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BCom Managing for Sustainability Program Wins Catalyst Award

On April 14, 2016, Desautels’ Bachelor of Commerce Managing for Sustainability (MSUS) Major and Concentration Programs were awarded the Catalyst Award for Sustainability in Education.

Published: 19Apr2016

À l’avant-garde de la chimie verte

Le Devoir | le 9 avril 2016

par: Claude Lafleur

Probablement que plus de 95 % de tout ce que nous utilisons dans une journée est le fruit d’un processus chimique, ainsi que l’essentiel de ce que nous mangeons, rapporte Bruce Lennox, professeur de chimie et doyen de la Faculté des sciences de l’Université McGill.

 

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Published: 19Apr2016

Sustainability Projects Fund 101!

16Mar201616:30
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Sherbrooke 1010 Suite 1200 [Campus and Space Planning / McGill Office of Sustainability], 1010 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, H3A 2R7, CA

Thinking of a way to make McGill a better place?

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.

Read the full story here.

Published: 13Feb2016

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.

Listen to the audio here.

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.

Read the full story here.

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

14Apr201618:00
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.

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