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2/19: JOBS, POSTWAR SYRIA, ARCITECTOURS

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:41

 THE MCGILL 

 UNDERGRADUATE 

 GEOGRAPHY 

 SOCIETY 

Hey Geographers! Does anyone know who started NUMTOTs (New Urbanist Memes for Geography Oriented Teens)? The people deserve (read: need) to know. If you have any intel please contact our presidents by whatever medium you believe is secure. In other news, here's whats going on this week...  EVENTS 

 SOCIAL JUSTICE DAYS 
Intended to stimulate an alternative political culture in the McGill University community and beyond, Social Justice Days is an event series with workshops, discussions, film screenings, and speakers discussing local and global issues. Social Justice Days testifies to the diversity of critical political engagement on McGill campus, and offers students concrete opportunities to get active in their global community. Social Justice Days is organized by the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at McGill. Here is the full scheduleThis workshop about how processes of gentrification and displacement relate to LGBTQ2SI+ communities might be of particular interest.
 


 ONE SYRIA SPEAKER SERIES 
OneSyria Speaker Series is a string of events that revolve around sharing innovations and visions for a post-war Syria in several aspects including socio-economical and political development, engineering & architecture, arts and culture. Our first event will be on Friday Feb, 23 on the topic of post-war reconstruction with Architect Ziad Demian, in collaboration with faculty of McGill University Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture and Le Centre Culturel Syrien. RSVP via Facebook
 

 CAREGIVERS CREATE: A STORY-MAKING CAFE 
WHEN: Thursday, February 15 @ 11:30-1:30 PM
WHERE: SSMU (Madeleine Parent Room)

"Last year, Café Collab and the McGill Family Care Program used fairy tale stories by student parents to identify how student services can better support them. This year we want to expand the conversation campus-wide! We invite all parents and caregivers (students, staff, or faculty) to a relaxed lunchtime workshop to share experiences and ideas for how McGill can better accommodate family life. We will discuss barriers, challenges, and triumphs, and collectively create small storybooks about these experiences. We will use these books and ideas to prompt a follow-up discussion on March 1st. We want to hear what supports and services have been helpful, what gaps could be addressed, and how you envision the future of family care at McGill. Help us build the future! No art skills or experience required. Free childcare will be provided on site. Please RSVP through this form or see the Facebook event here.
 

 LEED CERTIFICATION 
WHEN: March 3rd 2018 – 1:00PM to 5:00 PM
WHERE: Concordia University – John Molson School of Business – Room 5.265

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name! In addition, this professional designation never expires and you will never have to retest if you pass now. 

Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)
Register here 
More info here

 OPPORTUNITIES 

 BE AN ARCITECTOUR GUIDE 

Heritage Montreal has launched a campaign to recruit volunteer guides! We are looking for candidates who are passionate about Montreal and its heritage and wish to share their knowledge with the public this summer. You can find more details in the offer available on their website. Resume and cover Letter are due by March 10th. 


 2018 VALEDICTORIAN APPLICATION 

Each year, three outstanding undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts are selected to represent their peers at the Spring Convocation Ceremonies. The Valedictorian Selection Committee is now accepting applications for the Graduating Class of 2018. Applicants will be chosen on the basis of their academic record, leadership, and dedication to the McGill community. They should demonstrate a strong willingness to learn and take risks, and meet a minimum 3.3 GPA.

To apply, please submit the completed application form and supporting documents to the AUS VP Academic at academic.aus@mail.mcgill.ca. The application deadline is Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 5:00pm. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Any questions regarding the application or selection process should be directed to the AUS VP Academic.

The application can be found here.
 

 AUS TEACHING AWARDS NOMINATION FORM 

Each year, the Arts Undergraduate Society recognizes outstanding teaching staff in the Faculty of Arts through its Teaching Excellence Awards. The Awards Selection Committee is now accepting nominations from undergraduate students for the Professor, Teaching Assistant and Advisor categories. Students may nominate more than one candidate for each category.

Please fill out this nomination form and submit to the AUS VP Academic at academic.aus@mail.mcgill.ca. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 5:00pm. Any questions regarding the nomination or selection process should be directed to the AUS VP Academic.


 SUSTAINABILITY JOB 

"Are you interested in sustainability, food systems, and putting your skills to use in a new and exciting setting? Then you should definitely apply to this exciting job opportunity! This is a great way to get some experience outside of academia before graduating, as the position can be done alongside your schooling. If you have any questions about the position, the time commitment, or just what the work environment's like, you can reach out to Amelia Peres (MUGS-alum) at amelia.peres@compass-canada.com"


 SUBMIT TO BRANCHES 

Branches, the McGill Undergraduate Environment Journal, is seeking submissions for its 7th issue! Branches strives to create a platform for students, regardless of background, to showcase their work related to environmental sciences or environmental studies. Submissions may take the form of research papers, studies or essays. Branches also accepts photography, art and other creative work. To see past issues of Branches, visit here

Submission guidelines:
- Submission deadline is Tuesday, February 20th at 11:59PM.  
- Email all submissions to mcgillbranches@gmail.com
- Please include a 2-sentence summary of your work in the e-mail
- Please submit written work in Microsoft Word format
- Academic work must be from a course at the 300 level or higher


 SUBMIT YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT TO THE GRAMIE'S 
Application deadline: February 16th

Each year, the GRAME - Groupe de recherche appliquée en macroécologie organises the GRAMiE's Environment Gala, a fantastic fundraising event. It highlights the last year's strong environmental initiatives within Lachine, Montreal and the Montreal Metropolitan Community. On Thursday, March 15th, a panel of experts will showcase the projects that have contributed to improving waste management within their community in 2017. Zero- and no-waste initiatives or projects in line with the Three R's… Share with GRAME the initiatives that have had a considerable impact on your community in 2017 or even, a project that YOU yourself have launched! 
Fill out the form here
Book your tickets here
RSVP on Facebook here

 3 GEOGRAPHY INTERNSHIPS 
Apply by February 21st

Natural Resources Canada's Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation is seeking interns with geography and geomatics skills for the summer 2018. The work term period is May to August 2018.

Internship 1: Creation of cartographic products derived from high resolution elevation data (Sherbrooke (Quebec) or Ottawa)

Internship 2: Data inventory and needs assessment related to building mapping in Northern Canada's communities (Sherbrooke (Quebec))

Internship 3: Analyze data inventories from multiple federal government departments to identify datasets mostly related to Canada's Indigenous People. Assess datasets for accessibility, availability of web services, and quality, create Web mapping services to enable the visualization of identified datasets. (Sherbrooke (Quebec))

Interested Students must register by February 21, 2018 to the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) – Ongoing Student Recruitment Inventory. Their internships are for individuals studying geomatics or geography at university. Interested students must indicate Sherbrooke (Quebec) or Ottawa as a possible work location in their FSWEP profile. Copies of the internship offers are attached to this email. For more information, please contact Josée-Anne Langlois (josee-anne.langlois@canada.ca).


