Leisure Activity and Hobby Clubs

Leisure Activity and Hobby Clubs

Leisure Activity and Hobby Clubs

Learn to tango, play bridge, or share your love of board game? This is the place to be! Pick up a new hobby or skill in a fun and relaxed environment.

Cocoa & Cacao SSMU

We are SSMU’s Official Chocolate Club and we have a ton of event during the year that all have a chocolate component to them. We have our welcome party (info to come) with chocolate foods, social events, food outings, workshops where you can learn how to make a certain food or dessert and many more. We try to have one event every month just so everyone can satisfy their chocolate cravings.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Cocao and Cacao in their club constitution.

Gamers’ Guild

Gamers’ Guild hosts game nights for board games, card games, and tabletop RPGs. If you’re looking for people into Game of Thrones, Dominion, Risk, Diplomacy, D&D, 7 Wonders, Settlers of Catan, and many, many other games, you’ve found the right club! Feel free to come as often as you want. All levels of experience are welcome.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Gamers’ Guild in their club constitution.

McGill E-Sports Students’ Society

We at McGill E-Sports Students Association run community events for those interested in spectating or competing in the leading e-sports of today. This includes viewing parties, intramurals, tournaments, LAN events, collegiate leagues and much more. If you’ve ever played a competitive video game or watched a tournament on twitch.tv, our club has something for you!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill E-Sports Students’ Society in their club constitution.

McGill Students Culinary Society

Through the flavors, the textures,the smells,the sounds and the looks, all our five senses are involved in creating and appreciating a dish. Cooking is really a unique form of art, through which the everyday life becomes more elegant. We believe that people should be eating better foods and the best foods in the world are yet to be discovered.We strive to arouse enthusiasm on cooking and gastronomy among the McGill community and to provide opportunity to food enthusiasts to display their talents and meet friends.

Our activities include cooking workshops, themed potlucks, dinner mates pairing, screening of food documentaries/movies/videos, inventive snacks sales and many more exciting possibilities. Don’t hesitate to talk to us on Facebook or through email if there’s anything you want to ask/discuss/comment on. Join us if food is important for you, if kitchen means home to you and if eating is an experience, not a hassle, for you. Follow us on Instagram!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Culinary Society in their club constitution.

McGill Students Flintknappers Club

Flint knapping is a form of experimental archaeology, and also an art form practiced by hobbyists. We use copper billets to flake away stone (mostly obsidian, dacite and chert) to create all sorts of tools: arrowheads, letter openers, paper weights, and icebreakers.

Whether you’re interested in recreating bifacial hand-axes, getting to know different types of rocks, meeting new people, or simply looking to blow off some steam by learning a new craft, come join us for a session of (strategic) rock-banging. All levels are welcome with zero commitment required. Check our Facebook for meeting times/days.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students Flintknappers Club in their club constitution.

McGill Students Knitting Club

The McGill Students Knitting Club hosts weekly meetings and several beginners workshops during the semester. We welcome knitters and crochets of all skill level, from complete beginners to yarn aficionados. Teachers are present at almost all weekly meetings to teach or help other members. Materials are provided for beginners, and we are more than happy to help you grow your yarn stash.

Our goal is to provide a space for creative minds to come together, share their work, and hang out. We encourage our members to embrace their creativity and learn and practice new skills.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Knitting Club in their club constitution.

McGill Students Wine Society

McGill Students’ Wine Society is a SSMU club that provides opportunities for winemakers, local organizations and institutions as well as wine enthusiast to network, exchange information about wine and explore the culture, history, and economical aspects of the wine industry and its many branches.

The Club organizes informational and recreational events within as well as outside McGill relating to vinification (winemaking), viticulture, wine tasting and such wine-related activities.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students’ Wine Society in their club constitution.

McGill Students’ Anime Club

McGill Students’ Anime Club promotes anime and manga Japanese subculture in McGill University by creating a network that allows members to discuss their shared interests in anime, manga, and related subjects. We support members in projects relevant to the nature of the club and encourage and foster participation in the broader anime and manga community.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students’ Anime Club in their club constitution.

