Coat of arms of the University of Toronto
Coat of arms
Charter granted by King George IV in 1827, establishing King's College.
James McGill, the original benefactor of McGill University.
Aerial view of the campus, 1919.
Painting of University College, 1859.
The first Principal of McGill College, The Rt. Rev. Dr. George Mountain
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at Queen's after receiving his honorary degree
A Sopwith Camel aircraft rests on the Front Campus lawn in 1918.
Sir John William Dawson, Principal of McGill University, 1855–1893
Grant Hall has been considered the university's most recognized landmark since its completion in 1905.
Soldiers' Tower, a memorial to alumni fallen in the World Wars, contains a 51-bell carillon.
The Arts Building, completed in 1843 and designed by John Ostell, is the oldest building on campus
The Engineering & Science Library and the W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections are both housed at Douglas Library.
The neoclassical Convocation Hall is characterized by its domed roof and Ionic-pillared rotunda.
The interior of the Redpath Museum
Waldron Tower is one of 18 student residences maintained by the university
Old Vic, the main building of Victoria College, typifies the Richardsonian Romanesque style.
McGill University and Mount Royal, 1906, Panoramic Photo Company
Victoria Hall is the largest student residence at the university
The Sandford Fleming Building contains offices of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.
The Second University Company prior to their departure for France
The Queen's University Biological Station is Canada's largest inland field station, and is situated at Opinicon Lake, northwest of Kingston
The Munk School of Global Affairs encompasses programs and research institutes for international relations.
Stained Glass Great War Memorial entrance to the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art
Herstmonceux Castle, which houses the Bader International Study Centre
The Naylor Building contains offices for the university's Department of Medicine.
Lower campus at sunset
Gordon Hall houses many of Queen's administrative offices.
Robarts Library, a Brutalist structure, houses the university's main collection for humanities and social sciences.
The recently renovated McTavish Street is a critical artery connecting the lower campus to the upper campus
Exterior of Goodes Hall, a building that houses the Smith School of Business
The AeroVelo Atlas won the Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition in 2013.
Roddick Gates act as the main entrance to the downtown campus
Botterell Hall houses the Centre for Neuroscience Studies, a university research centre
The discovery of stem cells by McCulloch and Till is the basis for all modern stem cell research.
Built in 1892, Old Chancellor Day Hall houses the Faculty of Law
Frosh Week festivities at Queen's University, July 2006
The Donnelly Centre is part of the Discovery District, one of the world's largest biotechnology research clusters.
The "McGill Ghetto"
Richardson Memorial Stadium is the home to Queen's varsity football team.
Varsity Stadium
A hockey game on campus in 1884, just seven years after McGill students wrote the then-new game's first rule book, with the Arts Building, Redpath Museum, and Morrice Hall (then the Presbyterian College) visible
The Lorne Gales Challenge Cup, a trophy awarded to the winners of an annual boat race between Queen's and McGill University
The University of Toronto Rowing Club trains in Toronto Harbour for the 1924 Summer Olympics. The team won silver for Canada.
Solin Hall, situated in Saint-Henri near Lionel-Groulx station, serves as an off-campus apartment-style dorm.
Blue, gold and red are the official colours of the university, and can be seen on its flag.
Generations of students have attended speeches, debates and concerts at Hart House.
Macdonald Campus under construction in 1906
The university's office of advancement, housed at the Summerhill building, manages relations between Queen's and its alumni.
Sunlight fills Knox College Chapel during a Christmas concert of the engineering faculty's Skule Choir.
The Macdonald Campus coat of arms
Sir Robert Borden, 8th Prime Minister of Canada.
21 Sussex Court holds office space for several student organizations, like The Varsity newspaper.
The newly built McGill University Health Centre at the Glen Site
Norihito, Prince Takamado, member of the Imperial House of Japan.
Teefy House, a residence hall of St. Michael's College, is home to female first-year undergraduate students.
