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What training is needed for the next generation of water operators?

Thu, 2016-12-08 13:11

In generations past, most water operators gained employment straight out of high school; however, these days, operators are required to have a strong foundation in science, engineering, and technology.

Source Site: /macdonald

McGill researchers lead development of tool to assess environmental risks of chemicals

$9.6M project funded through Genome Canada competition for natural resource, environment sectors
Thu, 2016-12-08 10:15

Assessing the risks that toxic chemicals pose to natural ecosystems is a huge challenge, given the thousands of chemicals that require testing. But the task is expected soon to become less daunting, thanks to a new tool being developed by McGill University researchers. 

Contact Information

Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: McGill University, Media Relations
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
Source Site: /newsroom

The global challenge for water supply: is seawater desalination a sustainable solution?

Wed, 2016-10-26 13:30 - 15:00
EV Building, Concordia University : Room EV- 2.260, 1515 Sainte Catherine Ouest, Montreal, QC , H3G 2W1
Price: FREE

Prof. Menachem Elimelech
Roberto Goizueta Professor of the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, and Director of the Environmental Program

An AEESP Distinguished Lecture and part of the ENCS Distinguished Speaker Series

Source Site: /tised

Our future doesn’t have to be dismal

Global examples of sustainability projects offer potential seeds for a more just future
Wed, 2016-10-05 10:34

By  Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Source Site: /newsroom

Ferring Canada Donates $2 Million to McGill University

Donation supports programs focused on healthcare and environmental research and education
Thu, 2016-09-01 09:45

TORONTO – September 1, 2016 – Ferring Canada, a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, is proud to announce a $2 million donation to McGill University in Montreal, Canada that will be used to create fellowships in health and health leadership, and to finance environmental research in the Canadian Arctic.

Source Site: /newsroom

City birds are smarter than country birds

Mon, 2016-03-21 10:32

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

Life in the city changes cognition, behavior and physiology of birds to their advantage

Birds living in urban environments are smarter than birds from rural environments.

But, why do city birds have the edge over their country friends? They adapted to their urban environments enabling them to exploit new resources more favorably than their rural counterparts, say a team of all-McGill University researchers.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
Source Site: /newsroom

Evidence to Policy - Jill Baumgartner February 3

Wed, 2016-02-03 14:30 - 16:00
Charles Meredith House : Conference Room, 1130 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A3

Join us for this special seminar featuring IHSP Faculty member Jill Baumgartner on Wednesday February 3.

Source Site: /ihsp

Cost burden of Quebec’s carbon market seen as modest

Wed, 2016-01-20 10:10

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Study by McGill researchers assesses short-run impacts on households, industries

The cost burden of Quebec’s carbon-pricing policy, is likely to be modest across income groups and industries, according to a McGill University research team.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Carrie Macmillan
Organization: Marketing Specialist - University of Toronto Press
Office Phone: 416-667-7777 ext 7849
Source Site: /newsroom

Overcoming hurdles to Arctic climate change adaptation

Wed, 2016-01-06 16:42

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Arctic peoples inherently able to adapt given changes to various non-climatic factors

Contact Information

Contact: Prof. James Ford
Organization: Geography Dept., McGill University

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations, McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
Source Site: /newsroom