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Invasive species pose serious threat to health of the Great Lakes

Thu, 2015-02-12 16:45

New study from scientists at McGill shows the vulnerability of the basin to future invaders – and calls for regulations to mitigate this threat

The McGill Reporter | Feb. 3, 2015

By Melody Enguix

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SEI Impact Internship Program: Seeds of Change Crowdfunding

Wed, 2015-02-11 16:29

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.

Source Site: /desautels

MSP - All Up In Yo' Space James' Walk

Fri, 2015-02-13 16:30 - 18:00
Wong Building : Lobby, 3610 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C5

The McGill Spaces Project (MSP) wants to get ‘All Up in Yo’ Space’ on Friday 13th with a James' Walk through INDOOR** spaces! We invite you to join us and share your stories and ideas about the spaces in upper campus buildings that you feel are under-used & unloved. You're welcome to just come along and learn from others too! We’ll pass through the Wong, Rutherford, Trottier, Strathcona, and Genome buildings, the Ferrier Couryard, and end up in the Ferrier Arts Lounge with food and drinks! 

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Operation Brown Building - Public Community Consultation

Mon, 2015-02-16 10:15 - 11:45
Brown Student Services : Room 5001, 3600 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G3

ONE BUILDING | MANY CHALLENGES

(Dates, times, & rooms below)

The Brown Student Services Building was built to house all of McGill's downtown student services under one convenient roof. However, with two large wings, scattered offices, scores of underused space, and a lack of purposeful signage, currently it can feel like anything BUT convenient to the everyday student.

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Sustainable Organizing Seminar - February 14th @ ECOLE!

Sat, 2015-02-14 10:00 - 16:00
University 3559 : ECOLE!, 3559 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B1

A reminder that the Sustainable Organizing Seminar is happening on Saturday!Feel free to invite your friends and people who haven’t been involved in the past, and especially to encourage multiple people from each initiative to come – it’s often useful to bring back these ideas with a partner!

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McGill Sustainability Research Symposium

Fri, 2015-03-13 (All day)
Thomson House : Ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

According to Ancient Greek culture, the circle is the perfect shape. No beginning. No end. What if we use this perfection to look at the systems that surrounds us? What if we try to close the loop?

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Kevin Manaugh, McGill Prof., lead author on study of cities trying to involve different aspects of sustainability to spur economic growth

Tue, 2015-02-03 15:33

“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

“In terms of being able to measure data," Manaugh says, "surveys on trains or buses can get a lot of information about who’s being served and who’s not being served using simple mapping and census data, so that people who are less well off have access to the same economic opportunities.”

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Linking Action and Research on Sustainability (LARS) brown bag lunch series presents: "Get media coverage for your research"!

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:00 - 13:00
Thomson House : Room 406, 3650 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2
Price: Free - Registration Required

Linking Action and Research on Sustainability (LARS) is a joint initiative of McGill professors Elena Bennett and Catherine Potvin and funded by the McGill Sustainability Projects Fund. Our main goal is to give visibility to McGill researchers (profs, graduate students and postdocs) working on positive contributions to sustainability. To do that, we help them create videos and we offer a series of brown bag lunches in science communication and outreach.

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McGill Prof. part of a team that speaks on how systems crucial to stability of planet are compromised

Tue, 2015-02-03 15:22

New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk

An international team of 18 researchers will provide new evidence of significant changes in four of the nine systems which regulate the resilience of the Earth. 

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McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

Mon, 2015-01-26 17:47

On Jan. 14-16, McGill hosted Canada’s third annual Fair Trade Conference with The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN). 

McGill Reporter | Jan. 22, 2015

By: Galitt Araf

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