Les bouches d’égout, puissants émetteurs de GES (Manholes, a major source of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions)
The Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), is investing more than $4 million in three McGill-led projects through the Climate Awareness and Action Fund (CAAF).The projects will fill knowledge gaps about the environmental and economic impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen Canada's capacity to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
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.
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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
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.
- Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
- Faculty of Arts
- Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
- Dept. of Biology
- Dept. of Chemistry
- School of Computer Science
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Education
- Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)
- Dept. of Geography
- Faculty of Law
- Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
- Desautels Faculty of Management
- Dept. of Physics
- Dept. of Psychology
- Redpath Museum
- Schulich School of Music
- Faculty of Science
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?
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.
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.
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. »
Congrats to Elena Bennett (NRS/BSE), one of sixteen Canadian sustainability leaders (#Clean16 honourees) named to the Delta Management Group’s 2022 Clean50 list.
Conversations with valedictorians: Sreedurga Cherukumalli, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
“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.
Follow the journey of environmental scientist and McGill researcher Klara Winkler on the search for bright spots of sustainability at McGill
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.
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.
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.