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Earth Hour @ Redpath Museum

Sat, 2014-03-29 19:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: $4 regular adult OR $2 student/child/senior,maximum for family = $10

Join the student members of both the McGill Students Astronomy Club and the Redpath Museum Club for an evening of geo

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Last Sustainability Friday of the Year!

Fri, 2014-03-28 16:00 - 18:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

What better way to spend the last Friday afternoon of the month than chatting about sustainability with your colleagues? Come share a drink, a snack, and a conversation with other McGill community members!

Sustainability Fridays are coordinated by MOOS (McGill Office of Sustainability), and supported by generous partners. Invite your friends to join you at the Faculty Club on Friday, March 28th, 4-6 pm for some warmth, camaraderie, and big ideas.

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SSMU Open Forum on Equity

Wed, 2014-04-02 14:00 - 16:00
University Centre : 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7

The SSMU is planning a series of revisions to the SSMU Equity Policy next year. This Open Forum will be a chance for you to voice your opinions and provide feedback regarding SSMU's role in equity and social justice work on campus, and suggest changes you would like to see happen next year.

Two sessions will take place, with the same discussion topics on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 2-4PM in Room 108 in the University Centre;

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Disability Awareness Week 2014

Mon, 2014-03-24 (All day) - Fri, 2014-03-28 (All day)
McGill's third Disability Awareness Week will be held March 24th to 28th 2014. 

The OSD, and the MyAccess suite of services it offers, promote awareness and implementation of Universal Design (UD) as a sustainable and socially just model to address Disability issues and widen access to learning.

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Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design: Drafting a green blueprint for the future

Thu, 2014-03-20 00:17

The first annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design will be held March 17-18 at le Centre Mont-Royal from 5:30-7:30 p.m..

Published on March 12, 2014 | McGill Reporter
by McGill Reporter Staff

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McGill's Electric Snowmobile Wins during the Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Wed, 2014-03-19 01:03

McGill University of Montreal, Canada won the Zero Emissions, or electric, category of the challenge last weekend at Michigan Technological University's Keweenaw Research Center.

Published on March 13, 2014 | SF Gate
by Dan Roblee

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Pathogens could be freed from thawing permafrost, scientists warn

Wed, 2014-03-19 00:54

French researchers are cautioning that the mining and drilling of northern regions could potentially free dormant pathogens out of the frozen soil.

Published on March 4, 2014 | The Globe and Mail
by Tu Thanh Ha

French researchers who have revived a 30,000-year-old giant virus from a sample of Siberian permafrost are cautioning that the mining and drilling of northern regions could potentially free dormant pathogens out of the frozen soil.

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10th Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium

Tue, 2014-04-01 (All day) - Wed, 2014-04-02 (All day)
Hello dear Interdisciplinarians,
Ever wonder what happens when you cross engineering with epidemiology, music with medicine or chemistry with computer science?
Find out at the 10th Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium, April 1-2, 2014 at Thomson House.

This conference is run by students, for students and is a great way to share and discuss your research to a wide and interested audience.

Join us ! Submit an abstract for a talk or poster by March 20.

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4th Annual Catalyst Awards Ceremony

Wed, 2014-04-02 18:00 - 20:30
Faculty Club : Ballroom, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

The Office of Sustainability is proud to recognize the many and significant efforts that have taken place at McGill this year.

These awards recognize efforts to grow towards sustainability, including the development of a comprehensive sustainability strategy through the Vision 2020 process.

Please join us in celebrating all the achievements of the past year and the people who have made them happen at a cocktail on the second of April at six o'clock PM at the Faculty Club Ballroom, followed by an award presentation at half-past six.

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McGill Net Positive Presents David Orr: The University in a Black Swan World

Tue, 2014-03-18 10:30 - 12:00
Thomson House : 3650 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2
Join Net Positive in welcoming David Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College and founder of the Oberlin Project.
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