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?
Catherine Potvin: Halting Deforestation - One Piece of the Climate Mitigation Puzzle [Public Lecture]
McGill University Biology Professor Catherine Potvin, a renowned expert on climate change and tropical-forest ecology, will share insights from her research.
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)
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.
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.
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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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
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.
“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
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)