Networking and Leadership Development Clubs

Networking and Leadership Development Clubs

Networking and Leadership Development Clubs

Build your skills and your resume by developing your leadership ability and networking along on the way!

Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA)

The Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) is the national voice of Canadian nursing students. Our goal is to increase the legal, ethical, professional, and educational aspects which are an integral part of nursing. CNSA is actively dedicated to the positive promotion of nurses and the nursing profession as a whole.

Diversity In Math

The Diversity in Math club at McGill university is dedicated to inspire people from all backgrounds to explore and develop their passion for mathematics.
We provide mentorship and networking opportunities to encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue mathematics-related careers. We host community-building events to foster an open learning environment in mathematics for underrepresented minorities and allies. We also push to raise awareness about the need for more diversity in mathematics.
If you want to be part of a warm and welcoming community and be connected to the resources you need to succeed in your mathematics career, do join our club!

Global China Connection (GCC)

Global China Connection (GCC) is a student-run non-profit organization that helps develop deep and trusting personal relationships between young leaders. GCC network currently consists of 62 university chapters around the world, and GCC McGill is one of the leading chapters in Canada. GCC McGill is committed to building a multicultural and interacting community by organizing a variety of activities including delegations of university students, social and professional events, cocktail, panels and more. If you want to develop your leadership skills and hang out with a group of cool guys and girls, join us this year!

Health Occupation Students of America McGill (HOSA)

HOSA McGill provides an educational and interactive learning experience for students that are interested in health care professions. We help to provide students with the means to attend a Spring-Leadership Conference in Toronto as well as an International Conference (if student qualifies). The conference allows students to get hands-on experience in the profession they are interested in such as dentistry, laboratory science, forensic medicine, etc.

Junior Hong Kong Business Association

The Junior Hong Kong Canada Business Association (JHKCBA) is a student association in Canada that promotes the business collaboration between Canada and Hong Kong and fosters leadership and business skills among students. We are the junior chapter of the Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA), one of the largest bilateral trade associations in Canada.

McGill Chapter of Women in International Security (WIIS)

Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada McGill is a chapter of the not for profit organization WIIS Canada which is in turn an affiliate of WIIS Global. We are a student group aiming at the promotion of women in the McGill student body with particular interests related to peace and security studies.

WIIS Canada is a network dedicated to advancing women’s leadership across the international peace and security sector, while also providing support to women at all levels.

McGill Debating Union

The McGill Debating Union is one of the top university debating societies in the world, and we compete regularly at tournaments all across Canada and the US! We’re always welcoming new members, no experience necessary; whether you want to win debate tournaments or simply learn a new fun skill, we encourage you to attend our weekly practices and show-rounds

McGill International Students Network (MISN)

The McGill International Student Network is an organization created with the intent of easing the transition of international students into Montréal, as well as celebrating the diversity that exists at McGill University. MISN hosts a variety of events around Montréal, trips outside of the city, and services such as language classes.

All students – regardless of origin – are welcome to join!

McGill Pre-Dental Students’ Society (MPDSS)

The McGill Pre-Dental Students’ Society (MPDSS) aids McGill students interested in the field of dental medicine. The club serves to provide students with accurate and up-to-date information about dental school admissions and opportunities to gain insight into the profession.

We provide dentistry-oriented events, such as specialized carving events with Kaplan, information sessions with McGill Admissions and current dental students and much more. We strive to expose our members to new volunteer opportunities, shadowing experiences, and invaluable dental contacts.

McGill Pre-Law Students’ Society (MPLS)

Founded in 2009, the McGill Pre-Law Students’ Society encompasses the McGill Moot Court Team, the Pre-Law Review, our Event portfolio, our Sponsorship portfolio, the Communications portfolio, and the Mentorship Program. All contribute to a robust environment for undergraduate students who are considering applying to law school and pursing a career in the legal field.

Each year we strive to grow our campus presence through debate and case competitions, guest speakers, networking events, academic publications, and more. Our mission is to offer opportunities and services to inform our members about their options within the field of law and support students as they navigate their undergraduate degree and the law school application process.

McGill Students Chapter for Scientista

McGill Students Chapter for Scientista aims to empower women majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEM) through content, communities, and conferences. In order to achieve these goals, the McGill Students Chapter for Scientista will provide workshops and create online content, including student spotlights, networking opportunities with successful women in STEM, community outreach, and socials events (monthly brunches, science movie night, de-stress event, and more).

This organization is a chapter of the national Scientista Foundation. Currently the largest network of campus women across STEM disciplines, Scientista serves to connect all communities of women in STEM at campuses across the United States and Canada, giving such important organizations more visibility and resources, and building a strong, cohesive network of women in science that can act as one voice.

McGill Students Chapter of American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is an organization based primarily in the U.S. focused on promoting Aboriginal involvement in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM) related fields. The McGill Students Chapter of AISES focuses on directly engaging local Aboriginal youth in any STEM discipline.

Learn more about the mandate of McGill Students Chapter of American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) in their club constitution.

McGill Students for Enactus

Enactus McGill is a group of talented and motivated students from McGill University striving to make a difference in their community and improving the quality of life through entrepreneurial action. This organisation is composed of students representing all faculties within McGill University.

We strive to create a long-term impact on the communities and businesses that we are involved with. Whether it be by providing education to Syrian refugees, empowering young students to become entrepreneurs or empowering the homeless with their recycling business, our projects reach a diverse community both locally and nationally. Enactus McGill is proud to have recently initiated several unique entrepreneurial projects to benefit the Montreal community.

