Welcome to the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University. Now in our tenth 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.


1:30PM Imagining the Patient Through the Ages

November 27 @ 1:30 pm

4:30PM Foucault’s Birth of the Clinic

November 28 @ 4:30 pm

5:45PM Energy Humanities Reading Group

November 28 @ 5:30 pm

6PM Food & Social Networks

December 4 @ 6:00 pm

1:30PM Imagining the Patient Through the Ages

December 11 @ 1:30 pm
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