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McGill Prof. part of a team that speaks on how systems crucial to stability of planet are compromised

New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk

An international team of 18 researchers will provide new evidence of significant changes in four of the nine systems which regulate the resilience of the Earth. 

Published: 3Feb2015

Nicki Reckziegel wins Prix de Rome for Emerging Practitioners

Montreal-based Nicki Reckziegel (M.Arch. 2014) is the winner of the Canada Council’s 2014 Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners.  With this award, she will travel to “institutions of refuge” (crisis centres, safe houses, hospitals) in 18 locations across Central and East Africa. She will also intern with MASS Design Group, a non-profit organization that has designed health-care facilities in developing countries around the world.

Published: 30Jan2015

McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

On Jan. 14-16, McGill hosted Canada’s third annual Fair Trade Conference with The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN). 

McGill Reporter | Jan. 22, 2015

By: Galitt Araf

Published: 26Jan2015

Reimagining housing for the poor and cities without cars

McGill architecture professor Vikram Bhatt, winner of the Margolese National Living Design Prize from UBC, thinks people should live where they can grow some of their own food.

The Vancouver Sun | Jan. 25, 2015

By: Daphne Bramham

A slum or a squatter’s settlement isn’t where one expects to find an architect.

Yet, it’s in those communities on three different continents that Vikram Bhatt has spent most of his distinguished career.

Published: 26Jan2015

L'habitat des ours polaires en danger [lien français]

le 14 janvier 2015 | RadioCanada

Une étude suggère que les menaces aux habitats glacés des ours polaires sont plus importantes que ce qui était prévu jusqu'à maintenant. Les explications de Bruno Tremblay, professeur au département des sciences atmosphériques et océaniques à l'Université McGill.

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Published: 16Jan2015

Leading the charge toward sustainability

Professor Jeffrey Bergthorson in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been named the first Panda Faculty Scholar in Sustainable Engineering and Design at the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED). Also recently appointed Associate Director of TISED, Prof Bergthorson began a 3-year term in both roles on January 1, 2015.

Published: 16Jan2015

Sustainability — at McGill, they've made an app for that

Thanks to a McGill University law professor with an interest in social responsibility, there’s an app that will monitor your commitment to sustainability.

Dec. 22, 2014 | Montreal Gazette

By: Sarah Rogers

Published: 11Jan2015

A place in the top 10

Research led by Prof François Barthelat in the Department of Mechanical Engineering earned a spot on Quebec's list of top 10 scientific discoveries in 2014. Inspired by natural structures like seashells, Barthelat and his team developed a technique to strengthen glass. They were able to make glass 200 times more resistant to breakage by engraving micro-cracks in wavy configurations on its surface. The pattern of micro-cracks guided larger cracks and absorbed impact energy.

Published: 8Jan2015

Robert Mellin named Member of the Order of Canada

Robert Mellin, Associate Professor at the School, and the winner of numerous awards, notably for his contributions to preserving Newfoundland’s architectural heritage and for his publications that have made modern architecture more accessible to a wider audience, was named a Member of the Order of Canada on December 26, 2014.

Published: 5Jan2015

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