McGill Students, Our Forever Reason

By Colleen Cook, Trenholme of Libraries, McGill Library

McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving, is back Wednesday, March 9, 2022. This year, as we celebrate 200 years of McGill, we’re also looking at our why.

Everyone has a unique reason for giving back and wanting to make a meaningful impact. For the McGill Library, that reason always comes back to students: student success, student collaboration, student experience, student experimentation, student achievement, student community, student leadership, student support, and beyond. It’s all about the students, past, present, and future.

The Library is re-imagining services and spaces for the 21st century in a project called The Fiat Lux Library Project. Students are at the centre of this vision and have been instrumental in its conception and planning. The project will include cutting-edge adaptable technology, including a Digital Innovation & Scholarship Hub offering highly specialized software and collaborative workstations that foster exploration.

The reimagined space will be more comfortable, more accessible, more sustainable, and will make our incredible, unique materials visible to a greater number of students, researchers, and community members.

Over the last two years, the Fiat Lux Project Office was established and a trio of local and international architectural design teams are now busy at work on making our dreams a reality thanks to the incredible support of countless donors the world over. 

When asked to explain his reasons for giving to the Library, a McGill alumni and Library donor recently said: “I never thought of it as ‘giving’ to the Library, but rather as ‘investing’ in the Library…our future Library system will enhance every student’s ability to learn, communicate, create and progress.”

On March 9th, show your reason for supporting the next generation.

Red button with word "Give" in White.

Learn more about McGill24 here.
Learn more about giving to the Library here.

#McGill24 #200ReasonstoGive #200RaisonsdeDonner

Leave a Reply

COVID-19 | Latest information

All library branches closed until further notice. Access to e-resources and virtual services continue.
More »
Library Matters seeks to exchange and encourage ideas, innovations and information from McGill Library staff for our on-campus readers and beyond.
Contact Us!

If you have any questions, comments, or even an idea for a story, let us know!