 BIG DATA INTERNSHIP 
Apply by February 21st

Natural Resources Canada's Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation is seeking interns with computer skills for the summer 2018 to work on the development of their Big Spatial Data Infrastructure. The internship will take place in Sherbrooke (Quebec). The work term period is May to August 2018. Interested students must register by February 21, 2018 to the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) – Ongoing Student Recruitment Inventory. Their internship is for individuals studying computer science at university. Interested students must indicate Sherbrooke (Quebec) as a possible work location in their FSWEP profile. A copy of the internship offer is attached to this email. For more information, please contact Josée-Anne Langlois (josee-anne.langlois@canada.ca)
 

 


 


MUGS 2/12: LEED Certification, Valedictorian Applications, Social Justice, etc.

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:45


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 THE MCGILL 

 UNDERGRADUATE 

 GEOGRAPHY 

 SOCIETY 

Hey Geographers! Happy Valentines Day! I love love. If you're panicking and have two days to find it-- ambush your crush and do this with them. Otherwise, celebrate friend-love, self-love, and geography-love! Those are precious too. I love you guys <3 Here's whats going with MUGS this week...  EVENTS 

 SOCIAL JUSTICE DAYS 

Intended to stimulate an alternative political culture in the McGill University community and beyond, Social Justice Days is an event series with workshops, discussions, film screenings, and speakers discussing local and global issues. Social Justice Days testifies to the diversity of critical political engagement on McGill campus, and offers students concrete opportunities to get active in their global community. Social Justice Days is organized by the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at McGill. Here is the full scheduleThis workshop about how processes of gentrification and displacement relate to LGBTQ2SI+ communities might be of particular interest.
 


 CALLING CANADA HOME: AN INFORMATION SESSION AND ART MAKING CAFE 
WHEN: Monday, February 12 @ 1:30-4:30PM
WHERE: McLennan Library Building, Research Commons A

Café Collab invites students who have recently resettled to Canada and students who have experience with permanent resettlement to Canada, to an information session and art-making café. During the information session, students will learn more about the resources available within Student Services and the greater Montreal community. Several community organisations will be present during the workshop to provide information and to answer any questions about the services they offer. The art-making portion will provide a space to share your experiences accessing Student Services, and to identify opportunities that could be taken to better support your needs. This workshop will also be a space for students with similar needs and experiences to meet and connect with each other. RSVP on FB
 

 CAREGIVERS CREATE: A STORY-MAKING CAFE 
WHEN: Thursday, February 15 @ 11:30-1:30 PM
WHERE: SSMU (Madeleine Parent Room)

Last year, Café Collab and the McGill Family Care Program used fairy tale stories by student parents to identify how student services can better support them. This year we want to expand the conversation campus-wide! 

We invite all parents and caregivers (students, staff, or faculty) to a relaxed lunchtime workshop to share experiences and ideas for how McGill can better accommodate family life. We will discuss barriers, challenges, and triumphs, and collectively create small storybooks about these experiences. We will use these books and ideas to prompt a follow-up discussion on March 1st. 

We want to hear what supports and services have been helpful, what gaps could be addressed, and how you envision the future of family care at McGill. Help us build the future! 

No art skills or experience required. Free childcare will be provided on site. Please RSVP through this form.

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1825143884445228/


 SKI TRIP 
February 17th

The Science Internal Committee has partnered with SSMU Ski and Snowboard Club to rally a squad of scoundrels to bus up to Bromont for Nuit Blanche on February 17th!! This excursion from the metropolis of Montreal will be a great way to take a break from midterm craziness and an opportunity to squeeze in some night skiing and fundies with friends while cheering on Team Canada! THIS IS A NIGHT SKI TRIP, so Buses will be leaving at 6pm and returning at 2am! Tickets are 50$ for SUS students. This includes transportation, a lift-ticket, apres ski, and BEERverges! Tickets will be sold at Kill the Keg (every Tuesday night at Gerts) and in person through the SIC committee members. 
 

 LEED CERTIFICATION 
When: March 3rd 2018 – 1:00PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Concordia University – John Molson School of Business – Room 5.265

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name! In addition, this professional designation never expires and you will never have to retest if you pass now. 

Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)
Register here 
More info here

 OPPORTUNITIES 

 2018 VALEDICTORIAN APPLICATION 

Each year, three outstanding undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts are selected to represent their peers at the Spring Convocation Ceremonies. The Valedictorian Selection Committee is now accepting applications for the Graduating Class of 2018. Applicants will be chosen on the basis of their academic record, leadership, and dedication to the McGill community. They should demonstrate a strong willingness to learn and take risks, and meet a minimum 3.3 GPA.

To apply, please submit the completed application form and supporting documents to the AUS VP Academic at academic.aus@mail.mcgill.ca. The application deadline is Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 5:00pm. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Any questions regarding the application or selection process should be directed to the AUS VP Academic.

The application can be found here: http://ausmcgill.com/2018/02/apply-2018-arts-valedictorian/ 

 

 AUS TEACHING AWARDS NOMINATION FORM 

Each year, the Arts Undergraduate Society recognizes outstanding teaching staff in the Faculty of Arts through its Teaching Excellence Awards. The Awards Selection Committee is now accepting nominations from undergraduate students for the Professor, Teaching Assistant and Advisor categories. Students may nominate more than one candidate for each category.

Please fill out this nomination form and submit to the AUS VP Academic at academic.aus@mail.mcgill.ca. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 5:00pm. Any questions regarding the nomination or selection process should be directed to the AUS VP Academic.


 SUSTAINABILITY JOB 

"Are you interested in sustainability, food systems, and putting your skills to use in a new and exciting setting? Then you should definitely apply to this exciting job opportunity! This is a great way to get some experience outside of academia before graduating, as the position can be done alongside your schooling. If you have any questions about the position, the time commitment, or just what the work environment's like, you can reach out to Amelia Peres (MUGS-alum) at amelia.peres@compass-canada.com"


 SUBMIT TO BRANCHES 

Branches, the McGill Undergraduate Environment Journal, is seeking submissions for its 7th issue! Branches strives to create a platform for students, regardless of background, to showcase their work related to environmental sciences or environmental studies. Submissions may take the form of research papers, studies or essays. Branches also accepts photography, art and other creative work. To see past issues of Branches, visit here

Submission guidelines:
- Submission deadline is Tuesday, February 20th at 11:59PM.  
- Email all submissions to mcgillbranches@gmail.com
- Please include a 2-sentence summary of your work in the e-mail
- Please submit written work in Microsoft Word format
- Academic work must be from a course at the 300 level or higher


 SUBMIT YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT TO THE GRAMIE'S 

Application deadline: February 16th

Each year, the GRAME - Groupe de recherche appliquée en macroécologie organises the GRAMiE's Environment Gala, a fantastic fundraising event. It highlights the last year's strong environmental initiatives within Lachine, Montreal and the Montreal Metropolitan Community. On Thursday, March 15th, a panel of experts will showcase the projects that have contributed to improving waste management within their community in 2017. Zero- and no-waste initiatives or projects in line with the Three R's… Share with GRAME the initiatives that have had a considerable impact on your community in 2017 or even, a project that YOU yourself have launched! 
Fill out the form here
Book your tickets here
RSVP on Facebook here

 3 GEOGRAPHY INTERNSHIPS 
Apply by February 21st

Natural Resources Canada's Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation is seeking interns with geography and geomatics skills for the summer 2018. The work term period is May to August 2018.

Internship 1: Creation of cartographic products derived from high resolution elevation data (Sherbrooke (Quebec) or Ottawa)

Internship 2: Data inventory and needs assessment related to building mapping in Northern Canada's communities (Sherbrooke (Quebec))

Internship 3: Analyze data inventories from multiple federal government departments to identify datasets mostly related to Canada's Indigenous People. Assess datasets for accessibility, availability of web services, and quality, create Web mapping services to enable the visualization of identified datasets. (Sherbrooke (Quebec))

Interested Students must register by February 21, 2018 to the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) – Ongoing Student Recruitment Inventory. Their internships are for individuals studying geomatics or geography at university. Interested students must indicate Sherbrooke (Quebec) or Ottawa as a possible work location in their FSWEP profile. Copies of the internship offers are attached to this email. For more information, please contact Josée-Anne Langlois (josee-anne.langlois@canada.ca).


 BIG DATA INTERNSHIP 
Apply by February 21st

Natural Resources Canada's Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation is seeking interns with computer skills for the summer 2018 to work on the development of their Big Spatial Data Infrastructure. The internship will take place in Sherbrooke (Quebec). The work term period is May to August 2018. Interested students must register by February 21, 2018 to the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) – Ongoing Student Recruitment Inventory. Their internship is for individuals studying computer science at university. Interested students must indicate Sherbrooke (Quebec) as a possible work location in their FSWEP profile. A copy of the internship offer is attached to this email. For more information, please contact Josée-Anne Langlois (josee-anne.langlois@canada.ca)
 

 


 







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MUGS 2/5: Internships, the awards-you-deserve, skiing, and more

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:20

 THE MCGILL 

 UNDERGRADUATE 

 GEOGRAPHY 

 SOCIETY 

Hey Geographers! No fun links for you this week but y'all are getting INTERNSHIP opportunities instead. You're welcome. Go call your Mom and tell her about how you're going to be happy, healthy, and employed this summer.   EVENTS 

 FREE SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP 
February 9th 

Are you an event planner, or interested in shifting the culture of events at McGill in a more sustainable direction? Join the McGill Sustainable Events team on February 9th, for a FREE workshop and certification available to any McGill student seeking to improve their understanding of sustainability—environmental, social, and economic—in event-planning. This event-planning certification is recognized by the McGill co-curricular record. Register today!
 

 SKI TRIP 
February 17th

The Science Internal Committee has partnered with SSMU Ski and Snowboard Club to rally a squad of scoundrels to bus up to Bromont for Nuit Blanche on February 17th!! This excursion from the metropolis of Montreal will be a great way to take a break from midterm craziness and an opportunity to squeeze in some night skiing and fundies with friends while cheering on Team Canada! THIS IS A NIGHT SKI TRIP, so Buses will be leaving at 6pm and returning at 2am! Tickets are 50$ for SUS students. This includes transportation, a lift-ticket, apres ski, and BEERverges! Tickets will be sold at Kill the Keg (every Tuesday night at Gerts) and in person through the SIC committee members. 


 OPPORTUNITIES 

 SUBMIT TO FIELD NOTES 
Apply by February 7th

Field Notes, The McGill Undergraduate Journal of Geography is currently accepting submissions for publication in 2018. Field Notes is a student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal based at McGill University's Department of Geography. As an interdisciplinary publication, we encourage submissions from artists, researchers, academics, practitioners and students in a range of fields. We aim to provide a forum for critical analysis of the economic, societal, and environmental issues surrounding geography. We are looking for A or A- papers on a range of geographical subjects. Send us your best work! Please submit work to journal.fieldnotes@gmail.com by February 7th.

 POWERED BY DATA SURVEY 
Fill out by February 8th

Powered by Data wants to better understand the needs of potential users of space data and information in Canada.  The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is responsible for advancing the knowledge of space through science and using its discoveries for the good of Canadians. As such, the CSA has data and information that could potentially be made public. Completing this questionnaire will help CSA prioritise space data and information that better meets potential users needs.
If you have any interest in using space data and information, they invite you to complete this short survey. Please complete the survey before 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 8th, 2018. It should take approximately 3 minutes to complete the questionnaire.  
 

 SUBMIT YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT TO THE GRAMIE'S 
Application deadline: February 16th

Each year, the GRAME - Groupe de recherche appliquée en macroécologie organises the GRAMiE's Environment Gala, a fantastic fundraising event. It highlights the last year's strong environmental initiatives within Lachine, Montreal and the Montreal Metropolitan Community. On Thursday, March 15th, a panel of experts will showcase the projects that have contributed to improving waste management within their community in 2017. Zero- and no-waste initiatives or projects in line with the Three R's… Share with GRAME the initiatives that have had a considerable impact on your community in 2017 or even, a project that YOU yourself have launched! 
Fill out the form here
Book your tickets here
RSVP on Facebook here

 3 GEOGRAPHY INTERNSHIPS 
Apply by February 21st

Natural Resources Canada's Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation is seeking interns with geography and geomatics skills for the summer 2018. The work term period is May to August 2018.

Internship 1: Creation of cartographic products derived from high resolution elevation data (Sherbrooke (Quebec) or Ottawa)

Internship 2: Data inventory and needs assessment related to building mapping in Northern Canada's communities (Sherbrooke (Quebec))

Internship 3: Analyze data inventories from multiple federal government departments to identify datasets mostly related to Canada's Indigenous People. Assess datasets for accessibility, availability of web services, and quality, create Web mapping services to enable the visualization of identified datasets. (Sherbrooke (Quebec))

Interested Students must register by February 21, 2018 to the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) – Ongoing Student Recruitment Inventory. Their internships are for individuals studying geomatics or geography at university. Interested students must indicate Sherbrooke (Quebec) or Ottawa as a possible work location in their FSWEP profile. Copies of the internship offers are attached to this email. For more information, please contact Josée-Anne Langlois (josee-anne.langlois@canada.ca).


 BIG DATA INTERNSHIP 
Apply by February 21st

Natural Resources Canada's Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation is seeking interns with computer skills for the summer 2018 to work on the development of their Big Spatial Data Infrastructure. The internship will take place in Sherbrooke (Quebec). The work term period is May to August 2018. Interested students must register by February 21, 2018 to the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) – Ongoing Student Recruitment Inventory. Their internship is for individuals studying computer science at university. Interested students must indicate Sherbrooke (Quebec) as a possible work location in their FSWEP profile. A copy of the internship offer is attached to this email. For more information, please contact Josée-Anne Langlois (josee-anne.langlois@canada.ca).

 


 


ARE YOU COLD?

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:29
If you are cold you should think about buying a McGill Geography sweatshirt.  So well-priced.  So stylish.  So GEOGRAPHY.  We will be tabling in the MUGS Lounge over the next two weeks: 
Thursday 11-12, 1-2:30
Friday 11-12, 12-1 
Monday 11-12
Tuesday 3-5 
Wednesday 11-12 
Thursday 12-1, 1-3 
Friday 10-12 
Hope to see you there ;-)  
XOXO, MUGS 

1/29: Free textbooks, funding, coffee and more!

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:23

 THE MCGILL 

 UNDERGRADUATE 

 GEOGRAPHY 

 SOCIETY 

Hey Geographers! In line with the theme of last week, check out THIS cool website my friend showed me. It collects field recordings from around the world and locates them geospatially! If this MTL weather is getting you down, tune in to some beach waves or birdsong or something :)  EVENTS 

 CAFE COLLAB WITH THE STUDENT AID OFFICE 

WHEN: Tuesday, January 30th, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
WHERE: Royal Victoria College West Lounge

THIS IS TOMORROW! 
Café Collab and the Scholarships and Student Aid Office (SSAO) invite staff from Student Services, students, and faculty members invested in supporting students in financially precarious situations to a community dinner discussion. Participants will use media pieces created by students in financially precarious situations or backgrounds to identify opportunities for Student Services to better support students with similar needs and lived experiences. A delicious free dinner is included! Additionally, childcare is available ( submit a request at least 72 hours in advance). RSVP here, or through their Facebook page.
 

 INTER MAJOR DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT 

WHEN: February 3rd at 2:30pm
WHERE: Tomlinson Fieldhouse

SIC is back with an inter-major dodgeball tournament! This is your chance to bring honour to the name of geography. Gather 9 of your friends (teams of 10) within geography, strap on your headbands, and get ready to dodge your way to 1st place. The winning team will be awarded a glorious trophy, bragging rights, and tickets to SIC's science bar! Fill in this google form to confirm your team's place.
 

 OPPORTUNITIES 
 FIELD STUDIES IN AFRICA, PANAMA, AND THE ARCTIC 

Curious about McGill's amazing field study programs abroad? Attend one of these information sessions for all the information your heart desires. 



 CONSULT FOR OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 

Oxford University Press (I.e. the textbook people) are looking for student representatives to be part of their Geography student panel. The panel of students will be contacted to gather opinions and feedback on aspects of current and future textbook resources. Students will be contacted via email a few times a semester with specific tasks, such as offering feedback on a forthcoming title or completing an online survey. Once each task is completed, participant students will be rewarded with credits to spend on OUP titles of their choice. Students will also be able to add this advisory experience to their résumés!  More information about the panel click here. If you are interested shoot us an email (mcgillgeography@gmail.com). 
 

 SUBMIT TO FIELD NOTES 
 

Field Notes, The McGill Undergraduate Journal of Geography is currently accepting submissions for publication in 2018. Field Notes is a student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal based at McGill University's Department of Geography. As an interdisciplinary publication, we encourage submissions from artists, researchers, academics, practitioners and students in a range of fields. We aim to provide a forum for critical analysis of the economic, societal, and environmental issues surrounding geography. We are looking for A or A- papers on a range of geographical subjects. Send us your best work! Please submit work to journal.fieldnotes@gmail.com by February 7th.
 

 SPEND READING WEEK HELPING OTHERS 
 

Alternative Spring Break takes place during McGill's Reading Week (March 5-9), offering students the opportunity to spend five days participating in various activities with local Montreal organizations. Students learn about and contribute to social justice issues, develop skills related to civic engagement, and immerse themselves in diverse projects. To find out more, and to register, visit: www.mcgill.ca/asb, or their Facebook page.


 FUND YOUR RESEARCH 
 

Social Equity Undergraduate Research Awards (SEURA) will be offered to three Arts undergraduate students and two Science undergraduate students to conduct a social equity research project during summer 2018! The Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office (ARIA) and with the Science Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA) office aim to provide equity training and research opportunities for undergraduate students, by allocating funds for them to conduct research involving strong components pertaining to equity, diversity, and social justice, full-time, during summer. You are eligible if you are enrolled in an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Arts or in the Faculty of Science (B.A., B.Sc., or B.A. & Sc.), returning to McGill in Fall 2018, and your work shows a commitment to an equity, diversity, or social justice issue. For full details on how to apply, check out the SURA or ARIA websites, or contact SEDE at outreach.sede@mcgill.ca


 


McGill Undergraduate Geography Society · Room 305 · 845 Rue Sherbrooke O · Montreal, Qc H3A 0G4 · Canada

MUGS 1/22: Movies, ethics, dodgeball, and more

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:19

 THE MCGILL 

 UNDERGRADUATE 

 GEOGRAPHY 

 SOCIETY 

Hey Geographers! Check out this cool website my friend showed me. It collects radio station signals from around the world and locates them geospatially! Add a soundtrack of your choice to this listserv (and lovely Monday mornin)...  EVENTS 

 ECOLE FILM SCREENING: THE TRUE COST 

WHEN: Thursday Jan 25, 6-8pm
WHERE: ECOLE House on 3559 University St. across from Rutherford Physics

This Thursday, ECOLE is going to be showing "True Cost" a documentary about the production of clothing and the impacts of this industry. Grab a blanket, grab your friends, and get ready to learn how our clothes are produced, how it has implications both economic and environmental and how zero waste and other consumer conscious lifestyles can impact the issue! Snacks will be served, and the screening will be followed by a short discussion. Check it OUT


 ETHICS OF MAPPING DISCUSSION 
WHEN: Thursday, 25 January, 4:00-5:30pm
WHERE: GIC 512, Burnside Hall

Have you ever considered the ethics of mapping? Cartography carries a legacy of colonialism and imperialism, while modern remote or 'armchair' mapping can affect the communities being mapped in significant and sometimes unpredictable ways. At the event, we will be joined by several local researchers who will talk briefly about their work and contribute to the discussion. Come for coffee, refreshments, and what will surely be a scintillating discussion!


 CAFE COLLAB WITH THE STUDENT AID OFFICE 

WHEN: Tuesday, January 30th, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
WHERE: Royal Victoria College West Lounge

Café Collab and the Scholarships and Student Aid Office (SSAO) invite staff from Student Services, students, and faculty members invested in supporting students in financially precarious situations to a community dinner discussion. Participants will use media pieces created by students in financially precarious situations or backgrounds to identify opportunities for Student Services to better support students with similar needs and lived experiences. A delicious free dinner is included! Additionally, childcare is available ( submit a request at least 72 hours in advance). RSVP here, or through their Facebook page.
 

 INTER MAJOR DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT 

WHEN: February 3rd at 2:30pm
WHERE: Tomlinson Fieldhouse

SIC is back with an inter-major dodgeball tournament! This is your chance to bring honour to the name of geography. Gather 9 of your friends (teams of 10) within geography, strap on your headbands, and get ready to dodge your way to 1st place. The winning team will be awarded a glorious trophy, bragging rights, and tickets to SIC's science bar! Fill in this google form to confirm your team's place.
 

 OPPORTUNITIES 
 SPEND READING WEEK HELPING OTHERS 

Alternative Spring Break takes place during McGill's Reading Week (March 5-9), offering students the opportunity to spend five days participating in various activities with local Montreal organizations. Students learn about and contribute to social justice issues, develop skills related to civic engagement, and immerse themselves in diverse projects. To find out more, and to register, visit: www.mcgill.ca/asb, or their Facebook page.
 

 TAKE A COURSE IN GUATEMALA 
FOUR DAYS LEFT!

Offered in Guatemala from May 2-13, 2018. The course is about: experiencing a wide variety of cropping systems, assessing their impacts of food security and the environment, traveling through Guatemala's rural and urban landscapes, enjoying visits to Mayan city ruins and Antigua Guatemala, and more! No specific background knowledge is needed, and the course is open to interested students in a wide variety of programs. Knowledge of Spanish is an asset, but is not necessary (translation is provided) The application deadline is January 26, 2018. You can see course details and the application procedure on course's webpage, and ask any further questions to julie.major@mcgill.ca

 


 TUTOR FOR THE AUS ESSAY CENTRE 
FOUR DAYS LEFT!

The AUS Essay Centre is currently recruiting essay tutors for the winter semester! Tutors meet with students at drop-in hours one hour per week to provide writing advice and essay proofreading. Applicants must meet a 3.3 cumulative GPA and be available from 11:30-12:30 at least one day of the week. To apply, please send a writing sample to aus.essay.centre@gmail.com and fill out the online application formby January 26th.


 SUBMIT TO FIELD NOTES 

Field Notes, The McGill Undergraduate Journal of Geography is currently accepting submissions for publication in 2018. Field Notes is a student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal based at McGill University's Department of Geography. As an interdisciplinary publication, we encourage submissions from artists, researchers, academics, practitioners and students in a range of fields. We aim to provide a forum for critical analysis of the economic, societal, and environmental issues surrounding geography. We are looking for A or A- papers on a range of geographical subjects. Send us your best work! Please submit work to journal.fieldnotes@gmail.com by February 7th.


 FUND YOUR RESEARCH 

Social Equity Undergraduate Research Awards (SEURA) will be offered to three Arts undergraduate students and two Science undergraduate students to conduct a social equity research project during summer 2018! The Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office (ARIA) and with the Science Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA) office aim to provide equity training and research opportunities for undergraduate students, by allocating funds for them to conduct research involving strong components pertaining to equity, diversity, and social justice, full-time, during summer. You are eligible if you are enrolled in an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Arts or in the Faculty of Science (B.A., B.Sc., or B.A. & Sc.), returning to McGill in Fall 2018, and your work shows a commitment to an equity, diversity, or social justice issue. For full details on how to apply, check out the SURA or ARIA websites, or contact SEDE at outreach.sede@mcgill.ca


 

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THE MCGILL

UNDERGRADUATE

GEOGRAPHY

SOCIETY 

Hey Geographers! Welcome back. Hope everyone is excited for the upcoming semester. We've got a lot of cool stuff going on- everything from a hot chocolate party this Thursday, to a course in Guatemala, to SKATING in early February. Read all about it below :) EVENTS

URBAN STUDIES WINTER WARMER 

WHEN: Thursday January 18th 4:00-5:30 pm 
WHERE: Burnside Hall room 426

Join Professor Sarah Moser and your fellow students for hot chocolate and goodies at the Urban Studies Program's first "Winter Warmer" mixer! All urban studies students and professors who teach urban classes are invited! We hope to see you there. 

GRADUATE PROGRAM IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
INFORMATION SESSION

WHEN: Friday 19th January 2018 @ 12-2pm
WHERE: An online webinar

Are you interested in finding out about graduate study? Are you interested in understanding the changing social, political, cultural, economic, legal, and ethical context of science, technology, and innovation? If so, then come join the Graduate Program Director, for a webinar about York University's Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies (or STS). I'll be online to answer all your questions about the STS program, about York, about the difference between a Masters and a PhD, about graduate funding, and more. Registration information can be found here.

OPPORTUNITIES BE OUR NEW U2 REP

The U2 Rep represents the interests of U2 students at MUGS weekly meetings, builds a sense of community amongst U2 students through social and academic events, and advertises events in U2 classes. If you are interested please send your application (the file attached to this email) to mcgillgeography@gmail.com by January 29th. 


SUBMIT TO FIELD NOTES

Field Notes, The McGill Undergraduate Journal of Geography is currently accepting submissions for publication in 2018. Field Notes is a student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal based at McGill University's Department of Geography. As an interdisciplinary publication, we encourage submissions from artists, researchers, academics, practitioners and students in a range of fields. We aim to provide a forum for critical analysis of the economic, societal, and environmental issues surrounding geography. We are looking for A or A- papers on a range of geographical subjects. Send us your best work! Please submit work to journal.fieldnotes@gmail.com by February 7th.


TAKE A COURSE IN GUATEMALA 

AGRI 325: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (3cr) will be offered in Guatemala from May 2-13, 2018. The course is about: experiencing a wide variety of cropping systems, assessing their impacts of food security and the environment, traveling through Guatemala's rural and urban landscapes, enjoying visits to Mayan city ruins and Antigua Guatemala, and more! No specific background knowledge is needed, and the course is open to interested students in a wide variety of programs. Knowledge of Spanish is an asset, but is not necessary (translation is provided) The application deadline is January 26, 2018. You can see course details and the application procedure on course's webpage, and ask any further questions to julie.major@mcgill.ca


FUND YOUR RESEARCH

Social Equity Undergraduate Research Awards (SEURA) will be offered to three Arts undergraduate students and two Science undergraduate students to conduct a social equity research project during summer 2018! The Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office (ARIA) and with the Science Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA) office aim to provide equity training and research opportunities for undergraduate students, by allocating funds for them to conduct research involving strong components pertaining to equity, diversity, and social justice, full-time, during summer. You are eligible if you are enrolled in an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Arts or in the Faculty of Science (B.A., B.Sc., or B.A. & Sc.), returning to McGill in Fall 2018, and your work shows a commitment to an equity, diversity, or social justice issue. For full details on how to apply, check out the SURA or ARIA websites, or contact SEDE at outreach.sede@mcgill.ca


TUTOR FOR THE AUS ESSAY CENTRE

The AUS Essay Centre is currently recruiting essay tutors for the winter semester! Tutors meet with students at drop-in hours one hour per week to provide writing advice and essay proofreading. Applicants must meet a 3.3 cumulative GPA and be available from 11:30-12:30 at least one day of the week. To apply, please send a writing sample to aus.essay.centre@gmail.com and fill out the online application form by January 26th.

 

SUBMIT TO THE PROGNOSIS

The Prognosis, McGill's student journal of global health, is looking for submissions for its 2017-2018 edition. We feature research and articles on topics at the intersection of social, biomedical, environmental, global, and local perspectives on health. Papers ought to: be less than 3,500 words, excluding abstract and citations; have an abstract of maximum 200 words; be sent in a Word Document, using Times New Roman size 12; preferably use the Vancouver citation format (not required). Please send your papers to prognosis.med@mcgill.ca by January 17. To learn more, visit theprognosismcgill.com








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WORK FOR THE GIC

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:56
BREAKING NEWS: there is one more job opportunity for the coming year. 
The Geographical Information Center (GIC) is seeking helpers for the coming semester. This position involves supervising the GIC, helping students with GIS/RS projects, working 15 hours a week, and getting paid $13.74 an hour.  If you are interested apply ASAP! The deadline is December 6th (i.e. this Wednesday)  The application is below: 


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Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:24

Happy finals yall! We are almost there. Just remember, "you are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think" (Zaininger 2017).  Here's the agenda: 

  1. Living in Montreal: Ethnicity and "Race" from the Past to the Present
  2. MacDonald Student Ecological Gardens
  3. Field Notes CoEditors
  4. Intramural Hockey

OPPORTUNITIES

New Seminar: Living in Montreal: Ethnicity and "Race" from the Past to the Present 
Winter 2018 Wednesdays 2:35 pm - 5:25 pm
QCST 440 / CANS 413

      Debates, at times acrimonious, about reasonable accommodation, the proposed Charter of Values, Bill 62, the niqab, the on-going Syrian refugee crisis, and national security have dominated public discourse in Québec for the past decade. To place these deliberations in perspective, this seminar takes a close look at ethnicity and 'race' in Montréal from the nineteenth century to contemporary society. QCST 440/CANS 413 considers the city's multiethnic character, the racialization of particular communities, and the methodologies that scholars have developed to study ethnicity and 'race.' We will examine how various ethno-cultural groups formed very complex communities (differentiated by class, gender, religious practices, and geographic origin for example), interacted with one another, earned their living, and responded to diverse political regimes. By unpacking the changing discourses around nationalism, we will also explore who was considered Québécois(e) and who was categorized as the "Other".

