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University students help youngsters learn to enjoy homework

The SEDE Homework Zone program sees McGill students helping to instill good study habits and a love for learning in younger pupils

October 2014  | Montreal Families.ca

by: Kamila Hinkson

Ask university students about what they develop while doing homework, and they will likely respond with "a headache."

Published: 11Oct2014

UN report: ocean acidity increasing rapidly due to CO2

A new report from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in South Korea says that ocean acidification has risen alarmingly from absorption of CO2 in the atmosphere.

This report says acidification is changing and will dramatically change the ocean ecosystem in years ahead.

Alfonso Mucci is a professor of geochemistry and oceanography in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Published: 30Sep2014

Community Engagement Day looks to foster lasting relationships

Last Thursday was the third annual Community Engagement Day (CED), organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education office (SEDE). From September 29 to October 9, workshops and volunteering opportunities were hosted by forty different organizations based throughout the Montreal community, with the majority of events happening on October 2.

Oct.6, 2014 | The McGill Daily

by: Jill Bachelder

Published: 11Oct2014

McGill Spaces Project: Kicking out the cars

PARK(ing) Day turns Montreal parking lots into creative spaces

Sept 29, 2014 | The McGill Daily

by: Siobbhan O'Connell

Fifty years ago, Joni Mitchell first sang “they paved paradise, and put up a parking lot.” Now, Montreal has an annual event that brings a little bit of paradise back to the parking lot.

Published: 2Oct2014

World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

Dr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill University. Rogers comes to Canada from The University of Alabama, where he was Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry and director of the Center for Green Manufacturing.

Sept 29, 2014 | McGill.ca

Published: 30Sep2014

netMTL to compete in the Solar Decathalon in 2016

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.

Published: 30Sep2014

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

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.

A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered these microbeads — often marketed by the cosmetic industry as a way to feel extra clean — at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River.

Published: 30Sep2014

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

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

Published: 30Sep2014

Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic

"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

Published: 28Sep2014

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