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Eating Insects: Educating the market to get global buy-in

Wed, 2013-10-02 12:10

Insects are not something you are likely to find on the menu in Canada, but the United Nations suggests they should be.

Published September 27 2013 | Globe and Mail

In fact, they're eaten in other parts of the world and some Canadian business people are creating products to meet demand and be a global resource for what they feel is the food of the future.

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Turning research on its head

Wed, 2013-10-02 10:41

A bold new conference at McGill showcases the growing movement of research creation

Published on September 27 2013 | McGill Reporter
By Victoria Leenders-Cheng

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One Day @ McGill

Sat, 2013-10-19 10:30 - Sat, 2013-12-14 15:30
Various Locations
Price: Free

As part of its Personal and Cultural Enrichment (PACE) offerings, the School of Continuing Studies is excited to introduce a new programming series, One Day @ McGill.

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UN Biodiversity Talks

Wed, 2013-10-02 (All day) - Fri, 2013-10-18 (All day)
Various Locations
Price: Free

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is hosting, from 2-18 October 2013 in Montreal, three major United Nations meetings on biodiversity.

In conjunction with these meetings, experts from Montreal and around the world will give a series of talks on the role business, science and traditional knowledge play in the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

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OIKOS Holistic Sustainable Education Walk

Wed, 2013-10-02 16:00 - Wed, 2013-10-30 16:00
Gardner Hall : 3925 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B7
Price: Free

OIKOS Project McGill is running a holistic education walk, or sustainable education walk.

The walk lasts for one hour each Wed afternoon, beginning at 4pm at Gardner Hall and finishing Pine/Peel.

Contact Information

Contact: Rev. Neil Whitehouse
Organization: OIKOS Project
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New urban sprawl report

Fri, 2013-09-27 15:21

The PQ government says its worried about young families leaving the island of Montreal.

Published on September 19 2013 | CBC Radio
Aired on Homerun (CBC Radio One) 

Raphael Fischler is the Director of the School of Urban Planning at McGill University. He joined Sue Smith live in studio with his take on the report.

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Teaching Students to Effect Change Right from the Start

Thu, 2013-09-26 17:19

Greg Andrusiak always had a passion for sustainability. In fact, it plays a big part in his role as land negotiator for Encana Corp. in Calgary.

Published on September 23 2013 | Financial Post
Written by Denise Deveau 

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Community Engagement Day 2013

Fri, 2013-10-04 (All day)
Various Locations
Price: Free
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SEDE (Social Equity and Diversity Education Office) is hosting its second annual Community Engagement Day, Friday, October 4th.

Registration for the event ends on October 3rd at noon. 

Contact Information

Contact: Emily Boytinck
Organization: SEDE | Project Coordinator
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Applied Student Research: Changing How Campuses Learn and Eat through Coursework

Tue, 2013-10-08 12:30 - 13:30
Price: Free
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Join Lilith Wyatt and Brent Mansfield in a discussion about the opportunities, benefits and challenges of Applied Student Research.

Universities have the potential to be living laboratories and be leaders in supporting sustainable food systems. Independent studies, campus-community consultant projects and on campus action research have been avenues for student engagement, relevant research and food systems change.

This webinar is open to all faculty, students, administrators, community organizations and anyone interested in learning!

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Accessibility is not Universal

Wed, 2013-09-25 11:01
McGill Daily | Visual by Carmen Fenech

How McGill perpetuates ableism.

Published on September 23 | McGill Daily
Written by Ralph Haddad

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