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.
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.
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.
They're normally found in face wash, shower gel and toothpaste. But plastic microbeads are now showing up in lakes and rivers.
A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered these microbeads — often marketed by the cosmetic industry as a way to feel extra clean — at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River.
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.