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McGill creates Advisory Council on Sustainability

McGill Reporter | October 25, 2016

by: Toby Davine

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Published: 3 Nov 2016

Two McGill Professors Participate in Prestigious Workshop on Green Chemistry

On May 24-25, 2016, experts from the field of green (sustainable) chemistry gathered in Washington, DC, for a workshop on Sustainable Chemistry Technologies. The event was organized by the National Academy of Science’s Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology at the request of the United States General Accountability Office.

Published: 21 Sep 2016

McGill earns Gold rating in sustainability

Four years of innovative projects and collaborative action planning have upgraded McGill’s rating in sustainability to Gold in the newest version of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

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Published: 21 Sep 2016

Sin to sustainability in Las Vegas

Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom’92, has made a name for himself by championing responsible corporate behaviour. And now he finds himself in Las Vegas, the fabled “Sin City,” a place not exactly renowned for showcasing responsible behaviour of any sort.

Published: 25 Aug 2016

The SPF Ambassador Program is Taking Applicants for 2016-2017!

Looking for a way to officially get involved with sustainability efforts at McGill this year?

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Published: 8 Aug 2016

Finding inspiration in the EMBA Sustainability Module and turning a final paper into a business

From EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal, July 26, 2016:

"Last week, Clément Joubert, pianist, former director of the McGill Conservatory and a 2015 McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA graduate, launched Men’s Seasons, a new range of skincare products designed for men, which meets the seasonally specific needs of the skin. The products are made in Quebec and sold online.

Published: 28 Jul 2016

Farming camp at Macdonald campus could cultivate love of agriculture

Montreal Gazette | July 6, 2016 by: Victor Schukov

A friend realized his life’s dream through one of the generous programs offered by the MacDonald campus of McGill University in Saint Anne-de-Bellevue.

Read the full story here.

Published: 11 Jul 2016

Building Bike Lanes Could Slow Climate Change, New Research Finds

Momentum Mag | July 5, 2016

by: Hilary Angus

New research presented by scientists at McGill University suggests that the construction of safe bike infrastructure could significantly reduce vehicle tailpipe emissions by offering potential motorists an attractive alternative to getting in their cars. 

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Published: 7 Jul 2016

McGill wins two international prizes for sustainable procurement

McGill Reporter | May 31, 2016

McGill has recently won two significant international awards for the five-year Sustainable Procurement Strategy it began to develop in 2013.

Read the full story here.

Published: 1 Jun 2016

New technique reclaims mercury from spent compact fluorescent light bulbs

Chemical and Engineering News | April 15, 2016

By: Melissa Pandika

Existing recovery methods often require high temperatures to evaporate the mercury, separating it from the other material inside the bulbs. Parisa A. Ariya of McGill University and her colleagues wanted to devise a technique that used natural, nontoxic compounds and minimal energy. Instead of heat, they used nanoparticles to trap the mercury.

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Published: 13 May 2016

Saving the Planet From Governments and Markets

The Huffington Post | May 9, 2016

by: Henry Mintzberg

Op Ed by Henry Mintzvberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, McGill University

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Published: 13 May 2016

À l’avant-garde de la chimie verte

Le Devoir | le 9 avril 2016

par: Claude Lafleur

Probablement que plus de 95 % de tout ce que nous utilisons dans une journée est le fruit d’un processus chimique, ainsi que l’essentiel de ce que nous mangeons, rapporte Bruce Lennox, professeur de chimie et doyen de la Faculté des sciences de l’Université McGill.

 

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Published: 19 Apr 2016

Outside the Box: Getting our waste to pay our energy bills

The Ottawa Citizen | Feb. 11, 2016

by: Avi Freedman

Canadians are among the largest producers of solid waste in the world. According to Environment Canada, we generate 990 kilograms per capita annually compared to the Japanese, for example, who produce half that much.

Read the full story here.

Published: 13 Feb 2016

Alternative Energy Enters the Iron Age

CBC News | January 15, 2016

Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald

Dr. Jeff Bergthorson, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University, and his colleagues, think the answer to the difficult problem of energy storage and transportation in a fossil-fuel-free future could be metals.

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Published: 25 Jan 2016

Studying the Arctic

Ames Tribune | January 9, 2015

by: Dylan Clark

Dylan Clark moved to Montreal to begin a master’s program with James Ford and the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group in the Department of Geography at McGill University to do work in climate change and health. This interesting retrospective written by Mr. Clark paints a picture of the life of an Arctic researcher and the cultural and physical environments they encounter.

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Published: 20 Jan 2016

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