Zoom Backgrounds | McGilliana: 200 Years of Student Life

Brighten up your virtual learning spaces with new Zoom backgrounds featuring postcards and objects from ROAAr’s most recent virtual exhibit McGilliana: 200 Years of Student Life. “Each item in this [bicentennial] exhibition is part of one or many stories about the people who made the items, the people who used them and those who chose to keep them. They speak to a larger narrative about the changing experience of being a student at McGill University throughout its 200-year history. These items also tell us about the way that institutions create and maintain their own memories, about the way McGill’s archives play a role in the university’s present and future.”

Here’s to a safe and fruitful start to the semester!


Macdonald College banner, 1911. McGill University Archives, MG 4319 (4319-06-019).

Winter scene in the grounds of McGill College postcard, 1910. McGill University Archives, MG 4319 (4319-02-263).
McGill blazer, undated. McGill University Archives, MG 4319 (4319-06-023).

McGill rugby game postcard, undated. McGill University Archives, MG 4319 (4319-02-171).

McGill mug, 1914. McGill University Archives, MG 4319 (4319-07-039).

Stereoscopic photo of McGill Arts Building, 1865. McGill University Archives, MG 4319 (4319-04-076).

Felt “M” patch, undated. McGill University Archives, (2006-0083.11.1).

Redpath Museum postcard, undated. McGill University Archives, MG 4319 (4319-02-173).

C.I.R.F.U. Champions cap, 1906. McGill University Archives, MG 4319 (4319-06-017).

McGill Faculty of Medicine patch, undated. McGill University Archives, MG 4319 (4319-06-026).

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