MSSI Visioning Workshop for Faculty members and Graduate students

Published: 11Sep2018

The MSSI is excited to announce its first event of the Fall located at the Macdonald Campus. Learn more

New cities may make millions more vulnerable to climate change

Published: 10Sep2018

A forthcoming study of over a hundred new cities being built around the world suggests developers and planning authorities are doing very little to make their projects resilient to climate change....

Better plastic recycling with enzymes

Published: 4Sep2018

McGill University chemistry professors Karine Auclair and Tomislav Friščić are following a promising lead on using enzymes to recycle polyethylene terephthalate (PET), one of the world’s most...

A Movie Under the Stars: Metamorphosis


On September 25, join the McGill Office of Sustainability for a bike-powered movie under the stars./sustainabilityCategory: Sustainability

Greener alternative to lithium-ion batteries

Published: 27Aug2018

The runaway popularity of personal electronic devices has led to a huge global demand for compact yet powerful rechargeable batteries. Since hitting the market in the 1990s, lithium-ion technology...

Potential huge energy savings through nanocatalysts for nitrogen fixation

Published: 20Aug2018

A fundamental component of protein, nitrogen is the most common pure element on Earth, making up nearly 80 percent of our atmosphere. Yet despite its abundance, atmospheric nitrogen cannot enter...

Green polymers inspired by biology

Published: 13Aug2018

McGill University chemistry professor Matthew Harrington is aiming to develop a renewable alternative to petrochemical plastics by mimicking the astonishing chemistry of the velvet worm – a...

Sustainability Projects Fund Seeking PGSS Members for Working Group

Published: 15May2018

The Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) is looking for a PGSS representative to sit on its Working Group starting in September 2018 for a one- to two-year mandate. The PGSS representative would be...