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The climate is changing, and so are Arctic berries

Nunatsiaq Online | Dec. 10, 2014 By: Sarah Rogers McGill University Researcher Anna Bruce explores how Iqaluit women are adapting to "bad" berry seasons Read the full story here

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Published on : 16 Dec 2014

Bhatt wins national prize for urban living ideas

McGill Reporter| Nov. 28, 2014 by: McGill Reporter Staff Architecture professor Vikram Bhatt has won the 2014 Margolese National Design for Living Prize, the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture announced this week. Read the full story here

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Published on : 16 Dec 2014

McGill Prof. Chris Ragan chairs high-profile group on economic and environmental fiscal reform

Montreal Gazette | Jan 25, 2015 BY: Rene Bruemmer The Canadian committee of economists headed by McGill University economics professor Chris Ragan, are looking at ways Canada can follow the lead of other countries and start taxing pollution instead of jobs and profits, without hurting taxpayers or Canadian firms’ ability to compete internationally. Read the full story here

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Published on : 30 Nov 2014

The McGill Space Race

The McGill Tribune | Nov. 26, 2014 By: Remi Lu Alan Chen didn’t know it at the time, but one afternoon three years ago in Lev Bukhman marked the start of a multi-year project that would reduce the gap between students and administration, and re-envision the entirety of McGill’s downtown campus. Read the full story here  

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Published on : 27 Nov 2014

Opinion: What it means to be an 'Aboriginal student' today

Nov. 18, 2014 | The Gazette by: Stephanie Willsey First of all, I should introduce myself: I am a First Nations Canadian, of the Chippewa, or Ojibwe, community of Rama, Ont. I was raised off the reserve, but only a short drive away, and I am there often. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 23 Nov 2014

McGill to study shared-space model for cycling

McGill Reporter | October 14, 2014 by: McGill Reporter Staff McGill will conduct research on the concept of adopting a shared-space model that could pave the way to allow cycling on the downtown campus under certain conditions, after the senior administration accepted the recommendations put forward by a Working Group tasked with addressing the question of cycling on campus. Read the full story here

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Published on : 26 Oct 2014

McGill renews its approach to sustainability with Vision 2020

The McGill Tribune | Oct. 21, 2014 By: Victor Tang On Oct. 16, McGill University launched the Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy, a blueprint for increasing social, economic, and environmental sustainability in the McGill community. Over a hundred and fifty students attended the launch event at the Y-intersection last Thursday afternoon.     

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Published on : 21 Oct 2014

Imagining a sustainable future for Canada

LaNouvelle.net | October 17, 2014 by: Jean-Olivier Goyette This initiative for sustainable development is in collaboration with researchers and citizens who wish to express an idealistic vision for a sustainable future in Canada. Read the full story here. (French only)

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Published on : 17 Oct 2014

University students help youngsters learn to enjoy homework

Montreal Families.ca | October 2014 by: Kamila Hinkson The SEDE Homework Zone program sees McGill students helping to instill good study habits and a love for learning in younger pupils. Read the full story here

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Published on : 11 Oct 2014

550 volunteers pitch in for Community Engagement Day

McGill Reporter | Oct. 9, 2014 by: Neale McDevitt On Oct. 2, Marie-Gil Fabris, a 2nd-year Management student, played hooky from school, but instead of sleeping in, going to a movie or just hanging out with friends, Fabris rolled up her sleeves in the kitchen of the Benedict Labre House, a resource centre for homeless people. 

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Published on : 11 Oct 2014

Community Engagement Day looks to foster lasting relationships

The McGill Daily | Oct.6, 2014 by: Jill Bachelder From September 29 to October 9, workshops and volunteering opportunities were hosted by forty different organizations based throughout the Montreal community, with the majority of events happening on October 2. Read the full story here

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Published on : 11 Oct 2014

McGill Spaces Project: Kicking out the cars

PARK(ing) Day turns Montreal parking lots into creative spaces The McGill Daily | Sept 29, 2014 by: Siobbhan O'Connell This year’s PARK(ing) Day took place on September 19, kicking over 200 cars out of their regular spots. Taking their place were arcade games, libraries, fruit stands, barbecues, musical acts, drum sets, and a variety of other interactive installations and activities. Read the full story here

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Published on : 02 Oct 2014

World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

McGill Newsroom | September 29, 2014 Dr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill University. Rogers comes to Canada from The University of Alabama, where he was Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry and director of the Center for Green Manufacturing. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 30 Sep 2014

UN report: ocean acidity increasing rapidly due to CO2

Radio Canada International | Oct. 9, 2014 By: Marc Montgomery A new report from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in South Korea says that ocean acidification has risen alarmingly from absorption of CO2 in the atmosphere. Further news on this topic: Radio Canada | UN report: ocean acidity increasing rapidly due to CO2

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Published on : 30 Sep 2014

netMTL to compete in the Solar Decathalon in 2016

Voirvert.ca | Sept 2014 netMTL, a join venture between students at McGill and Concordia Universities is taking on the goal of competing in the all-solar solar decathalon race, Solar Decathalon Europe, in 2016 in Versailles, France. Read the full story here. (French only)

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Published on : 30 Sep 2014