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Creating buzz with bee hive atop T.M.R. town-hall

Tue, 2014-04-22 13:49

Students learn about nature and politics in unique project to place a bee colony atop town hall

Published on April 22, 2014 | Montreal Gazette
Written by: Catherine Solyom

For the bees, too, it’s been a long, hard winter.

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Two McGill researchers receive $500,000 grants to find innovative uses for carbon

Fri, 2014-04-18 02:54

The Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) announced on April 15, that two McGill researchers are among the 24 winners of $500,000 grants to transform carbon dioxide into useful products.

Published on April 16, 2014 | McGill Publications
Written by: Meaghan Thurston

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Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation?

Tue, 2014-04-15 01:20

Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99% certainty

Published on April 11, 2014 | McGill Research

An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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Made it onto Huffington Post. For better or for worse...

Mon, 2014-04-14 09:24

A Treatment for Chemophobia

"Hey, aren't you somebody?" the teenager queried as I got into the elevator.

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Making “waste not” a way of life

Sun, 2014-04-13 02:34

“Hate” may be a strong word, but it is the word used by mild-mannered Bernice Ting to describe how she feels about waste.

Published on April 9, 2014 | McGill News
by Jennifer Nault

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Book Launch: Is That a Fact?

Fri, 2014-04-11 23:47

Date: May 8, 2014

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Atwater Library  -- 1200 Atwater Ave, Westmount

RSVP: jenna [at] ecwpress [dot] com

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Working group aims to redefine shared space for pedestrians and cyclists on campus

Thu, 2014-04-03 22:15

Recommendations to be released in April in response to criticism of Milton bike gates.

Published on April 1, 2014 | McGill Tribune
by Chelsea Ju

Cycling regulations on campus could undergo substantial changes following the work of McGill’s Cycling Working Group, which is scheduled for release in April.

The group was created in order to analyze issues regarding bicycles on campus, with the goal of devising a well-compromised accommodation for cyclists at the university.

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Call for papers: Tax Justice and Human Rights Research Collaboration Symposium

Tue, 2014-04-01 15:54

We invite paper proposals for a Tax Justice and Human Rights Research Collaboration Symposium, to be held at the McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec, from Wednesday to Friday, 18-20 June, 2014.

The symposium will explore the fundamental connections between taxation and human rights by providing a forum for collaboration among emerging scholars, established academics, civil society organization representatives, tax justice advocacy groups, tax policy makers, and researchers from around the world.

Contact Information

Contact: Professor Allison Christians
Organization: Stikeman Chair in Tax Law
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Office Phone: 514-398-1223
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Global shift to greener economies happening because of economic benefits, panelists say

Tue, 2014-04-01 01:21

The global transition to clean energy is underway and Canada is lagging, experts speaking at the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit said Saturday.

Published on March 29, 2014 | The Hill Times
by Laura Ryckewaert

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Is That a Fact? -- Book Review

Fri, 2014-03-28 20:45

Just received the first copies of my 14th book "Is That a Fact." Should be in the stores within a couple of weeks. Official launch is May 8 at 5 PM, Atwater Public Library in Montreal.

First advance review is in:
Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life.
Schwarcz, Joe (Author)
May 2014. 280 p. ECW, paperback, $17.95. (9781770411906). 500.

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