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McGill renews its approach to sustainability with Vision 2020

On Oct. 16, McGill University launched the Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy, a blueprint for increasing social, economic, and environmental sustainability in the McGill community. Over a hundred and fifty students attended the launch event at the Y-intersection last Thursday afternoon.

Oct. 21, 2014 | The McGill Tribune

Published: 21Oct2014

Imagining a sustainable future for Canada

This initiative for sustainable development is in collaboration with researchers and citizens who wish to express an idealistic vision for a sustainable future in Canada.

October 17, 2014 | LaNouvelle.net

by: Jean-Olivier Goyette

Looking for participants

Published: 17Oct2014

Experts discuss life in outer space

Spanning two days, the Annual Trottier Public Science Symposium “Are We Alone?” took the audience to the moon, Mars, and beyond. Focusing on the origin of life in our solar system, the series explored the where and how of alien life.

Published: 17Oct2014

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

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