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Guest Lecture: Dr. Leith Sharp - How Sustainability can Transform the 21st Century University

Thu, 2014-02-27 15:30
Thomson House : Ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2
Price: Free
Please come join the lecture of Dr. Leith Sharp (Director, Executive Education for Sustainability at Harvard) Leith will use lessons learned from the Harvard green building case study, along with other leading organizations, to explore how sustainability can be an innovation driver to transform the 21st century university.
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Application Deadline for ECOLE Facilitator

Wed, 2014-02-19 (All day)
Price: Free

Want to get involved in a big way? Apply to be an ECOLE Facilitator!

Submit your application and resume/CV to mcgillecole [at] gmail [dot] com before February 19th, 2014 at midnight.

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Troubled waters: World’s groundwater increasingly at risk

Wed, 2014-01-29 18:31

The groundwater footprint. If you haven’t heard that term yet, read on, because it soon could become as familiar as “carbon footprint.”

Published January 29 2014 | McGill Reporter
Written by Patrick McDonagh

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Petrocultures 2014 preview

Wed, 2014-01-29 18:03

The myriad of ways in which petroleum is reshaping our politics, economy and culture will be the focus of the 2014 annual conference of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, to be held on Feb. 6 and 7.

Published on January 28 2014 | McGill Reporter
Written by Will Straw

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The Launch of "Sustainability Fridays"

Fri, 2014-01-31 16:00 - 18:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5
Price: Free

Come share a drink, a snack, and a conversation with other McGill professors, students, and staff interested in sustainability.

What better way to spend the last Friday afternoon of the month than chatting about sustainability with your colleagues? Sustainability Fridays are coordinated by MOOS (McGill Office of Sustainability), and supported by generous partners. Invite your friends to join you at the Faculty Club on Friday, January 31st, 4-6 pm for some warmth, camaraderie, and big ideas.

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ECOLE to Integrate Sustainable Living into McGill Residence

Thu, 2014-01-23 13:28

The student-run initiative “ECOLE” (Educational COmmunity Living Environment) is working to transform a MORE house into a space for sustainable living to open in September 2014.

Published on January 20 2014 | Bull and Bear
Written by Tess Wrobleski

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On International Day, UN Secretary-General calls for protection of natural resources in war-torn countries

Thu, 2013-11-07 13:12

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the importance of protecting the environment in times of armed conflict, and stressed that strong natural resource governance can help prevent conflict and contribute to long-term peace.

Published November 6 2013 | UN News Centre
Written by UN News 

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Universities that teach you to change the world

Thu, 2013-10-24 14:29

Social entrepreneurship – whether as new or existing ventures, with an environmental or social-justice focus – is a hot topic on campus.

Published October 22 2013 | Globe and Mail
Written by Jennifer Lewington

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McGill hosts second annual Community Engagement Day

Wed, 2013-10-09 14:51

CED was created as a student-administrator initiative in 2012 by SEDE, in partnership with the SSMU Community Engagement Committee (CEC).

Published on October 06 2013 | McGill Daily
Written by Dana Wray

The CEC administers a $0.50 per person Charity Fund fee for student initiatives that connect McGill with the external community.

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McGill Students Host Mental Health Conference

Wed, 2013-10-09 13:16

As university students prepare for midterm exams, a group of McGill students hosted a conference Saturday, aimed at promoting a better understanding of mental health.

Published October 05 2013 | Global News
Reported by Sarah Volstad

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