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Museum time for the Lessard team

Musical instruments created by students Steven Phillips and Ajith Damodaran, under the supervision of Prof Larry Lessard, were displayed at the Design Museum in Ghent, Belgium, during the month of April 2015. An exhibition called “Kunststof Natuurlijk,” or “Synthetic by Nature,” showcased 50 objects made from flax, hemp, bamboo and other biocomposites. Natural fiber composites are gaining interest in engineering design, and this exhibit featured the state-of-the-art and future possibilities for these materials.

Published: 6May2015

Aboriginal students, staff at McGill University call for more recognition

CBC News | April 23, 2015

Monument recognizing campus was built on aboriginal territory often goes unnoticed

Some students and staff at McGill University say the school isn't doing enough to include aboriginal people.

The university only has one monument, Hochelaga Rock, to acknowledge that the campus was built on the site of an old Iroquois village and likely visited by Jacques Cartier in the 1500s.

But the rock marking this history goes largely unnoticed. 

Published: 25Apr2015

McGill Geography Chair Jeffrey Wells: Cold carbon conservation' is important in fighting climate change

Montreal Gazette | April 22, 2015

by: Jeffrey Wells

We were heartened last week to see leaders of Canada’s provincial and territorial governments meet in Quebec City to seek real solutions to the runaway problem of carbon pollution. The governments of Ontario and Quebec, in particular, are advancing, with courage and integrity, solid policies that address the problem of industrial carbon pollution. We applaud them for these efforts.

Published: 24Apr2015

Trottier Symposium

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29Sep201521:30

This year's theme will be "Trusting Science: Do You?" and our speakers will be Drs. Kevin Folta, Geoffrey Kabat, and Paul Offit.

More details to come…

Clean ride mapper: Cycling the less polluted routes

The McGill Reporter | April 15, 2015

By: Katherine Gombay 

Published: 16Apr2015

Carbon pricing with a practical Canadian twist

From Alberta to Nova Scotia, and especially in Ontario, spring has ushered in fresh discussions about climate policy. On Tuesday, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission (which I chair) released a new report, The Way Forward, with specific recommendations for how Canadians can make real progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The report’s two main recommendations will be surprising to many people, but for quite different reasons. {The Globe and Mail, April 7, 2015 by: Christopher Ragan}

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Published: 9Apr2015

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