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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

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

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

netMTL to compete in the Solar Decathalon in 2016

Join McGill-Concordia group netMTL will be competing in an all-solar powered race in Summer 2016 in Europe Sept 2014 | Voirvert.ca netMTL, a join venture between students at McGill and Concordia Universities is taking on the goal of competing in the all-solar solar decathalon race, Solar Decathalon Europe, in 2016 in Versailles, France.

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Published on : 30 Sep 2014

McGill Professor Anthony Ricciardi on Plastic Microbeads in the St Lawrence River

Plastic microbeads polluting St. Lawrence River, McGill researchers find Sept. 26, 2014 | CBC News They're normally found in face wash, shower gel and toothpaste. But plastic microbeads are now showing up in lakes and rivers.

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Published on : 30 Sep 2014

McGill Grad Student Suncica Avlijas on Plastic microbeads in the St Lawrence River

Plastic microbeads from face wash are polluting river sediment; Tiny balls of plastic from cosmetic products are showing up in river sediment for the first time, mixing with the rocks and dirt that line the bed of the Saint Lawrence River. Sept. 29, 2014 | Washington Post by: Rachel Feltman

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Published on : 30 Sep 2014

Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic

"As a doctoral candidate at McGill University in Montreal, I have spent three years researching how the planet’s changing climate is affecting the polar desert ecology of the high Arctic. It’s precisely this balance of climate and permafrost, ice and ecosystems that I’ve come here to study." Sept. 23, 2014 | NY Times by: Michael Becker

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Published on : 28 Sep 2014

Pow Wow marks colourful end to successful Indigenous Awareness Week

McGill’s fourth annual Indigenous Awareness Week came to a lively, colourful close on Friday, Sept. 19, with dancers dressed in traditional costumes performing an inter-tribal dance during the Pow Wow on the lower campus field in front of dozens of smiling spectators. Even as the sounds of the drums faded and the dust settled on the dance floor, the weeklong event was being touted as a rousing success. Sept. 24, 2014 | The Reporter by: Neale McDevitt

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Published on : 28 Sep 2014

Thousands meet at Lafontaine Park to push leaders on environment

Thousands of environmentally-minded demonstrators assembled at Lafontaine Park Sunday to make a passionate appeal prior to Tuesday’s United Nation Climate Summit in New York. Sept 21, 2014 | CTV News Montréal The New York meeting aims to set the table for a crucial Paris conference to be held at the end of 2015 and environmentalists met in hopes that they'd embolden politicians to push for real change.

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Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

Previously undocumented in North American rivers, concentrations of microplastic particles in the St. Lawrence are as high as has been observed in the world's most contaminated marine sediments. Sept. 18, 2014 | Phys.org

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Published on : 23 Sep 2014

Protests aim to bring attention to need to act on climate change

Dr. Catherine Potvin is a climate scientist in McGill University’s Department of Biology, at the school in Montreal, Thursday, September 18, 2014. On September 21 she will speak at Montreal’s version of the People’s Climate March, a global event billed to be the biggest climate protest in history. Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette by: Michelle Lalonde

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Published on : 23 Sep 2014

The time to face up to climate change is now

Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays. Over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette by: Catherine Potvin 

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Published on : 22 Sep 2014