Tag: sustainability

McGill Board of Governors and Senate discuss sustainability in annual joint meeting

On Nov. 10, the McGill Board of Governors (BoG) and Senate held their annual joint meeting to discuss challenges pertaining to the university’s direction and mission in the upcoming year. The discussion was focused on McGill’s sustainability plans and initiatives. Past joint Board-Senate meeting topics include strengthening mental health at […]

Joint McGill-Concordia team design net-zero energy dwelling at 2017 Solar Decathlon China

Students and faculty from McGill and Concordia have teamed up to construct a sustainable dwelling to enter the 2017 Solar Decathlon China. This year the competition will be held in Dezhou, China’s ‘Solar Valley’–so named because of the region’s focus on solar power generation. The design theme of this year’s […]

Campus food initiatives find solutions to reduce their food waste

Wasting food is often unavoidable, whether producing extra scraps from cooking or throwing out moldy and expired food. For many student-led food-based initiatives on campus, food waste is an ever-present issue that requires  large-scale efforts to combat it.  Reducing food waste can begin with the early stages of production. According […]

Economics of the anthropocene: Paradigm shift needed for sustainable future

On behalf of the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) and Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A), Stewart Wallis, the former executive director of the New Economics Foundation (NEF), discussed the need for a transition from an anthropocentric economic system to a biocentric one. The Oct. 4 presentation, titled Economics without Growth, opened […]

Federal government to impose contentious national carbon pricing: Pan-Canada climate plan provokes debate

“We [are] all united in our commitment to stepping up in the fight against climate change, to ensuring that we have a Canadian approach to climate change,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a press conference last November. While Liberal government has made many statements on climate change, until now, […]

Event spotlight: McGill’s 22nd edition of Soup and Science

At the 22nd edition of Soup and Science, hosted by the Office for Undergraduate Research, professors took the stage to explain their research. The event, held last week at the Redpath Museum, offered students a chance to hear about professors’ research and meet with them to find out how to […]