Events

Events & space bookings

Building 21 hosts a variety of events, activities, and workshops, including those by other McGill communities. All events hosted in Building 21 must align with our Vision and Mission statements.

Almost all of our events are open to the public. But if you are outside of the B21 community, please write to Viola Ruzzier before attending in person or online.

Viola Ruzzier
Program Assistant, Building 21

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Core events

We host core events that make up the regular programming for our community. All are welcomed to attend.

Lightning Talks
Multiple Times
Eclectic idea sharing with crowd-sourced critique from the interdisciplinary community. Come share your project's progress and listen to everyone else's ideas
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Weekly Potluck
Wednesdays, 12pm – 1:30pm
Bring food if you can, and spend an hour chatting with interesting people
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Storytime
Wednesdays, 12pm – 1:30pm
Come relax, enjoy a hot beverage, and listen to an incredible story hosted by one of our own Building 21 scholars
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Community events

We host a variety of communities around McGill at our space to foster ideas, learning, and connections.

Weekly
Sparrow Society
Mondays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
McGill's writing collective, a space to stay on track of your creative writing projects
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Checkmates
Mondays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Come learn chess with us, play some games, and make new friends
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Soup & PhD
Tuesdays, 6pm – 8pm
Are you doing a PhD and finding it hard to meet other students? Come hang out over free soup
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Collectif La Collation
Thurdays, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Le Collectif organise des activités qui permettent la mise en voix d'une poésie à McGill en français
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McSWAY Poetry Workshop
Thursdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
McGill’s first poetry and spoken word club. Hosting workshops for artists of all levels
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B21 Art Nights
Fridays, 5pm – 8pm
Bring your supplies for an evening of painting, drawing, making music, and anything else creative
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McGill Neurotech
Sundays, 9am – 12pm, 2:30pm – 4pm
Creating brain-controlled applications from start to finish
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Douze à deux
Sundays, 12pm – 2pm
Live co-working session hosted every Sunday in Montréal to work on passion projects
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Event-based
ENCODE Justice Canada
Variable times
Fighting for human rights accountability and justice in the age of AI
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Fireside
Variable times
Cozy fireside conversations with hackers, builders, and tech entrepreneurs
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Past community events
McGill Community for Lifelong Learning
Providing learning opportunities for adults as part of the McGill School of Continuing Studies
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Intergenerational McGill
Building a university that embraces lifelong living and learning across generations
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CATLAB (Creative Arts and Tech Lab)
Connecting people interested in any form of art.
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