Environment

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

L’un offre un service clé en main pour des projets d’agriculture urbaine, l’autre a développé un modèle de production agricole intensive en conteneur. Le premier s’adresse aux particuliers, aux restaurateurs et aux écoles, et le second aux épiceries, aux agriculteurs et aux entreprises. Ces deux jeunes entreprises, MicroHabitat et La Boîte maraîchère misent sur la production locale sans pesticide à des échelles toutefois bien différentes.

Classified as: agriculture, production, container gardening
Published on: 11 Jul 2017

Looking for part-time work where you can geek out in spreadsheets and flex your organization skills? Consider joining the McGill Office of Sustainability team as a Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) Administrative Intern!

Classified as: sustainability projects fund, internship, jobs, McGill Office of Sustainability
Published on: 21 Feb 2017

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management is one of three Canadian institutions honoured by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in its 2017 Innovations That Inspire list. All together, the accreditation body recognized 35 schools worldwide across three categories: Engagement Across Disciplines, Engagement with Business and Engaging a Diverse community.

Classified as: Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management, Sustainability, Sustainability Initiative, Managing for Sustainability
Published on: 20 Feb 2017

 

One of the most vital components of the work of the McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is communicating with the wider community about our challenges and milestones on the path towards sustainability.

To help with this task, MOOS is hiring TWO interns:

 

 

 


1. Website Intern:

a savvy and assertive individual who will create content for the MOOS website and ensure that all pages are accurate and up-to-date.  

Published on: 2 Feb 2017

Professor Elena Bennett, of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences and the McGill School of Environment, is the recipient of a E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship! The Fellowships are awarded by NSERC to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original research.

Classified as: Macdonald Campus, elena bennett, Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences, NSERC EWR Steacie Fellowship
Published on: 16 Feb 2016

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.

Classified as: environment, energy, science and technology, carbon market, carbon, carbon price, greenhouse, gas emission, carbon efficiency, permits, subsidies, decarbonisation, price floor
Published on: 20 Jan 2016

Le Devoir | le 24 octobre 2015

par: Lise Gobeille 

Sylvie de Blois, professeure au Département de sciences végétales et à l’École d’environnement de l’Université McGill, elle a codirigé et supervisé tout le volet « plantes » du projet « CC-Bio : Effets des changements climatiques sur la biodiversité du Québec », qui a donné naissance à ce livre. Nous lui avons posé quelques questions…

Published on: 31 Oct 2015

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