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2016 Catalyst Awards Gala

14Apr201618:00
Faculty Club Ballroom, 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

The Office of Sustainability is proud to acknowledge those who have positively contributed to sustainability at McGill in an enduring and meaningful way.

Researchers Turn Fish Waste into a Coffee-Scented Biofuel

Chemical & Engineering News | December 15, 2015

by: Dierdre Lockwood

 McGill University graduate student Shrikalaa Kannan suggests that fish heads and guts can be turned into a coal-like substance called hydrochar, which could be used as fuel or added to soil to improve fertility and sequester carbon.

 

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Published: 21Dec2015

Sustainability Fridays: Vision 2020 Edition

26Feb201616:00
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Faculty Club 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

Sustainability Fridays: Green Building Edition

29Jan201616:00
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18:00
Faculty Club 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

Join MOOS at the Faculty Club from 4-6pm on January 29th for a snack, a drink and a conversation with sustainability colleagues at McGill!

Using traditional knowledge, cultural values and science, Inuit are adapting to climate change in Canada's North

Canadian Institutes of Health Research | Nov. 9, 2015

By: CIHR Staff

Having incorporated Inuit traditional knowledge and cultural values into his work, Dr. James Ford is keenly aware of the ability of traditional Indigenous knowledge to help Inuit adapt to shifts in the climate. 

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Published: 14Dec2015

McGill’s Chem-E car cruises to U.S. national championship

McGill Reporter | Dec. 1, 2015

by: Neale McDevitt

In just its second year of competition, the McGill Chem-E Car team defied all odds to tie for first place at the recent national championships in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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Published: 10Dec2015

Metal-Fueled Flames May be the Future of Clean Energy

Science World Report | Dec. 9, 2015

by: Catherine Griffin

Metal particles may just be the clean fuel of the future. Scientists at McGill University have found that metal powders could provide a more viable long-term replacement for fossil fuels than any other widely discussed alternatives.

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Published: 10Dec2015

Growing Young Farmers at the Macdonald Student Gardens

Young Agrarians | Nov. 5, 2015

by: Monica Allaby

It was nearing eleven and the late September sun was beating down on the rolling cornfields surrounding the quiet town of Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue as I toured the Macdonald Student Run-Ecological Gardens (MSEG). On the two-acre plot of land situated on McGill University’s Macdonald Campus Farm, a small but passionate team of student farmers is growing over sixty different crop species.

Published: 28Nov2015

Alternative Fuels Power McGill and Cornell’s Chem-E-Car Teams to First Place in Competition

Utah Business | Nov. 10, 2015

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) announced Monday that Cornell University and McGill University tied for first place in its 17th Annual Chem-E-Car competition, a collegiate competition featuring cars ranging in size from shoeboxes to fire hydrants and powered by alternative fuels. 

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Published: 11Nov2015

Climate change: this Canadian study actually has some good news

Cantech Letter | Nov. 10, 2015

by: Mick Waddwell

While many studies on climate change have readers bracing themselves for the latest and most dire warnings before they even scan a paragraph, a new report out of Montreal’s McGill University actually delivers some good news. 

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Published: 11Nov2015

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