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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.


LEEDing Change (SP0146)

Status: ONGOING Summer 2015 - present

The LEEDing change project aims to update building standards at McGill by reviewing existing practices and institutionalizing cultural change with key stakeholders so that building to green building standards becomes ‘business as usual’ instead of additional, optional work.


Thomson House Pollinator Plantings (SP0148)

Status: ONGOING Summer 2015 - current

The Thomson House Pollinator Plantings project seeks to enrich the ecological systems already established on the Thomson House grounds by improving a presently unaddressed and weak component of them. By adding hearty pollinating plants to the ecosystem, project participants hope to increase food production and interest in the garden.

#MeToo (SP0139)

Status: ONGOING Winter 2015 - current

The #MeToo project is an initiative to produce video content that aims to tackle the idea that seeking help for mental wellness is a sign of weakness. This project is produced by NataliFilm and involves The Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University in collaboration with McGill’s Counselling Services, Mental Health Services, and the Peer Support Network.