Wednesday, April 01, 2015

All MUGS, All the time

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1.       Nomination for MUGS Elections

2.       Clothing Orders

3.       Python Tutorial

4.       Clothing Drive

5.       Field Notes: Wine and Cheese

6.       Open Discussion on Austerity Measures

7.       MUGS Coffee Time

8.       Ain't no party like a MUGS end-of-the-year party

9.       New GIC rules

10.   Cool thing of the week

 

All MUGS, All the time

It's already April 1st and you know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. The sun is shining, the snow is melting and we are working at full capacity to make sure that the semester ends with a bang. Make sure to keep an eye on the MUGS FB page to constantly be up-to-date with our events. Also, are people still alive in MUGS-assassins?
This week's listserv is exclusively with MUGS announcements as we have a lot to get through so make sure to read the whole thing, which I know you always do because I put a lot of work into it. As always, we are accessible through Facebook and by email at mcgillgeography@gmail.com.

 

 

Nomination for MUGS Elections

This is the last day for nominations for MUGS executives for the 2015-2016 year. All positions are open for all geography students. Simply fill the form attached to the listserv and drop it anytime on Wednesday April 1st until 4pm in the lounge.
If you have any questions about the election process or anything else, please contact us by email. We have also included the contact information for all executives in the form in case you want to learn more about the position.

 

Clothing Orders

MUGS Swag is here and orders are due today (April 1st) by 4 pm. We already have the coveted tuques that other departments are copying so let's make sure to keep it classy with the MUGS line of hoodies and t-shirts. Like last year, we have t-shirts and hoodies in a variety of colours with the geography logo in front and our coordinates in the back. Forms are attached with the email.
The items can be seen following each link and colours are available as long as they are in stock:

Unisex Zip Hoodie (logo on the left side, coordinates on back)
Unisex Pull-over Hoodie (logo on front, coordinates on back)
Unisex T-shirt (logo on front, coordinates on back)
Women's Fitted t-shirt (logo on front, coordinates on back)
Men's Tank Top (logo on front, coordinates on back)

We also have a brand new MUGS mug! These will be on sale for $5 and just in time for all the coffee and tea you'll need to get through the exam season.

 

Python Tutorial

We had a great time at the first Python Tutorial and we have another one on Wednesday April 1st from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the lounge. Bring your own laptop along with questions, inquiries and other help you need regarding assignments or simply your own Python projects. We have gather a list of resources plus a Facebook group to keep with updates: MUGS Python. For more information on the second tutorial, check out their FB event page.

 

Clothing Drive

The MUGS Clothing Drive for Dans La Rue is in full swing and you have probably seen the many bags of clothes we have collected but don't let that stop you from bringing more of your unwanted clothing! We will be collecting until April 20th.

 

Field Notes: Wine and Cheese

Did you know that we have our very own journal? It's called Field Notes and we are launching this year's edition with a wine and cheese! Come by on Thursday April 2nd from 5-7 pm in Burnside 426 to learn more about the journal, get your own copy and discuss important geography issues. This year's team has put an incredible work and the result is a great journal that you will want to keep. Check you the FB Event here.

 

Open Discussion on Austerity Measures and Undergraduate Student Associations

Following the many events, discussions, news, arguments, and reports, we are having an informal discussion with fellow geographers and SSMU representatives on austerity measures, provincial education policy, and students' responses.
This will be held in the lounge on Wednesday April 8th from 12-1 pm. This is not a general assembly of the MUGS student body but simply an open forum to learn more about what is going on. Since this is a sensitive topic, we remind you to be respectful of each other's opinions, comments, points of view, questions, and ideas.

 

MUGS Coffee Time

With the end of the semester around the corner and exam stress already filling the air, we are giving you a treat on the very last day of class: On Tuesday April 14th starting at 12 pm in the lounge, we will be having coffee and donuts for all! We will also be selling our new MUGS mug.

 

Ain't no party like a MUGS end-of-the-year party

You read it right! We are having a MUGS party to celebrate all the hard work you have done over the last two semesters. It will be held on Friday April 17th and we are putting a call out for apartments that are willing to host a group of fantastic students like ourselves to have one last hurrah before we all go back home and face the world.
If you are interested or willing to host our party, please email us at mcgillgeography@gmail.com. We will love you forever.

 

New GIC Rules

We have received an email from the GIC team and they have drafted new rules for the daily functioning of the GIC in order to create an optimal space for geographical studies. These rules will be enforced starting on April 1st:

Access only to card holders
Time limits on desks and computer stations
Quiet Zone will be extend to half of the GIC
Crunchy, loud food, like carrots, apples and chips, are now forbidden
GIC will become coffee-free

People featured on GICrushes will get priority seating

More a comprehensive list of rules, you can visit their website here.

 

Cool Thing of the Week

Start meeting new GICuties so you don't go through GICrushes withdrawl over the summer.

