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Chemical Curriculum Development (SP0068)

Status: ONGOING April 12 2012 - present

Chemistry laboratory curriculum development (sustainability-focused) has involved six undergraduate (between U0 and U3, including one volunteer that was subsequently compensated) research students that have, only rarely with the aid of postdoctoral researchers/graduate students in the Friščić and Lumb groups, participated in five projects of improving the sustainable nature of the CHEM 392 teaching laboratory.

Food Systems Administrator (SP0007)

Status: COMPLETED May 2010 - September 2011

With the support of the Sustainability Fund, McGill Food and Dining Services (MFDS) hired a Food Systems Administrator in August 2010 to consolidate the food purchasing function for the department, to create more sustainable & local food purchasing at McGill, to bring fresher, tastier and more nutrient-rich food to the McGill community, and to support a culture of sustainability at McGill.

Sustainable Education@McGill (SP0087)

Status: ONGOING November 2012 - present

Sus-Ed@Mcgill is creating sustainable science education training for and with the students in McGill’s Faculty of Education teacher-training program. Many of these students will become teachers in elementary or high schools, where they will provide students with an appreciation of the nature and method of science inquiry, and integrate sustainability concepts into their classes.

Sustainability Case Competition (SP0066)

Status: COMPLETED September 2011 - March 2012

From the initial application: The undergraduate faculty presidents brought about the idea of creating a case competition centred on the design of an environmentally, financially, and socially sustainable café. The goals are to: (1) create McGill-wide collaboration among students on an issue pertaining to sustainability; and (2) to provide students with the opportunity to collaborate with one another as well as with professionals from industry.

Farmers' Market 3 (SP0076)

Status: COMPLETED April 2012 - April 2013

The McGill Farmers’ Market (MFM) aims to bring delicious, local, seasonal produce to McGill's downtown campus, with weekly Farmers' Markets throughout September and October, and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project from July to October.

Campus Crops 3 (SP0072)

Status: COMPLETED May 2012 - September 2012

Campus Crops is a student run urban gardening initiative at McGill University's downtown campus. We grow food on campus, by students, for students.

Sustainability Videos Project (SP0078)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2012

The goal of this project was to create a light-hearted short film that framed sustainability as a real problem that needs to be thought about in a very deep way.  

Greening Indoor McGill Initiative (SP0065)

Status: COMPLETED February 2012 - April 2013

Greening Indoor McGill Initiative promotes the use of indoor plants to improve air quality and promote a healthy aesthetic through the greening of indoor environments for McGill faculty, staff, and students. Drawing on the expertise of Department of Plant Science faculty and students, this pilot project is:

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