Sustainability

Are you a motivated McGill student looking for meaningful part-time work? The McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is seeking to fill two intern positions this semester: a Sustainability Monitoring and Reporting Intern and a Waste Reduction and Diversion Intern. The successful candidate with get to work with a dynamic, supportive and caring team to help grow the sustainability movement at McGill. See PDF attachments below for more details.

Published on: 9 Jan 2017

McGill Reporter | October 25, 2016

by: Toby Davine

Classified as: Sustainability
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Published on: 3 Nov 2016

On May 24-25, 2016, experts from the field of green (sustainable) chemistry gathered in Washington, DC, for a workshop on Sustainable Chemistry Technologies. The event was organized by the National Academy of Science’s Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology at the request of the United States General Accountability Office.

Classified as: Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management, Steve Maguire, Sustainability, Robin Rogers, Sustainability Initiative
Published on: 21 Sep 2016

Four years of innovative projects and collaborative action planning have upgraded McGill’s rating in sustainability to Gold in the newest version of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

Among other achievements, the increasing integration of sustainability in curriculum, research, dining services, and purchasing helped McGill achieve Gold. The last time McGill reported to STARS, a self-reported assessment tool developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), in 2012, it earned a silver rating.

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Published on: 21 Sep 2016

Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom’92, has made a name for himself by championing responsible corporate behaviour. And now he finds himself in Las Vegas, the fabled “Sin City,” a place not exactly renowned for showcasing responsible behaviour of any sort.

Classified as: Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management, Sustainability Initiative, Careers in Sustainability, Managing for Sustainability
Published on: 25 Aug 2016

Looking for a way to officially get involved with sustainability efforts at McGill this year?

For the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year, the SPF team is looking for highly motivated students to become SPF Ambassadors who will help us raise awareness of the SPF among McGill undergraduates.

Since 2010, The Sustainability Projects Fund has been building a culture of sustainability on McGill campuses through the development and seed-funding of interdisciplinary projects. 

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Published on: 8 Aug 2016

From EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal, July 26, 2016:

"Last week, Clément Joubert, pianist, former director of the McGill Conservatory and a 2015 McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA graduate, launched Men’s Seasons, a new range of skincare products designed for men, which meets the seasonally specific needs of the skin. The products are made in Quebec and sold online.

Classified as: Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management, Sustainability, EMBA, Sustainability Initiative
Published on: 28 Jul 2016
Montreal Gazette | July 6, 2016
by: Victor Schukov

A friend realized his life’s dream through one of the generous programs offered by the MacDonald campus of McGill University in Saint Anne-de-Bellevue.

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Published on: 11 Jul 2016

Momentum Mag | July 5, 2016

by: Hilary Angus

New research presented by scientists at McGill University suggests that the construction of safe bike infrastructure could significantly reduce vehicle tailpipe emissions by offering potential motorists an attractive alternative to getting in their cars. 

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Published on: 7 Jul 2016

McGill Reporter | May 31, 2016

McGill has recently won two significant international awards for the five-year Sustainable Procurement Strategy it began to develop in 2013.

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Published on: 1 Jun 2016

Chemical and Engineering News | April 15, 2016

By: Melissa Pandika

Existing recovery methods often require high temperatures to evaporate the mercury, separating it from the other material inside the bulbs. Parisa A. Ariya of McGill University and her colleagues wanted to devise a technique that used natural, nontoxic compounds and minimal energy. Instead of heat, they used nanoparticles to trap the mercury.

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Published on: 13 May 2016

The Huffington Post | May 9, 2016

by: Henry Mintzberg

Op Ed by Henry Mintzvberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, McGill University

Countries have been signing the pledges they made last December at the Paris Conference on Climate Change. Think back to that time and ask yourself which had greater influence on your personal behavior: the TV clips you saw from that conference, or the ads that sponsored those clips?...

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Published on: 13 May 2016

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.

 

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Published on: 19 Apr 2016

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.

Classified as: Research, Sustainability, science, report, technology, policy, government, Public, private
Published on: 23 Mar 2016

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