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Droughts hit cereal crops harder since 1980s

New study provides most comprehensive look yet at effects of extreme weather on production
Wed, 2016-01-06 13:07

Drought and extreme heat events slashed cereal harvests in recent decades by 9% to 10% on average in affected countries – and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in the developed nations of North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new study led by researchers from McGill University and the University of British Columbia.

Contact Information

Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations - McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
Source Site: /newsroom

Energy efficiency and forest biorefinery: sustainability in forest use

Thu, 2016-02-04 17:15 - 20:00
Centre Mont-Royal : CA, 1000, rue Sherbrooke O., Montréal

Energy efficiency and forest biorefinery-Register today!


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Science for a Sustainable Society: A McGill Symposium

Tue, 2016-01-26 04:00 - Wed, 2016-01-27 18:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5


View the website for updates about the Symposium. 

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Contact: Lorraine Torpy, Event Manager
Organization: Research and International Relations
Office Phone: 514-398-3992
Source Site: /research

The Green Bond: Coupling Sustainability with Finance

Fri, 2015-12-18 10:35

Usman W. Chohan has an MBA from Desautels (2014) in Strategy and Leadership. He has served as a consultant at the World Bank Institute (WBI), and as Special Situations Analyst in Global Equities at Natcan Investment Management, investment arm of the National Bank of Canada. He has been a participant in various important climate initiatives in 2015 including the Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) 3rd Summit in Suva, Fiji.   

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Green Light Microscopy: A Sustainable Alternative in Modern Microscopy

Thu, 2015-12-10 14:43

In times of environmental decline, scientific innovation must be implemented to replace old and inefficient technology. This can lead to positive academic, economic and environmental impacts. Fluorescence microscopy is a key element in many aspects of research throughout the physical, life and health sciences. Microscopes are found in virtually all research institutes, universities, hospitals, biotechnology companies and pharmaceutical companies.

Contact Information

Contact: Dr. Claire Brown
Organization: ABIF
Office Phone: 514-398-4400 ext. 00795

Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry - Public Lecture

Fri, 2016-01-22 13:00 - 15:00
Bronfman Building : Auditorium Room 151, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5
Price: Free

4th Annual Public Lecture on Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry

From clean materials to business success


Contact Information

Contact: Megan Poss
Organization: Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM)
Source Site: /desautels

A national residential energy efficiency programme

Mon, 2016-02-08 18:00 - 19:30
Arts Building : Room G-10, CA, QC, Montreal
Price: FREE

A free seminar by Chris Jofeh, Building Retrofit leader, Arup, Cardiff

Source Site: /tised

Sensing the City with Dr. Alistair Boxall (University of York)!

Tue, 2016-01-26 17:00 - 18:30
McConnell Engineering Building : Room 204, 3480 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E9
Price: FREE, No registration is required but seating is limited


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Teaching the impact of climate change to the leaders of tomorrow

Fri, 2015-12-04 12:38

The environmentalists and green groups at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which starts today in Paris, will inevitably call for better leadership on sustainability issues. They will not have to travel far to find those willing to teach them.

Green topics become the norm

The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Montreal, “normalised” the climate-change issue as a core topic a long time ago, says Steve Maguire, director of the school’s institute for integrated management.

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Multidisciplinary Pre-COP21 Gathering of McGill Researchers

Wed, 2015-11-18 16:31

On November 12, 2015, researchers from across McGill campuses convened to promote connection and collaboration on the topic of climate change in advance of the potentially historic Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris, France. COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will be negotiating towards a solution which keeps global warming below 2°C through a legally binding and universal agreement on climate.

Source Site: /desautels