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Divest McGill stages protest against fossil fuels

Thu, 2013-11-14 16:00

Students bike in opposition to cycling policy/ Contestation sur deux roues

Published on November 11 2013 | McGill Daily / Le Délit
Written by William Mazurek
Visual by Khoa Doan

Source Site: /sustainability

Change From Within

Thu, 2013-11-14 15:56

Sustainable and responsible investing (SRI) has seen dramatic growth over the last decade and is having an increasing influence on both institutional and retail investors.

Published on November 11 2013 | Bull and Bear
Written by Alvin Chauhan

Source Site: /sustainability

On International Day, UN Secretary-General calls for protection of natural resources in war-torn countries

Thu, 2013-11-07 13:12

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the importance of protecting the environment in times of armed conflict, and stressed that strong natural resource governance can help prevent conflict and contribute to long-term peace.

Published November 6 2013 | UN News Centre
Written by UN News 

Source Site: /sustainability

Resource recovery applications: approaches, tools and projects for the relaunch of rural economy

Fri, 2013-11-08 10:00 - 11:30
Wong Building : Room 1050, 3610 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C5
Price: Free

This seminar, open to all, is part of the Environmental and Water Resource Engineering Seminar Series. Join us as Professor Simon Barnabé discusses "Resource recovery applications: approaches, tools and projects for the relaunch of rural economy".

Topic summary:

As biomass is the basis of most rural economy, resource recovery could be the key to relaunch or revitalize rural communities affected by socio-economic problems such as local plant shutdown, decline of population, lack of business initiatives, and reluctance to change.

Source Site: /tised

Adrian Sheppard awarded Ordre des urbanistes du Québec prize

Tue, 2013-10-29 08:50

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec (OUQ) awarded the Blanche-Lemco-Van-Ginkel Prize to 30 public figures in a variety of fields for their contribution to the development of urban planning in Quebec. Emeritus Professor Adrian Sheppard was amongst the prize recipients at the gala held at the Palais des congrès in Montreal on October 23, 2013. The citation reads as follows:

Source Site: /architecture
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Universities that teach you to change the world

Thu, 2013-10-24 14:29

Social entrepreneurship – whether as new or existing ventures, with an environmental or social-justice focus – is a hot topic on campus.

Published October 22 2013 | Globe and Mail
Written by Jennifer Lewington

Source Site: /sustainability

Membrane Processes for Water Purification

Fri, 2013-10-25 10:00 - 11:25
Wong Building : Room 1050, 3610 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C5
Price: Free

Everyone is welcome to attend this CIVE 615 Environmental Engineering Seminar (part of the Environmental & Water resource engineering seminar series) given by Dr.

Source Site: /tised

McGill's "Food for Thought"

Wed, 2013-10-23 15:29

The year was 1982. "Food for Thought", a new and innovative course conceived by Drs. David Harpp, Joe Schwarcz & Ariel Fenster. Designed to provoke some thought, separate fact from fiction and of course, digest everything there is to know about food. And now, 14,000 students later, you too can take this course. FOR FREE. That's right. McGill presents its very-first MOOC (massive open online course), & the McGill Office for Science and Society (OSS) is up at bat. Are you ready for some Food for Thought?

Source Site: /oss