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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

The SPF Ambassador Program is Taking Applicants for 2016-2017!

Looking for a way to officially get involved with sustainability efforts at McGill this year? For the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year, the SPF team is looking for highly motivated students to become SPF Ambassadors who will help us raise awareness of the SPF among McGill undergraduates. Since 2010, The Sustainability Projects Fund has been building a culture of sustainability on McGill campuses through the development and seed-funding of interdisciplinary projects. 

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Published on : 08 Aug 2016

Finding inspiration in the EMBA Sustainability Module and turning a final paper into a business

From EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal, July 26, 2016: "Last week, Clément Joubert, pianist, former director of the McGill Conservatory and a 2015 McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA graduate, launched Men’s Seasons, a new range of skincare products designed for men, which meets the seasonally specific needs of the skin. The products are made in Quebec and sold online.

Published on : 28 Jul 2016

Farming camp at Macdonald campus could cultivate love of agriculture

Montreal Gazette | July 6, 2016 by: Victor Schukov A friend realized his life’s dream through one of the generous programs offered by the MacDonald campus of McGill University in Saint Anne-de-Bellevue. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 11 Jul 2016

Building Bike Lanes Could Slow Climate Change, New Research Finds

Momentum Mag | July 5, 2016 by: Hilary Angus New research presented by scientists at McGill University suggests that the construction of safe bike infrastructure could significantly reduce vehicle tailpipe emissions by offering potential motorists an attractive alternative to getting in their cars.  Read the full story here.

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Published on : 07 Jul 2016

McGill wins two international prizes for sustainable procurement

McGill Reporter | May 31, 2016 McGill has recently won two significant international awards for the five-year Sustainable Procurement Strategy it began to develop in 2013. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2016

New technique reclaims mercury from spent compact fluorescent light bulbs

Chemical and Engineering News | April 15, 2016 By: Melissa Pandika Existing recovery methods often require high temperatures to evaporate the mercury, separating it from the other material inside the bulbs. Parisa A. Ariya of McGill University and her colleagues wanted to devise a technique that used natural, nontoxic compounds and minimal energy. Instead of heat, they used nanoparticles to trap the mercury.

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Published on : 13 May 2016