At a ceremony in Halifax on February 25, McGill was named Fair Trade Campus of the Year by Fairtrade Canada, making us No. 1 among the 21 designated fair trade campuses across Canada. The award was granted by an independent panel of judges to the campus with the strongest commitment to fair trade.
In advance of her World Economic Forum lecture, Elena Bennet spoke to the Reporter about complexity in decision making; the wide range of sustainability-related initiatives at McGill and in her own research; and how she stays hopeful in a world that at times seems rather bleak.
In advance of his presentation at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, the Reporter spoke to Graham MacDonald from the Department of Geography about the state of global food systems.
The Road to 200 is a new initiative that will explore how, as the University approaches its 200th birthday in 2021, McGill is pioneering new knowledge across five cross-disciplinary themes: Towards a Sustainable Future, The Promise of Better Health, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Humanity Beyond Boundaries, and Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives.
On Sept. 30, Frédéric Bachand closed the Open Forum on the Recommendations of the 2016 CAMSR Report on Divestment with a final meeting at Macdonald Campus. But while the public meetings are said and done, the public consultation is far from finished as people are encouraged to submit their ideas before the end of the month.
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.
McGill honoured its leaders in sustainability on Thursday, April 14, at the sixth-annual Catalyst awards. Both groups and individuals were singled out for honours and recognized for their dedicated and often imaginative efforts to make the University a more sustainable community.
Please join us in celebrating the actions and achievements of our community at the 6th annual Catalyst Awards in the Faculty Club Ballroom on Thursday, April 14.
NSERC has named Vicky Kaspi as this year’s recipient of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, NSERC’s highest honour. Researchers Elena Bennett and Yasser Gidi were also honoured by NSERC.