who are we?

McGill Association of North American Born Asians, more commonly known as MANABA, is a non-profit, student-run organization under the Students' Society of McGill (SSMU) based at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Beyond representing the fusion of Asian and North-American culture, MANABA celebrates people of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Through events, MANABA hopes to bring the young and lively Montreal community together.

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Our 2020-2021 membership card is available now for FREE!

Our MANABA membership card not only provides exclusive discounted admission to our events, but also amazing deals from some of our favourite places across Montreal. 😍 Whether you’re craving some hot dumplings, or a cold and refreshing bubble tea; πŸ˜‹ or you would like to stock up on asian snacks, we have it all.

For a full list of discounts provided by our sponsors, visit our sponsor page here:

have any questions for us?

here are some of the most frequently asked questions we are asked

Do I have to be Asian to be part of MANABA or attend your event?

Of course not! Although we represent the fusion of both Asian and North-American culture, MANABA welcomes people of all ethnicities and backgrounds.

What is the difference between a general member and an executive member of MANABA?

General members are people who have our MANABA membership cards! Executive members are members who have applied for an available position in MANABA during our recruitment period. They run all the logistics of our events to ensure our general members and other students in our community have the best time EVER! πŸ˜„

How can I get involved in MANABA as an exec member?

We are so excited that you are considering joining our MANABAfam πŸ–€! We usually hold two recruitment periods – one in the fall (September), and one in the spring (late March). Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to be updated on all the details!

What kind of events does MANABA hold?

We always strive to offer the most fun and diverse social events on campus. We hold events such as (but not limited to): loft parties, apartment crawls, food events and ski trips. We also love to collaborate with other clubs and communities in and around Montreal!

I’m interested in collaborating with MANABA. What’s the best way to get in touch of whoever is responsible?

We LOVE to collaborate. Feel free to contact us through the contact form on the website, OR simply send us a message through Facebook!