This one-day event will provide an opportunity for children of the McGill community, ages 8-15, to visit both our campuses, explore interests and career possibilities by participating in activities and becoming familiar with what parents, relatives and/or friends do at McGill. The day will feature learning sessions by departments and units across our campuses, as well as a variety of “drop in” alternative activities.
OMcGill will open the doors to both campuses to children of the McGill community with almost 50 activities designed to both entertain and educate. Consider it the University’s response to that age-old gauntlet thrown down by kids since the dawn of time; “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.”
Geared towards children from the ages of 8-15, Bring a Child to Work Day will give kids the chance to try everything from blaring the siren of emergency vehicles and taking a music masterclass with an accomplished musician and performance professor to becoming a medieval doctor (and analyzing a patient’s urine) and honing crisis management skills during a simulated zombie apocalypse.
On top of being fun, the one-day event will provide an opportunity for children to visit both McGill campuses, explore interests and career possibilities by participating in activities and become familiar with what their parents, relatives or friends do at the University. The day will feature learning sessions by departments and units on both campuses, as well as a variety of “drop-in” alternative activities. It’s like Open House for the younger set.
Pre-registration is required and will be open on this site, April 2 through April 26
Sessions fill quickly, so please make your plans and be ready to register first thing on April 2 if possible.
Check–in/pick up backpack: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Session I: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session II: 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Lunch on your own: 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Session III: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Visit adult’s workplace (obtain supervisor’s permission in advance) or choose alternate activity: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
(Note that the activities offered at Macdonald campus will have a slightly different timing)
Read the FAQ page
Participants will be engaged in many hands-on activities and walking from building to building throughout the day. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes in order to best enjoy this event!
There will be a photographer on-site to take pictures for potential use in campus publications. In the event that you do not wish to have your or your child’s photo taken, please inform the photographer
April 11, 2013