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University students help youngsters learn to enjoy homework

Montreal Families.ca | October 2014 by: Kamila Hinkson The SEDE Homework Zone program sees McGill students helping to instill good study habits and a love for learning in younger pupils. Read the full story here

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Published on : 11 Oct 2014

550 volunteers pitch in for Community Engagement Day

McGill Reporter | Oct. 9, 2014 by: Neale McDevitt On Oct. 2, Marie-Gil Fabris, a 2nd-year Management student, played hooky from school, but instead of sleeping in, going to a movie or just hanging out with friends, Fabris rolled up her sleeves in the kitchen of the Benedict Labre House, a resource centre for homeless people. 

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Published on : 11 Oct 2014

Community Engagement Day looks to foster lasting relationships

The McGill Daily | Oct.6, 2014 by: Jill Bachelder 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. Read the full story here

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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 The McGill Daily | Sept 29, 2014 by: Siobbhan O'Connell This year’s PARK(ing) Day took place on September 19, kicking over 200 cars out of their regular spots. Taking their place were arcade games, libraries, fruit stands, barbecues, musical acts, drum sets, and a variety of other interactive installations and activities. Read the full story here

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Published on : 02 Oct 2014

World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

McGill Newsroom | September 29, 2014 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. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 30 Sep 2014

UN report: ocean acidity increasing rapidly due to CO2

Radio Canada International | Oct. 9, 2014 By: Marc Montgomery 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. Further news on this topic: Radio Canada | UN report: ocean acidity increasing rapidly due to CO2

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Published on : 30 Sep 2014

netMTL to compete in the Solar Decathalon in 2016

Voirvert.ca | Sept 2014 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. Read the full story here. (French only)

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Published on : 30 Sep 2014

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

CBC News | Sept. 26, 2014 Plastic microbeads polluting St. Lawrence River, McGill researchers find. Read the full story here

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Published on : 30 Sep 2014

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

Washington Post | Sept. 29, 2014 by: Rachel Feltman 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. Read the full story here

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Published on : 30 Sep 2014

Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic

Sept. 23, 2014 | NY Times by: Michael Becker "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."

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Published on : 28 Sep 2014

Pow Wow marks colourful end to successful Indigenous Awareness Week

The McGill Reporter | Sept. 24, 2014 by: Neale McDevitt 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.  Read the full story here

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Published on : 28 Sep 2014

Thousands meet at Lafontaine Park to push leaders on environment

CTV News Montréal | Sept 21, 2014 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. Read the full story here  

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Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

Phys.org | Sept. 18, 2014 A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered microplastics (in the form of polyethylene 'microbeads', <2 mm diameter) widely distributed across the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the first time such pollutants have been found in freshwater sediments. 

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Published on : 23 Sep 2014

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

The Gazette | Sept. 7, 2014 by: Michelle Lalonde 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. Read the full story here

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Published on : 23 Sep 2014

The time to face up to climate change is now

The Gazette | Sept. 7, 2014 by: Catherine Potvin  On Sept. 21, more than 1,000 events are planned around the world to demand stronger action on climate change, echoing New York’s People’s Climate March.  Read the full story here

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Published on : 22 Sep 2014