Parc Rutherford at night. The Genome Building (left), Wong Building (middle), and McTavish Reservoir (right) are seen in the background.
Kathleen Wynne, 25th Premier of Ontario and first LGBT Premier in Canada.
William Lyon Mackenzie King, the longest-serving Prime Minister in Canadian history with over 21 years in office, BA, MA
McGill's coat of arms
Fraser Stoddart, Nobel Laureate in chemistry for his work with molecular machines.
Lester B. Pearson, Canadian Prime Minister and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957, BA
The laboratory of Rutherford, early 20th century
Arthur B. McDonald, Nobel Laureate in physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations.
Paul Martin, 21st Canadian Prime Minister, LLB
Radon, discovered at McGill by physicist Ernest Rutherford
Ella Blaylock Atherton, first woman in Quebec to receive a medical diploma from a Canadian institution.
John Kenneth Galbraith, noted economist and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism, B.Sc.(Agr.)
The Falcon, a statue outside of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, part of the McLennan–Redpath Library Complex
Derek Burney former chairman and CEO of Bell Canada, Canadian ambassador to the United States
John Charles Fields, mathematician and the founder of the prestigious Fields Medal
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, also a library, sits adjacent to the old Strathcona Music Building
Elon Musk, a founder, CEO or both of all of: PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, OpenAI, The Boring Company and Neuralink.
Harold Innis, professor of political economy, helped develop the staples thesis and the Toronto School of communication theory
PhD candidates march at Commencement in McGill's distinctive scarlet regalia.
Frederick Banting, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and the first person to use insulin on humans, MD
Opening of the Student Union building, 1906
Roberta Bondar, CSA astronaut and the first Canadian female in space, PhD
McGill's Molson Stadium
Julie Payette, CSA astronaut and the 29th Governor General of Canada, MASc
A hockey match at McGill in 1901
Jennie Smillie Robertson, First female surgeon in Canada, MD
McGill Hockey Team, 1904
McGill announces new name for men's varsity sports teams
The Queen's-McGill Challenge Blade
The Lorne Gales Trophy
3rd prime minister of Canada Sir John Abbott (BCL, 1847).
7th prime minister of Canada Sir Wilfrid Laurier (BCL, 1864).
Inventor of the game of basketball James Naismith (BA, 1887).
Co-inventor of the charge-coupled device and Nobel prize laureate in Physics Willard Boyle (BSc, 1947; MSc 1948; PhD 1950).
Emmy Award winner known for his portrayal of Captain Kirk in the Star Trek franchise William Shatner (BComm, 1952).
Balzan Prize winner, referred to as "the founder of neuropsychology" Brenda Milner (PhD, 1952)
Grammy Award winner and poet Leonard Cohen (BA, 1955).
6th President of Latvia Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (PhD, 1965).
48th Prime Minister of Egypt Ahmed Nazif (PhD, 1983).
Former astronaut and 29th governor general of Canada Julie Payette (BEng, 1986).
Turing Award winner Yoshua Bengio (BEng, 1986; MSc, 1988; PhD, 1991).
The current and 23rd prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (BA, 1994).
Former international president of Médecins Sans Frontières Joanne Liu (MDCM, 1991; IMHL, 2014).

The university is one of two members of the Association of American Universities located outside the United States, alongside the University of Toronto, and is the only Canadian member of the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) within the World Economic Forum.

- McGill University

It receives the most annual scientific research funding and endowment of any Canadian university and is one of two members of the Association of American Universities outside the United States, the other being McGill University in Montreal.

- University of Toronto

They considered leaving Kingston and merging with the University of Toronto as late as the 1880s.

- Queen's University at Kingston

Among the institutions that had considered federation but ultimately remained independent were McMaster University, a Baptist school that later moved to Hamilton, and Queen's College, a Presbyterian school in Kingston that later became Queen's University.

- University of Toronto

Queen's maintains an academic and athletic rivalry with McGill University.

- Queen's University at Kingston

McGill maintains an academic and athletic rivalry with Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

- McGill University
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