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The McGill Redmen are the men's athletic teams that represent McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The women's teams are known as the McGill Martlets. The name Redmen was first published in 1929 as "Red Men" and was used to describe the red uniforms worn by McGill sports teams. Research done by McGill historian Dr. Stanley Frost indicated that the name Redmen derived from ancient times, when Celts were known as the "Red Men" because of their red hair... "our own Red Men were no doubt Celts in honour of James McGill's Scottish descent," notes Frost. The name Martlets is used in reference to the McGill University crest, which includes three Martlets which were part of the coat of arms in James McGill’s family. A Martlet is a type of heraldic bird similar to the swallow, but having no feet. Since this mythical bird cannot land, it is in a state of perpetual flight, always soaring higher in the pursuit of higher learning. The McGill Martlet Foundation, founded in 1954, is a charitable foundation that support athletics at McGill, mainly through its scholarship program. McGill women’s teams first adopted the nickname “Martlets” in 1976. McGill University (Université McGill), is a publicly funded, research-intensive, non-denominational, co-educational university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The McGill Martlets are the womens athletic teams that represent McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


See also Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. ...


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McGill also placed three players on the league all-star squad, including Maria Jaworski of Pine Hill, Que., Melany Waring of Dorval, Que., and Mandy Mongeon of Ile.
MONTREAL – Charles-Antoine Sinotte of the McGill Redmen is the Quebec University Football League offensive player of the week, for the period ending October 21.
OTTAWA (CIS) – McGill sophomore Charles-Antoine Sinotte is the new CIS football all-time record holder for receptions in a single season.
McGill University: Information from Answers.com (4497 words)
McGill was founded in 1821 from a bequest by James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant, who left an endowment in addition to the property on which the university now stands.
McGill was largely out of reach to the 10,000 francophone graduates of the newly-created CEGEP system who had nowhere else to go, locally, to continue their studies.
McGill is one of three English-language universities in Québec (the others being Concordia University in Montréal and Bishop's University in Lennoxville); fluency in French is not a requirement to attend.
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