Open Forum on sustainability elicits wide range of ideas

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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.

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.

Annual Catalyst Awards in sustainability presented


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.

April 14: Catalyst Awards for Sustainability


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.

Vicky Kaspi wins top Canadian science prize


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.

Feb. 15: Carlos Leitão webcast


Carlos Leitão, Quebec Finance Minister, will host an online town hall with the McGill community on Monday, Feb. 15, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Catalyst Awards nominations due by Jan. 29


Know a game-changer for sustainability at McGill? Nominations for the 2016 Catalyst Awards are due by Jan. 29!

Droughts drying up cereal crops


Drought and extreme heat events slashed cereal harvests in recent decades by 9 per cent to 10 per cent on average in affected countries – and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in the developed nations of North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new study led by researchers from McGill and the University of British Columbia.

$1.65M grant to study environmental change

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McGill professor Andrew Hendry has been awarded an NSERC CREATE grant of $1.65 million to support training the next generation of environmental scientists in environmental monitoring, biodiversity surveying, and ecological impact assessments.