"As a doctoral candidate at McGill University in Montreal, I have spent three years researching how the planet’s changing climate is affecting the polar desert ecology of the high Arctic. It’s precisely this balance of climate and permafrost, ice and ecosystems that I’ve come here to study."
Sept. 23, 2014 | NY Times
by: Michael Becker
McGill’s fourth annual Indigenous Awareness Week came to a lively, colourful close on Friday, Sept. 19, with dancers dressed in traditional costumes performing an inter-tribal dance during the Pow Wow on the lower campus field in front of dozens of smiling spectators. Even as the sounds of the drums faded and the dust settled on the dance floor, the weeklong event was being touted as a rousing success.
Sept. 24, 2014 | The Reporter
by: Neale McDevitt
Thousands of environmentally-minded demonstrators assembled at Lafontaine Park Sunday to make a passionate appeal prior to Tuesday’s United Nation Climate Summit in New York.
Sept 21, 2014 | CTV News Montréal
The New York meeting aims to set the table for a crucial Paris conference to be held at the end of 2015 and environmentalists met in hopes that they'd embolden politicians to push for real change.
Sept. 18, 2014 | Phys.org
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
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
Theme: Get Involved!
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.
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 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.