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. 

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Published on: 7 Jul 2016

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.

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Published on: 1 Jun 2016

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.

Published on: 13 May 2016

The Huffington Post | May 9, 2016

by: Henry Mintzberg

Op Ed by Henry Mintzvberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, McGill University

Countries have been signing the pledges they made last December at the Paris Conference on Climate Change. Think back to that time and ask yourself which had greater influence on your personal behavior: the TV clips you saw from that conference, or the ads that sponsored those clips?...

Published on: 13 May 2016

Le Devoir | le 9 avril 2016

par: Claude Lafleur

Probablement que plus de 95 % de tout ce que nous utilisons dans une journée est le fruit d’un processus chimique, ainsi que l’essentiel de ce que nous mangeons, rapporte Bruce Lennox, professeur de chimie et doyen de la Faculté des sciences de l’Université McGill.


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Published on: 19 Apr 2016

As governments struggle to keep pace with rapid advancements in science and technology, a new report by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) and the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) outlines how governments can better incorporate that knowledge in policy-making processes and improve the quality of government decisions.

Classified as: Research, Sustainability, science, report, technology, policy, government, Public, private
Published on: 23 Mar 2016

In times of environmental decline, scientific innovation must be implemented to replace old and inefficient technology. This can lead to positive academic, economic and environmental impacts. Fluorescence microscopy is a key element in many aspects of research throughout the physical, life and health sciences. Microscopes are found in virtually all research institutes, universities, hospitals, biotechnology companies and pharmaceutical companies.

Classified as: Sustainability, green, sustainable, ABIF, microscope, light source
Published on: 1 Mar 2016

The Ottawa Citizen | Feb. 11, 2016

by: Avi Freedman

Canadians are among the largest producers of solid waste in the world. According to Environment Canada, we generate 990 kilograms per capita annually compared to the Japanese, for example, who produce half that much.

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Published on: 13 Feb 2016

Green chemistry is a rapidly growing area of interest for industry as companies face increased regulatory requirements, supply constraints, and consumer demands for sustainable products. Business innovation is a powerful means to achieve sustainable development, but challenges associated with marketability of clean technologies must be considered for effective implementation.

Classified as: Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management, Sustainability, TISED, MDIIM Events, CREATE
Published on: 10 Feb 2016

CBC News | January 15, 2016

Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald

Dr. Jeff Bergthorson, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University, and his colleagues, think the answer to the difficult problem of energy storage and transportation in a fossil-fuel-free future could be metals.

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Published on: 25 Jan 2016

Ames Tribune | January 9, 2015

by: Dylan Clark

Dylan Clark moved to Montreal to begin a master’s program with James Ford and the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group in the Department of Geography at McGill University to do work in climate change and health. This interesting retrospective written by Mr. Clark paints a picture of the life of an Arctic researcher and the cultural and physical environments they encounter.

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Published on: 20 Jan 2016

Northern Public Affairs | January 14, 2016

While implementation of projects such as the Arviat Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan is key to fight thawing permafrost in the Arctic, it must be followed by monitoring and evaluation, according to Melanie Flynn, a Master’s student with the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group (CCARG), housed within the Department of Geography at McGill University. 

Published on: 20 Jan 2016

Montreal Gazette | January 3, 2016

by: René Bruemmer

To get an idea of what a city like Montreal can do, in its actions and regulations to cut its emissions, the Montreal Gazette spoke to two local experts: McGill professor Catherine Potvin, the Canada research chair in Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests, and member of the Sustainable Canada Dialogues network of researchers, and Concordia professor Peter Stoett, director of the university’s Loyola Sustainability Research Centre.

Published on: 13 Jan 2016

Chemical & Engineering News | December 15, 2015

by: Dierdre Lockwood

 McGill University graduate student Shrikalaa Kannan suggests that fish heads and guts can be turned into a coal-like substance called hydrochar, which could be used as fuel or added to soil to improve fertility and sequester carbon.


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Published on: 21 Dec 2015