THE BEGINNING OF TEACHING AT McGILL UNIVERSITY
AbstractIn 1821 McGill University came into being through the granting of a charter by King George the Fourth. Although the University "came into being" at this time, it might be fairly described as existing only on paper. There were no premises available for teaching, no students and no staff. Two years later a staff was appointed but the posts were purely nominal; there was still no teaching. Thus 1821, although accepted as the official founding date, did not see the birth of McGill University as an active educational institution. Indeed, teaching did not begin until 1829 and then only in medicine and as a direct result of the efforts of the medical officers of The Montreal General Hospital. In an article published in the Summer 1936 issue of The McGill News, Leonard Knott, well-known public relations counsel and writer, made the rather dramatic statement that McGill University was, in a sense, an offshoot of The Montreal General Hospital. This was perhaps an exaggeration but, like all exaggerations, it contained an element of truth.
How to Cite
Those wishing to reproduce all or part of any material published on this website are asked to email email@example.com for permission and to acknowledge the McGill Journal of Education as the original source.
Authors must transfer copyright of their article to MJE. Authors may use all or parts of their work in any future publication with the article's origin in MJE acknowledged in the customary manner.
A copy of our standard form may be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org