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Aboriginal students, staff at McGill University call for more recognition

Sat, 2015-04-25 02:02

CBC News | April 23, 2015

Kakwiranoron Cook, McGill's aboriginal outreach administrator, would like to see the university put up a more noticeable monument.

Read the full story here.

Source Site: /sustainability

McGill prof Chris Ragan: We need smart tolls on our bridges

Fri, 2015-04-24 02:04

McGill Reporter | April 20, 2015

by: Doug Sweet

Montreal, like other cities, needs to consider “congestion pricing” – putting a price on traffic congestion the way provinces should be putting a price on carbon, says Economics Professor Christopher Ragan, Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, a McGill-based think-tank developing practical policies to improve economic performance and the environment.

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McGill Geography Chair Jeffrey Wells: Cold carbon conservation' is important in fighting climate change

Fri, 2015-04-24 01:55

Montreal Gazette | April 22, 2015

by: Jeffrey Wells

We were heartened last week to see leaders of Canada’s provincial and territorial governments meet in Quebec City to seek real solutions to the runaway problem of carbon pollution. 

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Source Site: /sustainability

MISC Indigenous Studies Undergraduate Program Launch

Wed, 2014-12-10 17:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5
Price: free - please RSVP

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of our Indigenous Studies undergraduate program.

On Wednesday, December 10, please join them for our opening ceremony, speeches, and celebration.

The launch begins at 5 p.m. at the McGill Faculty Club, following the 2014 Fulbright Lecture by Margaret P. Moss, "Counting on Care - Canada’s Challenge in Tracking and reporting Aboriginal People’s Health Care and Status".

A reception will follow.

Please RSVP to: misc [dot] iecm [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Source Site: /sustainability

Sustainability F̶R̶I̶D̶A̶Y̶ Thursday!: October 2014 Edition

Thu, 2014-10-30 16:00 - 18:00
Faculty Club : Billards Room, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

What better way to spend the last Thursday afternoon of the month than chatting about sustainability with your colleagues? Come share a drink, a snack and a conversation with McGill community members at the Faculty Club! These events provide a great way to catch up on the latest sustainability happenings and hatch exciting new plans.

Theme: Applied Student Research

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Source Site: /sustainability

Information Session on Future Earth Secretariat [Second Edition]

Tue, 2014-10-28 14:00 - 15:30
Stewart Biology Building : Room W4/12, 1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1B1


This spring Montreal received the thrilling news that our city will host one of the five global hubs of the new Secretariat of the Future Earth. McGill University collaborated with Montreal-based colleagues across sectors and international climate change leaders to develop this innovative governance structure.


Source Site: /sustainability

McGill “walks the talk” of sustainability

From research to governance, Vision 2020 articulates key sustainability actions and goals for university
Thu, 2014-10-16 11:29

Building on two years of consultation with over 1500 students, faculty and staff, McGill University today released Vision 2020, a sustainability strategy designed to guide the institution over the coming years. The Vision 2020 strategy embraces the university’s dual role in cultivating a commitment towards sustainability among community members, while at the same time creating the knowledge needed to make this future a reality.

Contact Information

Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
Source Site: /newsroom

Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy Launch

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:00 - 16:00
On Thursday, October 16th, 12:00-4:00pm, McGill will celebrate the launch of the Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy!


Source Site: /sustainability

ECOLE Launch Party!

Fri, 2014-10-03 17:00 - 19:00
University 3559 : 3559 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B1

Your favourite sustainable house is opening its doors to the world on Friday, October 3rd!! Join them for a harvest-themed 5 à 7 celebrating ECOLE's launch, the incredible year up ahead, and the dozens of people who have made ECOLE possible.

Source Site: /sustainability

MERS: McGill Engineering Research Showcase

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:00 - 18:00
Trottier Building : Lobby, 3630 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C6

McGill Engineering Research Showcase - MERS

The McGill Engineering Research Showcase is a forum for industry to connect with our graduate students and faculty and in addition it is a showcase and celebration of our Engineering graduate student research. 

Source Site: /sustainability