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Passing of Dean Ellen Aitken

In memory of Professor Ellen Aitken, Professor of Early Christian Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies, who lost her battle to cancer on June 13, 2014.

Read the memorial tribute here. For the memorial tribute video, please click here.

Senate unanimously rejects provisions of Bill 60

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$5 million gift from McGill alumni strengthens interfaith scholarship

McGill alumni Barbara and Patrick Keenan have made a landmark gift of $5 million to the Faculty of Religious Studies, as part of the University’s fundraising effort, Campaign McGill: History in the Making. This donation – the largest to the Faculty since its founding – will fortify teaching, research, scholarly collaboration and outreach related to the study of comparative religion and interfaith dialogue. Read more

Watch the video about the donors and their motivation for making this gift
The Keenan's interview with Global News, Montreal

Member of Faculty Advisory Board interviewed on CJAD

Anne Leahy, former Canadian Ambassador to the Holy See and member of the Faculty Advisory Board, interviewed on the Aaron Rand Show, CJAD 800 AM Radio, concerning the Pope's retirement.


Religion and Conscience in Court. A symposium on freedom of conscience and religion, with Justice LeBel and other guests, followed by a public lecture from Professor Rémi Brague.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Birks Heritage Chapel.
For more information click here.


Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS) / Society for New Testament Studies annual meeting. August 2-5, 2016.

Please also refer to Lecture Series for more Faculty of Religious Studies lectures.