Environment

Former Dean of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Associate Vice-Principal of McGill University’s Macdonald Campus, 1996-2005, and founding Dean of the McGill School of Environment, 2008, Dr. Deborah Buszard has been appointed to Interim Vice-President and Chancellor at the University of British Columbia.

Read more in the UBC Broadcast

Published on: 6 Oct 2022

In August, documentary filmmaker Alex Pritz, BSc(AgEnvSc)’13 – BSE has released his award-winning National Geographic documentary The Territory which “provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers in the Brazilian Amazon.”

Learn more in Focus on Macdonald

Classified as: Focus on Macdonald, Alex Pritz
Published on: 6 Oct 2022

McGill undergraduates have a unique opportunity to expand their climate science literacy and acquire tools for taking action to reduce the impacts of the unfolding climate crisis.

Registration is now open to students in every program for FSCI 198: Climate Crisis and Climate Actions, a new undergraduate course featuring a team of multi-disciplinary instructors who will present diverse perspectives on the scientific and social dimensions of climate change.

Published on: 14 Jul 2022

How can we help societies achieve more resilient agriculture in the face of geopolitical disturbances and climate change? Why do we continue to propose agricultural systems based on globalized commodity markets as the only way to feed ourselves? Why continue to subsidize models that destroy soil fertility, ecosystems and put our health at risk? 

Classified as: farming
Published on: 20 Jun 2022

In a new study, our team of climate scientists, economists and engineers (including BRE’s Mohammad Reza Alizadeh and Jan F. Adamowski]) found that the poorest parts of the world are likely to be two to five times more exposed to heat waves than richer countries by the 2060s. By the end of the century, the lowest-income quarter of the global population’s heat exposure will almost match that of the entire rest of the world.

Classified as: Jan Adamowski, Mohammad Reza Alizadeh
Published on: 18 Feb 2022

In [Bieler School of Environment course] ENVR 401, advanced undergrads team up to conduct research on behalf of actual “clients,” such as not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, and operating units of the University. The students scope out their projects at the start of the fall semester. By the end of the semester, they submit final reports for dissemination to the research community and to the people affected.

Published on: 18 Feb 2022

Grâce au don de Marc Bieler, l’Université McGill peut offrir un meilleur soutien à la recherche en environnement.

« La canneberge est la culture maraîchère la plus écologique qui soit, déclare Marc Bieler. D’une part parce qu’elle est cultivée sur des terres classées impropres à l’agriculture, les sols étant trop humides et acides, et d’autre part parce que la loi nous oblige à conserver à l’état naturel 35 % de la superficie de la ferme. »

Classified as: Bieler School of Environment, Marc Bieler
Published on: 16 Nov 2021

Congrats to Elena Bennett (NRS/BSE), one of sixteen Canadian sustainability leaders (#Clean16 honourees) named to the Delta Management Group’s 2022 Clean50 list.

Classified as: elena bennett, clean 50, Awards, sustainability research, Bieler School of Environment
Published on: 27 Sep 2021

“It becomes so easy to do your part when everyone around you is doing their part to live sustainably.”

Hailing from around the world, McGill’s valedictorians are a diverse, multitalented group. When they came to the University, they brought with them their unique backgrounds, passions and ambitions. While they all praise the education they received at McGill, one thing is certain, the University has benefitted just as much for having them as valuable, contributing members of our community.

Classified as: Sreedurga Cherukumalli
Published on: 15 Jun 2021

Follow the journey of environmental scientist and McGill researcher Klara Winkler on the search for bright spots of sustainability at McGill

By Maya Willard-Stepan, Communications Intern, McGill Office of Sustainability
Classified as: Klara Winkler, elena bennett
Published on: 15 Jun 2021

Landmark $15-million gift commitment from McGill alumnus Marc Bieler to the School of Environment will bolster environmental scholarship, research and outreach 

Scientists grappling with complex and seemingly unresolvable issues often refer to them as “wicked problems”. Arguably, some of the nastiest are those related to the deteriorating health of our environment.

Classified as: Marc Bieler, environment, Research, environnement, recherche, Sustainability
Published on: 14 Oct 2020

As a man whose career as a successful agri-food entrepreneur has spanned sectors as diverse as cattle breeding, apple growing, maple syrup production and French vineyards, and who almost single-handedly built Quebec’s cranberry industry into one of the largest and most highly regarded in the world, Marc Bieler, DipAgr’58, BA’64, has always had a profound attachment to the land and a deep respect for the natural environment.

Classified as: Marc Bieler, $15-million gift, McGill School of Environment, Sustainability
Published on: 14 Oct 2020

Although non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become powerful voices in world environmental politics, little is known of the global picture of this sector. A new study shows that environmental groups are increasingly focused on advocacy in climate change politics and environmental justice. How they do their work is largely determined by regional disparities in human and financial resources.

Classified as: Klara Winkler, McGill School of Environment, Sustainability, NGOs, environmental, Politics, climate change, justice
Published on: 28 May 2020

Rising global maritime traffic could lead to sharp increases in invasive species around the world over the next 30 years, according to a new study by McGill University researchers.

The findings, published in the journal Nature Sustainability, suggest that shipping growth will far outweigh climate change in the spread of non-indigenous pests to new environments in coming decades.

Classified as: invasive species, shipping, maritime, Trade, Sustainability, climate change, biological invasions, Leung, ballast
Published on: 18 Mar 2019

Looking for part-time work in which you can gain skills and experience with a passionate team trying to make McGill a better place? The McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is hiring two new interns for the coming year: a Communications Intern and a Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) Intern.

 

1. Communications Intern:

Classified as: Sustainability, internships
Published on: 27 Mar 2018

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