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Hult Prize accelerator preps competitors for $1M

Thu, 2013-08-15 14:33
Gabe Mott said competing for the Hult Prize has opened opportunities for his McG

Written by Christina Reinwald
Published by August 15, 2013 | Boston Globe

"The problem: finding a high-quality source of protein for hundreds of millions of people that can be raised quickly, without consuming a lot of land, water, and other resources.

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We need to think innovatively about neighbourhoods

Mon, 2013-08-12 12:22
Interview with Avi Friedman on his book Innovative Houses

Published on August 3, 2013 | ArchSupply

"Past approaches no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes that touch upon environmental, economic and social aspects.

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Who owns the roads? Cycling advocates in Montreal raise safety concerns

Mon, 2013-08-12 12:10
A cyclist rolls down a bicycle lane in downtown Montreal

Written by Benjamin Shingler
Published on August 12, 2013 | Canadian Press

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Sustainable Barbecue at Mac Campus

Thu, 2013-08-15 (All day)
Centennial Centre : Outside, 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9
Price: FREE
Sustainable BBQ Poster | Mac Campus August 15

Since the Sustainability Projects Fund's inception many projects have been successfully implemented to further green McGill. Students and staff have been sensitized to environmental issues and continue to think of ways to further make events and daily operations more sustainable.

One set of events that may been overlooked are the many barbecues that occur in various departments during the spring, summer and fall. In the early 2000s, Oak Ridge Laboratory estimated that a charcoal grill emits 11 pounds of carbon dioxide hourly.

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Food for Thought

Thu, 2013-07-25 15:24
Aired on July 23, 2013 | CBC News

Most chefs don't have the luxury of talking to a farmer once a day to find what product is ripe or ready in the next few weeks , but four years ago Executive Chef Olivier Volpi turned to McGill's Farm at Macdonald Campus in an effort to go local.

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The Greening of Canadian Campuses

Thu, 2013-07-25 14:55

Written by Elaine Smith
Published on July 21, 2013 | the New York Times

"Sustainability has become more than a fashionable buzzword on Canadian campuses; it has become enshrined both in university policy and in daily student life. McGill’s Sustainability Projects Fund, for example, imposes a student fee of 50 Canadian cents per credit that is matched by the university.

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Le buzz des abeilles abeille abeille

Mon, 2013-07-22 11:08

Edited by Agence Science-Presse
Published on July 17, 2013 | D'Autray l'action

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A queen bee comes calling

Mon, 2013-07-22 10:41

Written by Corinne Ton That
Published on July 17, 2013 | the Montreal Gazette

"The santropol roulant collective creates a new colony in one of its hives as part of a downtown beekeeping project. Simon Chauvette and Bree Akesson make their way to the rooftop of McGill University's engineering building with a tiny queen in hand.

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Mission: sauver l’inuktitut

Mon, 2013-07-22 10:33

Published on July 8, 2013 | le Devoir (La Presse canadienne)

"L’inuktitut a longtemps été considéré comme l’une des langues autochtones canadiennes qui se portent le mieux, mais un récent rapport laisse penser que son avenir n’est pas si radieux au Québec.

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Mission: sauver l’inuktitut

Mon, 2013-07-22 10:33

Published on July 8, 2013 | le Devoir (La Presse canadienne)

"L’inuktitut a longtemps été considéré comme l’une des langues autochtones canadiennes qui se portent le mieux, mais un récent rapport laisse penser que son avenir n’est pas si radieux au Québec.

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