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netMTL to compete in the Solar Decathalon in 2016

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:37

Join McGill-Concordia group netMTL will be competing in an all-solar powered race in Summer 2016 in Europe

Sept 2014 | Voirvert.ca

netMTL, a join venture between students at McGill and Concordia Universities is taking on the goal of competing in the all-solar solar decathalon race, Solar Decathalon Europe, in 2016 in Versailles, France.

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McGill Professor Anthony Ricciardi on Plastic Microbeads in the St Lawrence River

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:29

Plastic microbeads polluting St. Lawrence River, McGill researchers find

Sept. 26, 2014 | CBC News

They're normally found in face wash, shower gel and toothpaste. But plastic microbeads are now showing up in lakes and rivers.

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McGill Grad Student Suncica Avlijas on Plastic microbeads in the St Lawrence River

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:24

Plastic microbeads from face wash are polluting river sediment; Tiny balls of plastic from cosmetic products are showing up in river sediment for the first time, mixing with the rocks and dirt that line the bed of the Saint Lawrence River.

Sept. 29, 2014 | Washington Post

by: Rachel Feltman

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7th McGIll Conference on Global Food Security

Fri, 2014-11-07 19:00 - Sun, 2014-11-09 19:00
DC - Downtown Campus Central Sector : 845 Sherbrook Street West, Montreal, QC , H3A 0G4
Price: $35.00 Early Bird Registration, Group Registration Rates Available

The fossil fuel divestment movement is building. Around the world, tens of thousands of students are mobilizing to take a stand against fossil fuel industries. In Canada, there are already nearly thirty divestment campaigns on university and college campuses, from coast to coast.

From November 7th-9th there will be the first ever Fossil Free Canada Convergence in Montreal, Quebec.

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The Market Cooperative - The Fall Edition

Wed, 2014-10-01 17:00
University Centre : Ballroom, 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7

As McGill’s largest Arts Fair, The Market Cooperative is happy to be back and collaborating with both the McGill and Montreal community! Showcasing local artists and artisans, the SSMU Ballroom (3480 Rue McTavish, 3rd Floor) will be filled with a commitment to local and sustainable business. From vintage clothing to unique jewelry from organic tea to handmade crafts, the 40 local artists and small businesses are proud of their work, and want to share it with you!

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Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic

Sun, 2014-09-28 23:47

"As a doctoral candidate at McGill University in Montreal, I have spent three years researching how the planet’s changing climate is affecting the polar desert ecology of the high Arctic. It’s precisely this balance of climate and permafrost, ice and ecosystems that I’ve come here to study."

Sept. 23, 2014 | NY Times

by: Michael Becker

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Four Burning Questions for Audra Simpson, professor of Anthropology at Columbia University

Sun, 2014-09-14 01:56

Audra Simpson, McGill alumna and professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address at the Aboriginal Homecoming event on Sept. 18

Sept. 9, 2014 | The Reporter

The Reporter Staff

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Community Engagement Day 2014! Get Involved!

Thu, 2014-10-02 (All day)
DC - Downtown Campus Central Sector : 845 Sherbrook Street West, Montreal, QC , H3A 0G4

Community Engagement Day is a new project from SEDE that aims to celebrate and recognize community engagement efforts connecting McGill to Montreal community groups and organizations. The project is not intended as a one-off event; rather, it’s meant to serve as an entry point and celebration of a broader culture of community engagement at McGill.

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Feeding a University

Sun, 2014-09-14 01:13

Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays. Over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus

Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Lesley Chesterman

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Which Mode of Travel Provides the Happiest Commute?

Fri, 2014-09-12 14:12

Walkers, cyclists and commuter-rail riders are much more satisfied than drivers and transit users.

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