The Final MUGS listserv (this year)

Hello Geographers!

If you're reading this, you've made it this far! So here's a little procrastination before finals are upon us, and also the last listserv of the 2016-17 year! So here we go:





  1. Arctic Field Studies
  2. Jacques Cartier Open Brainstorming
  3. For those Sticking Around...
  4. Mildy Interesting Map of the Week
  5. Cool Thing of the Week



1. Arcrtic Field Studies

Is all this sun in Montréal seeming like a little much too soon? Well, there's always cooler! The Arctic Field Studies deadline has been extended to April 26th, and still has spots open! So if the great beyond of the Arctic is calling you, this is your chance! ...I'll just be enjoying the sun for a little B)



2. Jacques Cartier Brain Storming

The City of Montreal is leading a series of public consultations about the future of the Jacques Cartier Bridge and its surrounding neighbourhood. They've reached out to us, really keen for input from Geography and Urban Planning students from McGill. It's a chance for you to brainstorm about urban-inspired ideas and make a difference in planning decisions, but also an amazing opportunity to network and meet city-planning groups and decision makers. The meeting is on the 20th of April; check out the poster for more information!



3. For Those of Us Sticking Around

So I have found myself privileged enough to stick around burnside for the summer doing research (it's more stockholm syndrome than anything else at this point), and heard that a couple of you will be around as well!

Thought i'd just post this to let the people who're sticking around know, there'll a 'Burnside crew/cohort' so that when you're getting your Ice Cap from accross the street, to bring back timbits for the rest of us. Only slightly joking, though yes. We should organize for what's looking like a fun summer ahead of us :)



4. Mildly Interesting Map of the Week

Wondering what to do this summer out of touch from learning geography all year? Well, take the chance to learn first hand how geomorphological processes formed the place we call home and visit some of Canada's beautiful national parks! If you do go (or anywhere cool really) do send us a pic or post it to our instagram @mcgillgeography. Hover over the points in the interactive map to get more info on your next summer destination :)



5. Cool Thing of the Week

Pretty cool, and relevant to those of you from Toronto, though this is an awesome old map of the city in 1834! I really love this map as it's so humbling to what Toronto is today (i.e. the 6/Movie-set New York).



And there you have it, 

So that was my last listserv. Just wanted to say thank you everyone for reading and making this such a great year for the department. I've had a great time scouring the internet for cool/mildly-interesting/meh maps of the week, though i'm also glad to be handing over the position to your new VP Comms Charlie, who I'm sure will do an amazing job and find only the most rad maps for us. 

Have a great summer all, and to those who're graduating don't lose touch! We need you for alumni pannels and surprise visits in the GIC :)

Signing off, 

Noé Schultz
VP Communications
McGill Undergraduate Geography Society 

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MUGS Election Results

MUGS Election Results 2017-18

The ballots have been counted (online), and we are proud to announce our new MUGS council for the 2017-2018 Academic year! So here they are:



(Co)President(s) :
Brian Toy
Noé Schultz (that's me)

VP Finance
Nicole Sharma
VP Communications: 
Charlotte Zaininger
VP Academic:
Hannah Kerr

VP External – AUS:
Jesse Bartsoff

VP External – SUS: 
Robyn Lane
U2 Representative: 
Siena Vallee

U3 Representative:
Dorothy Heinrich



So congratulations to the new MUGS council (yes this is awkward for me to type for myself), and thank you all for the great voter turnout, because when it comes to McGill Elections 24% is cause for celebration.

And celebrate is just what we'll do! Come by the construction themed party to see your future MUGS council and friends in a setting beyond the GIC fluorescent lights. Check out the event here, and hope to see you guys there :)



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Weekly MUGS Listserv

Hello Geographers!

ELECTIONS HAVE BEGUN! Also check out our end of year party, and much more!





  1. MUGS Elections!
  2. End of Year Party (CONFIRMED)!
  3. MUGS Sweater pick up!
  4. African Field Studies Info Session
  5. Compost in the MUGS Lounge
  6. Mildy Interesting Map of the Week
  7. Cool Thing of the Week



1. MUGS Elections!

Elections have now begun! Check out our very legitimate online election link which is miles ahead the French government (which this year opted for non-electronic voting... however that's a rant for another time). 

The link is here.

So once you click on that link, you'll be prompted to sign in to confirm your identity as a true and current undergraduate geographer. From there on pick your desired MUGS representatives or the (slightly brutal) 'no' option, which I can only imagine counts as negative votes...? I'm not a politician, we'll see how this works. 

Please vote though, and we look forward to seeing the results soon :) 
P.S. for president there are two options, you can vote for both. they'll both be elected unless you vote no on one or both, which would result in anarchy and general chaos. Please don't do this.



2. Points, Lines, and Pylons: A Raster Disaster Brought to you by MUGS & the City of Montréal

It might be a bit of a mouthful, though it's our end of year party!! 
So check out the event description below and check out our Facebook event page :)

                           ~~~~CHERS PIETONS!~~~~

As the year winds to an end and some of our geographers are graduating, we can only really appreciate the permanence in knowledge, and Montreal Construction *badum-tss*

Anyways, come join us for some beverages, 'zza, and more (though not much more) this FRIDAY (9PM--> etc. AM) at 3668 DuRocher. 

No tickets required, though bonus points if you come in your finest construction attire (meaning pink camo pants and cowboy hats in this beautiful though odd city). 

Don't fall in a pothole on the way, and hope to see you there :)



3. Sweater pickup

There are some fine MUGS Sweaters in the lounge for those who have ordered/paid for them! We'll be tabling in the lounge Wednesday from 3-4pm to bestow them upon the (soon-to-be) most fashionable people in the GIC :) 
*If you can't make this time, let me know through email and we can find another time to meet.



4. African Fieldstudies Info Session

Unfortunately don't have anymore information on this, though this Thursday (April 6th) at 5:30pm in BURN426, is the Canadian Field Studies in Africa (CFSIA) info session! If this interests you, be sure to attend! 



5. Compost in the MUGS Lounge

The compost bin is finally back the MUGS lounge (!!!) thanks to a pilot-project in conjunction with the Environmental Residence Council. You'll find the bin on the counter next to the sink and we'll put a sign to remind you what you can and cannot compost (apparently hair's ok, if anybody was planning on opening a barbershop in the lounge). It's really important to keep the compost free of those non-compostable materials so the compost can actually be used! 

We'll be emptying the bins every 2-3 days. Don't hesitate to ask us if you have any questions. Happy composting! - MUGS 



6. Mildly Interesting Map of the Week

More Hydrology (yes I just registered for 322 and am trying to get in the hydro-mood). 
Though what a mildly interesting map on Australia's principal river basin! Really puts across the point of the center of Australia being an extremely dry ecosystem. Click on the image for an HD version.



7. Cool Thing of the Week

Below is the result of 30 people drawing the world map by memory, and overlaying them. Pretty cool idea, and would be cool to see if we could do better in our Geography cohort! R.I.P New Zealand who's oddly left out of a lot of these kinds of maps :'(



And there you have it, 

Don't forget to vote in our MUGS elections, and to register for another great year with some geography courses! See you guys at the party this friday :)

Noé Schultz
VP Communications
McGill Undergraduate Geography Society 

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