McGill Students for Public Health

The Student Association for Medical Aid (SAMA) was founded by ten McGill University medical students in 1995 with the goal of establishing a student organization that would promote humanitarian aid, both in Montreal and abroad. The result is a growing organization at McGill that has extended to include students from various faculties. Always working in partnerships with local contacts, SAMA has carried out projects in Haiti, Croatia, Armenia, Vietnam, Senegal, Uganda, Kenya, Panama, the Philippines and Ethiopia.

McGill Students Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)

In the past, entering the competitive world of management consulting had been the exclusive privilege of business school graduates. However consulting firms have recently started recruiting Ph.D.s in order to increase their depth of expertise in various specialized industries. In the face of dwindling employment prospects in both academia and industry, management consulting offers an exciting career opportunity for graduate students who wish to apply their analytical and critical thinking skills to achieve a real-world impact.

With this in mind, we created the McGill Graduate Management Consulting Association (McGill GMCA). Our goal is to provide exceptional graduate students and post-doctoral trainees with the training and resources necessary to enter and to excel in the competitive world of management consulting.

Throughout the year, we will offer a number of events, including consulting firm information sessions, educational training sessions, case workshops led by consultants from Montreal’s top firms, networking opportunities, as well as various opportunities to test and improve your skills in case competitions!

To find out more about our events and resources, you can email us at or become a GMCA member by subscribing to our listserv!

McGill Students Trading Society (MSTS)

>The McGill Students’ Trading Society aims to promote financial literacy and enhance our members’ knowledge of financial markets. We also look to help our members engage with broader topics and issues related to economics and business.

McGill Students’ Actuarial Association (MSAA)

The McGill Students’ Actuarial Association is a nascent SSMU student club looking to boost support for aspiring actuaries at McGill. We serve as a liaison between actuarial students and their goals, providing members with information on actuarial science to allow them to break into the actuarial world. We provide a place where students with similar interests can connect with one another and be represented for by a student association. We do not act as an actuarial firm and do not carry out actuarial work.

McGill Women in Computer Science (McWiCS)

We seek to cultivate a warm, open-minded community of techies dedicated to supporting and encouraging women in computer science.

Within this community, we seek to expand the opportunities of women to explore all aspects of the technological world and to encouraging them to create a positive impact on it.

McGill Women in Leadership Students Association (MWIL)

McGill Women in Leadership Students’ Association is a SSMU affiliated and student-run organization at McGill University. At MWIL we are dedicated to providing students with the information and support network necessary to tap into their full potential not only as professionals, but as students and young people. We strive to inspire students by welcoming women from a variety of career fields to share their stories and accomplishments; connect members with extensive opportunities to learn; and ultimately empower them to be critically engaged global leaders. We firmly believe in inclusivity and invite all students to join!

Medical Perspectives (MedSpecs)

Interested in medicine? MedSpecs (Medical Perspectives) offers a platform where students can find more information on how to get a career in healthcare. Along with shadowing opportunities in over 20 specialties across the MUHC, we offer monthly presentations on topics like getting into medical school, acing the mcat, MMI & Interviews, getting your dream research position, and more! So come join us; your medical future awaits!

Research and Sustainability Network

The Research and Sustainability Network (RSN) aims to bridge the gap between researchers and undergraduates at McGill by holding regular speaker series, conferences and networking events on a number of sustainability-related topics. In doing so, RSN strives to provide a platform for students, staff and faculty to publicize their research projects while stimulating meaningful discussion on sustainability within a cross-faculty environment. To stay up to date on our events and learn about exciting opportunities for undergraduates, join the network TODAY by sending us an email or reaching out on Facebook!

She’s the First

She’s the First McGill is a student-led campus chapter of the international non-profit organization She’s the First. She’s the First raises money to fund the education of girls in low-income countries. The organization believes that education is a tool of empowerment: it provides girls with agency in their life decisions and access to economic and political opportunities. STF also understands that classroom access is not enough; ensuring that girls’ rights are respected, and their voices heard are also central goals of the organization. Thus, STF takes a holistic approach to ensuring that girls are educated, respected, and heard. By partnering with local organizations, STF finances the provision of classroom access, tutoring support, sexual and reproductive health lessons, financial literacy training, mentorship programs, and vocal empowerment exercises.

Speak to Lead

We aim to transform McGillians into speakers who lead all, don’t miss out on our ‘S2L’ workshops and Mentorship Prog!
Join our 2019-20 Exec Team!!

SSMU Women in Tech

Women in Tech is a student-run club at McGill University that aims to encourage women from various backgrounds and interests to reach out for jobs in the tech industry. We provide the opportunity for our members to learn and develop new skills in a comfortable space and a chance to network with successful women in the technology industry. Whether it be through networking events, learning how to code, or company tours, we want women from all different kinds of backgrounds and interests to get involved in the ever-growing tech industry.

Student Research Initiative (SRI)

The Student Research Initiative is a group of undergraduate students at McGill working to raise funds to create more research opportunities for fellow students. We also strive to assist students by providing information on how to get involved in and conduct research themselves. By organizing exciting networking opportunities and fundraising events, we hope to better inform students about the various research opportunities available, establish connections between researchers and undergraduate students, and participate directly in expanding the number of research opportunities available for students.

Students Offering Support (SOS)

Students Offering Support (SOS) is a national student-led charity made up of a network of student volunteers working through university chapters to coordinate and teach Exam-AID’s (group review sessions prior to midterms/finals for first and second year courses). SOS charges a $20 donation for students to attend our sessions and at the end of each year, all the money raised by an SOS chapter is spent on an educational sustainable development project in a Latin American country. These projects are not only funded by SOS, but they are also planned and built by SOS volunteers through an annual outreach trip. This full-circle experience provides volunteers an experience to see the direct impact they can have on their community as well as in marginalized communities around the world.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Students Offering Support (SOS) in their club constitution.