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2020 MSSI Innovation Fund Recipients

The McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative has just funded six new projects through the 2020 Innovation Fund. These one-year projects from Law, Science and Engineering were selected for their potential-for-impact on sustainability challenges. The recipients of this year’s funding, our third Innovation Fund to date, are below. You can see projects funded through previous calls here.

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Published: 17 Mar 2020

New technique for measuring greenhouse gas production from thawing permafrost

A research team led by McGill University geochemist Peter Douglas has used a new method for measuring the rate at which methane is produced by microbes breaking down thawing permafrost. The breakthrough could lead to an improvement in our ability to predict future releases of the potent greenhouse gas as long‑frozen layers of soil begin to thaw.

Published: 11 Mar 2020

Making straws that don’t suck for the environment

With the federal ban of single-use plastics planned for this year, the demand for alternatives to everyday plastic products, such as straws, is set to increase. TreeMaTech, a startup company born through a collaboration between chemistry professors from McGill and Lakehead University, is betting on cellulose for making drinking straws that don’t suck for the environment.

Published: 2 Mar 2020

SSH-Ideas: The newest MSSI fund has launched

The McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative is looking for big ideas in sustainability research from McGill faculty members based in the social sciences and humanities.

Published: 24 Feb 2020

SPOT earns Sustainability Bronze


SPOT earns Sustainability Bronze!

The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy has been awarded the Bronze level rating for the unit, by McGill's Office of Sustainability. The designation is a testament to the importance that the unit places on activities that are respectful of the three dimensions of sustainability: social, economic and environment.

Published: 15 Jan 2020

Become MOOS' new Climate and Sustainability Strategy Intern

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Office Assistant C (Climate & Sustainability Intern)


Published: 19 Dec 2019

Become MOOS' new Sustainability Projects Fund Intern

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Office Assistant C (Sustainability Projects Fund Intern)


Published: 13 Nov 2019

McGill students solve sustainability problems through Applied Student Research program

McGill Reporter | October 24, 2019

By: Samantha Ling

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Published: 4 Nov 2019

McGill’s sustainability programs awarded top prize for staff engagement

McGill Reporter | September 9, 2019

By: Kelsey Litwin

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McGill’s has won the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Campus Sustainability Achievement Award for its sustainability engagement programs, together referred to as the Ladder of Engagement.

Published: 24 Sep 2019

Incoming students met with a sustainable welcome at McGill Frosh events

McGill Reporter | September 17, 2019

By: Kelsey Litwin

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This fall, nine faculty and department Frosh attained Gold-level Sustainable Event Certification.

Published: 24 Sep 2019

The Office of Sustainability is hiring a Graphic Design intern!

Internship Opportunity with McGill Office of Sustainability

POSITION: Graphic Design Intern (Communications Assistant C)

Published: 9 Sep 2019

Become a 2019-2020 Sustainable Events Consultant!

The Office of Sustainability is recruiting Sustainable Events Consultant for the 2019-2020 academic year!

As a volunteer with the Sustainable Events Consultant team, you will liaise with event organizers in the McGill community to ensure that they are organized in the most sustainable way possible. By utilizing both online and print resources, you will help event organizers gain access to knowledge about sustainable resources, and help ensure best practices at events.

Published: 20 Aug 2019

McGill recognized as International Sustainability Institution of the Year

McGill Reporter | July 17, 2019

By: Kelsey Litwin

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McGill was named the International Green Gown Award’s Sustainability Institution of the Year for its “ambitious yet realistic’ Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy.

Published: 18 Jul 2019

McGill is hiring a SDG Campus Coordinator

McGill, as a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), is looking to appoint a SDG Campus Coordinator for the 2019-2020 academic year. The coordinator’s role will be to raise student awareness of the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), mobilise students/student clubs around the SDGs and act as a point of contact between McGill student body and the SDSN Youth.

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Published: 20 Jun 2019


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