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Renewables: What holds us back? What moves us ahead?

Tue, 2016-03-08 18:30 - Wed, 2016-03-09 20:30
Centre Mont-Royal : 1000 Sherbrooke Ouest, 1000, rue Sherbrooke O., Montréal , H3A 3G4
Price: FREE | RSVP

Featuring speakers Mark Z.

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Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry: Engaging Graduate Students Outside of Disciplinary Silos

Wed, 2016-02-10 10:30

Green chemistry is a rapidly growing area of interest for industry as companies face increased regulatory requirements, supply constraints, and consumer demands for sustainable products. Business innovation is a powerful means to achieve sustainable development, but challenges associated with marketability of clean technologies must be considered for effective implementation.

Contact Information

Contact: Megan Poss
Organization: Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM)
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Quirks & Quarks features Bergthorson research

Tue, 2016-01-19 13:19

Don't miss the January 15, 2016, edition of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks to learn how Prof Jeff Bergthorson and colleagues are finding ways for energy to be stored and transported via iron and other metals, a novel and potentially important method for delivering fossil-fuel-free power.

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2016 Catalyst Awards Gala

Thu, 2016-04-14 18:00
Faculty Club : Ballroom, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5
Price: Free *registration required

The Office of Sustainability is proud to acknowledge those who have positively contributed to sustainability at McGill in an enduring and meaningful way.

Source Site: /sustainability

Droughts hit cereal crops harder since 1980s

New study provides most comprehensive look yet at effects of extreme weather on production
Wed, 2016-01-06 13:07

Drought and extreme heat events slashed cereal harvests in recent decades by 9% to 10% on average in affected countries – and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in the developed nations of North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new study led by researchers from McGill University and the University of British Columbia.

Contact Information

Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations - McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
Source Site: /newsroom

Energy efficiency and forest biorefinery: sustainability in forest use

Thu, 2016-02-04 17:15 - 20:00
Centre Mont-Royal : 1000, rue Sherbrooke O., Montréal , H3A 3G4

Energy efficiency and forest biorefinery-Register today!


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Science for a Sustainable Society: A McGill Symposium

Tue, 2016-01-26 04:00 - Wed, 2016-01-27 18:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5


View the website for updates about the Symposium. 

Contact Information

Contact: Lorraine Torpy, Event Manager
Organization: Research and International Relations
Office Phone: 514-398-3992
Source Site: /research

The Green Bond: Coupling Sustainability with Finance

Fri, 2015-12-18 10:35

Usman W. Chohan has an MBA from Desautels (2014) in Strategy and Leadership. He has served as a consultant at the World Bank Institute (WBI), and as Special Situations Analyst in Global Equities at Natcan Investment Management, investment arm of the National Bank of Canada. He has been a participant in various important climate initiatives in 2015 including the Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) 3rd Summit in Suva, Fiji.   

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Green Light Microscopy: A Sustainable Alternative in Modern Microscopy

Thu, 2015-12-10 14:43

In times of environmental decline, scientific innovation must be implemented to replace old and inefficient technology. This can lead to positive academic, economic and environmental impacts. Fluorescence microscopy is a key element in many aspects of research throughout the physical, life and health sciences. Microscopes are found in virtually all research institutes, universities, hospitals, biotechnology companies and pharmaceutical companies.

Contact Information

Contact: Dr. Claire Brown
Organization: ABIF
Office Phone: 514-398-4400 ext. 00795

Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry - Public Lecture

Fri, 2016-01-22 13:00 - 15:00
Bronfman Building : Auditorium Room 151, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5
Price: Free

4th Annual Public Lecture on Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry

From clean materials to business success


Contact Information

Contact: Megan Poss
Organization: Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM)
Source Site: /desautels