For 47 years, biologists have plucked eggs from seabird nests along the British Columbia coast. Many of the eggs were collected from remote rocky islands surrounded by some of the world’s roughest seas.

In all, they collected 537 eggs from six species, including ancient murrelets, rhinoceros auklets and double-crested cormorants. Now these eggs are revealing new information about the way mercury finds its way into the ecosystem.

Classified as: Kyle Elliott, seabirds, mercury, emission controls
Published on: 24 Nov 2017

Numerical results of course evaluations are accessible by McGill students and academic staff (hereafter, the “McGill community”) for courses when the following two conditions are met:

Classified as: mercury, system, course evaluations
Published on: 28 Sep 2017

The following system enhancements have been made to the Mercury system as of December 2016:

  • Standard deviations are now displaying to instructors and unit heads when accessing results.

Classified as: course evaluations, mercury, system
Published on: 22 Dec 2016

Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers Kyle Elliott (Natural Resource Sciences) and John Elliott (Environment Canada) have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of B.C. have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. Surprisingly, mercury in seabirds is now actually slightly lower.

Classified as: Biology, mercury, birds, Kyle Elliott, environmental science
Published on: 21 Dec 2016

McGill University researchers led by Professor Parisa A. Ariya in Montreal-Canada developed an innovative two-step green technique to remove and recycle mercury from spent compact fluorescent lamps, using a near zero-energy system. The new findings by Hu et al. (2016) appear in the journal of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

This research was highlighted by Advances in Engineering in a press release.

Classified as: mercury
Published on: 29 Nov 2016

Dear members of the McGill community,

Classified as: course evaluations, mercury, equity
Published on: 2 Nov 2016

Update, November 30: The issue reported below has been resolved.

We are currently experiencing an issue in which any Excel files downloaded from the Mercury system are not opening automatically through Microsoft Excel on Windows PCs.

Classified as: course evaluations, mercury, mercury system
Published on: 21 Jul 2016

Course evaluations are now available for students to complete in Minerva.

Default Period: Wednesday, November 12 - Sunday, December 21

Condensed Period: Wednesday, November 12 - Sunday, December 7 (click here to view units that are following the condensed period)

Students: access course evaluations in Minerva

Classified as: mercury, evaluations, course
Published on: 3 Dec 2014

Regular Period: Monday, March 24 to Friday, April 11, 2014

Extended Period: Monday, March 24 to Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (click here to view units that follow the extended period)

Access course evaluations in Minerva

Classified as: staff, students, course evaluations, evaluation period, mercury, graduate studies, faculty
Published on: 28 Mar 2014