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Teaching the business of sustainability

A team led by Steve Maguire, Director of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) , has been named winner of the 2014 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Integration of Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula, for conceiving and implementing the new Managing for Sustainability Major and Concentration (MSUS) programs for Bachelor of Commerce students at McGill.

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

New Undergraduate Program Wins Award for Sustainability in Business Curricula

The Desautels Faculty of Management congratulates the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and Desautels faculty members who were recently named recipients of the 2014 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Integration of Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula, for conceiving and implementing the new Managing for Sustainability Major and Concentration (MSUS) programs for Bachelor of Commerce students at McGill University.

Published on : 04 Jun 2015

McGill embraces sustainable procurement

McGill Reporter | May 4, 2015 When McGill adopted its first Procurement Policy in spring 2013, it gave Procurement Services the mandate to establish a culture of sustainable procurement practices at McGill and in its wider community. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 12 May 2015

Clean ride mapper: Cycling the less polluted routes

The McGill Reporter | April 15, 2015 By: Katherine Gombay  Cyclists in Montreal and Toronto can now choose the least polluted routes to get around their cities thanks to an online tool developed at McGill.  Read the full story here. Further news on this topic:

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Published on : 28 Apr 2015

Aboriginal students, staff at McGill University call for more recognition

CBC News | April 23, 2015 Kakwiranoron Cook, McGill's aboriginal outreach administrator, would like to see the university put up a more noticeable monument. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 25 Apr 2015

McGill prof Chris Ragan: We need smart tolls on our bridges

McGill Reporter | April 20, 2015 by: Doug Sweet Montreal, like other cities, needs to consider “congestion pricing” – putting a price on traffic congestion the way provinces should be putting a price on carbon, says Economics Professor Christopher Ragan, Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, a McGill-based think-tank developing practical policies to improve economic performance and the environment.  

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Published on : 24 Apr 2015

McGill Geography Chair Jeffrey Wells: Cold carbon conservation' is important in fighting climate change

Montreal Gazette | April 22, 2015 by: Jeffrey Wells We were heartened last week to see leaders of Canada’s provincial and territorial governments meet in Quebec City to seek real solutions to the runaway problem of carbon pollution.  Read the full story here

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Published on : 24 Apr 2015

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