The McGill Reporter | April 2, 2015 by: Neale McDevitt Established in 2007, the Edible Campus garden – which does the impossible every year by making the concrete plaza surrounding Burnside Hall bloom with fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers – is an oasis for many McGillians who gather there to read, relax and recharge amidst nature’s beauty. Read the full story here.
Internship Opportunity with the Social Economy Initiative in partnership with the McGill Quartier de l’Innovation
The Social Economy Initiative in partnership with the McGill Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) team invites McGill student (graduate and undergraduate) applications to a part-time 6-month internship developing a case study on McGill’s partnership and involvement with the Salon 1861 (Gestion immobilière Quo Vadis). The project will be co-supervised by Desautels Professors Emmanuelle Vaast and Ruthanne Huising with support from Ms. Isabelle Péan of the McGill QI team.
CTV News | March 20, 2015 Cutting up forests into ever-smaller bits starts a die-off of species that lasts decades -- an "extinction debt" incurred today and paid by future generations, says a study on forest fragmentation. Read the full story here. Further news on this topic:
The Ottawa Citizen | Mar 12, 2015 by: Avi Freidman Are asphalt roads and sidewalks in neighbourhoods really needed? Read the story here.
Science News | March 18, 2015 by: Lesley Evans Ogden A group of prominent Canadian academics is trying to change the dynamic by releasing its own set of climate policy recommendations for the nation. Read the full story here. Further news on this topic:
The Globe and Mail | March 18, 2015 by: Ivan Semeniuk & Shawn McCarthy Canada could shift entirely to renewable sources of electricity by 2035 and eliminate 80 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, says a group of Canadian academics that is aiming to spur government action on climate change. Read the full story here.
Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry Case Competition Promotes Cross-Faculty Collaboration
On January 16-17, 2015, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), CREATE in Green Chemistry, and the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED), jointly hosted a workshop and case competition on Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry.
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. Read the full story here.
The McGill Tribune | Feb. 24, 2015 by: Laura Hanrahan The workshop was hosted by the McGill Spaces Project (MSP), a student-led initiative seeking to reimagine spaces across McGill’s campus, the Brown Building Redesign Advisory Group (BRAG), a McGill Student Services committee, and the McGill Architecture Community Design Workshop class (ARCH 514), led by Professor Nik Luca.
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. Read the full story here.
The McGill Reporter | Feb. 3, 2015 By: Melody Enguix New study from scientists at McGill shows the vulnerability of the basin to future invaders – and calls for regulations to mitigate this threat. Read the full story here.
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.
Integrating social equity into urban transportation planning: A critical evaluation of equity objectives and measures in transportation plans in North America
Science Direct | January 2015 By: Kevin Manaugh “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 Read the full story here. Further news on this topic:
McGill Newsroom | January 15, 2015 Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity. Read the full story here Further news on this topic:
McGill Reporter | Jan. 22, 2015 By: Galitt Araf The three-day event brought together leaders from across the country committed to the advancement of Fair Trade, both on a small scale and globally. Read the full story here