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Mount Royal Flora [Talk & Walk]

Fri, 2014-05-09 17:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free, but suggested contribution of $10 adult, $5 student/child/senior

Mount Royal Flora - the forest and the human story

With Éric Richard (Directeur des services éducatifs, Les amis de la montagne) and Kakwiranó:ron Cook (Aboriginal Outreach, McGill)

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Climate change is bad for Inuit health, research group says

Thu, 2014-05-01 22:45

McGill group says the Arctic needs better adaptation policies

Published on April 28, 2014 | Nunatsiaq Online
by David Murphy

Inuit are vulnerable to climate change, and it’s time for new policy to adapt, a group of researchers says in a new report

That’s the message from the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group, led by James Ford of McGill University, who released a paper April 24 about the need for better adaption strategies, especially in health, for Inuit.

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LARS Workshop: Communicating your Research on Video (for McGill Professors)

Wed, 2014-05-14 09:00 - 12:00

Linking Action and Research on Sustainability (LARS) is a new science communication initiative developed in collaboration with professors Elena Bennett and Catherine Potvin. LARS aims to provide visibility for McGill scholars who are working on positive contributions/solutions to sustainability related problems. Our goal is to help McGill scholars to engage in outreach and share their work with a broader audience, through various training events and opportunities to participate in existing outreach activities.

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Creating buzz with bee hive atop T.M.R. town-hall

Tue, 2014-04-22 13:49

Students learn about nature and politics in unique project to place a bee colony atop town hall

Published on April 22, 2014 | Montreal Gazette
Written by: Catherine Solyom

For the bees, too, it’s been a long, hard winter.

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Two McGill researchers receive $500,000 grants to find innovative uses for carbon

Fri, 2014-04-18 02:54

The Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) announced on April 15, that two McGill researchers are among the 24 winners of $500,000 grants to transform carbon dioxide into useful products.

Published on April 16, 2014 | McGill Publications
Written by: Meaghan Thurston

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Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation?

Tue, 2014-04-15 01:20

Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99% certainty

Published on April 11, 2014 | McGill Research

An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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Making “waste not” a way of life

Sun, 2014-04-13 02:34

“Hate” may be a strong word, but it is the word used by mild-mannered Bernice Ting to describe how she feels about waste.

Published on April 9, 2014 | McGill News
by Jennifer Nault

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McGill Spaces Project Presents: James' Walk

Thu, 2014-04-10 16:00 - 17:30
Burnside Hall : Statue of James McGill on Lower Field, 805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B9

The McGill Spaces Project invites you to an interactive James' Walk* on the McGill campus. Come learn about unique spaces right under your nose, and share your favourite spots on campus!
* The James' Walk is modeled after urban explorations known as Jane's Walk (after famed urban planner Jane Jacobs)

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Grad Students: Join us to help make your lab/office more sustainable!

Mon, 2014-04-07 17:00 - 18:30
Thomson House : Room 404, 3650 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

A new grad student sustainability committee is starting to work on social and environmental projects in workspaces.

We're looking for students from a variety of disciplines to get involved!

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Working group aims to redefine shared space for pedestrians and cyclists on campus

Thu, 2014-04-03 22:15

Recommendations to be released in April in response to criticism of Milton bike gates.

Published on April 1, 2014 | McGill Tribune
by Chelsea Ju

Cycling regulations on campus could undergo substantial changes following the work of McGill’s Cycling Working Group, which is scheduled for release in April.

The group was created in order to analyze issues regarding bicycles on campus, with the goal of devising a well-compromised accommodation for cyclists at the university.

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