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Outside the Box: Getting our waste to pay our energy bills

The Ottawa Citizen | Feb. 11, 2016

by: Avi Freedman

Canadians are among the largest producers of solid waste in the world. According to Environment Canada, we generate 990 kilograms per capita annually compared to the Japanese, for example, who produce half that much.

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Published: 13Feb2016

Renewables: What holds us back? What moves us ahead?

8Mar201618:30
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9Mar201620:30
Centre Mont-Royal 1000 Sherbrooke Ouest, 1000, rue Sherbrooke O., Montréal, H3A 3G4

Featuring speakers Mark Z.

Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry: Engaging Graduate Students Outside of Disciplinary Silos

Green chemistry is a rapidly growing area of interest for industry as companies face increased regulatory requirements, supply constraints, and consumer demands for sustainable products. Business innovation is a powerful means to achieve sustainable development, but challenges associated with marketability of clean technologies must be considered for effective implementation.

Published: 10Feb2016

Alternative Energy Enters the Iron Age

CBC News | January 15, 2016

Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald

Dr. Jeff Bergthorson, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University, and his colleagues, think the answer to the difficult problem of energy storage and transportation in a fossil-fuel-free future could be metals.

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Published: 25Jan2016

Studying the Arctic

Ames Tribune | January 9, 2015

by: Dylan Clark

Dylan Clark moved to Montreal to begin a master’s program with James Ford and the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group in the Department of Geography at McGill University to do work in climate change and health. This interesting retrospective written by Mr. Clark paints a picture of the life of an Arctic researcher and the cultural and physical environments they encounter.

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Published: 20Jan2016

Climate case study: Monitoring key to successful permafrost adaptation in Arviat, Nunavut

Northern Public Affairs | January 14, 2016

While implementation of projects such as the Arviat Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan is key to fight thawing permafrost in the Arctic, it must be followed by monitoring and evaluation, according to Melanie Flynn, a Master’s student with the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group (CCARG), housed within the Department of Geography at McGill University. 

Published: 20Jan2016

Suggestions on how Montreal can reduce its carbon footprint

Montreal Gazette | January 3, 2016

by: René Bruemmer

To get an idea of what a city like Montreal can do, in its actions and regulations to cut its emissions, the Montreal Gazette spoke to two local experts: McGill professor Catherine Potvin, the Canada research chair in Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests, and member of the Sustainable Canada Dialogues network of researchers, and Concordia professor Peter Stoett, director of the university’s Loyola Sustainability Research Centre.

Published: 13Jan2016

Sustainability Projects Showcase

9Feb201616:30
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University Centre Ballroom, 3480 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E7, CA

Want to meet the community members screening bike-powered movies, sourcing McGill’s delicious local food, and creating vibrant and safe community spaces?

2016 Catalyst Awards Gala

30Mar201618:00
Faculty Club Ballroom, 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

The Office of Sustainability is proud to acknowledge those who have positively contributed to sustainability at McGill in an enduring and meaningful way.

Researchers Turn Fish Waste into a Coffee-Scented Biofuel

Chemical & Engineering News | December 15, 2015

by: Dierdre Lockwood

 McGill University graduate student Shrikalaa Kannan suggests that fish heads and guts can be turned into a coal-like substance called hydrochar, which could be used as fuel or added to soil to improve fertility and sequester carbon.

 

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Published: 21Dec2015

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