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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

Pow Wow marks colourful end to successful Indigenous Awareness Week

McGill’s fourth annual Indigenous Awareness Week came to a lively, colourful close on Friday, Sept. 19, with dancers dressed in traditional costumes performing an inter-tribal dance during the Pow Wow on the lower campus field in front of dozens of smiling spectators. Even as the sounds of the drums faded and the dust settled on the dance floor, the weeklong event was being touted as a rousing success.

Sept. 24, 2014 | The Reporter

by: Neale McDevitt

Published: 28Sep2014

Thousands meet at Lafontaine Park to push leaders on environment

Thousands of environmentally-minded demonstrators assembled at Lafontaine Park Sunday to make a passionate appeal prior to Tuesday’s United Nation Climate Summit in New York.

Sept 21, 2014 | CTV News Montréal

The New York meeting aims to set the table for a crucial Paris conference to be held at the end of 2015 and environmentalists met in hopes that they'd embolden politicians to push for real change.

Published: 25Sep2014

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

Previously undocumented in North American rivers, concentrations of microplastic particles in the St. Lawrence are as high as has been observed in the world's most contaminated marine sediments.

Sept. 18, 2014 | Phys.org

Published: 23Sep2014

Protests aim to bring attention to need to act on climate change

Dr. Catherine Potvin is a climate scientist in McGill University’s Department of Biology, at the school in Montreal, Thursday, September 18, 2014. On September 21 she will speak at Montreal’s version of the People’s Climate March, a global event billed to be the biggest climate protest in history.

Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Michelle Lalonde

McGill University professor Catherine Potvin will be doing something this Sunday that she has never done before.

Published: 23Sep2014

The time to face up to climate change is now

Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays. Over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus

Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Catherine Potvin 

Published: 22Sep2014

Atelier TAG in consortium with Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes wins Salle de spectacle de Saint-Jérôme competition

Atelier TAG in consortium with Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes has won the Salle de spectacle de Saint-Jérôme competition.  Manon Asselin (B.Arch. 1992, M.Arch. 2001) is co-founder, with her partner Katsuhiro Yamazaki (B.Arch. 1996), of Atelier TAG. They were Gerald Sheff Visiting Professors in Architecture at the School during the Fall 2012 term.

Published: 16Sep2014

Joe Carter: Lecture

24Nov201418:00
Macdonald Harrington Building Room G10, 815 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C2, CA

Architect, Towns Consultants, Beijing.

Four Burning Questions for Audra Simpson, professor of Anthropology at Columbia University

Audra Simpson, McGill alumna and professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address at the Aboriginal Homecoming event on Sept. 18

Sept. 9, 2014 | The Reporter

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Published: 14Sep2014

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