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.
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
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)
CBC News | Sept. 26, 2014 Plastic microbeads polluting St. Lawrence River, McGill researchers find. Read the full story here
Washington Post | Sept. 29, 2014 by: Rachel Feltman Plastic microbeads from face wash are polluting river sediment; Tiny balls of plastic from cosmetic products are showing up in river sediment for the first time, mixing with the rocks and dirt that line the bed of the Saint Lawrence River. Read the full story here
Sept. 23, 2014 | NY Times by: Michael Becker "As a doctoral candidate at McGill University in Montreal, I have spent three years researching how the planet’s changing climate is affecting the polar desert ecology of the high Arctic. It’s precisely this balance of climate and permafrost, ice and ecosystems that I’ve come here to study."
The McGill Reporter | Sept. 24, 2014 by: Neale McDevitt McGill’s fourth annual Indigenous Awareness Week came to a lively, colourful close on Friday, Sept. 19, with dancers dressed in traditional costumes performing an inter-tribal dance during the Pow Wow on the lower campus field in front of dozens of smiling spectators. Read the full story here
CTV News Montréal | Sept 21, 2014 Thousands of environmentally-minded demonstrators assembled at Lafontaine Park Sunday to make a passionate appeal prior to Tuesday’s United Nation Climate Summit in New York. Read the full story here
Phys.org | Sept. 18, 2014 A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered microplastics (in the form of polyethylene 'microbeads', <2 mm diameter) widely distributed across the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the first time such pollutants have been found in freshwater sediments.
The Gazette | Sept. 7, 2014 by: Michelle Lalonde Dr. Catherine Potvin is a climate scientist in McGill University’s Department of Biology, at the school in Montreal, Thursday, September 18, 2014. On September 21 she will speak at Montreal’s version of the People’s Climate March, a global event billed to be the biggest climate protest in history. Read the full story here
The Gazette | Sept. 7, 2014 by: Catherine Potvin On Sept. 21, more than 1,000 events are planned around the world to demand stronger action on climate change, echoing New York’s People’s Climate March. Read the full story here
The McGill Reporter | Sept. 9, 2014 By: The Reporter Staff Audra Simpson, McGill alumna and professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address at the Aboriginal Homecoming event on Sept. 18. Read the full story here
The Gazette | Sept. 7, 2014 by: Lesley Chesterman Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays; over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus. Read the full story here
The Atlantic: CityLab.com | Aug 20, 2014 Written by: Eric Jaffe For most people, a satisfying commute is not necessarily a happy one—a not-so-unhappy one will do. Yes, it's true that the ideal commute not absolutely zero commute; many of us can use the time to decompress or get some thinking done. But it's also true that beyond a certain point—roughly 15 minutes one-way, on average—we just want our lives and sanity back.
McGill Reporter | Aug 21, 2014 By: Neale McDevitt The gigantic brownie will be the main attraction at the annual McGill à la carte event to be held in the tent on the downtown lower campus on Tuesday, Aug. 26, during which thousands of students, faculty, staff and hungry Montrealers will be invited to sample the delicious dessert. Read the full story here