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Imagining a sustainable future for Canada

Fri, 2014-10-17 14:48

This initiative for sustainable development is in collaboration with researchers and citizens who wish to express an idealistic vision for a sustainable future in Canada.

October 17, 2014 | LaNouvelle.net

by: Jean-Olivier Goyette

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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.

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University students help youngsters learn to enjoy homework

Sat, 2014-10-11 22:04

The SEDE Homework Zone program sees McGill students helping to instill good study habits and a love for learning in younger pupils

October 2014  | Montreal Families.ca

by: Kamila Hinkson

Ask university students about what they develop while doing homework, and they will likely respond with "a headache."

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UN report: ocean acidity increasing rapidly due to CO2

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:40

A new report from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in South Korea says that ocean acidification has risen alarmingly from absorption of CO2 in the atmosphere.

This report says acidification is changing and will dramatically change the ocean ecosystem in years ahead.

Alfonso Mucci is a professor of geochemistry and oceanography in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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550 volunteers pitch in for Community Engagement Day

Sat, 2014-10-11 21:46

Oct. 9, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: Neale McDevitt

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Community Engagement Day looks to foster lasting relationships

Sat, 2014-10-11 21:25

Last Thursday was the third annual Community Engagement Day (CED), organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education office (SEDE). From September 29 to October 9, workshops and volunteering opportunities were hosted by forty different organizations based throughout the Montreal community, with the majority of events happening on October 2.

Oct.6, 2014 | The McGill Daily

by: Jill Bachelder

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World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

Fri, 2014-10-10 20:24
Canada Excellence Research Chair appointment builds on McGill’s strength in green chemistry

The new Chair was announced at McGill today by Senator Larry Smith, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology).

This is McGill’s second CERC. The first, Dr. Luda Diatchenko, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Personalized Pain Medicine, was announced in September 2013. With this announcement, there are now 21 chairs in place at 15 universities across the country. 

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Faculty/EUS Forum on Diversity and Inclusivity in Engineering

Thu, 2014-10-09 18:00 - 21:00
University Centre : Ballroom, 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7

Do you want to discuss how to support students in Engineering?

Did you know that radical microaggressions actually have an impact on people's cognitive abilities?

Please join us for an Faculty/EUS-hosted Forum on Diversity and Inclusivity in Engineering on October 9th from 6pm-9pm in the SSMU Ballroom.

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McGill Spaces Project: Kicking out the cars

Thu, 2014-10-02 13:24

PARK(ing) Day turns Montreal parking lots into creative spaces

Sept 29, 2014 | The McGill Daily

by: Siobbhan O'Connell

Fifty years ago, Joni Mitchell first sang “they paved paradise, and put up a parking lot.” Now, Montreal has an annual event that brings a little bit of paradise back to the parking lot.

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World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:40

Dr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill University. Rogers comes to Canada from The University of Alabama, where he was Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry and director of the Center for Green Manufacturing.

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