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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

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:

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Published on : 03 Feb 2015

Systems crucial to stability of planet compromised

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:

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Published on : 03 Feb 2015

McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

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

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Published on : 26 Jan 2015

Reimagining housing for the poor and cities without cars

The Vancouver Sun | Jan. 25, 2015 By: Daphne Bramham McGill architecture professor Vikram Bhatt, winner of the Margolese National Living Design Prize from UBC, thinks people should live where they can grow some of their own food. Read the full story here

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Published on : 26 Jan 2015

ECOLE sustainable housing project gains Independent Student Group status

Jan. 13, 2015 | The McGill Tribune by: Ashley Kong Educational Community Living Environment (ECOLE), a sustainability initiative, gained Independent Student Group (ISG) status on Dec. 4 during the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council meeting.  Read the full story here

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Published on : 16 Jan 2015

L'habitat des ours polaires en danger [lien français]

le 14 janvier 2015 | RadioCanada Une étude suggère que les menaces aux habitats glacés des ours polaires sont plus importantes que ce qui était prévu jusqu'à maintenant.   Ecoutez l'histoire complet ici.

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Published on : 16 Jan 2015

Leading the charge toward sustainability

Professor Jeffrey Bergthorson in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been named the first Panda Faculty Scholar in Sustainable Engineering and Design at the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED). Also recently appointed Associate Director of TISED, Prof Bergthorson began a 3-year term in both roles on January 1, 2015.

Published on : 16 Jan 2015

Sustainability — at McGill, they've made an app for that

Dec. 22, 2014 | Montreal Gazette By: Sarah Rogers Thanks to a McGill University law professor with an interest in social responsibility, there’s an app that will monitor your commitment to sustainability. Read the full story here

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Published on : 11 Jan 2015

Panda Faculty Scholar in Sustainable Engineering and Design

The Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) is pleased to announce that Dr.

Published on : 08 Jan 2015

270 000 tonnes de plastique dans les océans

Le Devoir | le 10 décembre 2014 par: Alexandre Shields La pollution provoquée par le plastique a pris de telles proportions au cours des dernières décennies que près de 270 000 tonnes de ce matériau flotteraient à la surface des océans, selon une étude internationale publiée mercredi. lire l'histoire complète ici.

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Published on : 16 Dec 2014

The climate is changing, and so are Arctic berries

Nunatsiaq Online | Dec. 10, 2014 By: Sarah Rogers McGill University Researcher Anna Bruce explores how Iqaluit women are adapting to "bad" berry seasons Read the full story here

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Published on : 16 Dec 2014

Bhatt wins national prize for urban living ideas

McGill Reporter| Nov. 28, 2014 by: McGill Reporter Staff Architecture professor Vikram Bhatt has won the 2014 Margolese National Design for Living Prize, the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture announced this week. Read the full story here

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Published on : 16 Dec 2014

McGill Prof. Chris Ragan chairs high-profile group on economic and environmental fiscal reform

Montreal Gazette | Jan 25, 2015 BY: Rene Bruemmer The Canadian committee of economists headed by McGill University economics professor Chris Ragan, are looking at ways Canada can follow the lead of other countries and start taxing pollution instead of jobs and profits, without hurting taxpayers or Canadian firms’ ability to compete internationally. Read the full story here

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Published on : 30 Nov 2014