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SPF: Community

Family Resources Coordinator (SP0140)

Status: ONGOING Summer 2015 - current

The Family Resources Coordinator @ McGill project is a pilot project aimed at creating a central resource for the McGill community that addresses family care issues, initially focusing on the crucial concern of childcare. Building on the work of SPF096: Childcare Access Study, which mapped certain childcare gaps and solutions, the central goal of this project is to have a sustainable impact on access to childcare by linking parents to childcare.

Campus Crops 3 (SP0072)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2012

In 2012, the Campus Crops 3 project used resources from the SPF to hire a summer garden coordinator, replant the gardens, build and irrigation system, and conduct workshops throughout the summer. Campus Crops continues to be a visible presence on the McGill campus and a vital part of a closed-loop food production system on campus.

Campus Crops 4 (SP0108)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2013

In 2013, The SPF-funded position of garden coordinator for 2013, apart from day-to-day garden maintenance, will focus on designing a training manual in conjunction with a training workshop for new volunteers, as well as producing an exit report with recommendations on gardening and the general structure of the collective.

Education Outdoor Eco-Learning (SP0141)

Status: ONGOING Summer 2015 - present

The Education Outdoor Eco-Learning Project entails the creation of four raised garden beds adjacent to the Faculty of Education building which will be used to grow food and flowers. These beds will prepare future educators in Canada to promote the importance of outdoor learning and issues of sustainability in their curriculums.

Permaculture Design Certifcate (SP0142)

Status: ONGOING Summer 2015 - present

The Permaculture Design Certificate Project will provide discounts for 10 McGill students to obtain their Permaculture Design Certificate and to create a Permaculture Demonstration Garden at Macdonald Campus.


EMBA Sustainability Module 2015 (SP0143)

Status: ONGOING Summer 2015 - present

Following the achievement of a BNQ level 3 classification for the Sustainability Challenge module in 2014, the EMBA program is aiming to achieve a level 4 classification for the module in 2015. Armed with last year’s experience, this year the focus will be on incorporating social sustainability into the program.

Teachers Training for Sustainability (SP0144)

Status: ONGOING Summer 2015 - present

The Teachers Training for Sustainability project aims to enhance McGill Education students’ understanding and competencies related to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) by educating their teachers - deepening their knowledge, skills, and pedagogical competencies in relation to sustainability.

Bellairs Research Institute Greenhouse (SP0145)

Status: ONGOING Summer 2015 - present

The Bellairs Research Institute Greenhouse project involves the construction of a sustainable tropical greenhouse at McGill’s Barbadian Campus. This greenhouse will be used to produce fruits, vegetables and other native edible plants for use in food production at the Institute.