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Catalyst Awards celebrate sustainability leader

McGill Reporter | April 11, 2017 By: McGill Reporter Staff  On April 3, the McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) hosted its seventh annual Catalyst Awards Gala. Over 100 people gathered at the McCord Museum to celebrate individuals and teams who have made lasting contributions to the sustainability of the University.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2017

Metal fuels used in space!

Canadian researchers, including TISED Associate Director, Prof. Jeff Bergthorson (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alternative Fuels Laboratory, McGill University), believe metals could fuel a new clean energy era. Professor Berghtorson's team is in Sweden tonight to launch a clean energy experiment into space!

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Published on : 06 Apr 2017

McGill named Fair Trade Campus of the Year

McGill Reporter | March 6, 2017 By: McGill Reporter Staff and John Lindsay At a ceremony in Halifax on February 25, McGill was named Fair Trade Campus of the Year by Fairtrade Canada, making us No. 1 among the 21 designated fair trade campuses across Canada. The award was granted by an independent panel of judges to the campus with the strongest commitment to fair trade.

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Published on : 13 Mar 2017

McGill's Greenhouse Gas Inventory

McGill University manages a stock of buildings of over 600,000 m² which are on average fifty years of age and older.  A leader in education and research, McGill is characterized by very research-intensive activities, a travelling population, and high energy intensity.

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Published on : 13 Mar 2017

Become a Sustainable Events Ambassador!

Are you interested in increasing the sustainability of events on campus? Do you want to be part of a team of motivated students? The McGill Sustainable Events project is hiring volunteers for the Sustainable Events Ambassador team! Join a group of like-minded students who will liaise with event organizers to ensure that their events are organized more sustainably--including social, economic and environmental considerations.  Apply by March 12th for the opportunity to change the culture of event planning on campus! 

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Published on : 06 Mar 2017

A carbon-neutral McGill? Have your say and join the conversation

McGill Reporter | Feb. 28, 2017 By: Toby Davine After six months, 11 consultation events, and hundreds of ideas gathered online and in person, the McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is inviting the McGill community to share their thoughts on possible targets for the Vision 2020 Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2017

Sustainability Projects Fund Internship

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!

Published on : 21 Feb 2017

Desautels recognized for innovative business education project

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.

Published on : 20 Feb 2017

SPF Spotlight: LEEDing Operations & Maintenance

The Sandbox | by: Mandakini Chandra February 16, 2017  

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Published on : 17 Feb 2017

Work with the McGill Office of Sustainability!

  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.  

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Published on : 02 Feb 2017

Internship Opportunities with the McGill Office of Sustainability

Are you a motivated McGill student looking for meaningful part-time work? The McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is seeking to fill two intern positions this semester: a Sustainability Monitoring and Reporting Intern and a Waste Reduction and Diversion Intern. The successful candidate with get to work with a dynamic, supportive and caring team to help grow the sustainability movement at McGill. See PDF attachments below for more details.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2017

McGill creates Advisory Council on Sustainability

McGill Reporter | October 25, 2016 by: Toby Davine

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Published on : 03 Nov 2016

Two McGill Professors Participate in Prestigious Workshop on Green Chemistry

On May 24-25, 2016, experts from the field of green (sustainable) chemistry gathered in Washington, DC, for a workshop on Sustainable Chemistry Technologies. The event was organized by the National Academy of Science’s Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology at the request of the United States General Accountability Office.

Published on : 21 Sep 2016

McGill earns Gold rating in sustainability

Four years of innovative projects and collaborative action planning have upgraded McGill’s rating in sustainability to Gold in the newest version of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). Among other achievements, the increasing integration of sustainability in curriculum, research, dining services, and purchasing helped McGill achieve Gold. The last time McGill reported to STARS, a self-reported assessment tool developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), in 2012, it earned a silver rating.

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Published on : 21 Sep 2016

Sin to sustainability in Las Vegas

Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom’92, has made a name for himself by championing responsible corporate behaviour. And now he finds himself in Las Vegas, the fabled “Sin City,” a place not exactly renowned for showcasing responsible behaviour of any sort.

Published on : 25 Aug 2016