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McGill Spaces Project: Upgrading Spaces

Thu, 2014-05-08 23:28

Published on May 8, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: McGill Reporter Staff

A drab hallway, an empty lawn, an awkward nook – every university has them. But what if these were re-imagined as a colourful study space with bench seating, a pop-up outdoor classroom, and a busking area for student musicians?

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Catherine Potvin: Halting Deforestation - One Piece of the Climate Mitigation Puzzle [Public Lecture]

Mon, 2014-05-26 18:30
Centre Mont-Royal : 2200 Rue Mansfield
Price: Free, reservation reccomended

McGill University Biology Professor Catherine Potvin, a renowned expert on climate change and tropical-forest ecology, will share insights from her research.

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Mount Royal Flora [Talk & Walk]

Fri, 2014-05-09 17:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free, but suggested contribution of $10 adult, $5 student/child/senior

Mount Royal Flora - the forest and the human story

With Éric Richard (Directeur des services éducatifs, Les amis de la montagne) and Kakwiranó:ron Cook (Aboriginal Outreach, McGill)

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Climate change is bad for Inuit health, research group says

Thu, 2014-05-01 22:45

McGill group says the Arctic needs better adaptation policies

Published on April 28, 2014 | Nunatsiaq Online
by David Murphy

Inuit are vulnerable to climate change, and it’s time for new policy to adapt, a group of researchers says in a new report

That’s the message from the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group, led by James Ford of McGill University, who released a paper April 24 about the need for better adaption strategies, especially in health, for Inuit.

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Creating buzz with bee hive atop T.M.R. town-hall

Tue, 2014-04-22 13:49

Students learn about nature and politics in unique project to place a bee colony atop town hall

Published on April 22, 2014 | Montreal Gazette
Written by: Catherine Solyom

For the bees, too, it’s been a long, hard winter.

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Two McGill researchers receive $500,000 grants to find innovative uses for carbon

Fri, 2014-04-18 02:54

The Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) announced on April 15, that two McGill researchers are among the 24 winners of $500,000 grants to transform carbon dioxide into useful products.

Published on April 16, 2014 | McGill Publications
Written by: Meaghan Thurston

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Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation?

Tue, 2014-04-15 01:20

Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99% certainty

Published on April 11, 2014 | McGill Research

An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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Making “waste not” a way of life

Sun, 2014-04-13 02:34

“Hate” may be a strong word, but it is the word used by mild-mannered Bernice Ting to describe how she feels about waste.

Published on April 9, 2014 | McGill News
by Jennifer Nault

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McGill Spaces Project Presents: James' Walk

Thu, 2014-04-10 16:00 - 17:30
Burnside Hall : Statue of James McGill on Lower Field, 805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B9

The McGill Spaces Project invites you to an interactive James' Walk* on the McGill campus. Come learn about unique spaces right under your nose, and share your favourite spots on campus!
* The James' Walk is modeled after urban explorations known as Jane's Walk (after famed urban planner Jane Jacobs)

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Net Positive Presents Danny Pearl: Greening and Densifying our Cities and Campuses

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:00
Thomson House : 3650 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2
Please, come and join us in welcoming architect Daniel Pearl as the next Net Positive speaker!
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