(MUGS) Geospectives & Sustainability Symposium

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Hello Geographers!

i) "Geospectives" is the interdisciplinary lecture series sponsored and hosted
by the Department of Geography. It is held in Burnside Hall, Room 426, on
select Mondays from 11.00-12.30. Geospectives starts back this semester,

TOMORROW, Monday January 17th! Dr. Kazue Takamura, from the centre for East
Asian Studies at McGill will be presenting "Ethnography at the border: Small-
scale Chines Traders in the East Coast of the Thai-Malaysian Borederland".
Students taking GEOG 310 will find this talk particularly interesting in
light of what Prof Turner will be talking about in her section!
Don't miss out on this great talk! For more info on geospectives, go to

ii) Check this out: McGill's first annual Sustainability Symposium will take place
on March 4th, 2011. We welcome faculty, students, alumni and the general
public to this all day event. The symposium will feature inspirational guest
speakers, a poster session for graduate and undergraduate students to showcase
current research or class projects, and a "world-cafe" discussion. The keynote
speaker for this event is Jonathan Foley, current director of the Institute on
the Environment at the University of Minnesota, whose work focuses on the complex
global environmental systems and their interactions with human societies .

The field of sustainability crosses all departmental lines, and we welcome a diversity
of approaches to sustainability. Graduate and undergraduate students in all faculties
and departments are encouraged to participate in the poster session. If your work
addresses any aspect of sustainability (environmental, economic, or social) on any
scale, this is a wonderful opportunity to share your research with other members of
the McGill community who share similar interests. There will be three $200 cash prizes
for poster winners.

Registration for the symposium is now open! To register for the event or to learn more
about us, please visit our website at www.mcgillsustainabilitysymposium.wordpress.com or
our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/McGill-Sustainability-Symposium/180604355287773.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at sustainability.symp@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Camille, Laura, Alex and Sarah (The MSS Team)

And there you are- more great ways to become involved and aware, geographers!


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