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McGill Students Fiona Yuan and Christopher Tegho win at 2014 Scotiabank EcoLiving Student Leadership Award

Mon, 2014-06-09 02:46

Yuan and Tegho are in their last year of electrical engineering at McGill University and are keen about sustainability and energy conservation. Together they designed an “energy management and power disaggregation” system that helps homeowners and businesses better monitor, control and manage the energy use of individual appliances.

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Podcast: Environment or Economy: At the Muskoka Summit

Mon, 2014-06-09 02:40

Published on June 4, 2014 | CBC

Ideas with Paul Kennedy

Following on the heels of Green Growth: Can Profits Save the Planet?, IDEAS presents the Muskoka Summit, a biennial conclave with some of the world's most respected ecologists debating one of the crucial questions of our time -- is it possible for economists to understand and appreciate the 'real' value of the environment?

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Two Ph.D. students awarded TD Bank Group-CCA Collection Research Grants

Fri, 2014-06-06 15:27

Ph.D. students Heather Braiden and Ayca Koseoglu have received TD Bank Group-CCA Collection Research Grants for 2014. These grants are offered to doctoral students in architecture, in humanities and in social sciences in Canadian universities to facilitate access to the CCA Collection during residencies of one to three months at the Study Centre in the Summer of 2014.

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Given our frigid climes, think indoor greenery

Fri, 2014-06-06 02:32

Montreal — Green spaces can help obliterate blue spaces in our minds: It’s a no-brainer.

Published on May 30, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Bill Brownstein

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Recent graduate Marie-Ève Lamarre awarded LOJIC prize at National Assembly

Thu, 2014-06-05 14:19

Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIC) highlighted the excellence of 17 international mobility projects with the presentation of the sixth LOJIQ prizes held May 27 at the National Assembly in front of nearly 300 guests. Recent graduate Marie-Ève Lamarre (M.Arch.

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Prof. Aaron Sprecher Promoted to Associate Professor

Fri, 2014-05-30 11:39

The Board of Governors of McGill University has approved the promotion of Prof. Aaron Sprecher to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, effective June 1, 2014. Prof. Sprecher was initially appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture in the summer of 2008.

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Blanche Lemco van Ginkel receives Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science at Convocation on May 29

Thu, 2014-05-29 17:06

From the Convocation brochure:

Architect, educator and urban planner Blanche Lemco van Ginkel (CM, FRAIC, BArch [McGill], MCP [Harvard]) has influenced urban landscapes worldwide, but nowhere has her vision and tenacity had greater impact than here in Montreal, where she began her career and honed her remarkable skills.

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Harvesting water out of thin air

Thu, 2014-05-22 (All day)

Harnessing humidity to quench thirst in the world’s most arid regions

Published on May 13, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: Neale McDevitt and Chris Chipello

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Renewable energy, policy interactions, and the role of Engineers

Wed, 2014-05-28 15:00 - 16:30
Macdonald Engineering Building : Room 267, 817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C3
Price: FREE
Dr. Kristina Johnson

Renewable energy, policy interactions, and the role of Engineers: A talk by Dr. Kristina Johnson

TISED is honoured to host this talk by Dr. Kristina Johnson who will be receiving an honourary doctorate from McGill's Faculty of Engineering this month. Please join us – everyone is welcome!

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McGill honours champions of equity and diversity

Wed, 2014-05-14 21:47

The 2nd annual McGill University Awards for Equity and Community Building were handed out on April 24.

Published on May 8, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: McGill Reporter Staff

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