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Curriculum & Training

TISED strives to update the engineering curriculum to train young engineers, architects, and planners, in the principles of energy efficiency, clean energy and sustainability. We'll work with our partners to integrate sustainable engineering and design within undergraduate study and support the development of resources for professors to emphasize environmental concepts and content in their courses, wherever possible.

Can renewables become the dominant source of electricity in Canada and the USA?

Wed, 2014-09-24 17:30 - 20:00
Arts Building : Moyse Hall, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5
Price: Free

Talks by MIT speaker John Reilly and CEA speaker Jim Burpee

"Prospects and Challenges for High Penetration of Renewable Energy", John Reilly, MIT

John Reilly

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Why all hydrology is social hydrology: Dr. Deepak Malghan

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:00 - 18:00
Macdonald Engineering Building : Room 267, Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZlfCd
Price: Free, registration link below
Deepak Malghan

Why all urban hydrology is social hydrology? Evidence from Bangalore, India

Join us for a talk by Professor Deepak Malghan, Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore and Fung Global Fellows Program, Princeton University
(joint work with R. Goswami, E. Kemp Benedict, V.K. Mehta, S.

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City-grown vegetables could feed urban dwellers

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:10

In a number of cities around the world, residents have transformed previously derelict sites, ignored corners and over-grown verges into green and productive vegetable plots

Published on July 30, 2014 | Environmental Research Web

For example, in York, UK, an "edible map" reveals that there is garlic mustard and horseradish growing in abundance alongside the river, and plums will be available on a tree in a street in Osbaldwick by August.

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Can Urban Agriculture Feed the World's Growing Cities?

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:10

Living in a city puts everything at your fingertips: From fashion and movies to social movements and political experiments, residents of urban areas experience most everything before it trickles through the suburbs and into rural communities.

Published on July 29, 2014 | Yahoo! News

by: Willy Blackmore

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Global Warming: Planet Hits Natural Pause Button (featuring Shaun Lovejoy)

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:23

Global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 indicate a slowdown in global warming, but this was due to natural cooling fluctuation and not due to any decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. This has been proved by statistical analysis of the temperatures, conducted by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

(Exerpt from Jayalakshmi K, International Business Times)


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Hungry for something healthy and new? Why not make dinner with crickets tonight!

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:10

McGill Student Jakub Dzamba desigs cricket incubator to feed growing interest in insect farming

Published on July 23, 2014 | Journal Metro

by: Mathais Marchal

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Save the Date! May 4th and 5th, 2015

Each year TISED and the lnstitut de l’énergie Trottier (IET) take turns hosting this event. Made possible through the generous support of Dr. Lorne Trottier, this is a forum for students, professors, government and industry professionals to connect with the general public on advancements for sustainability through engineering and design.

Current TISED Members

TISED members are tenured or tenure-track professors in McGill's Faculty of Engineering who share TISED’s vision for a critical role for engineering and design in integrated approaches towards achieving greater sustainability in our environment, economy and society.
Name Research area(s) Research Keywords

Badami, Madhav

Alternative transport fu

McGill University Student Uses Pulse Energy API to Create the McGill Energy Map

Wed, 2014-07-16 13:02

To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff

Published on July 14, 2014 | Pulse Energy News

by: Meena Mohan

Flexibility and configurability are two of our guiding principles when it comes to developing great, user friendly software.

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