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Energy efficiency and forest biorefinery: sustainability in forest use

4Feb201617:15
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Centre Mont-Royal 1000, rue Sherbrooke O., Montréal, CA

Energy efficiency and forest biorefinery-Register today!

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Researchers Turn Fish Waste into a Coffee-Scented Biofuel

Chemical & Engineering News | December 15, 2015

by: Dierdre Lockwood

 McGill University graduate student Shrikalaa Kannan suggests that fish heads and guts can be turned into a coal-like substance called hydrochar, which could be used as fuel or added to soil to improve fertility and sequester carbon.

 

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Published: 21Dec2015

Sustainability Fridays: February Edition

26Feb201616:00
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Faculty Club 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA
Join us at the Faculty Club from 4-6pm on February 26th for a snack, a drink and a conversation with sustainability colleagues at McGill!

Using traditional knowledge, cultural values and science, Inuit are adapting to climate change in Canada's North

Canadian Institutes of Health Research | Nov. 9, 2015

By: CIHR Staff

Having incorporated Inuit traditional knowledge and cultural values into his work, Dr. James Ford is keenly aware of the ability of traditional Indigenous knowledge to help Inuit adapt to shifts in the climate. 

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Published: 14Dec2015

McGill’s Chem-E car cruises to U.S. national championship

McGill Reporter | Dec. 1, 2015

by: Neale McDevitt

In just its second year of competition, the McGill Chem-E Car team defied all odds to tie for first place at the recent national championships in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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Published: 10Dec2015

Metal-Fueled Flames May be the Future of Clean Energy

Science World Report | Dec. 9, 2015

by: Catherine Griffin

Metal particles may just be the clean fuel of the future. Scientists at McGill University have found that metal powders could provide a more viable long-term replacement for fossil fuels than any other widely discussed alternatives.

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Published: 10Dec2015

Green Light Microscopy: A Sustainable Alternative in Modern Microscopy

In times of environmental decline, scientific innovation must be implemented to replace old and inefficient technology. This can lead to positive academic, economic and environmental impacts. Fluorescence microscopy is a key element in many aspects of research throughout the physical, life and health sciences. Microscopes are found in virtually all research institutes, universities, hospitals, biotechnology companies and pharmaceutical companies.

Published: 10Dec2015

Growing Young Farmers at the MacDonald Student Gardens

Young Agrarians | Nov. 5, 2015

by: Monica Allaby

It was nearing eleven and the late September sun was beating down on the rolling cornfields surrounding the quiet town of Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue as I toured the MacDonald Student Run-Ecological Gardens (MSEG). On the two-acre plot of land situated on McGill University’s MacDonald Campus Farm, a small but passionate team of student farmers is growing over sixty different crop species.

Published: 28Nov2015

A national residential energy efficiency programme

8Feb201618:00
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Macdonald-Harrington Building Room G-10, Montreal, QC, CA

A free seminar by Chris Jofeh, Building Retrofit leader, Arup, Cardiff

Sensing the City with Dr. Alistair Boxall (University of York)!

26Jan201617:00
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McConnell Engineering Building Room 204, 3480 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E9, CA

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