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New technique reclaims mercury from spent compact fluorescent light bulbs

Chemical and Engineering News | April 15, 2016

By: Melissa Pandika

Existing recovery methods often require high temperatures to evaporate the mercury, separating it from the other material inside the bulbs. Parisa A. Ariya of McGill University and her colleagues wanted to devise a technique that used natural, nontoxic compounds and minimal energy. Instead of heat, they used nanoparticles to trap the mercury.

Published: 13May2016

Saving the Planet From Governments and Markets

The Huffington Post | May 9, 2016

by: Henry Mintzberg

Op Ed by Henry Mintzvberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, McGill University

Countries have been signing the pledges they made last December at the Paris Conference on Climate Change. Think back to that time and ask yourself which had greater influence on your personal behavior: the TV clips you saw from that conference, or the ads that sponsored those clips?...

Published: 13May2016

Sustainability research invited! CEGSS Abstract Deadline!

5May2016

Student abstract submissions are due May 5th from graduate students in civil engineering disciplines at local universities in Montréal! Read more below and send your abstracts today!
 

BCom Managing for Sustainability Program Wins Catalyst Award

On April 14, 2016, Desautels’ Bachelor of Commerce Managing for Sustainability (MSUS) Major and Concentration Programs were awarded the Catalyst Award for Sustainability in Education.

Published: 19Apr2016

À l’avant-garde de la chimie verte

Le Devoir | le 9 avril 2016

par: Claude Lafleur

Probablement que plus de 95 % de tout ce que nous utilisons dans une journée est le fruit d’un processus chimique, ainsi que l’essentiel de ce que nous mangeons, rapporte Bruce Lennox, professeur de chimie et doyen de la Faculté des sciences de l’Université McGill.

 

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Published: 19Apr2016

Making Better Use of Science and Technology in Policy-Making

As governments struggle to keep pace with rapid advancements in science and technology, a new report by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) and the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) outlines how governments can better incorporate that knowledge in policy-making processes and improve the quality of government decisions.

Published: 23Mar2016

Forum Leadership et Innovation 2016 – Place à la relève et à l’exemplarité

24Mar201610:30
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Palais des congrès des Montreal 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal, QC, H2Z 1H5

Durabilys est le tout nouveau rendez-vous annuel de l’industrie québécoise du bâtiment et de l’aménagement durables.

Atelier-conférence sur la planification énergétique communautaire au Québec

17Mar201609:00
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Cet atelier fait partie de l’initiative nationale La planification énergétique communautaire : De la planification à la mise en œuvre. L'objectif principal de cette initiative est de promouvoir le développement

Including nature in human decisions for innovation and sustainability in the Anthropocene

9May201617:30
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Macdonald Engineering Building Room 267, 817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C3, CA

Dr. Bhavik Bakshi 

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