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Hairy nanotechnology provides green anti-scaling solution

A new type of cellulose nanoparticle, invented by McGill University researchers, is at the heart of a more effective and less environmentally damaging solution to one of the biggest challenges facing water-based industries: preventing the buildup of scale.

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Published: 31 Oct 2018

Using DNA technology to track marine life

McGill University marine ecologist Jennifer Sunday is bringing cutting-edge DNA analysis to the formidable task of tracking ocean species along Canada’s Pacific coast.

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Published: 24 Oct 2018

MSSI Visioning Workshop for Faculty members and Graduate students

The MSSI is excited to announce its first event of the Fall located at the Macdonald Campus.

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Published: 11 Sep 2018

New cities may make millions more vulnerable to climate change

A forthcoming study of over a hundred new cities being built around the world suggests developers and planning authorities are doing very little to make their projects resilient to climate change. On the contrary, a boom in new city projects in coastal areas – including some on reclaimed land in the sea – appears to fly in the face of the danger of rising sea levels and more frequent extreme weather events.

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Published: 10 Sep 2018

Better plastic recycling with enzymes

McGill University chemistry professors Karine Auclair and Tomislav Friščić are following a promising lead on using enzymes to recycle polyethylene terephthalate (PET), one of the world’s most widely used plastics.

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Published: 4 Sep 2018

Greener alternative to lithium-ion batteries

The runaway popularity of personal electronic devices has led to a huge global demand for compact yet powerful rechargeable batteries. Since hitting the market in the 1990s, lithium-ion technology has taken the lead in meeting this need.

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Published: 27 Aug 2018

Sustainability Projects Fund Seeking Faculty Member for Working Group

The Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) is looking for a Faculty representative to sit on its Working Group (WG) starting in Fall 2018 for a two-year mandate....

Published: 21 Aug 2018

Potential huge energy savings through nanocatalysts for nitrogen fixation

A fundamental component of protein, nitrogen is the most common pure element on Earth, making up nearly 80 percent of our atmosphere. Yet despite its abundance, atmospheric nitrogen cannot enter the food chain without first being converted into a form that can be used by plants.

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Published: 20 Aug 2018

Green polymers inspired by biology

McGill University chemistry professor Matthew Harrington is aiming to develop a renewable alternative to petrochemical plastics by mimicking the astonishing chemistry of the velvet worm – a creature that has made a name for itself through its projectile slime.

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Published: 13 Aug 2018

Sustainability Projects Fund Seeking PGSS Members for Working Group

The Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) is looking for a PGSS representative to sit on its Working Group starting in September 2018 for a one- to two-year mandate. The PGSS representative would be one of eight Working Group members, who ensure that the SPF meets its mandate to build a culture of sustainability on McGill campuses through the development and seed-funding of interdisciplinary projects....

Published: 15 May 2018

Apply for the Sustainable Labs Award

Dear Colleagues,

 

As a follow-up to the creation of the McGill Sustainable Labs Guide last year, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Sustainable Labs Award and we are inviting you to apply.

 

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Published: 4 May 2018

Sustainability Projects Fund to continue for five more years

McGill Reporter | April 12, 2018 by: Toby Davine

The Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF), the $900,000 a year fund dedicated to supporting sustainability projects on McGill’s campuses, will continue for an additional five years.

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Published: 13 Apr 2018

Catalyst Awards celebrate McGill’s sustainability leaders

McGill Reporter | April 4, 2018 by: Monica Allaby

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Published: 13 Apr 2018

McGill to ban sale of bottled water on campus

McGill Reporter | March 21, 2018 by: Toby Davine

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Published: 13 Apr 2018

MOOS is hiring two new interns!

Looking for part-time work in which you can gain skills and experience with a passionate team trying to make McGill a better place? The McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is hiring two new interns for the coming year: a Communications Intern and a Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) Intern.

 

1. Communications Intern:

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Published: 27 Mar 2018

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