“I Came to Dance”

It’s been awhile since Americans have seen one of those awkward college videos. Luckily, even if the United States is letting us down, the Canadians are stepping up.

As part of its annual fundraising effort, McGill University has produced this video, McGill Dances for Cancer Research:

Most of these people aren’t really dancing, so much as just sort of shuffling around in a sort of choreographed way. Still it’s pretty entertaining to watch:

The video includes some of Canada’s top medical researchers. Dr. Phil Gold, one of the gentlemen at 1:45 with no particular rhythm, is a highly decorated scientist who discovered a protein that result in a blood test now widely used in the diagnosis and management of several cancers.

The video is meant raise money for McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre.

Apparently for every hit the video gets, Medicom, a Canadian Medical supply company, will make a donation to support Goodman Centre work.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer