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Sally Maxwell is an undergraduate student in the McGill School of Environment. She spent the past summer studying medicinal plant use in the Peruvian Amazon, where she learned of the importance of preserving traditional medicinal knowledge among remote rainforest communities.

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Dr. Caroline Begg is a Faculty Lecturer in the Department Plant Science and the Director of Internships in the Farm Management and Technology Program at McGill University. Her current recent interests include food security on the Island of Montreal and ecological farming practices, including soil and crop management.

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Dr. Graham MacDonald is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at McGill University. In his research, Dr. MacDonald studies regional to global scale dimensions of agricultural land use and management. His most recent research projects include examining international agricultural commodities trade and tracking changes in national food supplies over time.
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This Spring, the McGill Office of Sustainability welcomed three student interns and we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to them!

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Dr. Julia Freeman is a Faculty Lecturer in the McGill School of Environment. In her research, Dr. Freeman investigates sustainability challenges and their related social controversies. Most recently, she has explored the governance of emergent agricultural biotechnologies in the Global South.

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What are the characteristics of eco-cities? How do ‘eco-cities’ parallel broader social values, and how are they intertwined with economic strategies? These are just a few questions that McGill’s Professor Sarah Moser asks every day!

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As a geophysicist and climate scientist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Dr. Natalya Gomez is interested in the interactions between the solid earth, ice, and sea-level changes. She sat down with us to reflect on her role as a citizen and an educator at McGill.

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Professor Elena Bennett’s new research paper is all about finding a “suite of alternative, plausible visions of good Anthropocenes – positive visions of futures that are socially and ecologically desirable, just and sustainable.”

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We sat down with McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Project Manager, Stéphanie Leclerc, to discuss her past involvement in the Vision 2020 process and her hopes for the 2017-2020 Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.

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We sat down with McGill’s Energy Manager in the Utilities and Energy Management Department, Jerome Conraud, to discuss Vision 2020 action, operations, and community engagement processes on campus!

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