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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

The Reporter Staff

Published: 14Sep2014

Feeding a University

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: Lesley Chesterman

Published: 14Sep2014

Which Mode of Travel Provides the Happiest Commute?

Walkers, cyclists and commuter-rail riders are much more satisfied than drivers and transit users.

Published on Aug 20, 2014 | The Atlantic: CityLab.com

Written by: Eric Jaffe

Published: 12Sep2014

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

25Sep201417:30
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Amphithéâtre Bell (Room: C-631) at Polytechnique Montreal CA

"Rapid innovation and growth in renewable energy", a talk by MIT's Jessika Trancik

What’s in McGill’s giant brownie?

McGill à la carte event to highlight Fair Trade and Mac farm products 

Published on Aug 21, 2014 | McGill Reporter

Written by: Neale McDevitt

As McGill’s Executive Chef, Oliver De Volpi isn’t usually fazed by a little heat in the kitchen. But these days he’s feeling stressed. “The last few nights, I’ve been waking up at 3 a.m. and having trouble getting back to sleep,” he says with a laugh. “I start thinking about brownies and that’s it, I’m up.”

Published: 1Sep2014

Future Earth coming to Montreal

McGill’s role in global secretariat could open opportunities for researchers

Published on Aug 11, 2014 | McGill Reporter

Written by: Chris Chipello

Montreal will soon become one of five global hubs for Future Earth, a 10-year international research program stemming from the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro.

Published: 19Aug2014

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. We are working to complement current and planned initiatives to help ensure that sustainable engineering components are present in all undergraduate programs.

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

24Sep201417:30
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Arts Building Moyse Hall, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA

Talks by MIT speaker John Reilly and CEA speaker Jim Burpee

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

City-grown vegetables could feed urban dwellers

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.

Published: 25Jul2014

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