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MERS: McGill Engineering Research Showcase

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:00 - 18:00
Trottier Building : Lobby, 3630 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C6

McGill Engineering Research Showcase - MERS

The McGill Engineering Research Showcase is a forum for industry to connect with our graduate students and faculty and in addition it is a showcase and celebration of our Engineering graduate student research. 

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The Market Cooperative - The Fall Edition

Wed, 2014-10-01 17:00
University Centre : Ballroom, 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7

As McGill’s largest Arts Fair, The Market Cooperative is happy to be back and collaborating with both the McGill and Montreal community! Showcasing local artists and artisans, the SSMU Ballroom (3480 Rue McTavish, 3rd Floor) will be filled with a commitment to local and sustainable business. From vintage clothing to unique jewelry from organic tea to handmade crafts, the 40 local artists and small businesses are proud of their work, and want to share it with you!

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Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic

Sun, 2014-09-28 23:47

"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

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Pow Wow marks colourful end to successful Indigenous Awareness Week

Sun, 2014-09-28 23:43

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

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Thousands meet at Lafontaine Park to push leaders on environment

Thu, 2014-09-25 16:28

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.

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Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:05
Previously undocumented in North American rivers, concentrations of microplastic particles in the St. Lawrence are as high as has been observed in the world's most contaminated marine sediments.

Sept. 18, 2014 | Phys.org

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Protests aim to bring attention to need to act on climate change

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:01

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

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The time to face up to climate change is now

Mon, 2014-09-22 23:14

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 

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Sustainability Fridays: September 2014 Edition

Fri, 2014-09-26 16:00 - 18:00
Faculty Club : Billiards Room, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

 

What better way to spend the last Friday afternoon of the month than chatting about sustainability with your colleagues? Come share a drink, a snack and a conversation with McGill community members at the first Sustainability Friday of the semester! This month we will feature ways to get involved with sustainability initiatives happening on campus or start one of your own.

Theme: Get Involved!

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Information Session on Future Earth Secretariat

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:00 - 15:30
Stewart Biology Building : Room W4/12, 1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1B1

 

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.

 

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