With Finals coming, keep these handy: McGill Counselling Services, McGill Mental Health Services and McGill Nightline at (514) 398-6246.
Thanks to Karine Makhijani for sending this week's Cool Thing of the Week: World City Panoramas in 360-degree globes! These are really cool; I wonder if someone made a Montreal one?

 

 

Have a fool-filling week! Procrastination level: rubber bands.

Phil Perez Aranguren

VP Communications


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Montreal, QC
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

EXTRA! EXTRA!

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EXTRA! EXTRA!

Don't you love to get these emails? Because I enjoy writing them! I made a small mistake in one of the attached documents in the last listserv so I'm including the good one here along with some really important announcements.

 

Python Tutorial

The very first Python Tutorial is today 3:30 to 5:30 pm in the lounge. Join the Facebook group to keep with updates: MUGS Python and for more information on the first tutorial, check out their FB event page.

 

Clothing Orders

I have more information on the clothing order so if you are graduating and want to remember your fantastic time in the department or if it's your first year at McGill geography and want to tell the world about your passion for maps or anything in between, you can come by our office hours to place clothing orders.
We have hoodies, t-shirts and tank tops. I have attached the information on each item and the estimated price (these are subject to change). We have a wide selection of colours, you can click on the item you want to see the different options offered:

Unisex Zip Hoodie (logo on the left side, coordinates on back)
Unisex Pull-over Hoodie (logo on front, coordinates on back)
Unisex T-shirt (logo on front, coordinates on back)
Women's Fitted t-shirt (logo on front, coordinates on back)
Men's Tank Top (logo on front, coordinates on back)

We will be taking orders until next Monday March 29th at 3:45 pm. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at mcgillgeography@gmail.com. You don't have to be in MUGS or even a student to get some geography gear!

 

Election Time

If you are interested in taking my job or joining the MUGS executive team for the 2015-2016, the nomination process is going on right now. I have attached the nomination form which includes information on each position.
The deadline for nominations is on April 1st (a week from today) at 4 pm. In the meantime, you can drop off your nomination form during our office hours or if you see any executives outside of those hours.

 

Happy hump day!

 

Phil Perez Aranguren

VP Communications


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Dept. of Geography
McGill University
Burnside Hall, Rm 305
805 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, QC
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sweet MUGS!

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1.       MUGS Sugar Shack

2.       MUGS Office Hours: Clothing and Elections

3.       More MUGS

4.       GeoSpectives: Climate Knowledge, Climate Politics

5.       Information Sessions for McGill's 2016 Field Study in East Africa

6.       Internship/Job Opportunities

7.       IHSP Student Programs

8.       SAMAzing 5K 2.0

9.       AUS Awards

10.   Cool thing of the week

 

Sweet MUGS!

We have received a few opportunities for information for internships, fellowships, scholarships and other opportunities for students so make sure to check those out but I know that you are more interested in the sweetness that is coming and to balance things out, we made sure to include information on a 5K run for a good cause. Finally, Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy belated Pie Day (3/14/15)

 

MUGS Sugar Shack

March 21st marks the first day of spring and with that, the sweet taste of maple is in season so your MUGS have prepared a trip to a sugar shack! For those that don't know what that is, sugar shacks are basically maple farms where the sap is collected and transformed into beautiful, delicious maple syrup and other maple products so they offer a brunch-style meal where you eat all you want covered in maple.
This year, we are renting a bus and taking you to a cabin in the north shore. On Sunday March 22nd, we will meet at Roddick Gates at 12pm to leave in the MUGS-mobile and we will be back at around 4pm. Tickets will go on sale on Monday March 16th during our office hours from 12-1pm every day this week for $15 for MUGS students and $20 for non-MUGS. Spaces are limited and they will go quick so make sure to get yours.

 

MUGS Office Hours: Clothing and Elections

This week, we have a lot of business so we will have MUGS office hours every day from 12-1pm in the MUGS lounge in Burnside Hall 305. If you cannot make it to the office hours but are seriously interested in reaching us, send us an email to mcgillgeography@gmail.com and we will do our best to contact you back.
Time has come for you to deck out your wardrobe with all the MUGS apparel you can get your hands on. Like last year, we have t-shirts and hoodies in a variety of colours with the geography logo in front and our coordinates in the back. Forms are available during our office hours. This semester we also are introducing the MUGS mug! These are really nice mugs for all your drinks so you can always show your geog-pride!
At the same time, MUGS election period is starting so you can come see us if you are interested in being part of the MUGS executive committee for the 2015-2016 year. We have all positions open: Co-Presidents, Vice Presidents for Finance, Communications, Academics; AUS and SUS representatives; U1, U2 and U3 representatives; Sustainability Officers. This is a great opportunity to get involved and make sure that you have a great year. Personally, I've loved my time as a VP Communications and I hope that the legacy that we got from the past years can continue in the future.

 

More MUGS:

Cover Image for Field Notes

Field notes is looking for cover images for this year's issue! If you have any original photography please submit your images to journal.fieldnotes@gmail.com (in a reasonable size). Thanks!

