Montreal is a city to be proud of, but there’s always room for improvement. To help ideas and projects get off the ground, there’s Je vois mtl, a city-wide initiative and collaborative online platform to give the city a boost of confidence and economic momentum.
How does it work? Citizens simply post their project ideas and fellow Montrealers are encouraged to vote for them — with the intention of seeing some big concepts become reality.
A selection committee of experts and passionate citizens will present the priority projects during the Je vois mtl event on November 17th, when a sustainable recovery program for the city will be unveiled.
McGill is a proud partner of Je vois mtl — check out these two McGill-affiliated projects that need your votes and feedback.
Sharing research with the community
The CRIEM/CIRM (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal), McGill’s one-of-a-kind research hub dedicated to the study of Montreal, is seeking funding and partnerships for their inter-university initiative of 32 researchers from McGill, Université de Montréal, INRS, UQAM, Concordia and Université Laval.
Their goal is to create a web platform that will help mobilize and engage Montrealers from all walks of life.
Spreading a love of science in the Sud-Ouest
McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier is leading the Science et innovation dans mon école – La passion des sciences au cœur du Quartier de l’innovation initiative.
A social and cultural hub in the Sud-Ouest borough, the Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) is also home to a high proportion of low income, single-parent families with low education levels, all of which are key indicators in children’s success rates at school.
The project aims to enrich the teaching of sciences in schools located in the QI, and to grow a passion for science from a young age while helping students succeed.
More about Je vois mtl
Introduction video (en français)
McGill is a partner of Je vois Mtl, along with a long list of leading Montreal organizations, both public and private, for and not for profit.
Je vois mtl is the work of BMO, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and a group of community leaders. It was initiated by L. Jacques Ménard, president of the BMO Financial Group, which, with the cooperation of the international firm The Boston Consulting Group, published the study Créer un nouvel élan à Montréal: 10 propositions pour un programme de relance.