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Sustainability Research Dashboard

Find and collaborate with researchers working on sustainability at McGill.

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Funding opportunities

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The Ideas Fund awards up to $40,000 for research that explores bold, novel ideas with the potential to significantly impact a sustainability challenge.

Become a member

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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.

Research themes

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The MSSI research themes were designed to foster robust cross-disciplinary networks 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 to bolster McGill’s capacity for innovation.

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 early in their career.

Research at McGill

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With the launch of the MSSI's 6th annual Ideas Fund competition, let's take a look back at previously funded projects.

From plastic alternatives to carbon sequestering fungi, discover some of the bold ideas McGill researchers are exploring to tackle sustainability-related challenges.

Building 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 from a variety of perspectives.

The MSSI is also building a community of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and equipping the next generation with the skills and experience needed to develop solutions for a healthier, more equitable future.


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