MUGS Listserv 9/18

Hey geographers, welcome back 2 Burnside! (aka. home!) I hope everyone enjoyed their summer and is excited for this year. There is already a lot going on, but I'll keep it short and sweet. Here's the agenda:
1. Sustainability Officer 
2. MUGS U1 Rep
3. The Living Soils Symposium
3. Movie Under the Stars
4. Women In House
5. Arts Internship Office Event 
6. Library Orientation
7. Lockers
8. Instagram!!! 

The Sustainability Officer(s) is be responsible for holding MUGS environmentally responsible during all events, finding the most environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternatives, as well as promoting and encouraging MUGS members to engage in these practices. If that sounds like the job for you please send your application to by September 29th


The U1 Rep represents the interests of U1 students at MUGS weekly meetings, builds a sense of community amongst U1 students through social and academic events, and advertises events in U1 classes. If you are interested please send your application to by September 29th

The symposium is a bilingual, multi-disciplinary event at Concordia with a focus on soil's positive impact on environmental and social issues like climate change, food security, water scarcity, declining biodiversity, and public health and safety. The event organizers are looking for volunteers to help with set up, registration, directing participants to locations, live-tweeting during presentations, and clean up. If interested, please fill out this google survey


September 27
Join the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) for a movie night under the stars on Lower Field! Grab a blanket and come learn about the people worldwide who are building a sustainable future in the documentary film "Demain" (2015).

October 13th-15th
The symposium is a 3-day bilingual event taking place at Concordia University. The focus is on how improving soil health promotes things like food and water security, climate change mitigation and the health of our communities. You can Facebook RSVP here.

Women in House is a student-run program that promotes the representation of women in Canadian politics and gives female students a chance to experience life on Parliament Hill. The program consists of a fully-subsidized, two-day trip to Ottawa, during which participants attend Question Period, hear individual speakers and panel discussions, and shadow a female Member of Parliament or Senator. 
Applications will be accepted between October 1st and October 15th at 5pm.
Email to apply. (And you can Facebook RSVP here).

September 27 at 4:30pm
At this event Arts students will be able to find out about exciting internship opportunities available to them. Hear from past interns, find out how to apply, and learn about the existing funding resources. Here is the Facebook event.

Whether you are a new or returning student, come and learn all about what McGill Library has to offer!  Schulich Library and McLennan Library are holding orientation sessions. You can find the full schedule here.

Lockers in the basement of Burnside Hall are available for student use! Email to reserve one.

Follow the MUGS Instagram mcgillgeography. We will be posting geog-related updates, cool maps, and MEMES regularly. Tag us in, or DM us, your pictures and we will happily repost :) 
Charlotte Zaininger 
VP Communications 
McGill Undergraduate Society 
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Fwd: Project Green - call for student submissions

Dear Geography students, 

Please see below for the Green Project call for student submissions.

All the best,
Michelle Maillet, MA 
Geography Undergraduate Program Advisor Department of Geography | McGill University | Burnside Hall, room 323 | 805 Sherbrooke Street W, Montreal, QC, Canada, H3A 0B9 |
Project Coordinator & Research Assistant | Place, Health, and Well-being Research Group | Institute for Health and Social Policy | McGill University |

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: SUS External Affairs Officer <>
Date: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 12:10 PM
Subject: Project Green - call for student submissions
To: "Michelle Louise Maillet, Ms" <>

Dear Ms. Michelle Maillet,


My name is Michelle Guo, and I am reaching out to you on behalf of the Science Undergraduate Society Environmental Committee (SUSEC). We are planning to host a day-long event called "Project Green" in late March 2018, and we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to submit their own environmental-related projects for competitive presentation. We are wondering if you could pass the word along to students who might be interested in presenting.


The event is a new initiative this year which includes guest speakers giving their perspective of current environmental issues, and what the McGill community can do to help. This will be followed by a small lunch, as well as a student-presentation competition in the afternoon. Interested professors will also be invited to judge the student presentations, and the students with the best projects will receive a prize. Students are more than welcome to bring their demo to the afternoon conference, but posters and slides are also acceptable.


We would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this email to any students who you think may be interested. We are open to any type of project or demonstration for submission that students may be passionate about pursuing.



If you are interested in being a potential adjudicator, guest speaker, or would like more information, do not hesitate to contact us at !




Michelle Guo

Vice President External Affairs  |  Vice Présidente aux Affaires Externes

Science Undergraduate Society  |  L'Association Étudiante de la Faculté des Sciences
McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montréal, Quebec H3A 2K6

Tel: (438) 926-8419  |  Office: (514) 398-6979




More cool sustainability jobs

Hey geographers,

you've probably received a bunch of emails about this already, but we're looking to hire someone ASAP and this is a super cool opportunity. Student Housing and Hospitality is hiring an "Assistant in Energy Conservation and Sustainability" to oversee sustainability initiatives in residence facilities. This is a super cool opportunity, and is a real life job (that would look super good on your CV *ahem*). If you have any experience working in sustainability you're already qualified! Interviews are happening on a rolling basis so apply soon if you're interested! Here's the full job posting: