(MUGS) Guest Lecture| Apartmt Crawl| Field Research| GIS Day| Sustainability| Internships

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Hellooo geographers!

Midterm season is upon us, but take some time out of your hectic schedules to relax and check out these fun upcoming events and opportunities!

i) GREAT GUEST LECTURE: This WEDNESDAY October 26th at 4:30pm, join us in Burnside 306 for a lecture by Dr. Curt Richardson from Duke University. Entitled "Searching for the Garden of Eden: An Ecologist's Journey into Environmental Genocide in the Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq", Dr. Richardson will lead a lively talk and discussion about the destruction of these important marshes which were once the largest wetlands in southwest Asia (covering an area nearly twice the size of the original Everglades!). Check out the blurb attached above for more info!

ii) APARTMENT CRAWL through the biomes!!: What could be better than partying your way through the Savanna, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic AND the Jungle all in one night?! (this means costumes, people!) Get ready, geographers, for the beloved Geography Apartment Crawl!! The big day is FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4th! We will meet in the lounge (Burnside 305) from 6:30 - 7 for sign-in and pizza, and then will head out on our adventure at 7 PM SHARP! Non-alcoholic drinks and munchies will also be served at each location!
TICKETS - on sale for $10 (or $12.50 with a transit ticket) in the lounge at the following times:
Monday, October 24th: 12 – 1, Wednesday October 26th: 5 - 5:30, Monday October 31st - Friday November 4th: 11 - 1
** Tickets will only be available for geography students (majors/minors) first, and will later be opened to other departments if there are still available tickets in the last couple of days. We will keep you updated!

iii) FIELD RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: A great internship position has opened at the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada and Uganda. The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is undertaking a "Sustainable Livelihoods Project" in Uganda, which aims to improve the health, well-being and livelihoods of local people, while simultaneously conserving and restoring habitat for wild chimpanzee populations. JGI is looking for students to conduct research in the field, to monitor and assess the immediate and long-term impacts of the project, on local communities and the environment. Check out the attachment above for more info!

iv) GIS DAY: Mark your calendars- WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16th from 2:30pm - 5:30pm, join us in celebrating GIS day! MUGS will be hosting some GIS experts from McGill and beyond, who will be giving presentations about how they use GIS for their studies/jobs etc. This is a great way to see how YOU could become involved with GIS work, how you can incorporate it into your studies or job, or just for you to socialize with geographers and learn something new!
There will be a mini-reception after with sweet and savoury treats from Organic Campus (gotta love that sweet potato cinnamon bread) as well as an opportunity to enter a draw and win some ESRI swag. Thanks ESRI!
Finally, there will be a GIS challenge for those who are just SUPER into GIS! More details TBA, but get a team of 2+ together if you're interested, no need to sign up yet! All proceeds from the day will go towards the winner's charity of choice!

v) SUSTAINABILITY: The Sustainability Case Competition is now accepting applications! Would you like to have the chance to design the next sustainable student-run cafe on campus? To network with other passionate students, sustainable leaders at McGill and industry professionals? To win a team prize of $6,000? Then check out the Inter-Faculty Case Competition in Sustainability. More information and applications on www.ssmucasecomp.com. Apply by November 4th!

vi) INTERNSHIPS: Interested in an internship for summer 2012? Come to the 2011 Annual McGill Internship Information Session, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3rd from 5pm to 6pm in Leacock 232. The annual event for the Internship Offices Network gives students an overview of the diverse internship opportunities offered by McGill, both on campus, in Montreal, and internationally. Come listen to a panel presentation on current internship opportunities, as well as hear from past interns about their experiences. More information on the internships that will be presented can be found here. Pizza will be served!

That's it for now!



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