            Designed to provide a variety of learning opportunities, students will read key publications by academics representing diverse disciplines, tour the Bagg Street Shul and the Madina Mosque, go on a walking tour of the old Jewish quarter, and watch and discuss documentary and feature-length films. Scholars doing cutting-edge research on aspects of ethnicity and 'race' will present their findings individually or as round-table panelists; community activists will also address issues around intercultural relations in Montréal. The seminar also offers interested students the opportunity to participate in a community service learning experience placement [Experiential Community Engaged Research and Learning or ExCERL] working closely with a grassroots organization from one of Montréal's cultural communities and with members of Social Equity and Diversity Education [SEDE] at McGill. A passive knowledge of the French Language is required and open to U2/U3 students (or with permission of the instructor). 
 

Macdonald Student Ecological Gardens (MSEG) Volunteers
The Macdonald Student Ecological Garden (MSEG) is looking for three new crew members for their 2018 season! MSEG is located on Mac Campus on about 3 acres of land. Since 2009, students have been growing over 50 different types of vegetables at MSEG and developing production each year with organic practices. MSEG now functions as a fully independent market garden, selling at three farmers markets, providing 75 CSA baskets and patterning with restaurants. If you are at all interested in sustainable agriculture, apply! For more information, check out their hiring website.


Field Notes CoEditors
The McGill Undergraduate Geography Journal Field Notes is looking for students to help our editors in chief! If you are interested please email mcgillgeography@gmail.com
with a quick blurb about who you are and your relevant experience. We look forward to hearing from you :)

Intramural Hockey 
It's that time of year again, and the McGill Geography Intramural hockey team is recruiting for the Winter 2018 Hockey season. All skill levels are welcome to play-even if you've never put on a pair of skates! You must have all of your own gear. Contact charles.solberg@mail.mcgill.ca for more information.

ETC

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Mon, 11/27/2017 - 17:05

Hey everybody! Thanks for reading. Here's what's going on: 

  1. MacDonald Student Ecological Gardens
  2. Field Notes CoEditors
  3. Intramural Hockey
  4. Painting With Bob Ross Pt II 
  5. Recipe Swap 
  6. Vision 2020
  7. Geographer of the Week

OPPORTUNITIES

Macdonald Student Ecological Gardens (MSEG) Volunteers
Macdonald Student Ecological Gardens (MSEG) are looking for three new crew members for their 2018 season! MSEG is located on Mac Campus on about 3 acres of land. Since 2009, students have been growing over 50 different types of vegetables at MSEG and developing production each year with organic practices. MSEG now functions as a fully independent market garden, selling at three farmers markets, providing 75 CSA baskets and patterning with restaurants. If you are at all interested in sustainable agriculture, apply! For more information, check out our hiring website.


Field Notes CoEditors
The McGill Undergraduate Geography Journal Field Notes is looking for students to help our editors in chief! If you are interested please email mcgillgeography@gmail.com
with a quick blurb about who you are and your relevant experience. We look forward to hearing from you :)

Intramural Hockey 
It's that time of year again, and the McGill Geography Intramural hockey team is recruiting for the Winter 2018 Hockey season. All skill levels are welcome to play-even if you've never put on a pair of skates! You must have all of your own gear. Contact charles.solberg@mail.mcgill.ca for more information.


EVENTS

Painting with Bob Ross Pt II
Thursday November 30th
Our last Bob Ross event was such a roaring success that we're doing it again. Our holiday gift to you!!! Come paint some happy little holiday trees with us. Bob Ross once said that the secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Come test that theory and paint with us in the MUGS Lounge (floor 3 Burnside) on Thursday the 30th! Free painting equipment, hot chocolate, and snacks will be provided.

Recipe Swap
Wednesday November 29th, 12:30pm- 2:00pm
Burnside Hall, 308

Looking for easy and healthy recipes to keep your brain fueled during study season? Have a go-to recipe that you would like to share? McGill's first ever Recipe Swap has got you covered! Bring your grandma's cookbook, or a link to your favourite blog or cooking app and come chat tried and true tricks for meal planning and prep with Healthy McGill and SNAC. Snacks and tea will be provided! Burnside Hall, 308. Be there be square. 

Note: If you have a favourite recipe you would like us to print out to share with others at the event, please send it our way with your name, year, and program to healthymcgill.nutrition@gmail.com !


Vision 2020: Climate and Sustainability Action Plan Party 
December 1st, 4-6pm
Faculty Club 

After months of consultations with more than 500 community members, McGill's  Climate & Sustainability Action Plan is set to be released this December. In addition to addressing the University's most pressing sustainability challenges, this is the first Plan specifically aimed at reducing McGill's carbon footprint. 
To celebrate, the Mcgill Office of Sustainability is throwing a party- come enjoy inspired conversations and refreshments with the students, faculty and staff who are helping blaze new trails. 

ETC

Geographer of the Week 
Rudolphe D'Arcy Quinn (aka Rudy) hails from Switzerland but his parents are from Tennessee. He loves transportation networks, long walks on the beach, and puzzles-- he once completed a 1000 piece jigsaw in a single sitting! He's a fan of wine from Bordeaux but will never turn down a good Prosecco. He's the best. If you see him in the GIC, talk to him about music! 



Geographer of the week is a new feature of the listserv. If you know a geographer who deserves a spotlight, nominate them by sending an email with their name and bio to mcgillgeography@gmail.com  
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Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:20

Hey geographers! Break out your hats, gloves, and repertoire of soup recipes- it is WINTER now. Here's the (very short) agenda this week: 

  1. Intramural Hockey
  2. Climate Change Talk
  3. AUS Holiday Party
  4. Vision 2020: Climate and Sustainability Action Plan Party 

OPPORTUNITIES

Intramural Hockey 
It's that time of year again, and the McGill Geography Intramural hockey team is recruiting for the Winter 2018 Hockey season. All skill levels are welcome to play-even if you've never put on a pair of skates! You must have all of your own gear. Contact charles.solberg@mail.mcgill.ca for more information.


EVENTS


AUS Prof Talk: Climate Change
November 22 at 6:30-7:30 PM
Arts 160

Want to learn more about your professors' fields of expertise in a low-pressure environment? Join this interdisciplinary AUS Prof Talk on climate change! Wine and cheese will be provided!

AUS Holiday Party
November 27th, 5-8pm 
Leacock B-12

A message from AUS: "You have all worked so hard this semester and this party is to celebrate YOU! All departmental executives, committees, and AUS portfolio committee members are invited! There will be a variety of food, treats, beverages, and wine available- including vegan and gluten free options! We hope to see you there!"
 

