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Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:05
Previously undocumented in North American rivers, concentrations of microplastic particles in the St. Lawrence are as high as has been observed in the world's most contaminated marine sediments.

Sept. 18, 2014 | Phys.org

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Protests aim to bring attention to need to act on climate change

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:01

Dr. Catherine Potvin is a climate scientist in McGill University’s Department of Biology, at the school in Montreal, Thursday, September 18, 2014. On September 21 she will speak at Montreal’s version of the People’s Climate March, a global event billed to be the biggest climate protest in history.

Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Michelle Lalonde

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The time to face up to climate change is now

Mon, 2014-09-22 23:14

Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays. Over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus

Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Catherine Potvin 

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Sustainability Fridays: September 2014 Edition

Fri, 2014-09-26 16:00 - 18:00
Faculty Club : Billiards Room, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

 

What better way to spend the last Friday afternoon of the month than chatting about sustainability with your colleagues? Come share a drink, a snack and a conversation with McGill community members at the first Sustainability Friday of the semester! This month we will feature ways to get involved with sustainability initiatives happening on campus or start one of your own.

Theme: Get Involved!

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Information Session on Future Earth Secretariat

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:00 - 15:30
Stewart Biology Building : Room W4/12, 1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1B1

 

This spring Montreal received the thrilling news that our city will host one of the five global hubs of the new Secretariat of the Future Earth. McGill University collaborated with Montreal-based colleagues across sectors and international climate change leaders to develop this innovative governance structure.

 

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Four Burning Questions for Audra Simpson, professor of Anthropology at Columbia University

Sun, 2014-09-14 01:56

Audra Simpson, McGill alumna and professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address at the Aboriginal Homecoming event on Sept. 18

Sept. 9, 2014 | The Reporter

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Community Engagement Day 2014! Get Involved!

Thu, 2014-10-02 (All day)
DC - Downtown Campus Central Sector : 845 Sherbrook Street West, Montreal, QC , H3A 0G4

Community Engagement Day is a new project from SEDE that aims to celebrate and recognize community engagement efforts connecting McGill to Montreal community groups and organizations. The project is not intended as a one-off event; rather, it’s meant to serve as an entry point and celebration of a broader culture of community engagement at McGill.

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Feeding a University

Sun, 2014-09-14 01:13

Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays. Over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus

Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Lesley Chesterman

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Which Mode of Travel Provides the Happiest Commute?

Fri, 2014-09-12 14:12

Walkers, cyclists and commuter-rail riders are much more satisfied than drivers and transit users.

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Indigenous Awareness Week

Mon, 2014-09-15 (All day) - Fri, 2014-09-19 (All day)
DC - Downtown Campus Central Sector : 845 Sherbrook Street West, Montreal, QC , H3A 0G4

McGill University’s Indigenous Awareness Week is designed to increase awareness at McGill about Indigenous peoples in Canada. The week honours the many Indigenous cultures across the country including First Nations, Metis and Inuit. The week also offers an opportunity to collaborate with community partners and draws active participation from McGill students, faculty and staff. 

The week is organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office at McGill University. 

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