Oct. 9, 2014 | McGill Reporter
by: Neale McDevitt
Last Thursday was the third annual Community Engagement Day (CED), organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education office (SEDE). From September 29 to October 9, workshops and volunteering opportunities were hosted by forty different organizations based throughout the Montreal community, with the majority of events happening on October 2.
Oct.6, 2014 | The McGill Daily
by: Jill Bachelder
Do you want to discuss how to support students in Engineering?
Did you know that radical microaggressions actually have an impact on people's cognitive abilities?
Please join us for an Faculty/EUS-hosted Forum on Diversity and Inclusivity in Engineering on October 9th from 6pm-9pm in the SSMU Ballroom.
PARK(ing) Day turns Montreal parking lots into creative spaces
Sept 29, 2014 | The McGill Daily
by: Siobbhan O'Connell
Fifty years ago, Joni Mitchell first sang “they paved paradise, and put up a parking lot.” Now, Montreal has an annual event that brings a little bit of paradise back to the parking lot.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.