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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

McGill to study shared-space model for cycling

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. October 14, 2014 | McGill Reporter by: McGill Reporter Staff

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Published on : 26 Oct 2014

McGill renews its approach to sustainability with Vision 2020

On Oct. 16, McGill University launched the Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy, a blueprint for increasing social, economic, and environmental sustainability in the McGill community. Over a hundred and fifty students attended the launch event at the Y-intersection last Thursday afternoon. Oct. 21, 2014 | The McGill Tribune

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Published on : 21 Oct 2014

Imagining a sustainable future for Canada

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 Looking for participants

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Published on : 17 Oct 2014

University students help youngsters learn to enjoy homework

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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Published on : 11 Oct 2014

550 volunteers pitch in for Community Engagement Day

Oct. 9, 2014 | McGill Reporter by: Neale McDevitt

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Published on : 11 Oct 2014

Community Engagement Day looks to foster lasting relationships

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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Published on : 11 Oct 2014

McGill Spaces Project: Kicking out the cars

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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Published on : 02 Oct 2014

World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

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. Find Story Links Below.

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Published on : 30 Sep 2014

UN report: ocean acidity increasing rapidly due to CO2

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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Published on : 30 Sep 2014