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BCom Managing for Sustainability Program Wins Catalyst Award

On April 14, 2016, Desautels’ Bachelor of Commerce Managing for Sustainability (MSUS) Major and Concentration Programs were awarded the Catalyst Award for Sustainability in Education.

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

À l’avant-garde de la chimie verte

Le Devoir | le 9 avril 2016 par: Claude Lafleur Probablement que plus de 95 % de tout ce que nous utilisons dans une journée est le fruit d’un processus chimique, ainsi que l’essentiel de ce que nous mangeons, rapporte Bruce Lennox, professeur de chimie et doyen de la Faculté des sciences de l’Université McGill.   lire l'histoire complet ici

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Published on : 19 Apr 2016

Making Better Use of Science and Technology in Policy-Making

As governments struggle to keep pace with rapid advancements in science and technology, a new report by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) and the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) outlines how governments can better incorporate that knowledge in policy-making processes and improve the quality of government decisions.

Published on : 23 Mar 2016

Green Light Microscopy: A Sustainable Alternative in Modern Microscopy

In times of environmental decline, scientific innovation must be implemented to replace old and inefficient technology. This can lead to positive academic, economic and environmental impacts. Fluorescence microscopy is a key element in many aspects of research throughout the physical, life and health sciences. Microscopes are found in virtually all research institutes, universities, hospitals, biotechnology companies and pharmaceutical companies.

Published on : 01 Mar 2016

Outside the Box: Getting our waste to pay our energy bills

The Ottawa Citizen | Feb. 11, 2016 by: Avi Freedman Canadians are among the largest producers of solid waste in the world. According to Environment Canada, we generate 990 kilograms per capita annually compared to the Japanese, for example, who produce half that much. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 13 Feb 2016

Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry: Engaging Graduate Students Outside of Disciplinary Silos

Green chemistry is a rapidly growing area of interest for industry as companies face increased regulatory requirements, supply constraints, and consumer demands for sustainable products. Business innovation is a powerful means to achieve sustainable development, but challenges associated with marketability of clean technologies must be considered for effective implementation.

Published on : 10 Feb 2016

Alternative Energy Enters the Iron Age

CBC News | January 15, 2016 Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald Dr. Jeff Bergthorson, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University, and his colleagues, think the answer to the difficult problem of energy storage and transportation in a fossil-fuel-free future could be metals. Listen to the audio here.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2016

Studying the Arctic

Ames Tribune | January 9, 2015 by: Dylan Clark Dylan Clark moved to Montreal to begin a master’s program with James Ford and the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group in the Department of Geography at McGill University to do work in climate change and health. This interesting retrospective written by Mr. Clark paints a picture of the life of an Arctic researcher and the cultural and physical environments they encounter. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 20 Jan 2016

Climate case study: Monitoring key to successful permafrost adaptation in Arviat, Nunavut

Northern Public Affairs | January 14, 2016 While implementation of projects such as the Arviat Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan is key to fight thawing permafrost in the Arctic, it must be followed by monitoring and evaluation, according to Melanie Flynn, a Master’s student with the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group (CCARG), housed within the Department of Geography at McGill University. 

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Published on : 20 Jan 2016

Suggestions on how Montreal can reduce its carbon footprint

Montreal Gazette | January 3, 2016 by: René Bruemmer To get an idea of what a city like Montreal can do, in its actions and regulations to cut its emissions, the Montreal Gazette spoke to two local experts: McGill professor Catherine Potvin, the Canada research chair in Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests, and member of the Sustainable Canada Dialogues network of researchers, and Concordia professor Peter Stoett, director of the university’s Loyola Sustainability Research Centre.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2016

Researchers Turn Fish Waste into a Coffee-Scented Biofuel

Chemical & Engineering News | December 15, 2015 by: Dierdre Lockwood  McGill University graduate student Shrikalaa Kannan suggests that fish heads and guts can be turned into a coal-like substance called hydrochar, which could be used as fuel or added to soil to improve fertility and sequester carbon.   Read the full story here.

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Published on : 21 Dec 2015

Using traditional knowledge, cultural values and science, Inuit are adapting to climate change in Canada's North

Canadian Institutes of Health Research | Nov. 9, 2015 By: CIHR Staff Having incorporated Inuit traditional knowledge and cultural values into his work, Dr. James Ford is keenly aware of the ability of traditional Indigenous knowledge to help Inuit adapt to shifts in the climate.  Read the full story here

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Published on : 14 Dec 2015

McGill’s Chem-E car cruises to U.S. national championship

McGill Reporter | Dec. 1, 2015 by: Neale McDevitt In just its second year of competition, the McGill Chem-E Car team defied all odds to tie for first place at the recent national championships in Salt Lake City, Utah.  read the full story here.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2015

Metal-Fueled Flames May be the Future of Clean Energy

Science World Report | Dec. 9, 2015 by: Catherine Griffin Metal particles may just be the clean fuel of the future. Scientists at McGill University have found that metal powders could provide a more viable long-term replacement for fossil fuels than any other widely discussed alternatives. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2015

Green Light Microscopy: A Sustainable Alternative in Modern Microscopy

In times of environmental decline, scientific innovation must be implemented to replace old and inefficient technology. This can lead to positive academic, economic and environmental impacts. Fluorescence microscopy is a key element in many aspects of research throughout the physical, life and health sciences. Microscopes are found in virtually all research institutes, universities, hospitals, biotechnology companies and pharmaceutical companies.

Published on : 10 Dec 2015