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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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MSE Talks

Thu, 2014-11-20 18:00 - 20:00
Leacock Building : Room 219, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7
Open to all enviro students and friends, this event will answer your questions about what interests your professors outside of the classroom.
Enjoy an evening of free snacks, tea, and coffee, while listening to talks by your favorite professors on their ongoing research or environmental issues of interest.

Speakers will include: Professors Holly Dressel, Colin Chapman, Nicolas Kosoy, and George McCourt.
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3rd Annual Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry Workshop and Case Competition

Fri, 2015-01-16 (All day) - Sat, 2015-01-17 (All day)

Dear MBA students,

We wish to bring your attention to an opportunity to participate in the 3rd Annual Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry Workshop and Case Competition, January 16-17, 2015. The event will bring masters-level students and practitioners from the areas of management, chemistry, and engineering, to learn about sustainable development and product design. Students will then apply their knowledge and compete as integrated teams.   

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McGill's Mental Health Awareness Week

Fri, 2014-11-07 (All day) - Sun, 2014-11-16 (All day)

The Student’s Society of McGill University, Student Housing and Hospitality Services, and Student Services would like to invite you to McGill’s first ever cross-campus Mental Health Awareness Week from November 7th-16th.

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Storage in Sustainable Electric Energy Systems: Technology Push and Policy Pull

Thu, 2014-11-20 18:00 - 20:00
Price: Free - Registration Required

This event, co-hosted by TISED and GERAD, will touch upon how energy storage technologies embedded within the electricity supply chain may be socially acceptable, economically viable and environmentally sound. Audience members will learn about the driving and opposing forces for developing storage as part of future sustainable electric power systems.

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Fossil Free Canada Convergence

Fri, 2014-11-07 (All day) - Sun, 2014-11-09 (All day)
University Centre : 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7

The fossil fuel divestment movement is building. Around the world, tens of thousands of students are mobilizing to take a stand against fossil fuel industries. In Canada, there are already nearly thirty divestment campaigns on university and college campuses, from coast to coast.

From November 7th-9th we will be holding the first ever Fossil Free Canada Convergence in Montreal, Quebec.

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Fossil Free Canada Convergence keynote address

Fri, 2014-11-07 19:00

On Friday, November 7th Fossil Free Canada invites you to join them for an evening of discussions, stories, and plans for action to stop pipeline and tar sands expansion in Quebec and the rest of Canada.

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Health and Wellness Fair for Faculty & Staff

Fri, 2014-10-31 11:30 - 14:00
New Residence Hall : 3625 avenue du Parc Montreal Quebec Canada , H2X 3P8

Get the latest health and wellness information from over 25 wellness exhibitors from within and outside the McGill community. 

Test your nutritional knowledge.

Take a 10 minute Chair Yoga break.

Have your blood pressure checked.

Test your memory skills. Healthy snacks, quizzes, raffles and so much more! 

Free gift bag for the first 200 visitors.

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McGill to study shared-space model for cycling

Sun, 2014-10-26 23:16

McGill Reporter | October 14, 2014

by: McGill Reporter Staff

McGill will conduct research on the concept of adopting a shared-space model that could pave the way to allow cycling on the downtown campus under certain conditions, after the senior administration accepted the recommendations put forward by a Working Group tasked with addressing the question of cycling on campus.

Read the full story here

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SPOKES: Students Pursuing Opportunities & Knowledge in Environment & Sustainability

Sun, 2014-11-02 10:00 - 15:30
University Centre : Ballroom, 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7

This year’s edition of SPOKES will be held Sunday, November 2nd, 10:00AM-3:30PM in the SSMU Ballroom.

This free conference strives to bring together existing and potential sustainability champions in a collaborative environment.

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