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World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:40

Dr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill University. Rogers comes to Canada from The University of Alabama, where he was Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry and director of the Center for Green Manufacturing.

Sept 29, 2014 | McGill.ca

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netMTL to compete in the Solar Decathalon in 2016

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:37

Join McGill-Concordia group netMTL will be competing in an all-solar powered race in Summer 2016 in Europe

Sept 2014 | Voirvert.ca

netMTL, a join venture between students at McGill and Concordia Universities is taking on the goal of competing in the all-solar solar decathalon race, Solar Decathalon Europe, in 2016 in Versailles, France.

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McGill Professor Anthony Ricciardi on Plastic Microbeads in the St Lawrence River

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:29

Plastic microbeads polluting St. Lawrence River, McGill researchers find

Sept. 26, 2014 | CBC News

They're normally found in face wash, shower gel and toothpaste. But plastic microbeads are now showing up in lakes and rivers.

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McGill Grad Student Suncica Avlijas on Plastic microbeads in the St Lawrence River

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:24

Plastic microbeads from face wash are polluting river sediment; Tiny balls of plastic from cosmetic products are showing up in river sediment for the first time, mixing with the rocks and dirt that line the bed of the Saint Lawrence River.

Sept. 29, 2014 | Washington Post

by: Rachel Feltman

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7th McGIll Conference on Global Food Security

Fri, 2014-11-07 19:00 - Sun, 2014-11-09 19:00
DC - Downtown Campus Central Sector : 845 Sherbrook Street West, Montreal, QC , H3A 0G4
Price: $35.00 Early Bird Registration, Group Registration Rates Available

The fossil fuel divestment movement is building. Around the world, tens of thousands of students are mobilizing to take a stand against fossil fuel industries. In Canada, there are already nearly thirty divestment campaigns on university and college campuses, from coast to coast.

From November 7th-9th there will be the first ever Fossil Free Canada Convergence in Montreal, Quebec.

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ECOLE Launch Party!

Fri, 2014-10-03 17:00 - 19:00
University 3559 : 3559 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B1

ECOLE LAUNCH
Your favourite sustainable house is opening its doors to the world on Friday, October 3rd!! Join them for a harvest-themed 5 à 7 celebrating ECOLE's launch, the incredible year up ahead, and the dozens of people who have made ECOLE possible.

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MERS: McGill Engineering Research Showcase

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:00 - 18:00
Trottier Building : Lobby, 3630 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C6

McGill Engineering Research Showcase - MERS

The McGill Engineering Research Showcase is a forum for industry to connect with our graduate students and faculty and in addition it is a showcase and celebration of our Engineering graduate student research. 

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The Market Cooperative - The Fall Edition

Wed, 2014-10-01 17:00
University Centre : Ballroom, 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7

As McGill’s largest Arts Fair, The Market Cooperative is happy to be back and collaborating with both the McGill and Montreal community! Showcasing local artists and artisans, the SSMU Ballroom (3480 Rue McTavish, 3rd Floor) will be filled with a commitment to local and sustainable business. From vintage clothing to unique jewelry from organic tea to handmade crafts, the 40 local artists and small businesses are proud of their work, and want to share it with you!

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Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic

Sun, 2014-09-28 23:47

"As a doctoral candidate at McGill University in Montreal, I have spent three years researching how the planet’s changing climate is affecting the polar desert ecology of the high Arctic. It’s precisely this balance of climate and permafrost, ice and ecosystems that I’ve come here to study."

Sept. 23, 2014 | NY Times

by: Michael Becker

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Pow Wow marks colourful end to successful Indigenous Awareness Week

Sun, 2014-09-28 23:43

McGill’s fourth annual Indigenous Awareness Week came to a lively, colourful close on Friday, Sept. 19, with dancers dressed in traditional costumes performing an inter-tribal dance during the Pow Wow on the lower campus field in front of dozens of smiling spectators. Even as the sounds of the drums faded and the dust settled on the dance floor, the weeklong event was being touted as a rousing success.

Sept. 24, 2014 | The Reporter

by: Neale McDevitt

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