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Taking stock of the world’s lakes

New global database will help scientists track role of lakes in Earth’s ecology
Thu, 2016-12-15 06:30

The total shoreline of the world’s lakes is more than four times longer than the global ocean coastline. And if all the water in those lakes were spread over the Earth’s landmass, it would form a layer some four feet (1.3 metres) deep.
 

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Expert: Hurricane Matthew

Thu, 2016-10-06 13:59

“Hurricane Matthew is poised to deliver a potentially catastrophic strike on Haiti beginning Monday, and poses a danger to eastern Cuba and Jamaica by Monday night.” (The Weather Network)

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DJI and McGill Go Live with Fish + Forest Project

Fri, 2016-08-05 08:40

DJI is proud to present, together with Canada's McGill University and Brazil's Federal University of Pará - Altamira Campus, the Fish + Forest Project. Tune in to watch a special livestream from the Amazonian Xingu River in northern Brazil, a home to up to 600 unique species of fish, many found nowhere else, narrated by experts in the river's flora and fauna.You will also have the opportunity to ask questions live on Twitter.

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PokemonGo discriminates based on bias in algorithm

Thu, 2016-07-28 11:16

"These games are built by humans and therefore they contain all the biases of humans." -- Geography professor Rene Sieber. CBC The Current

 

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Overcoming hurdles to Arctic climate change adaptation

Wed, 2016-01-06 16:42

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Arctic peoples inherently able to adapt given changes to various non-climatic factors

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Contact: Prof. James Ford
Organization: Geography Dept., McGill University
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IHSP-Geography Departmental Seminar - Julia Christensen

Mon, 2015-11-09 09:30 - 10:30
Burnside Hall : Room 308, 805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B9

The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and the McGill Department of Geography are happy to welcome Dr.

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IHSP-Geography Departmental Seminar - Mylène Riva

Wed, 2015-10-14 11:00 - 12:00
Charles Meredith House : Conference Room, 1130 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A3

The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and the McGill Department of Geography are happy to welcome Dr.

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IHSP-Geography Departmental Seminar - Myriam Fillion

Thu, 2015-10-08 11:30 - 12:30
Charles Meredith House : Conference Room, 1130 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A3

The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and the McGill Department of Geography are happy to welcome Dr. Myriam Fillion, Postdoctoral fellow in the Biology Department at the University of Ottawa.

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Quebec Toponymy Commission responds to petition led by DISE PhD student Rachel Zellars

Tue, 2015-09-29 11:32

The Quebec Toponymy Commission has responded to a petition started by Rachel Zellars, PhD candidate in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), that asked the province to rename 11 locations because they contain the "N-word".

Initial reports indicate that the provincial commission has agreed to "de-officialize" the 11 names and have released a statement promising to consult the community during the renaming process.

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National Aboriginal Day 2015 (June 21)

Fri, 2015-06-12 14:02

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