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Out of the classroom and into the rainforest

Fri, 2014-06-20 01:07

The Panama Field Studies Semester offers McGill undergraduates a unique opportunity to experience the complexity of environmental issues up-close

Published on June 9, 2014 | McGill News

by: Hannah Hoag (MSc '99)

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McGill Fossil Fuel Decisions Shift

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:09

The McGill University board of governors has included “grave environmental degradation” as allowable criteria for divestment.

Published on June 10, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Karen Seidman

Many students at McGill University are celebrating a fundamental shift in how the university will decide whether to stop investing in fossil fuel companies.

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McGill Nonlinear Physics Professor and Climatologist Shaun Lovejoy: Global Warming is not a "Natural" Occurrence

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:09

Opinion: Research Shows the Global Warming isn't natural

Published on June 9, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Shaun Lovejoy

Last year, the Quebec Skeptics Society laid down a challenge: “If anthropogenic global warming is as strong as scientists claim, then why do they need supercomputers to demonstrate it?”

My immediate response was: “They don’t.”

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McGill Students Fiona Yuan and Christopher Tegho win at 2014 Scotiabank EcoLiving Student Leadership Award

Mon, 2014-06-09 02:46

Yuan and Tegho are in their last year of electrical engineering at McGill University and are keen about sustainability and energy conservation. Together they designed an “energy management and power disaggregation” system that helps homeowners and businesses better monitor, control and manage the energy use of individual appliances.

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Podcast: Environment or Economy: At the Muskoka Summit

Mon, 2014-06-09 02:40

Published on June 4, 2014 | CBC

Ideas with Paul Kennedy

Following on the heels of Green Growth: Can Profits Save the Planet?, IDEAS presents the Muskoka Summit, a biennial conclave with some of the world's most respected ecologists debating one of the crucial questions of our time -- is it possible for economists to understand and appreciate the 'real' value of the environment?

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Two Ph.D. students awarded TD Bank Group-CCA Collection Research Grants

Fri, 2014-06-06 15:27

Ph.D. students Heather Braiden and Ayca Koseoglu have received TD Bank Group-CCA Collection Research Grants for 2014. These grants are offered to doctoral students in architecture, in humanities and in social sciences in Canadian universities to facilitate access to the CCA Collection during residencies of one to three months at the Study Centre in the Summer of 2014.

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Given our frigid climes, think indoor greenery

Fri, 2014-06-06 02:32

Montreal — Green spaces can help obliterate blue spaces in our minds: It’s a no-brainer.

Published on May 30, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Bill Brownstein

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Recent graduate Marie-Ève Lamarre awarded LOJIC prize at National Assembly

Thu, 2014-06-05 14:19

Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIC) highlighted the excellence of 17 international mobility projects with the presentation of the sixth LOJIQ prizes held May 27 at the National Assembly in front of nearly 300 guests. Recent graduate Marie-Ève Lamarre (M.Arch.

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Prof. Aaron Sprecher Promoted to Associate Professor

Fri, 2014-05-30 11:39

The Board of Governors of McGill University has approved the promotion of Prof. Aaron Sprecher to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, effective June 1, 2014. Prof. Sprecher was initially appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture in the summer of 2008.

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Blanche Lemco van Ginkel receives Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science at Convocation on May 29

Thu, 2014-05-29 17:06

From the Convocation brochure:

Architect, educator and urban planner Blanche Lemco van Ginkel (CM, FRAIC, BArch [McGill], MCP [Harvard]) has influenced urban landscapes worldwide, but nowhere has her vision and tenacity had greater impact than here in Montreal, where she began her career and honed her remarkable skills.

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