages of East and West, and to support one another in walking the spiritual path. Special emphasis is placed on the teachings of Mark and Elizabeth Clare Prophet. 



Safety

Drivesafe - Facebook

Offers students a safe way to get home from campus. Offers their service at special events taking place on campus.


McGill First Aid Service - http://www.mcgillfirstaidservice.org/

Offers first aid for events, and available in residence throughout the school year. The largest authorized provider of Canadian Red Cross first aid courses in English throughout Quebec.


McGill Nightline

Offers general information- restaurant phone numbers, health clinics, class schedules, etc.- and lends an ear for any trouble you may be having. All calls are anonymous and confidential. The line is open 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. throughout the school year. (514) 398.MAIN


McGill Walksafe - Facebook

Provides company and safety to students walking alone at night. Volunteers with walksafe jackets can either be called at (514|)398.2498 or found patrolling around campus.



Scholastic and Career-Oriented
Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) - http://www.acemcgill.com/

As the Canadian branch of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) their goal is to apply the business skills we learn in University to help people less fortunate and promote entrepreneurship. The core of our program is our educational and SIFE projects. These projects educate both our members and people in the community about entrepreneurship, free markets and ethical behavior. ACE McGill also dedicates efforts and resources to its micro-businesses. These ventures act as fundraisers for our program and local charities and promote critical project management and organization skills.


Aerospace Medicine Association – Facebook

The McGill Aerospace Medicine Association aims to be a stepping stone for all those interested in pursuing careers in medical and aerospace fields. You should join if you are interested in aerospace medicine as a future specialization, or if you are currently in med school, but are wondering about a career in aerospace simultaneously, or if you are just plain FASCINATED by space.


Canadian Nursing Students' Association - McGill Chapter (CNSA)

A club for nursing students.


Centre for International Relations – Facebook

We're a brand new group that just started up at McGill this semester. Our parent organization CIR, is an organization that collects information about crucial world issues and provides policy advice and data to other organizations and sometimes even government bodies. We approach scholars, researchers, officials and other relevant people in the field for interviews and ask them for their opinions on whatever the current global issues are. CIR is based in Washington DC and has regional offices in many US cities.


Engineers Without Borders - Facebook

The McGill chapter of Engineers Without Borders is one of 26 University EWB chapters across Canada. It was founded in the Winter of 2001 with a handful of members. EWB McGill has since hosted the first ever EWB National Conference entitled "Bridging the Gap … Engineering Solutions for the Developing World" in January 2002. It has also sent out a team to the Philipines to advance information technology learning in the rural areas of the country and is now striding towards introducing a new course curriculum at McGill.


Financial Markets Group - Facebook

The Financial Markets Group, FMG, was founded in August 2001 as the Student Stock Exchange Concilium, SSEC, as an affiliate of the Student Society of McGill University. FMG is an investment club that is open to McGill University undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in all areas of study. FMG seeks to generate interest in investing through education and market speculation. FMG welcomes a diverse group of students from all faculties of McGill University and all investment experience levels, from novice to advanced investors.


Flintknappers Club - Facebook

Connect with fellow archaeology students, learn how to make stone tools, and have fun!


Golden Key Society - Facebook

olden Key International Honour Society is the world's largest honour society, establishing chapters in US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, and United Arab Emirates. We represent the top 15% of university students, both undergraduate and graduate, and are recognized by agencies such as Association of College Honor Societies. Our goal is to serve the community and to send new kinds of leadership in the world. This Facebook is created with the hope that this will be the starting point of one of our membership benefits, namely networking of peers around the world.


Investment Club - http://www.mcgillinvestmentclub.com/

The McGill Investment Club (“MIC”) is a multi-faceted club, open to all students in all faculties, with two main components: an Investment Management side and an Investment Banking side. The MIC strives to help educate students about the financial markets via seminars, speaker-series, information sessions, trips, and forums on market-specific topics. It also takes part in stock-simulation competitions against other universities from across the country. Furthermore, the MIC runs and maintains a real stock portfolio and, in tandem with this portfolio, offers students the opportunity to be part of the club's stock analyst teams, who guide the buying and selling strategies, and thus are wholly implicated in the execution of the portfolio's strategy.


Korle-Bu Neuroscience Club - Facebook

The Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation Club is part of Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation that has been established as a non-profit collaborative foundation in order to raise capital and operating revenue to create and sustain an academically based Centre of Excellence in Clinical Neurosciences, based at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, whereby to provide a high quality clinical service to the people of Ghana and West Africa and to foster an academic environment of relevant teaching and research to benefit Ghanaian and West African society.


League of Linguists

A club for those interesting in linguistics.


Med-Specs - Facebook

MedSpecs is a student-run interfaculty pre-med society founded by undergraduate students.  We strive to aid undergraduate students from all academic backgrounds in their paths towards successfully entering medical school by providing opportunities to shadow physicians, volunteer at hospitals and participate in research.  Informative seminars are held throughout the year to address pertinent issues regarding the admissions process and various medical school requirements. Most importantly, we make it our mandate to foster a supportive community to share resources and aid each other towards achieving our career goals.


