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PhD Oral Defense: The response of canola (Brassica napus [L.]) to a novel set of plant growth regulators: microbial signal molecules

Tue, 2014-07-08 13:15
Raymond Building : R2-013, 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

PhD Oral Defense of Timothy D. Schwinghamer, Department of Plant Science

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MOOCs and GROOCs on the move

Wed, 2014-07-02 15:20

McGill’s initial experiment with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, has been a success and the first offering, Food for Thought, will be repeated next year. More than 32,000 people from 160 countries, with an average age of 35 (a bit younger than normal) signed up for the MOOC. Almost 1,800 people completed all elements of the course, and another 7,000 people completed at least one assignment or test.

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Showers available for bike commuters

Fri, 2014-06-20 01:12

To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff

Published on June 15, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: McGill Reporter

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Out of the classroom and into the rainforest

Fri, 2014-06-20 01:07

The Panama Field Studies Semester offers McGill undergraduates a unique opportunity to experience the complexity of environmental issues up-close

Published on June 9, 2014 | McGill News

by: Hannah Hoag (MSc '99)

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PhD Oral Defense: Nutritional predictors of depression in a cohort of community-dwelling elderly Canadians: NuAge Cohort

Thu, 2014-06-19 13:15
Raymond Building : R3-045, 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

PhD Oral Defense of Laura Gougeon, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

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McGill Fossil Fuel Decisions Shift

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:09

The McGill University board of governors has included “grave environmental degradation” as allowable criteria for divestment.

Published on June 10, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Karen Seidman

Many students at McGill University are celebrating a fundamental shift in how the university will decide whether to stop investing in fossil fuel companies.

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McGill Nonlinear Physics Professor and Climatologist Shaun Lovejoy: Global Warming is not a "Natural" Occurrence

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:09

Opinion: Research Shows the Global Warming isn't natural

Published on June 9, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Shaun Lovejoy

Last year, the Quebec Skeptics Society laid down a challenge: “If anthropogenic global warming is as strong as scientists claim, then why do they need supercomputers to demonstrate it?”

My immediate response was: “They don’t.”

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McGill Students Fiona Yuan and Christopher Tegho win at 2014 Scotiabank EcoLiving Student Leadership Award

Mon, 2014-06-09 02:46

Yuan and Tegho are in their last year of electrical engineering at McGill University and are keen about sustainability and energy conservation. Together they designed an “energy management and power disaggregation” system that helps homeowners and businesses better monitor, control and manage the energy use of individual appliances.

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Podcast: Environment or Economy: At the Muskoka Summit

Mon, 2014-06-09 02:40

Published on June 4, 2014 | CBC

Ideas with Paul Kennedy

Following on the heels of Green Growth: Can Profits Save the Planet?, IDEAS presents the Muskoka Summit, a biennial conclave with some of the world's most respected ecologists debating one of the crucial questions of our time -- is it possible for economists to understand and appreciate the 'real' value of the environment?

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The Inistitut du Nouveau Monde presents École d'Été

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:00 - Sat, 2014-08-16 21:00

This summer, the Institut du Nouveau Monde(INM) is proud to present L'École d'Été, a four day event in August which aims to increase public participation from the youth of Québec in the democratic decision-making process.

This must-attend event's mission is to provide in-depth and diverse programming  activities to discuss the big social issues in Québec including: revitalizing regions, aboriginal rights, entrepreneurial development, municipal citizenship, cohabitation and cohesion and social engagement.

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