New Collaborating University: McGill University 04-06-2017
McGill University School of Continuing Studies is delighted to become an NSHSS Collaborating University. McGill is keen to provide experiential learning activities to pre-university students who are curious about the world they live in and the world they aspire to build for themselves and their children. The National Society of High-School Scholars is an organization that fosters such curious minds. The association between McGill and the National Society of High-School Scholars is therefore natural, as our missions are complementary.
McGill proposes a set of summer schools based on its current research activities, for example in food sciences, environmental sciences, neuroscience, international relations and many more. We strongly believe that research, once explained by our experienced instructors, provides a crystal ball onto our future and therefore helps the audiences’ perspective on our world mature in light of their aspirations.
The learning experience that McGill proposes is shaped through the learner’s point of view; it is student-centered. It is also experiential, i.e. hands-on. Activities such as industrial and cultural visits are part of the experience. Living in a fully bilingual city is also part of the experience, as one gets acquainted with French involuntarily.
Out of 125 cities, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has named Montreal the world’s number-one student city this year (2017). Montreal is undoubtedly safe, culturally interesting and fun to be in during summer with its numerous activities and typical joie de vivre. From Old Montreal, the original French settlement founded in 1642 (375 years ago) as a trading post for French merchants, to this vibrant urban city that offers a rich variety of music concerts, art galleries, restaurants and festivals, no one feels like a tourist for too long.
McGill welcomes this new association with the National Society of High-School Scholars, which offers additional opportunities for its members: a) to dive in and learn about our world and its short-comings, b) to dream about the future, and c) to design how they propose to shape their personal road along these dreams.