MLIC (McGill Legal Information Clinic) - http://mlic.mcgill.ca/MLIC.html

The McGill Legal Information Clinic (MLIC) is a non-profit, student-run, bilingual and free legal information service. Our mandate is to provide legal information, referral and community services to the McGill and Montreal communities, with a continuing commitment to meeting the needs of marginalized groups.


National Society of Black Engineers - http://www.nsbemcgill.org/

Our mission: To increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.


Redpath Museum Club - http://redpathmuseumclub.wordpress.com/

The Redpath Museum was opened to the public in 1882 as Canada's first building solely designed to be a museum! As Redpath Museum Club members, we're dedicated to preserving and promoting this institution through: guided public tours, outreach programs in the Greater Montreal Area, natural history/anthropological awareness events, lecture series and many more!




Sports and Exercise
Cricket Club - Facebook

Cricket Club organizes cricket tournaments, cricket game viewing sessions, and other such events for cricket lovers.


Dragon Boat Z - Facebook

A club that participates in dragon boat racing. A dragon boat or "dragonboat" is a very long and narrow, canoe style human-powered boat now used in the team paddling sport of dragon boat racing which originated in China over 2000 years ago. While competition has taken place annually for more than 20 centuries as part of folk ritual.


Get Fit – Facebook

The Get Fit Club is a free student to student personal training program at McGill, it's an athletics form of peer tutoring. There are two types of positions available: trainers and students.


Trainers are experienced in fitness and willing to workout with fellow students and share knowledge and training techniques. They participate in a brief training. Students want to establish a good workout regime, or wants someone to exercise with. They have a great motivation to live a healthy lifestyle and meet new people. In addition, both trainers and students gain access to a newsletter full of nutritional and healthy lifestyle tips.
Karate Club - http://www.mcgill.ca/index/student/?Unit=71883

The McGill Karate Club was founded in 1967 by Master Masayuki Hisataka (9th Dan) who was then part of the Japanese cultural delegation at Expo 67. Now in our 41st year of operation, we offer karate instruction through the McGill Campus Recreation Program. Please see www.athletics.mcgill.ca/campusrec_living_course_details.ch2?fitnesscourse_id=67 for info on times and fees. We teach a full-contact style of traditional karate with Okinawan, Japanese, Chinese, and Canadian influences.


Mc-Ill Freestyle - Facebook

A club for freestyle skiers and snowboarders. Features trips to various mountains in the area. Pay per event, not annual membership.


Muggle Quidditch Team - Facebook

Muggle Quidditch is a co-ed sport based on Quidditch. It is popular with fans of the novels, fantasy sports aficionados, and children. In Muggle Quidditch, as in Wizard Quidditch there are four positions on a team. Due to the non-existence of magical devices, Muggle Quidditch is played on the ground, with game play confined to a playing field comparable in size to a soccer field.


Outdoors Club, McGill - http://www.mcgilloutdoorsclub.ca/

The MOC is one of the oldest Outdoors (Outing) Clubs in Montreal, founded in 1936. Every weekend, MOC'ers just like you are out there enjoying themselves in the great outdoors. You can say that the MOC is the hiking, camping, canoeing, skiing, snowboarding, cycling and climbing clubs combined into one. MOC'ers do it all! Want to learn first aid? How about telemark skiing? Or maybe ice climbing? The MOC organizes courses for beginners all the time (and they're usually really cheap).


Ski Team - http://ssmu.mcgill.ca/vultures/

The McGill ski club and team are great ways to get outdoors, meet awesome people, and ski lots! The team competes in 5 races spaced every second weekend or so during the winter semester. The club has day trips and weekend trips on the other weekends and also comes with the team to races to cheer on our racers and to get some good skiing done :). There is also a 5 day ski camp at the end of the winter holiday which is not to be missed.


Snowboard Club - Facebook

For those of you who don't know much about the club, we go up to a different hill every Saturday. Buses leave from McGill Downtown and Mac campuses (new this year!). The trips start in December and the


bulk of the trips are in the winter semester. Some of our favorite hills are Mont Saint Anne, Jay Peak, Bromont, Sutton, Sugerbush, Owls Head, Stoneham, Tremblant and Le Massif. Yes you do have to pay for a
membership but it is definitely worth it! We are different from the McGill Ski Team/Club. How? They are a
team/club focused more on competing, and we are a social club, more relaxed, more focused on hanging out and having fun!
Water Polo Club

A club for water polo lovers.


Volunteer/Cause
SSMU Volunteer Program - http://www.geocities.com/mgvolunteer/

Helps students find both on and off campus volunteering opportunities suited to their interests. New options are posted regularly on the volunteer board on the 1st floor of Shatner. Holds a volunteer fair every semester. 


