Welcome to the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University. During our near decade of work, we fostered dialogue among disciplines at the university and with organizations outside of it. We were a collaboration of six faculties two schools and the McGill Libraries. We reoriented the university and engaged more deeply with the world-at-large.

We worked on important questions ‒ public questions ‒ bringing artists and community organizations into collaboration with researchers. We created opportunities for creative teaching and learning, and involved students as active partners in major collective undertakings beyond the classroom. See our mission and vision.

We are sad to say that IPLAI is closed as of June 30, 2018. Thank you to all of you who contributed to our vision.



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