Vision 2020: Climate and Sustainability Action Plan Party 
December 1st, 4-6pm
Faculty Club 

After months of consultations with more than 500 community members, McGill's  Climate & Sustainability Action Plan is set to be released this December. In addition to addressing the University's most pressing sustainability challenges, this is the first Plan specifically aimed at reducing McGill's carbon footprint. 
To celebrate, the Mcgill Office of Sustainability is throwing a party- come enjoy inspired conversations and refreshments with the students, faculty and staff who are helping blaze new trails. 

ETC

Monday Meme

Charlotte Zaininger 
VP Communications 
McGill Undergraduate Society  Copyright © 2017 McGill Undergraduate Geography Society, All rights reserved. 
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MUGS Listserv 11/13

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:35

Hey geographers! If you aren't planning to read this whole listserv this is the main takeaway: GIS DAY IS ON WEDNESDAY. We are very excited and hope to see you there. Here's the agenda this week: 

  1. Intramural Hockey
  2. The Open Mapping Group of McGill (OMG McGill) 
  3. GIS DAY
  4. Global Leader Experience Program 
  5. GIC Workshops

OPPORTUNITIES

Intramural Hockey 
It's that time of year again, and the McGill Geography Intramural hockey team is recruiting for the Winter 2018 Hockey season. All skill levels are welcome to play-even if you've never put on a pair of skates! You must have all of your own gear. Contact Abe.Solberg@mail.mcgill.ca for more information.
 

The Open Mapping Group of McGill (OMG McGill) 
OMGMcGill is a ~*brand new group*~ on campus calling all students, profs, and staff interested in open mapping for humanitarian purposes! (Open mapping is mapmaking online using freely-accessible data).

They are launching on November 15th (Aka GIS Day), and their first mapathon will be on November 17with free pizza! Join them in the GIC for both events- whether you're a beginner or experienced mapper, a student or a faculty/staff member. Just bring your laptop! 

 


EVENTS

GIS DAY 
November 15th

Ladies and Gentlemen, the day you have all been waiting for has finally arrived. GIS Day is this Wednesday, November 15th. Come celebrate the magic of geographic information systems with free snacks, fun games, all your favorite geographer homies, and off-duty geography profs. This is not an event to miss! 


Global Leader Experience Program 
November 14th - 17th
This four-day programme is a unique opportunity to develop your leadership skills and Cultural Intelligence (the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures). Participants are given the opportunity to meet and network with leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors in Montréal. This event is free, but you have to apply. The theme for this year is "How do smart cities ensure they are inclusive?", you can learn more here

GIC WORKSHOPS
Every Friday until Christmas 

There will be 10 workshops starting this Friday in the GIC on topics ranging from ArcGIS, QGIS, R, Endnote and finding data. All workshops start at 2:30 on Fridays and are FREE only for Geography students, but you have to register beforehand here.

ETC

Monday Meme

Charlotte Zaininger 
VP Communications 
McGill Undergraduate Society  Copyright © 2017 McGill Undergraduate Geography Society, All rights reserved. 
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MUGS Listserv 11/5

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:54

Hey geographers! Here's the agenda this week: 

  1. Fieldnotes Editor
  2. The Open Mapping Group of McGill (OMG McGill) 
  3. Global Leader Experience Program 
  4. GIC Workshops
OPPORTUNITIES

Fieldnotes Editor
The undergraduate geography journal, Fieldnotes, needs an editor ASAP! If you have experience with the journal, or are otherwise qualified, please email mcgillgeography@gmail.com.
 

The Open Mapping Group of McGill (OMG McGill) 
OMGMcGill is a ~*brand new group*~ on campus calling all students, profs, and staff interested in open mapping for humanitarian purposes! (Open mapping is mapmaking online using freely-accessible data).

They are launching on November 15th (Aka GIS Day), and their first mapathon will be on November 17 with free pizza! Join them in the GIC for both events- whether you're a beginner or experienced mapper, a student or a faculty/staff member. Just bring your laptop! 

EVENTS
 

Global Leader Experience Program 
November 14th - 17th
This four-day programme is a unique opportunity to develop your leadership skills and Cultural Intelligence (the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures). Participants are given the opportunity to meet and network with leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors in Montréal. This event is free, but you have to apply. The theme for this year is "How do smart cities ensure they are inclusive?", you can learn more here

GIC WORKSHOPS
Every Friday until Christmas 

There will be 10 workshops starting this Friday in the GIC on topics ranging from ArcGIS, QGIS, R, Endnote and finding data. All workshops start at 2:30 on Fridays and are FREE only for Geography students, but you have to register beforehand here.

ETC

Monday Meme

Charlotte Zaininger 
VP Communications 
McGill Undergraduate Society  Copyright © 2017 McGill Undergraduate Geography Society, All rights reserved.
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MUGS Listserv 10/30

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:47

Hey geographers! HAPPY HALLOWEEN. Hope y'all had a spooky good weekend. Here's the agenda this week: 

  1. Fieldnotes Editor
  2. Graduate & Professional Schools Fair
  3. Apartment Crawl
  4. Global Leader Experience Program 
  5. GIC Workshops
OPPORTUNITIES

Fieldnotes Editor
The Undergraduate Geography journal, Fieldnotes, needs an editor ASAP! If you have experience with the journal, or are otherwise qualified, please email mcgillgeography@gmail.com. This is a great opportunity and not as much work as it sounds like :) EVENTS

12th Annual McGill Graduate & Professional Schools Fair
November 2nd 11am-3pm
SUS and CaPS are organizing the Graduate & Professional Schools Fair for students of all faculties. There will be 65 diverse programs from Canada and abroad, representatives from a litany of fields (Medicine, Law, Business, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Nursing, etc.), and FREE SAMOSAS. Booths will be set up in the SSMU Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the University Centre/Shatner Building and admission is free of charge.


BYOBiome Apartment Crawl
November 4th starting at 6:45pm
This year's apartment crawl is a MUGS survival adventure through four biomes around the world: tropical rainforest, bog, arctic tundra, and desert. Come with us- drink jungle juice in the tropical rainforest and get iced in the arctic tundra! Get ready for a worldwide adventure you'll never forget (or might not remember)! Tickets are $10 for Geography students and $15 for non-Geography students. You can RSVP on Facebook here, and we will be tabling in the GIC: 

Tabling Hours this week: 

Monday, October 30th 2:30-3:30

Tuesday, October 31st 2:00-4:00

Wednesday, November 1st 12:00-3:00

Thursday, November 2nd 2:00-4:00

Friday, November 3rd 4:45-8:00

If you can't go and want a refund, you need to tell us 48 hours in advance! 
Happy Halloween :-) 
 

Global Leader Experience Program 
November 14th - 17th
This four-day programme is a unique opportunity to develop your leadership skills and Cultural Intelligence (the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures). Participants are given the opportunity to meet and network with leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors in Montréal. This event is free, but you have to apply. The theme for this year is "How do smart cities ensure they are inclusive?", you can learn more here

GIC WORKSHOPS
Every Friday until Christmas 
There will be 10 workshops starting this Friday in the GIC on topics ranging from ArcGIS, QGIS, R, Endnote and finding data. All workshops start at 2:30 on Fridays and are FREE only for Geography students, but you have to register beforehand here.

