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
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.
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.
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!
"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