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Divest McGill takes home Catalyst prize at annual awards event

The McGill Reporter | Apr 16, 2015 by: McGill Reporter Staff The Divest McGill group, which is conducting a campaign to persuade the University to divest from companies associated with the production of fossil fuels, was one of the winners of the Catalyst Awards handed out on April 13, at the fifth annual Office of Sustainability event held at the Faculty Club.  

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Published on : 16 Apr 2015

GES : McGill a réduit ses émissions de près du tiers depuis 2002

The McGill Reporter | April 15, 2015 By: Julie Fortier Au cours des prochaines semaines, McGill entreprendra un important projet de modernisation de son système de distribution d’énergie au campus Macdonald, à Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.   lire l'histore complet ici

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Published on : 16 Apr 2015

Carbon pricing with a practical Canadian twist

The Globe and Mail | April 7, 2015 By: Chirstopher Ragan On Tuesday, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission (which I chair) released a new report, The Way Forward, with specific recommendations for how Canadians can make real progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).  Read the full story here Further news on this topic:

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Published on : 09 Apr 2015

Feeding the body, nourishing the soul

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.

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Published on : 09 Apr 2015

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.

Published on : 02 Apr 2015

Forest fragmentation leads to species die-off that lasts decades: study

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:

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Published on : 23 Mar 2015

Outside the box: Reclaiming our streets as places to live, not just drive

The Ottawa Citizen | Mar 12, 2015 by: Avi Freidman Are asphalt roads and sidewalks in neighbourhoods really needed? Read the story here.

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Published on : 22 Mar 2015

Catherine Potvin - Dialogues for a Greener Canada

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:

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Published on : 22 Mar 2015

Complete shift to renewable energy within Canada’s reach, academics say

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.

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Published on : 22 Mar 2015

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.

Published on : 16 Mar 2015

'Cities We Need' conference highlights importance of municipal autonomy

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.

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Published on : 06 Mar 2015

McGill Spaces Project holds second workshop on Brown Building redesign

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.

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Published on : 06 Mar 2015

Montreal to create urban path linking river, mountain for 375th birthday

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.

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Published on : 06 Mar 2015

Invasive species pose serious threat to health of the Great Lakes

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.

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Published on : 12 Feb 2015

SEI Impact Internship Program: Seeds of Change Crowdfunding

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.

Published on : 11 Feb 2015