Welcome to the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University. Now in our eighth year, we foster dialogue among disciplines at the university and with organizations outside of it. We are a collaboration of six faculties two schools and the McGill Libraries. We reorient the university and engage more deeply with the world-at-large.

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


3pm Registering Globalization: South Asian Lit

September 26 @ 3:00 pm

4pm Visual and Literary Encounters in the Middle East

September 27 @ 4:00 pm

2:45pm Rediscovering Women Philosophers

September 28 @ 2:45 pm

4pm SEDE Cafe Collab

September 29 @ 4:00 pm

5:30pm Four Course Meal

September 29 @ 5:30 pm
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