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McGill Prof. Chris Ragan chairs high-profile group on economic and environmental fiscal reform

Sun, 2014-11-30 08:09

A team of Canada’s most prominent economists and former political leaders have banded together to urge governments to reform their fiscal policies to improve environmental protection and economic performance.



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The “ecofiscal commission” was unveiled Tuesday in Toronto, and will undertake a series of studies to promote subsidy reforms and taxes – including carbon pricing – to deal with air, water and waste concerns.

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The McGill Space Race

Thu, 2014-11-27 23:21

Alan Chen didn’t know it at the time, but one afternoon three years ago in Lev Bukhman marked the start of a multi-year project that would reduce the gap between students and administration, and re-envision the entirety of McGill’s downtown campus. 

The McGill Tribune | Nov. 26, 2014

By: Remi Lu

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Sustainability Friday: Socially Responsible Investment!

Fri, 2014-11-28 16:00
Faculty Club : Billiards Room, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

What better way to spend a frosty Friday afternoon than chatting about sustainability with your colleagues? Come join us at the last Sustainability Friday of the semester! We'll be talking about socially responsible investment, what it means, and why it's important to McGill.

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Opinion: What it means to be an 'Aboriginal student' today

Sun, 2014-11-23 21:40

Nov. 18, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Stephanie Willsey

First of all, I should introduce myself: I am a First Nations Canadian, of the Chippewa, or Ojibwe, community of Rama, Ont. I was raised off the reserve, but only a short drive away, and I am there often.

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McGill Spaces Project: Indoor Campus Walk

Thu, 2014-11-27 16:30 - 18:00
Burnside Hall : 805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B9

The McGill Spaces Project (MSP) wants to get ‘All Up in Yo’ Space’ on November 27th with a campus walk through INDOOR* building spaces!

They invite you to join them on a walking tour and share your stories and ideas about the spaces within campus buildings that you feel are under-used & unloved.

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SSMU Envirocomm presents: The McGill "CHOPPED" Challenge 2

Sat, 2014-11-22 13:00 - 19:00
University Centre : Midnight Kitchen, 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7

This November, the SSMU EnviroComm presents to you the McGill CHOPPED Challenge!

Sign up your groups of three students and compete against each other to produce a FABULOUS dish from a mystery basket of Sustainable Seasonal products. The catch….ALL the ingredients have to be USED!

The dish will be judged by an expert panel (who will be announced later) on it’s creativity, presentation and taste with a 30 min period allocated to planning the dish, and an hour to execute it

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McGill Thinkathon - Disrupt Montreal

Fri, 2014-11-21 09:00 - 18:00
Bronfman Building : 2nd Floor, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5
Price: free, Registration Required

The Dobson Centre is organizing the first Thinkathon of 2014 to get developers, designers, and non-technicals solving an issue concerning the city of Montreal.

This daylong event is focused on identifying and creating solutions to major issues in Montreal including:

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Linking Action and Research on Sustainability (LARS) brown bag lunch series presents: "Creating your academic personal website"!

Tue, 2014-11-25 12:00 - 13:00
Thomson House : Room 404, 3650 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

Linking Action and Research on Sustainability (LARS) is a joint initiative of McGill professors Elena Bennett and Catherine Potvin and funded by the McGill Sustainability Projects Fund. Our main goal is to give visibility to McGill researchers (profs, graduate students, postdocs) working on positive contributions to sustainability. To do that, we help researchers create videos and we offer a series of brown bag lunches in science communication and outreach.

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Market Cooperative: The Holiday Bonanza!

Wed, 2014-11-19 11:00 - 18:00
University Centre : 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7

Love local food, art, music, and wonderful people?
Come chill with all of the above & start your holiday shopping by supporting your local economy! 

The Market Cooperative's Holiday Bonanza is just around the corner, on Wednesday, November 19th!! Featuring over 50 vendors and live musicians, including many of our past favourites and new ones!

The Market will be open from 11-6 pm in the SSMU Ballroom.

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Favelas at the Vanguard: Rethinking Our Assumptions in Sustainable Development (With Film)

Thu, 2014-11-13 17:00 - 19:00
Leacock Building : Room 232, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

Since 2010, Catalytic Communities’ Executive Director, Theresa Williamson, Ph.D., has given lectures at universities across the United States on a range of topics related to favelas and issues of urban development in Rio de Janeiro. This is one of the ways that she disseminate information, support research efforts and build awareness of important issues affecting Rio’s favelas.

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