We are really excited to welcome incoming graduate students at McGill University’s Faculty of Law in the coming weeks!
The GLSA is dedicated to help you settle in Montreal and we put together a number of activities for you to get to know your fellow-students and your new home!
The range of activities include Q&As sessions, parties, a tour of campus, family picnic, etc. Some will even be joint events with other organizations on and off campus.
Click below to download the most up to date schedule of events :
And here is a summary of the main events happening during the first week:
-Drop in to the Grad Lounge (3rd Floor, New Chancellor Day Hall) on Tuesday 29th August, Wednesday 30th August, or Thursday 31st August at any time between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, or between 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm if you are an afternoon person: there will be one or more returning graduate students to meet and greet you there, answer any question, share a coffee, etc.
-The GLSA Welcome Q&A on Tuesday 29th August in the basement of Thomson House at 4:30 pm. We will provide some drinks and light snacks. Come ask all you want to know as you settling in Montréal and starting this new academic journey. Thomson House is a manor dedicated to McGill graduate students, and is located across the street from the Law Faculty. Its comfortable lounge and affordable food might make it your second home on campus.
Presentation with resources/information: glsa-welcome-qa-with-comments
-Inter-Tribal Welcome on Wednesday at 9:30 am in the Moot Court (room 101, NCDH): McGill is situated on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. This ceremony will feature Indigenous welcoming traditions, and serves to honour and respect the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this territory on which we gather.
-A walking tour of campus on Wednesday 30th August at 12:30 pm, to help you find your way around Old and New Chancellor Day Halls, show you the secret path to stay warm on the way to get (better) coffee in winter, etc.
-LLM Speed Meet on Wednesday 30th August at 3 pm in Rutherford Park: Come meet your new LLM classmates. We have great ways for you to get to know each one another!
–A BBQ with our friends from Université de Montréal on Wednesday 30th August from 4:30 pm. It’s a little hike to get to the top, but the view is well worth it! Come discover this highlight of Montréal, and meet fellow law grad students. You might even find a pal to practice your French with! The picnic will happen in the grass area behind the chalet, at the very top of the mountain. A group will depart from in front of the law library, you can join them if you are unsure about the way to get there.
–A treasure hunt for LLM students on Thursday 31st August at 4:00 pm: discover the area!
-Drinks at Thomson House for DCL students, on Thursday 31st August at 4:30 pm: come meet old and new doctoral students. DCL drinks on Thursday evening might even become a weekly tradition !
-The Associate Dean’s welcome lunch on Friday 1st September from 12:30 pm: after a morning full of academic information, you deserve lunch! The Associate Dean will give a welcome speech at 1 pm. You are then invited to stick around, as the GLSA will happily provide some advice on getting involved in the life of our social and academic community, preparing for winter, etc. and answer any remaining question.
-The traditional family picnic in park Lafontaine on Saturday 2nd September at noon. We will meet at the corner of Rachel street and Fabre street, just by the picnic area. Feel free to bring your family, friends, or even your pet, we would love to meet them too! We will provide some light food, but recommend you bring something to share as well. We also encourage bringing a soccer ball, pétanques/boules, card games, etc. It is a family time in the park after all!
Stay connected with us thanks to our NEW Facebook group page : join https://www.facebook.com/groups/GLSA201718. That’s where we will post important updates and information when they don’t deserve an email.
Please do not hesitate to contact Jo Murray (email@example.com) if you have any question or concerns about the orientation activities!
See you very soon!