The Québec Public Interest Research Group at McGill (QPIRG-McGill) is a non-profit, student-run organization that supports action, research, and education on a wide array of social and environmental justice issues. Here’s a quick guide to our projects, resources, and events.

Our working groups are the heart of our organization. Touching on issues as varied as independent media, urban gardening, Indigenous sovereignty, workers’ rights, prisoner support, anti-racism, migrant justice, and solidarity with the so-called “Middle East,” our working groups are engaged in making creative, direct, and grassroots social change. (Check out our current working groups here.)

We think that research should be community-based and useful to those striving for social change! In this vein, the Community University Research Exchange (CURE) allows students to fulfill their course, internship, or thesis requirements while doing research that is needed by community organizations around Montréal. The Convergence journal showcases engaged and community-based undergraduate research and action projects.

Throughout the year, QPIRG-McGill puts on workshops, panels, films, and discussion groups. Whether as part of Culture Shock!, which touches on the myths surrounding immigrant, Indigenous, and communities of colour; Social Justice Days, which provides a space for students to learn about social and environmental issues; or the Radical Skills series, which helps students learn how to fight for social change, our popular education projects provide opportunities for critical reflection and thoughtful activism.

QPIRG-McGill is by and for students. Whether you want to join a working group, plan an event, join the Board of Directors, or help organize a conference, QPIRG-McGill would love to have you.