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ECE grads Yining (Fiona) Yuan and Christopher Tegho win the 2014 Scotiabank Ecoliving Student Leadership Award

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:45

As the cherry on top of graduating from their B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering just weeks ago, Fioana and Christopher were honoured with a $10,000 prize as part of the 2014 Scotiabank Ecoliving competition for their work on developing an artificial intelligence-based software tool to disagregate one's electric energy consumption. This tool should enable people to become better aware of their electricity consumption and to help them adopt more sustainable energy uses and habits.

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Global shift to greener economies happening because of economic benefits, panelists say

Tue, 2014-04-01 01:21

The global transition to clean energy is underway and Canada is lagging, experts speaking at the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit said Saturday.

Published on March 29, 2014 | The Hill Times
by Laura Ryckewaert

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Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design: Drafting a green blueprint for the future

Thu, 2014-03-20 00:17

The first annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design will be held March 17-18 at le Centre Mont-Royal from 5:30-7:30 p.m..

Published on March 12, 2014 | McGill Reporter
by McGill Reporter Staff

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MSE Annual Environment Public Lecture: David Owen

Thu, 2014-02-20 18:00 - 20:00
New Residence Hall : Ballroom, 3625 avenue du Parc Montreal Quebec Canada , H2X 3P8
Price: free

No Registration Required

David Owen's The Conundrum is an elegant nonfiction narrative filled with fascinating information and anecdotes takes you through the history of energy and the quest for efficiency. This is a book about the environment that will change how you look at the world. We should not be waiting for some geniuses to invent our way out of the energy and economic crisis we're in. We already have the technology and knowledge we need to live sustainably. But will we do it?

That is the conundrum.

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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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Froid, consommation d’énergie, écologie

Thu, 2014-01-23 14:03

Comment une université comme McGill est-elle chauffée l’hiver?

Published on January 21 2014 | Le Délit
Written by Camille Gris Roy

 

L’hiver à McGill, ce sont environ 225 bâtiments étendus sur près de 850 000 m² qui doivent être chauffés.

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Petrocultures 2014: Oil, Energy, and Canada’s Future

McGill Institute for the Study of Canada’s annual conference examines how oil and energy shape our national identity
Tue, 2014-01-21 14:23

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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3rd annual SSMU Sustainability Case Competition application deadline

Fri, 2014-01-24 23:59

How would you sustainably invest $10 million?

Applications for the 3rd annual SSMU Sustainability Case Competition are due January 24th at 11:59pm, and this year’s topic is sustainable investments.

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