McGill decides on new name for varsity sports teams

November 19, 2020
McGill University has chosen a new varsity sports team name after dropping the name “Redmen” in April 2019. Men’s sports teams will now be called the McGill Redbirds, which pays homage to the McGill sports clubs, teams, and events that used the name historically. The name was chosen after an open call for submissions, a request for feedback from the community on the top choices, and extensive deliberation by the naming committee. “Our varsity teams are a vital part of the McGill community and experience, and I am confident this new name is one that we can all be proud of,” said alumni Hubert T Lacroix, co-chair of the Men’s Varsity Teams Naming Committee. McGill | Times Colonist (QC)