| MUGS | Lounge Re-opening Party, Sugar Shack, Geospectives and More!

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Hey all,

Hope your Reading Week was great. There's a whole ton of stuff to get through this week, but first I just want to let you know that we put a ton of news up on our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/groups/157940771733/) throughout the week. Check it out, and, if you're feeling dangerous, ask to join it! Here goes...

i) LOUNGE RE-OPENING PARTY ON FRIDAY: With delicious food and comfier chairs/couches, the party will be this Friday at 2, and everybody's invited! Hope to see you there!

ii) GEOSPECTIVES TALK TOMORROW: Dr. Jeff Cardille, a Geography professor at UdeM will be giving a talk tomorrow (Wednesday) entitled "Understanding Our Environment Through Computational Landscape Ecology" from 3-4 in Burnside 426.

iii) SUGAR SHACK TICKETS ON SALE NEXT WEEK: Sugar shack is two weeks from this Friday, and we'll be joining Poli Sci, Environment, and others so it should be great. We'll be selling tickets for $15 in the 3rd floor lounge on the 5th, 7th and 9th (next Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) between 11 and 1.

iv) PANAMA FIELD STUDY SEMESTER: Information session on this awesome opportunity during next year's winter semester will take place tomorrow at 5:30 in Burnside 426. You can check out more information on the semester here- http://www.mcgill.ca/pfss/

v) MUGS PHOTO CONTEST: Taken any sweet photos this past year? Like, "contest winning" sweet? Let us decide! Send 'em in to mcgillgeography@gmail.com This year's theme is "FORCES OF NATURE"....so make sure they're FIERCE!

vi) GEOGRAPHY WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE: A great program offered next Thursday and Friday (8th and 9th). There'll be an emphasis on Arctic and Temperate river environments. Taught by Sirius Wilderness Medicine (www.siriusmed.com<http://www.siriusmed.com>), this 16 hour course runs 2 days, with 1 evening of CPR and defibrillation, and it includes certification or re-certification of first aid techniques required at some remote field sites. It'll also feature many indoor and outdoor simulations. The cost is $305.36, taxes included, and some research grants may cover the cost for you (ask your supervisor, though). To register, contact Suzanne (suzanne@siriusmed.com<mailto:suzanne@siriusmed.com>, 514-509-2112) (if you e-mail, please cc: Paula Kestleman (paulak@geog.mcgill.ca<mailto:paulak@geog.mcgill.ca>)

vii) QUALITATIVE SURVEY METHODS QUESTION FROM AN ALUMNUS: Elan, who graduated last year is helping some graduate students at Columbia work on a land tenure survey of Haiti. He would like to tap into our superior geographic knowledge for "some good design methods for structured social surveying"...know any? E-mail him at elan.spitzberg@mail.mcgill.ca!

viii) PIC OF THE WEEK: You know what they just put in hilly Comuna 13, Medellin, Colombia's poorest and most dangerous neighbourhood? Outdoor escalators! http://andreasmoser.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/medellin-escalator.jpg <http://andreasmoser.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/medellin-escalator.jpg>

ix) MAP OF THE WEEK: A sports map! The US split up according to College Football allegiances- http://mhermher.blogspot.com/2011/11/college-football-map-part-iii.html

Hope to see you all on Friday and good luck to all the MUGS going curling on sunday!

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