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Four Burning Questions for Audra Simpson, professor of Anthropology at Columbia University

Sun, 2014-09-14 01:56

Audra Simpson, McGill alumna and professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address at the Aboriginal Homecoming event on Sept. 18

Sept. 9, 2014 | The Reporter

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Community Engagement Day 2014! Get Involved!

Thu, 2014-10-02 (All day)

Community Engagement Day is a new project from SEDE that aims to celebrate and recognize community engagement efforts connecting McGill to Montreal community groups and organizations. The project is not intended as a one-off event; rather, it’s meant to serve as an entry point and celebration of a broader culture of community engagement at McGill.

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Feeding a University

Sun, 2014-09-14 01:13

Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays. Over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus

Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Lesley Chesterman

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Which Mode of Travel Provides the Happiest Commute?

Fri, 2014-09-12 14:12

Walkers, cyclists and commuter-rail riders are much more satisfied than drivers and transit users.

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Can renewables become the dominant source of electricity in Canada and the USA?

Thu, 2014-09-25 17:30 - 20:00
Price: Free

"Rapid innovation and growth in renewable energy", a talk by MIT's Jessica Trancik

Renewable energy technologies have sustained high growth rates over the past 30 years [1], with solar and wind energy production growing at roughly 30% per year, due to a combination of technology cost improvement and public policy incentives.

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Can renewables become the dominant source of electricity in Canada and the USA?

Wed, 2014-09-24 17:30 - 20:00
Arts Building : Moyse Hall, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5
Price: Free

Talks by MIT speaker John Reilly and CEA speaker Jim Burpee

"Prospects and Challenges for High Penetration of Renewable Energy", John Reilly, MIT

Renewables electricity sources are a seemingly attractive low-carbon option to substitute for coal or gas generation.  Regional availability of high quality wind and solar resources varies, but at least in the United States, most regions have significant resources. Expanding the options to biomass, hydroelectricity, and geothermal creates greater opportunities.

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Indigenous Awareness Week

Mon, 2014-09-15 (All day) - Fri, 2014-09-19 (All day)

McGill University’s Indigenous Awareness Week is designed to increase awareness at McGill about Indigenous peoples in Canada. The week honours the many Indigenous cultures across the country including First Nations, Metis and Inuit. The week also offers an opportunity to collaborate with community partners and draws active participation from McGill students, faculty and staff. 

The week is organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office at McGill University. 

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McGill Farmers' Market

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:00 - 17:00
University Centre : 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7

An annual Fall event on McGill's downtown campus, the Market provides students, employees, and neighborhood residents the opportunity to buy fresh, healthy, organic and local food directly from the farmers who produce it, and to engage with community and student groups working on personal, community, and ecological food sustainability initiatives.

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McGill Farmers' Market

Thu, 2014-10-23 12:00 - 17:00
University Centre : 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7

An annual Fall event on McGill's downtown campus, the Market provides students, employees, and neighborhood residents the opportunity to buy fresh, healthy, organic and local food directly from the farmers who produce it, and to engage with community and student groups working on personal, community, and ecological food sustainability initiatives.

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McGill Farmers' Market

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:00 - 17:00
University Centre : 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7

An annual Fall event on McGill's downtown campus, the Market provides students, employees, and neighborhood residents the opportunity to buy fresh, healthy, organic and local food directly from the farmers who produce it, and to engage with community and student groups working on personal, community, and ecological food sustainability initiatives.

Vendors include:

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