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MISC Indigenous Studies Undergraduate Program Launch

Wed, 2014-12-10 17:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5
Price: free - please RSVP

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of our Indigenous Studies undergraduate program.

On Wednesday, December 10, please join them for our opening ceremony, speeches, and celebration.

The launch begins at 5 p.m. at the McGill Faculty Club, following the 2014 Fulbright Lecture by Margaret P. Moss, "Counting on Care - Canada’s Challenge in Tracking and reporting Aboriginal People’s Health Care and Status".

A reception will follow.

Please RSVP to: misc [dot] iecm [at] mcgill [dot] ca

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Sustainability F̶R̶I̶D̶A̶Y̶ Thursday!: October 2014 Edition

Thu, 2014-10-30 16:00 - 18:00
Faculty Club : Billards Room, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

What better way to spend the last Thursday 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 Faculty Club! These events provide a great way to catch up on the latest sustainability happenings and hatch exciting new plans.

Theme: Applied Student Research

S̲̅ᴜ̲̅s̲̅ᴛ̲̅ᴀ̲̅ɪ̲̅ɴ̲̅ᴀ̲̅ʙ̲̅ɪ̲̅ʟ̲̅ɪ̲̅ᴛ̲̅ʏ̲̅ ̲̅T̲̅ʜ̲̅ᴜ̲̅ʀ̲̅s̲̅ᴅ̲̅ᴀ̲̅ʏ̲̅

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Information Session on Future Earth Secretariat [Second Edition]

Tue, 2014-10-28 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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Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy Launch

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:00 - 16:00
On Thursday, October 16th, 12:00-4:00pm, McGill will celebrate the launch of the Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy!


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ECOLE Launch Party!

Fri, 2014-10-03 17:00 - 19:00
University 3559 : 3559 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B1

Your favourite sustainable house is opening its doors to the world on Friday, October 3rd!! Join them for a harvest-themed 5 à 7 celebrating ECOLE's launch, the incredible year up ahead, and the dozens of people who have made ECOLE possible.

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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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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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