Development

Borderless World Volunteers – www.borderlessworld.org

BWV invites students from all economic, social and educational backgrounds to participate in development projects around the world. Through various fundraising activities and corporate sponsorship, we meet for all our volunteers' needs while away. This program is open to ALL students. No particular level of education or skills is required; all those interested in helping make a difference are welcome. Our current projects include soup kitchen volunteering, international project development in Ecuador and Peru, and an immigrant workers center in Montreal.


End Poverty Now – www.endpovertynow.ca

End Poverty Now is a non-partisan, non-political, non-religious, non-profit Canadian charitable organization that is dedicated to long-term alleviation of abject poverty. End Poverty Now addresses the issue of poverty on three different levels: grassroots projects, education, and inreach.


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is an international, non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. It is in partnership with people of different backgrounds, races, religions, and incomes. Their common bond is that they recognize the housing needs of low-income families, and understand their part in helping someone else to realize the dream of homeownership.


OXFAM – Facebook

We aim to raise student social justice consiousness by leading Oxfam campaigns on campus. We aim to raise awareness through campaigns such as Make Trade Fair, No Sweat, Control Arms, the Millenium Campaign, the HIV/AIDS Campaigns. We work to promote social justice, defend human rights and towards ending poverty. We fundraise for emergency relief being carried out by OXFAM workers overseas. We also work to bring concrete and lasting change at the level of the university, promoting the adoption of an ethical purchasing policy through our ethical purchasing committee. 



Rotaract Students' Club of McGill University - Facebook

Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young adults 18-30 years old. Rotary International is a worldwide organization comprised of business and professional leaders, with about 1.2 million Rotarians belonging to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries. Rotarians help provide humanitarian services, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. We are a group of fun students who take part in local and global community service, enabling us to develop our professional and leadership skills as well as make a difference. 


WUSC (World University Service of Canada) – Facebook

WUSC is a network of individuals and post-secondary institutions who believe that all peoples are entitled to the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to a more equitable world. Our mission is to foster human development and global understanding through education and training.



Development in Montreal

Meal Exchange – Facebook

Meal Exchange is a national student-founded, youth-driven, registered charity organized to address local hunger by mobilizing the talent and passion of students. Since 1993, our programmes have been run on over 50 campuses Canada and generated donations of over $2 million dollars worth of food or 800,000 meals to address local hunger. Our mission: addressing hunger through student solutions Our vision: to help eliminate the root causes of hunger and poverty by engaging tomorrow's leaders, today.


Santropol Roulant, McGill Students' – Facebook

Santropol Roulant is an award-winning community organization founded and run by young people in Montreal. We bring people together across generations and cultures through an innovative approach to meals-on-wheels, and by engaging youth to take an active role in their community. Since 1995, we have delivered over 350,000 meals to seniors and individuals living with a loss of autonomy and offered over 275 jobs and internships for young people in the community.


Students for Literacy, McGill - Facebook

McGill Students for Literacy aims to improve literacy skills in the Montreal community. Our members volunteer with youth on a weekly basis in juvenile detention centres, halfway homes, daycares, community centres, and the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf. Volunteers also work with adult and elderly members of the community through the Reclaim Literacy program. 


The MISHA Project - Facebook

While we acknowledge that Canada runs one of the most comprehensive healthcare services in the world, as a relatively young program we feel there are many underdeveloped areas of coverage that can be subject to improvement. As an organization, we have started to expand the horizons of existing healthcare programs to better represent Canada's sociocultural groups. 



Development in the Developing World

Daraja: Connecting Students with Africa - Facebook

Daraja's mission is to raise funds for various projects in East Africa. Our efforts have helped establish scholarship funds for children in Kenya and build and maintain a health clinic in Uganda. This is only the beginning, and we welcome all input for fundraising ideas and causes we can support. We hold regular events throughout the year, ranging from photo contests to concerts to gala dinners.


Integrated Development Initiative - Facebook

Our mission is to integrate the McGill community with local development efforts in the global south. Through cooperation, advocacy and active participation, the Integrated Development Initiative works with students, campus groups and the local community to create partnerships with organizations working with, for and emanating from communities in the “developing” world. We stand behind and support grass roots based community led efforts representing the agency of the communities affected.


South Asian Women's Aid – Facebook

Women in many parts of the world particularly south Asia are subjected to persistent marginalization and disempowerment. We at SAWA strive to be able to voice their aspirations, spread awareness about their needs and struggles through various mediums of Art and Communication. 


STAND (Students Taking Action Now: Darfur) - Facebook

Please join us for a number of on campus events related to the humanitarian crisis taking currently place in Darfur, Sudan. 


Students with Buduburam Youth – Facebook

McGill Students for Buduburam Youth is an organization of students that work in collaboration with CYE, the Center for Youth Empowerment. Located in the Buduburam Refugee Settlement, Ghana, West Africa, the Center for Youth Empowerment is a grass roots community organization that is building the future for the men and women who have fled the atrocities of the Liberian war. MSBY focuses on fundraising, curriculum development, and fair trade while working to establish strategic partnerships and local awareness of CYE and its cause. 

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