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A network of sustainability researchers at McGill

The McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (MSSI) provides funding and opportunities for McGill researchers from all disciplines to interact and co-design projects that tackle sustainability-related challenges.

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MSSI funding opportunities

The MSSI Collective Fellowship is open to all McGill graduate students and postdocs. Apply by April 15th, 2024.

Sustainability research at McGill

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Prof. Masad Damha recently received $50,000 USD from the American Chemical Society to improve the sustainability of oligonucleotide synthesis. 

MSSI dashboard

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The MSSI is building a cross-disciplinary community of researchers who are interested in a collaborative, systems-level approach to solving some of the world’s most pressing issues. Use the Sustainability Research Dashboard to find and connect with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty researchers who are working on sustainability at McGill.

Research themes

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The MSSI research themes were designed to foster robust cross-disciplinary teams well-suited to address complex sustainability challenges and leverage additional funding. As multi-year programs, they allow researchers with varying expertise to build meaningful collaborative relationships that will last and bolster McGill’s capacity for innovative sustainability research.

Student collective

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The MSSI collective is an interdisciplinary network of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows looking to exchange ideas and develop relationships with other early career researchers at McGill working on sustainability challenges. Through workshops and informal meetups with peers outside their discipline, members are exposed to different ways of thinking and problem-solving.


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