The McGill Symposium brings together students, faculty and leading journalists to consider what journalistic courage means and how it is exemplified by reporters and editors. The McGill Symposium is funded by the McGill Lecture Endowment.
The McGill Symposium is not a public event, due to limited seating. However a report from the Symposium is available online.
Each year twelve undergraduate and graduate students, selected by a faculty committee for their strengths in academics, practical experience and leadership, are named McGill Fellows.
The McGill Fellows will help to select the next recipient of the McGill Medal, awarded annually to a U.S. journalist whose career has exemplified journalistic courage.