The McGill Tribune | Feb. 24, 2015 by: Philippe Dumais The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) opened its 20th annual two-day conference on Feb. 19, focusing on the challenges cities across Canada face. Elected officials from cities across the country, scholars, and representatives of non-governmental organizations gathered to discuss topics including governance, culture, infrastructure, citizenship, and social justice.
The city of Montreal presented its vision for a River to the Mountain urban walkway on Wednesday, linking two icons of the Montreal landscape along a pedestrian-friendly 3.8-kilometre stretch flowing along the city’s streets. The $42-million project, which calls for widened sidewalks, more greenery, pedestrian thoroughfares and information panels, is scheduled to be finished by 2017, in conjunction with the city’s 375th birthday. The Montreal Gazette | Feb 26, 2015 by: René Bruemmer
The Montreal Gazette | Feb 26, 2015 by: René Bruemmer The city of Montreal presented its vision for a River to the Mountain urban walkway on Wednesday, linking two icons of the Montreal landscape along a pedestrian-friendly 3.8-kilometre stretch flowing along the city’s streets. The $42-million project, which calls for widened sidewalks, more greenery, pedestrian thoroughfares and information panels, is scheduled to be finished by 2017, in conjunction with the city’s 375th birthday.
New study from scientists at McGill shows the vulnerability of the basin to future invaders – and calls for regulations to mitigate this threat The McGill Reporter | Feb. 3, 2015 By Melody Enguix
McGill students have incredible ideas and know how to enact positive social change. Now you can help them apply their knowledge and passion through the Impact Internship Program at the Social Economy Initiative (SEI) of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM). The program pairs top undergraduate students with social-purpose organizations (i.e. non-profits and social enterprises) for ten weeks over the summer.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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