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Leading the charge toward sustainability

Professor Jeffrey Bergthorson in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been named the first Panda Faculty Scholar in Sustainable Engineering and Design at the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED). Also recently appointed Associate Director of TISED, Prof Bergthorson began a 3-year term in both roles on January 1, 2015.

Published: 16Jan2015

Showcase Projects

Visit projects below to learn more about current and future sustainable practices as well as the research that fosters those practices. We'll feature McGill Faculty of Engineering initiatives here that represent our mandate and that help people understand and appreciate science and technology in new ways.                                                                                          

Can renewables become the dominant source of electricity in Canada and the USA?

25Sep201417:30
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Amphithéâtre Bell (Room: C-631) at Polytechnique Montreal CA

"Rapid innovation and growth in renewable energy", a talk by MIT's Jessika Trancik

Can renewables become the dominant source of electricity in Canada and the USA?

24Sep201417:30
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Arts Building Moyse Hall, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA

Talks by MIT speaker John Reilly and CEA speaker Jim Burpee

"Prospects and Challenges for High Penetration of Renewable Energy", John Reilly, MIT

Graduate fellowships

TISED currently supports McGill graduate fellowships that are funded through generous donations, from: TOTAL E&P Canada - the TOTAL ISEAD Fellowship and Howard Stotland and Vivian Miller - the Stotland Family ISEAD Fellowship.

TISED also supports fellowships for research projects related to sustainability. The fellowships, with leveraged funding, are awarded for three years and are administered as part of the McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA) program by the Faculty of Engineering.

Renewable energy, policy interactions, and the role of Engineers

28May201415:00
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Macdonald Engineering Building Room 267, 817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C3, CA
Dr. Kristina Johnson

Renewable energy, policy interactions, and the role of Engineers: A talk by Dr. Kristina Johnson

TISED is honoured to host this talk by Dr.

Transportation and Urban Sustainability

1May201418:00
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New Residence Hall Salle du Parc, 3625 avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC, H2X 3P8, CA

TRANSPORTATION AND URBAN SUSTAINABILITY

Undergraduate scholarships

TISED supports fourteen in-course Undergraduate Scholarships that are funded through generous donations. The Faculty of Engineering administers these scholarships. If you would like to know more about the scholarships, please see the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Calendar in the Internal Scholarships of Faculty of Engineering.

Policy input

Working with various partners, including IET, TISED will be contribute to policy development by publishing white papers and writing briefs on global sustainability issues and on topics related to federal and provincial sustainability policies.

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