Silent Spring: The Birth of the Environmental Movement


On September 19th, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), in collaboration with The Bull & Bear and the Management Sustainability Network, held a panel reflecting on the relevance of Silent Spring, Rachel Carson’s 1962 bestseller that exposed the public to the hazards of synthetic materials in the environment.

To celebrate the book’s 50th anniversary, the Institute organized a panel composed of multiple students and professors in the Faculty of Chemistry and the Faculty of Management, as well as Linda Lear, Carson’s personal autobiographer. In attendance were Rebecca Dooley (U3, B.Com), President of MUS Sustainability Club, Monika Rak, a PhD candidate in McGill’s department of Chemistry, Dr. Audrey Moores, an assistant professor in the department of Chemistry, and Steve Maguire, director of the MDIIM.

Read full article: The Bull & Bear, September 29, 2012