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A McGill University, Historic Building, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 10

A McGill University, Historic Building, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 10

Description : In 1813, James McGill, a Scottish immigrant who prospered in Montreal, bequeathed his 46-acre estate and 10,000 pounds to found the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning -- later, McGill University -- to provide an education for Quebec,s English-descended population.
McGill,s historic campus in Montreal is an oasis of green space poised at the foot of Mount Royal Park and facing the city,s commercial district. James McGill,s original gift has been expanded over the years thanks to numerous other bequests from generous philanthropists and graduates.

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