McGill Students’ Astronomy Club

The McGill Students’ Astronomy Club aims to foster a community for people interested in astronomy, cosmology, astrophysics, planetary science or any other space science discipline. Through events like stargazing trips, observation on campus, and “astrotalks” given by guest speakers, the club makes astronomy accessible and enjoyable for anyone– no telescope experience required! The club has its own telescopes and observation equipment, made available to students during our stargazing events. Everyone is welcome in our club, whether you’re an amateur astronomer, or just curious about space.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students’ Astronomy Club in their club constitution.

McGill Students’ Chess Club

The McGill Students’ Chess club’s goal is to promote chess on campus, by providing activities for players of all levels. Our main activity consists of weekly meetings on campus, during which anyone is welcome to play friendly games, solve problems on a demonstration board, or receive free tutoring from a member of our executive team.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students’ Chess Club in their club constitution.

McGill Students’ Mafia Club

The McGill Mafia Club is a social club open to anyone who wants to play or learn how to play the game “Mafia,” also known as Werewolf. Mafia is a social psychology game that pits the uninformed majority (villagers) against an informed minority (mafia). Villagers must guess who the mafia are among them while attempting to avoid being killed themselves.

In addition to playing mafia, we also play other related intrigue games such as One Night Werewolf, Two Rooms and a Boom, and The Resistance. There are usually snacks to go around during the meetings. Outside of our regularly scheduled gatherings, we host multiple social events a year like parties, ice skating, and laser tag to name a few. We’re open to anyone who would like to join. Come for a meeting and try it out!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Mafia Club in their club constitution.

McGill Students’ SocieTEA

The McGill Students SocieTea is a student group founded upon a common interest for tea. The SocieTea provides a laid back social environment for members that wish to socialize whilst enjoying tea. We regularly run on-campus meetings and club electoral shenanigans as well as the occasional off-campus ones in various local tea stores. Feel free to drop by to meet new people and fellow tea enthusiasts! We are also official partners with the Concordia University Tea Enthusiast Association (CUTEA)!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students’ SocieTEA in their club constitution.


Parks Canada Campus Club

Our goals and purpose are to educate and inform about Canada’s national parks system and opportunities in it. We offer trip opportunities to Canada’s national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas.

Redpath Museum Society

The Redpath Museum Society is open to all students and public interested in getting involved with McGill’s very own natural history museum, whether through volunteering in the public galleries or by participating in behind-the-scenes research work. Volunteer guides give informal tours on Sunday afternoons, organize lecture and film series, and visit schools around Montreal to share their knowledge of the museum and its exhibits with elementary students.

If you have a passion for the natural world and/or anthropology, this club is for you!

For those who are more interested in research, we do both fossil prep and cataloguing. Check out #RedpathScience on Twitter for more info.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Redpath Museum Society in their club constitution.

Students’ Society of Hackers at McGill University (Hack McGill)

SSHMU (A.K.A Hack McGill) is McGill’s official hacker collective. We’re a community that celebrates, building, learning, and doing cool stuff with technology. It’s easy to get involved -just join our Facebook group, come to a hack-night, or, if you’re just starting out with programming, attend one of our tutorials. We also organize McHacks, an annual hackathon that happens in February here at McGill.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Students’ Society of Hackers at McGill University (Hack McGill) in their club constitution.

The Film Society

This is a group for the McGill club, The Film Society. We try to show movies from a wide variety of genres, time periods, and origins, who will be enjoyable to watch and spark interesting discussions! As much as possible we try to open up the selections of films to the general members, so feel free to send suggestions to the club email address or simply post on the wall below!

We also organize events with other clubs at McGill and members of the Montreal film community, through Q&As with directors or our recent partnership with the Festival du Nouveau Cinema. We also regularly give out tickets to advance screenings and organize contests.

We meet on the McGill campus but we aren’t exclusive to McGill; we invite students from other schools, like Concordia, and anyone in Montreal to join.

Trivia Club

McGill’s multi-trophy-winning Trivia Club meets weekly to play different formats of academic and pop-culture trivia, as well as sending teams to match wits against other universities across Canada and the United States. We also meet up for pub trivia and other similar activities. Hope to see you there!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Trivia Club in their club constitution.