Coat of arms
Coat of arms of the University of Toronto
Charter granted by King George IV in 1827, establishing King's College, Toronto, now the University of Toronto
James McGill, the original benefactor of McGill University.
Charter granted by King George IV in 1827, establishing King's College.
Coloured engraving by H. D. Smith, commemorating the grant of a charter to King's College, London in 1829
The first Principal of McGill College, The Rt. Rev. Dr. George Mountain
Painting of University College, 1859.
The Hudson's Bay Company building in Montreal
Sir John William Dawson, Principal of McGill University, 1855–1893
A Sopwith Camel aircraft rests on the Front Campus lawn in 1918.
The Arts Building, completed in 1843 and designed by John Ostell, is the oldest building on campus
Soldiers' Tower, a memorial to alumni fallen in the World Wars, contains a 51-bell carillon.
The interior of the Redpath Museum
The neoclassical Convocation Hall is characterized by its domed roof and Ionic-pillared rotunda.
McGill University and Mount Royal, 1906, Panoramic Photo Company
Old Vic, the main building of Victoria College, typifies the Richardsonian Romanesque style.
The Second University Company prior to their departure for France
The Sandford Fleming Building contains offices of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.
Stained Glass Great War Memorial entrance to the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art
The Munk School of Global Affairs encompasses programs and research institutes for international relations.
Lower campus at sunset
The Naylor Building contains offices for the university's Department of Medicine.
The recently renovated McTavish Street is a critical artery connecting the lower campus to the upper campus
Robarts Library, a Brutalist structure, houses the university's main collection for humanities and social sciences.
Roddick Gates act as the main entrance to the downtown campus
The AeroVelo Atlas won the Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition in 2013.
Built in 1892, Old Chancellor Day Hall houses the Faculty of Law
The discovery of stem cells by McCulloch and Till is the basis for all modern stem cell research.
The "McGill Ghetto"
The Donnelly Centre is part of the Discovery District, one of the world's largest biotechnology research clusters.
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
Varsity Stadium
Solin Hall, situated in Saint-Henri near Lionel-Groulx station, serves as an off-campus apartment-style dorm.
The University of Toronto Rowing Club trains in Toronto Harbour for the 1924 Summer Olympics. The team won silver for Canada.
Macdonald Campus under construction in 1906
Generations of students have attended speeches, debates and concerts at Hart House.
The Macdonald Campus coat of arms
Sunlight fills Knox College Chapel during a Christmas concert of the engineering faculty's Skule Choir.
The newly built McGill University Health Centre at the Glen Site
21 Sussex Court holds office space for several student organizations, like The Varsity newspaper.
Parc Rutherford at night. The Genome Building (left), Wong Building (middle), and McTavish Reservoir (right) are seen in the background.
Teefy House, a residence hall of St. Michael's College, is home to female first-year undergraduate students.
McGill's coat of arms
William Lyon Mackenzie King, the longest-serving Prime Minister in Canadian history with over 21 years in office, BA, MA
The laboratory of Rutherford, early 20th century
Lester B. Pearson, Canadian Prime Minister and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957, BA
Radon, discovered at McGill by physicist Ernest Rutherford
Paul Martin, 21st Canadian Prime Minister, LLB
The Falcon, a statue outside of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, part of the McLennan–Redpath Library Complex
John Kenneth Galbraith, noted economist and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism, B.Sc.(Agr.)
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, also a library, sits adjacent to the old Strathcona Music Building
John Charles Fields, mathematician and the founder of the prestigious Fields Medal
PhD candidates march at Commencement in McGill's distinctive scarlet regalia.
Harold Innis, professor of political economy, helped develop the staples thesis and the Toronto School of communication theory
Opening of the Student Union building, 1906
Frederick Banting, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and the first person to use insulin on humans, MD
McGill's Molson Stadium
Roberta Bondar, CSA astronaut and the first Canadian female in space, PhD
A hockey match at McGill in 1901
Julie Payette, CSA astronaut and the 29th Governor General of Canada, MASc
McGill Hockey Team, 1904
Jennie Smillie Robertson, First female surgeon in Canada, MD
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).

Founded in 1821 by royal charter granted by King George IV, the university bears the name of James McGill, a Scottish merchant whose bequest in 1813 formed the university's precursor, University of McGill College (or simply, McGill College); the name was officially changed to McGill University in 1885.

- McGill University

It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in Upper Canada.

- University of Toronto

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

McGill University was established under the name of McGill College in 1821 by a provincial royal charter issued by Lord Dalhousie as Governor General of British North America, which stated that the "College shall be deemed and taken to be an University" and should have the power to grant degrees.

- Royal charter

The University of Toronto was founded by royal charter in 1827 under the name of King's College as a "College, with the style and privileges of an University", but did not open until 1843.

- Royal charter
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