10 Most Beautiful Campuses Around the World: #8 McGill University
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Welcome to Schools Training Top 10, a weekly roundup of the best and most interesting stories in education. Over the next ten weeks we will profile a range of colleges that are recognized for their beautiful and unique campuses.
This week’s featured campus is Montreal’s own McGill University, which holds the #8 spot on our list.
Founded in 1821 by Scottish trader James McGill, McGill University is a public research university located in Montreal, Canada. The school boasts two beautiful campuses—the downtown campus and the Macdonald campus.
Downtown Campus, Downtown Motreal
McGill’s main campus is situated in downtown Montreal, at the foot of Mount Royal. The campus is filled with many buildings that boast a wide range of architectural styles, from Gothic to classic, many of which have stone walls and pitched copper roofs.
Among its newest buildings is the very impressive Life Sciences Complex, which was built in 2008. This particular complex stands out to most people because it is made up of the most modern-looking buildings on campus. It is a massive 340,000-square-foot complex that combines the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building and the Stewart Biological Sciences Building, as well as the Francesco Bellini Life Sciences Building and the Cancer Research Building—truly a science student’s wonderland.
Macdonald Campus, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue
McGill’s Macdonald campus is situated in the town of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, which sits at the western edge of the Island of Montreal. Spread over 1600 acres of land, this campus is occupied by many Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students as well as Dietetics and Human Nutrition students. Additionally, these students will likely never run out of things to do on campus, as the land is filled with bike paths, ski trails and greenhouses.