ETC

Monday Meme

Charlotte Zaininger 
VP Communications 
McGill Undergraduate Society  Copyright © 2017 McGill Undergraduate Geography Society, All rights reserved.
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MUGS Listserv 10/23

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 08:43

Hey geographers! Does everybody have a costume for Halloween? If not I attached a few unique ideas to the end of this listserv... Here's the agenda this week: 

  1. Fieldnotes Editor
  2. Bob Ross Painting Event
  3. Graduate & Professional Schools Fair
  4. Apartment Crawl
  5. Global Leader Experience Program 
  6. GIC Workshops
OPPORTUNITIES

Fieldnotes Editor
The Undergraduate Geography journal, Fieldnotes, is in need of an editor! If you have experience with the journal, or are otherwise qualified, please email mcgillgeography@gmail.com. We'll tell you everything you need to know.  EVENTS

Bob Ross Paint Night 
October 25th 4-7pm

Bob Ross once said that the secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Come test that theory and paint with us this Wednesday the 25th! FREE painting equipment, hot chocolate, and snacks will be provided. Just RSVP here. Halloween costumes are optional but encouraged.


12th Annual McGill Graduate & Professional Schools Fair
November 2nd 11am-3pm

SUS and CaPS are organizing the Graduate & Professional Schools Fair for students of all faculties. There will be 65 diverse programs from Canada and abroad, representatives from a litany of fields (Medicine, Law, Business, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Nursing, etc.), and FREE SAMOSAS. Booths will be set up in the SSMU Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the University Centre/Shatner Building and admission is free of charge.


BYOBiome Apartment Crawl
November 4th starting at 6:45pm

This year's apartment crawl is a MUGS survival adventure through four biomes around the world: tropical rainforest, bog, arctic tundra, and desert. Come with us- drink jungle juice in the tropical rainforest and get iced in the arctic tundra! Get ready for a worldwide adventure you'll (hopefully) never forget! Tickets are $10 for Geography students and $15 for non-Geography students. You can RSVP on Facebook here, and we will be tabling in the GIC: 
Monday 3:30-4:30
Tuesday 2:30-5:30
Wednesday 11:30-5:30
Friday 1:00-3:00
 

Global Leader Experience Program 
November 14th - 17th

This four-day programme is a unique opportunity to develop your leadership skills and Cultural Intelligence (the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures). Participants are given the opportunity to meet and network with leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors in Montréal. This event is free, but you have to apply. The theme for this year is "How do smart cities ensure they are inclusive?", you can learn more here

GIC WORKSHOPS
Every Friday until Christmas 
There will be 10 workshops starting this Friday in the GIC on topics ranging from ArcGIS, QGIS, R, Endnote and finding data. All workshops start at 2:30 on Fridays and are FREE only for Geography students, but you have to register beforehand here.

ETC  

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MUGS Listserv 10/15

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 19:28

Hey geographers! Hang in there, midterms are almost over... Here's the agenda this week (if you're feeling proud of all your hard work, there are lots of journals seeking submissions): 

  1. Apartment Crawl 
  2. Behind the Roddick Gates
  3. The McGill Left Review
  4. Bob Ross Painting Event
  5. GIC Workshops

OPPORTUNITIES 
 

APARTMENT CRAWL

Do you live in, or close to, the ghetto? Do you love to party? Can we use your house for the Geography Apartment Crawl? It's your time to shine. Shoot mcgillgeography@gmail.com an email if you are interested in including your house (November 4th). People who host get to do the crawl for free, and MUGS will spotlessly clean your apartment the day after. 
 

BEHIND THE RODDICK GATES

The Redpath Museum research journal, Behind the Roddick Gates, is currently looking for submissions for the 2017/2018 academic year! Undergraduate students are welcome to submit work – including essays, articles, and research papers – pertaining to the Redpath Museum, McGill, and Montréal. Papers on history, environment, geography, anthropology, and similar topics are highly encouraged. For full submission guidelines, as well as topic samples and background information on the journal itself, please visit their website. The tentative deadline for submissions is November 2017. They are also currently looking for artists and copy editors. 
 

THE MCGILL LEFT REVIEW

The McGill Left Review's academic journal is also currently accepting submissions! They accept academic papers written for any class, provided they received a mark of A- or above. The McGill Left Review is an interdisciplinary journal that is open to submissions from any faculty or program, as long as it pertains to progressive, left-wing politics. Submissions can pertain to: Leftism, Progressivism, Feminism, Environmentalism, Socialism, Anarchism, Labour rights, Race relations, Economic reform, LGBTQIA2+ rights, Critical theory, and more. Submissions should be emailed to mcgill.leftreview@gmail.com with "Journal Submission" in the subject line. The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM. 

EVENTS

Bob Ross Paint Night 

Bob Ross once said, "the secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it". Come test that theory and paint with us on Wednesday the 25th! FREE painting equipment, hot chocolate, and snacks will be provided. Just RSVP here. Halloween costumes are optional but encouraged.


GIC WORKSHOPS

There will be 9 more workshops in the GIC- on topics ranging from ArcGIS, QGIS, R, Endnote to finding data. All workshops start at 2:30 on Fridays and are free for Geography students, but you have to register beforehand here.

ETC

MONDAY MESSAGE FROM BOB ROSS

Charlotte Zaininger 
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MUGS Listserv 10/10

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:45

Hey geographers! It was great to see you all at Gerts last Thursday. Welcome back from the long weekend- I hope it was relaxing, fun, AND you got work done (but if you can pick two that's pretty good).  Here's the agenda: 

  1. Apartment Crawl 
  2. The Mentorship Program 
  3. Apple Picking 
  4. Workshops
  5. Mapathon

OPPORTUNITIES 

ANNUAL APARTMENT CRAWL
Do you live in or close to the ghetto? Do you love to party? Can we use your house for the Geography Apartment Crawl? It's your time to shine. Shoot mcgillgeography@gmail.com an email if you are interested in including your house (in early November). We will be forever grateful!


GEOGRAPHY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM!
Looking to 'find your coordinates' for life after McGill? Confused about what to do with a geography degree? Want to get to know some of the great Masters and PhD students that are in the department?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the MUGS Mentorship Program is for you! Application forms are attached to this listserv, and hard copies can be found in the MUGS lounge (BH 305). Please submit forms to geographymentorprogram@gmail.com or leave hard copies in the box in the lounge.  

EVENTS

APPLE PICKING 
October 15th 
On Oct. 15th MUGS (and our friends at MESS) are inviting you on an apple picking adventure to Mac Campus. Tickets for the private bus cost only $5!  We will be selling tickets in the GIC on Monday 1:30-3:30, Tuesday 12-2, ad Thursday 3-5. Peep the facebook event.

GIC WORKSHOPS
October 13th (until Christmas) 
There will be 10 workshops starting this Friday in the GIC on topics ranging from ArcGIS, QGIS, R, Endnote and finding data. All workshops start at 2:30 on Fridays and are FREE only for Geography students, but you have to register beforehand here
 

MAPATHON
Friday, November 17th
A new mapping group is going to be recruiting on November 15th (aka GIC Day), and they will be having a Mapathon as their first meeting. All are welcome. Find out more on GIC Day, or talk to GIC director Tim Elrick. 

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