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McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

Mon, 2015-01-26 17:47

On Jan. 14-16, McGill hosted Canada’s third annual Fair Trade Conference with The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN). 

McGill Reporter | Jan. 22, 2015

By: Galitt Araf

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Reimagining housing for the poor and cities without cars

Mon, 2015-01-26 17:42

McGill architecture professor Vikram Bhatt, winner of the Margolese National Living Design Prize from UBC, thinks people should live where they can grow some of their own food.

The Vancouver Sun | Jan. 25, 2015

By: Daphne Bramham

A slum or a squatter’s settlement isn’t where one expects to find an architect.

Yet, it’s in those communities on three different continents that Vikram Bhatt has spent most of his distinguished career.

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Linking Action and Research on Sustainability (LARS) brown bag lunch series presents: "Communicating your research on video"!

Fri, 2015-01-30 11:00 - 13:00
Thomson House : Room 404, 3650 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

Linking Action and Research on Sustainability (LARS) is a joint initiative of McGill professors Elena Bennett and Catherine Potvin and funded by the McGill Sustainability Projects Fund. Our main goal is to give visibility to McGill researchers (profs, graduate students and postdocs) working on positive contributions to sustainability. To do that, we help them create videos and we offer a series of brown bag lunches in science communication and outreach.

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ECOLE sustainable housing project gains Independent Student Group status

Fri, 2015-01-16 15:38

Jan. 13, 2015 | The McGill Tribune

by: Ashley Kong

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L'habitat des ours polaires en danger [lien français]

Fri, 2015-01-16 15:32

le 14 janvier 2015 | RadioCanada

Une étude suggère que les menaces aux habitats glacés des ours polaires sont plus importantes que ce qui était prévu jusqu'à maintenant. Les explications de Bruno Tremblay, professeur au département des sciences atmosphériques et océaniques à l'Université McGill.

Ecoutez l'histoire complet ici.

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Sustainability Friday: Spotlight on Social Sustainability!

Fri, 2015-01-30 16:00 - 18:00
Faculty Club : Billiards Room, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

It’s that time of month again! The McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) invites you to have a snack and a drink with the sustainability community at the first Sustainability Friday of the semester.

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Leading the charge toward sustainability

Fri, 2015-01-16 02:22

Professor Jeffrey Bergthorson in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been named the first Panda Faculty Scholar in Sustainable Engineering and Design at the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED). Also recently appointed Associate Director of TISED, Prof Bergthorson began a 3-year term in both roles on January 1, 2015.

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Sustainability — at McGill, they've made an app for that

Sun, 2015-01-11 21:40

Thanks to a McGill University law professor with an interest in social responsibility, there’s an app that will monitor your commitment to sustainability.

Dec. 22, 2014 | Montreal Gazette

By: Sarah Rogers

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Panda Faculty Scholar in Sustainable Engineering and Design

Thu, 2015-01-08 13:35

 Michael Johnson) The Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) is pleased to announce that Dr.

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Science Documentary @ Redpath Museum: No Impact Man

Sun, 2014-12-21 15:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free with Donation

NO IMPACT MAN: A family embarks on a year-long project to reduce their net footprint by using no electricity, producing no trash and giving back to the world.

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

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