UN Habitat Talk, McGill-Concordia Hockey Game Sunday, Climate Change Conference, Apartment Crawl

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Beatty Lecture - Divided Cities: Caught between hope and despair; UN Habitat Director Anna Tibaijuka

With rapid and chaotic urbanization in developing countries, one billion people around the globe live in slums.This year's distinguished speaker is Tanzania's Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlement Program, known as UN-HABITAT. The Program promotes socially and environmentally sustainable cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

Hailed by The New York Times for her "unflinching honesty," Anna Tibaijuka was recently elected to a second term as head of UN-HABITAT.

ADMISSION IS FREE BUT TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. MUGS needs to request these tickets ahead of time for undergrads in the department. If you are interested in attending this talk, please email mcgillgeography@gmail.com to let us know, and we'll tell you how to get the tickets.



The McGill Redmen and Concordia Stingers will meet in the 21st annual Ronald Corey Cup game at the Bell Centre on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.

Tickets for the Corey Cup, an annual challenge match for university hockey supremacy in Montreal, are now on sale for $10 dollars. MUGS will be selling these tickets to raise funds for upcoming events this year. We will all be (hopefully) sitting in the same section, this representing the department!

PLEASE EMAIL MCGILLGEOGRAPHY@GMAIL.COM  IF YOU WANT TO BUY A TICKET. Alternatively, talk to a MUGS exec, who will be selling tickets.


CALL FOR CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS : Climate 2050: Policy and Technology solutions

I am contacting you today on behalf of Unisféra International Center regarding volunteer recruitment for the Conference Climate 2050: Policy and Technology solutions. We are looking for conference reporters and my colleague, Mr. Rick Connor, thought you would be able to suggest us a few motivated students for the proposed task.

Organized by Veolia Environment Institute (France), the Pew Center on Global Climate Change (USA), and the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (Canada), the Climate 2050 conference will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on October 24-26, 2007.
The objective of the conference is to generate substantive, multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral discussions to improve understanding of long-term climate change strategies that will lead to meeting the 2050 targets. The conference program is designed to connect research, business and policy in order to identify solutions to the various sectoral and regional climate change challenges.

The reporters' tasks will be to attend different sessions and note down the main points and ideas raised by the speakers in order to produce afterwards a short summary of the discussions. We therefore need students with excellent listening and writing skills.

In exchange, the student will get the chance to attend the conference for free and will be offered meals during the conference. We also believe this could be a good professional opportunity for students interested in climate change issues.

Don't hesitate to contact me or to give my contact to any interested student. Or, if you prefer simply suggesting us some names, I will contact them myself.

We thank you for your collaboration,

Best regards,

Sarah Gagnon-Turcotte

Assistant, Communications & Logistics

Climate 2050 : Technology and Policy Solutions

Centre international Unisféra

2001, Marie-Anne Est

Montréal (Québec) Canada H2H 1M5

T +1.514.527.2636   F +1.514.527.0612

Website : www.unisfera.org


Conférence à venir / Forthcoming Conference

Climat 2050 : Solutions technologiques et politiques /

Climate 2050 : Technology and Policy Solutions

24 au 26 octobre / Montreal, Canada / 24-26 October 2007

www.climat2050.org  / www.climate2050.org


The annual Geography Apartment Crawl has been planned for Friday, November 9th. More details to follow.

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