Clothing Drive

As spring approaches and you start to declutter your space, we have organize a clothing drive. We have a collection bin in the MUGS lounge starting on Monday March 16th. The donations will go to Dans La Rue.

 

GeoSpectives: Climate Knowledge, Climate Politics

The next GeoSpectives talk will be on March 18th, 2015, 4-5 pm in Burnside 426.
Climate Knowledge, Climate Politics: Translating Climate Change, Adaptation, and Resilience in the Contemporary Arctic
Prof. Emilie Cameron
This talk presents findings from a recent collaborative project examining the translation of key terms about climate change from English into Inuktitut. Our investigation considered not only the literal translation of various terms but also the broader epistemological, ontological, cultural, historical, and political context within which words make sense. We argue that notions of resilience, adaptation, and climate change itself mean something fundamentally different in Inuktitut than they do in English, and that this has implications for climate policy and politics in the contemporary Arctic. To the extent that climate change is translated into Inuktitut as a wholly environmental phenomenon over which humans have no control, both "adaptation" and "resilience" come to be seen as appropriate and distinctly Inuit modes of relating to shifting climatic conditions, calling upon practices of patience, observation, creativity, forbearance, and discretion. If translated as a matter of unethical harm of sila, however, Inuit frameworks of justice, relationality, and healing would be activated. In the context of a broader global shift away from mitigation and toward enhancing the adaptive capacities and resilience of particular populations, this mode of translating climate change, we argue, has profound political effects.

 

Information Sessions for McGill's 2016 Field Study in East Africa

Gain a full semester's worth of credits while studying and researching in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda next winter. This program intends to introduce students to East Africa specifically by increasing their understanding of the goals, circumstances, challenges and opportunities of people living in the areas visited. Through an increased understanding of Canada's linkage with this area, graduates of the program should be better equipped to become active and effective contributors to sustainable development in Africa, whether by following academic or professional paths, or simply by being more informed citizens. This 15-credit program is open to students of all academic backgrounds, U1 and above. 
Upcoming information sessions will be held in Burnside RM 426 from March 18, March 24, April 9 and at Mac Campus (MS2-084) on February 23 at 14h30.
For more information visit http://www.mcgill.ca/africa/ website orhttps://www.facebook.com/cfsia.mcgill. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2015.

 

Internship/Job Opportunities

McGill Tutorial Services is in need of a tutor for GEOG 351. I have attached a tutor recruitment poster to this email. Like all tutor opportunities, it pays $15/hour with no experience required but preference will be given to those with an A or A- grade in the class.
There are two internship opportunities also attached to this email but in French; the positions are with the City of Montreal.

IHSP Student Programs

IHSP Student Programs is now applications for all 5 of its award programs. All programs focus on health, equity or wellbeing, with an emphasis on translating research into action. There are over 30 awards totaling almost $200,000 including a new program that sends Canadian students to Commonwealth countries to focus on innovative and promising approaches to address key challenges to health, well-being and equity. In addition, there are 15 spots available for a free 3 day intensive workshop on research to policy in May 2015.
For more information, visit their website at http://www.mcgill.ca/ihsp/studentprograms/ or check out the poster attached in the email.

 

SAMAzing 5K 2.0

Now that it's FINALLY spring, SAMA is hosting their second 5K Run, raising funds for medical supplies in rural communities in developing countries. The SAMAzing 5K 2.0 will be Sunday, March 29th, 1:00pm, at Mont-Royal. With a minimum donation of $15, you will recieve snacks, your choice of a shirt or hat, and a shot at some great prizes, all while supporting a worthwhile cause!
You can check their FB event here for more info. To sign up, please fill this Google Form. For more information on their organization, visit their website at http://www.samamcgill.org/

 

AUS Awards

Every year, groups and individuals devote time and energy working with the AUS to build student community and improve student life. These people are the cornerstone of every exceptional service that the AUS and its affiliates are able to provide. As such, the AUS Awards strive to celebrate the effort and commitment our student leaders have provided to the Arts community.
The document attached has more information on the different categories for which you can nominate an individual, group, event, initiative or publication. All applications must be sent via email to internal administrator Patricia Neijens at internal.aus@mail.mcgill.ca by 11:00 am, Thursday, March 26th, 2015. No late submissions will be considered.

 

Cool Thing of the Week

With geo-assassings happening, we need some love and GICrushes always brings it so keep an eye out!

Finals are coming and with that, increasing stress so here's a link to the different resources you have during this period. Most of these services are included in your fees so you don't have to pay extra for them:
McGill Counselling Services has really good resources including psychological services, academic support, workshops and groups, and a self-help section with audio for relaxation and meditation. There's also McGill Mental Health Services and they have information on their website on urgent care Both are in the Brown Building
If you find yourself awake and stressed late at night, McGill Nightline are great at just striking up a conversation to help you during this time. They like to talk about anything and know all the great resources for you at (514) 398-6246.

 

 

Have an edifying week! Watch out for those assassins and their clothespins!

Phil Perez Aranguren

VP Communications


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Dept. of Geography
McGill University
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805 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, QC
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