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McGill Prof. part of a team that speaks on how systems crucial to stability of planet are compromised

New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk An international team of 18 researchers will provide new evidence of significant changes in four of the nine systems which regulate the resilience of the Earth. 

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Published on : 26 Jan 2015

McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

On Jan. 14-16, McGill hosted Canada’s third annual Fair Trade Conference with The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN).  McGill Reporter | Jan. 22, 2015 By: Galitt Araf

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Published on : 26 Jan 2015

Reimagining housing for the poor and cities without cars

McGill architecture professor Vikram Bhatt, winner of the Margolese National Living Design Prize from UBC, thinks people should live where they can grow some of their own food. The Vancouver Sun | Jan. 25, 2015 By: Daphne Bramham A slum or a squatter’s settlement isn’t where one expects to find an architect. Yet, it’s in those communities on three different continents that Vikram Bhatt has spent most of his distinguished career.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2015

Kevin Manaugh, McGill Prof., lead author on study of cities trying to involve different aspects of sustainability to spur economic growth

“Almost all [cities involved] have wide goals about how the infrastructure should be equitably distributed, but then nothing is really measured, because there isn’t a clear target for performance measure for many plans.” - Kevin Manaugh “In terms of being able to measure data," Manaugh says, "surveys on trains or buses can get a lot of information about who’s being served and who’s not being served using simple mapping and census data, so that people who are less well off have access to the same economic opportunities.”

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Published on : 20 Jan 2015

ECOLE sustainable housing project gains Independent Student Group status

Jan. 13, 2015 | The McGill Tribune by: Ashley Kong

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Published on : 16 Jan 2015

L'habitat des ours polaires en danger [lien français]

le 14 janvier 2015 | RadioCanada Une étude suggère que les menaces aux habitats glacés des ours polaires sont plus importantes que ce qui était prévu jusqu'à maintenant. Les explications de Bruno Tremblay, professeur au département des sciences atmosphériques et océaniques à l'Université McGill. Ecoutez l'histoire complet ici.

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Published on : 16 Jan 2015

Leading the charge toward sustainability

Professor Jeffrey Bergthorson in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been named the first Panda Faculty Scholar in Sustainable Engineering and Design at the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED). Also recently appointed Associate Director of TISED, Prof Bergthorson began a 3-year term in both roles on January 1, 2015.

Published on : 16 Jan 2015

Sustainability — at McGill, they've made an app for that

Thanks to a McGill University law professor with an interest in social responsibility, there’s an app that will monitor your commitment to sustainability. Dec. 22, 2014 | Montreal Gazette By: Sarah Rogers

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Published on : 11 Jan 2015

Panda Faculty Scholar in Sustainable Engineering and Design

The Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) is pleased to announce that Dr.

Published on : 08 Jan 2015

270 000 tonnes de plastique dans les océans

La pollution provoquée par le plastique a pris de telles proportions au cours des dernières décennies que près de 270 000 tonnes de ce matériau flotteraient à la surface des océans, selon une étude internationale publiée mercredi. le 10 décembre 2014 | Le Devoir par:Alexandre Shields

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Published on : 16 Dec 2014

The climate is changing, and so are Arctic berries

McGill University Researcher Anna Bruce explores how Iqaluit women are adapting to "bad" berry seasons Dec. 10, 2014 | Nunatsiaq Online By: Sarah Rogers OTTAWA — How are Inuit communities around the world adapting to a warming climate?

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Published on : 16 Dec 2014

Bhatt wins national prize for urban living ideas

Architecture professor Vikram Bhatt has won the 2014 Margolese National Design for Living Prize, the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture announced this week. Nov. 28, 2014 | McGill Reporter by: McGill Reporter Staff

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Published on : 16 Dec 2014

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

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. Find Story Links Below. 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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Published on : 30 Nov 2014

The McGill Space Race

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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Published on : 27 Nov 2014

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

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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Published on : 23 Nov 2014