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Future Earth coming to Montreal

Tue, 2014-08-19 16:42

McGill’s role in global secretariat could open opportunities for researchers

Published on Aug 11, 2014 | McGill Reporter

Written by: Chris Chipello

Montreal will soon become one of five global hubs for Future Earth, a 10-year international research program stemming from the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro.

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McGill's Farm to School Summer Camp Makes the CBC News

Tue, 2014-08-19 16:33

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Montreal/ID/2487230329/

CBC News - August 11, 2014

McGill's Farm to School Project (SP0100) Summer Camp Click on the link above to watch the full story!

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Emerging Leaders Program: Getting Involved at McGill mini-workshop

Wed, 2014-09-10 17:45 - 18:45
Brown Student Services : Room 5001, 3600 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G3

This interactive workshop will help you discover relevant and exciting involvement and leadership opportunities on campus and advise you on how to get the most from your university experience

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Emerging Leaders Program: What is "Leadership"? mini-workshop for Graduate students

Thu, 2014-09-18 14:30 - 16:00
Brown Student Services : Room 5001, 3600 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G3

Learn more about “leadership” (that term that we use so much and have so many interpretations of) in theory and practice that will be a benefit regardless of your discipline!

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Emerging Leaders Program: Personal Visioning and Goal Setting mini-workshop for Graduate students

Fri, 2014-09-26 14:30 - 16:00
Brown Student Services : Room 5001, 3600 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G3

This highly interactive workshop gives participants the opportunity to learn more about personal visioning and goal setting in theory and practice.

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The Peoples Climate Tour - Montréal

Wed, 2014-09-03 19:00 - 22:00
Concordia University, H-110 Alumni Auditorium : 1455 de maisonneuve Blvd. W
Price: free, but limited amount available

In the lead up to what is being called the largest climate march in history, the Peoples Climate March in New York City, come join the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU)Concordia Student Union | CSU | csu.qc.ca

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City-grown vegetables could feed urban dwellers

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:10

In a number of cities around the world, residents have transformed previously derelict sites, ignored corners and over-grown verges into green and productive vegetable plots

Published on July 30, 2014 | Environmental Research Web

For example, in York, UK, an "edible map" reveals that there is garlic mustard and horseradish growing in abundance alongside the river, and plums will be available on a tree in a street in Osbaldwick by August.

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Can Urban Agriculture Feed the World's Growing Cities?

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:10

Living in a city puts everything at your fingertips: From fashion and movies to social movements and political experiments, residents of urban areas experience most everything before it trickles through the suburbs and into rural communities.

Published on July 29, 2014 | Yahoo! News

by: Willy Blackmore

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Global Warming: Planet Hits Natural Pause Button (featuring Shaun Lovejoy)

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:23

Global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 indicate a slowdown in global warming, but this was due to natural cooling fluctuation and not due to any decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. This has been proved by statistical analysis of the temperatures, conducted by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

(Exerpt from Jayalakshmi K, International Business Times)


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Hungry for something healthy and new? Why not make dinner with crickets tonight!

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:10

McGill Student Jakub Dzamba desigs cricket incubator to feed growing interest in insect farming

Published on July 23, 2014 | Journal Metro

by: Mathais Marchal

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