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Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry Case Competition Promotes Cross-Faculty Collaboration

On January 16-17, 2015, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), CREATE in Green Chemistry, and the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED), jointly a workshop and case competition on Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry.

Published: 16 Mar 2015

Acting on climate change: Solutions from scholars

The McGill Reporter | Mar. 11, 2015

Published: 13 Mar 2015

Invasive species pose serious threat to health of the Great Lakes

New study from scientists at McGill shows the vulnerability of the basin to future invaders – and calls for regulations to mitigate this threat

The McGill Reporter | Feb. 3, 2015

By Melody Enguix

Published: 12 Feb 2015

SEI Impact Internship Program: Seeds of Change Crowdfunding

McGill students have incredible ideas and know how to enact positive social change. Now you can help them apply their knowledge and passion through the Impact Internship Program at the Social Economy Initiative (SEI) of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM). The program pairs top undergraduate students with social-purpose organizations (i.e. non-profits and social enterprises) for ten weeks over the summer.

Published: 11 Feb 2015

Kevin Manaugh, McGill Prof., lead author on study of cities trying to involve different aspects of sustainability to spur economic growth

“Almost all [cities involved] have wide goals about how the infrastructure should be equitably distributed, but then nothing is really measured, because there isn’t a clear target for performance measure for many plans.” - Kevin Manaugh

“In terms of being able to measure data," Manaugh says, "surveys on trains or buses can get a lot of information about who’s being served and who’s not being served using simple mapping and census data, so that people who are less well off have access to the same economic opportunities.”

Published: 3 Feb 2015

McGill Prof. part of a team that speaks on how systems crucial to stability of planet are compromised

New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk

An international team of 18 researchers will provide new evidence of significant changes in four of the nine systems which regulate the resilience of the Earth. 

Published: 3 Feb 2015

McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

On Jan. 14-16, McGill hosted Canada’s third annual Fair Trade Conference with The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN). 

McGill Reporter | Jan. 22, 2015

By: Galitt Araf

Published: 26 Jan 2015

Reimagining housing for the poor and cities without cars

McGill architecture professor Vikram Bhatt, winner of the Margolese National Living Design Prize from UBC, thinks people should live where they can grow some of their own food.

The Vancouver Sun | Jan. 25, 2015

By: Daphne Bramham

A slum or a squatter’s settlement isn’t where one expects to find an architect.

Yet, it’s in those communities on three different continents that Vikram Bhatt has spent most of his distinguished career.

Published: 26 Jan 2015

ECOLE sustainable housing project gains Independent Student Group status

Jan. 13, 2015 | The McGill Tribune

by: Ashley Kong

Published: 16 Jan 2015

L'habitat des ours polaires en danger [lien français]

le 14 janvier 2015 | RadioCanada

Une étude suggère que les menaces aux habitats glacés des ours polaires sont plus importantes que ce qui était prévu jusqu'à maintenant. Les explications de Bruno Tremblay, professeur au département des sciences atmosphériques et océaniques à l'Université McGill.

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Published: 16 Jan 2015

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: 16 Jan 2015

Sustainability — at McGill, they've made an app for that

Thanks to a McGill University law professor with an interest in social responsibility, there’s an app that will monitor your commitment to sustainability.

Dec. 22, 2014 | Montreal Gazette

By: Sarah Rogers

Published: 11 Jan 2015

Panda Faculty Scholar in Sustainable Engineering and Design

The Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) is pleased to announce that Dr....

Published: 8 Jan 2015

270 000 tonnes de plastique dans les océans

La pollution provoquée par le plastique a pris de telles proportions au cours des dernières décennies que près de 270 000 tonnes de ce matériau flotteraient à la surface des océans, selon une étude internationale publiée mercredi.

le 10 décembre 2014 | Le Devoir

par:Alexandre Shields

Published: 16 Dec 2014

The climate is changing, and so are Arctic berries

McGill University Researcher Anna Bruce explores how Iqaluit women are adapting to "bad" berry seasons

Dec. 10, 2014 | Nunatsiaq Online

By: Sarah Rogers

OTTAWA — How are Inuit communities around the world adapting to a warming climate?

Published: 16 Dec 2014

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