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GIMI Plant Sale

Wed, 2014-06-11 11:00 - 14:00
DC - Downtown Campus Central Sector : Y-Intersection, 845 Sherbrook Street West, Montreal, QC , H3A 0G4

Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to think about plants. 

Are any of your indoor office plants getting too big?

Do you need to divide your garden perennials? 

Did you start too many tomato plants?

The Greening Indoor McGill Initiative (GIMI) would be thrilled to receive any of them.

The second annual GIMI Indoor and Outdoor Plant Sale takes place on Wednesday, June 11, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Y intersection on lower campus.

Mark your calendars, and pass the message on.

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Harvesting water out of thin air

Thu, 2014-05-22 (All day)

Harnessing humidity to quench thirst in the world’s most arid regions

Published on May 13, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: Neale McDevitt and Chris Chipello

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McGill honours champions of equity and diversity

Wed, 2014-05-14 21:47

The 2nd annual McGill University Awards for Equity and Community Building were handed out on April 24.

Published on May 8, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: McGill Reporter Staff

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McGill Spaces Project: Upgrading Spaces

Thu, 2014-05-08 23:28

Published on May 8, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: McGill Reporter Staff

A drab hallway, an empty lawn, an awkward nook – every university has them. But what if these were re-imagined as a colourful study space with bench seating, a pop-up outdoor classroom, and a busking area for student musicians?

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Catherine Potvin: Halting Deforestation - One Piece of the Climate Mitigation Puzzle [Public Lecture]

Mon, 2014-05-26 18:30
Centre Mont-Royal : 2200 Rue Mansfield
Price: Free, reservation reccomended

McGill University Biology Professor Catherine Potvin, a renowned expert on climate change and tropical-forest ecology, will share insights from her research.

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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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