Signature Projects

Staff Recognition

As part of the Bicentennial Celebrations, faculties, central units, associations, and unions were asked to nominate the Unsung Heroes in their department. The Bicentennial is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions of staff – academic and faculty – of the University, past and present.


Texture, Rhythm, Rhyme

Through two hundred years of innovation and creative endeavour, McGill University has worked to cultivate the arts in Quebec, helping to make Montreal into the cultural capital it is today. Texture, Rhythm, Rhyme is a series of short, dynamic videos that highlight individuals and events in music, visual arts, literature, dance, theatre, urban design, and architecture.


Launched in August 2020, the Bicentennial Student Sustainability Challenge aims to bring students and recent graduates together to create transformative projects to enhance the sustainability of our campuses, our city, and the world. In 2022, finalist teams pitched their start-ups in New York City.


Sustainable Futures Festival

McGill’s Bicentennial milestone is a significant occasion to highlight the importance of collaboration and innovation in sustainability, locally and beyond. The Festival highlighted the diverse ways McGill is addressing sustainability through its research and operations​, as well as creating opportunities for students to explore sustainability-related projects and careers.



Bicentennial Digital Time Capsule: Officially sealed!

Over 50 of McGill’s top researchers to answer the question: What will be the biggest change in your field over the next 25 years?



Space Week

Over the coming decades, as the aerospace sector shifts its focus towards enabling space travel, an integrated space and aerospace ecosystem is expected to emerge.



Global Health Week

Global Health Week will include events that showcase McGill University as a Canadian centre of excellence for ground-breaking global health research, advocacy and training and the home of the next generation of leaders in the field.


Infection and Immunity Week

The McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) invites you to attend Infection and Immunity Week, a McGill Bicentennial Signature Event, featuring international keynote speakers, MI4 researchers and McGill students.

Celebrate 200: Launching Our 3rd Century

200 years, celebrated together. Thank you to our hosts Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, MD’18 and Heleena De Oliveira, BA’21 for guiding us through this riveting one-hour show.



Celebrate Together

During the week of September 27th, 2021, a series of giveaways for students, staff and Montrealers. Let’s took place to celebrate the 200 years of connections & positive impacts that McGillians have made across Montreal, Quebec, and the world.

Celebrate McGill’s Bicentennial at Reford Gardens

To recognize and mark McGill University’s important milestone and contributions to Quebec society and to the Lower St-Lawrence and Gaspésie regions, Reford Gardens will be holding a two-part special event on the Bicentennial Sustainable Stage.