MUGS: Field Notes deadline pushed back, Community Engagement Day and my next vacation destination!

10:38:00 pm McGill Undergraduate Geography Society 0 Comments

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Hey Geographers!

Once again I find it's Thursday night and I forgot to prepare the listserv earlier in the week. AGAIN. I don't even have my birthday as an excuse this time.

Fall is in the air and that means that there are lots of cool events being planned by your tireless MUGS council! Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more info. For now just continue the countdown until Thanksgiving.

Field Notes Call for Submission

Don't forget that the Geography journal, Field Notes, is still looking for submissions! They have even pushed back the deadline to October 5th, so you really have no excuse.

Please send your submissions in a Word document to


Oh my goodness I will be so happy when I can write a listserv without mentioning these stupid lockers! Locker rental is now closed. If you did not renew your locker and your lock got cut, please come pick up your stuff in Burnside 305, AKA the MUGS lounge.

National Geographic Workshop

This weekend the National Geographic Society is holding a workshop at McGill to recruit applicants for their "Young Explorers Grant" (up to $5000, age 18-25). There will be a free daytime workshop to learn about the application procedure and hear from past Young Explorer recipients and a free evening lecture by National Geographic Explorers Kenny Broad and Conrad Anker.

Daytime Workshop -- limited space, sign up early
Sat Sept 29
9:45 am - 3 pm (includes breakfast and lunch!)
McGill University, Leacock Building, Rm 132

Free Evening Lecture
Sat Sept 29
7 pm
McGill University, Leacock Building, Rm 132

For more information check out the website:

Conservation Research Opportunities Presentation

A representative from the prestigious academic network Operation Wallacea, Dr. Justin Hines, will be visiting McGill University this Monday, Oct 1 at 1:30pm in Brown Building 5001 (Downtown campus) and at 4:30pm in the Faculty Lounge MS2-022 (Macdonald campus) as part of the network's Across-Canada tour. This is an opportunity to learn how Operation Wallacea can provide all those things geography students love; students can join the program to strengthen their CV or resume, gain course credit, or collect data for a dissertation or thesis. Academics benefit from funding for high quality fieldwork enabling them to publish papers in peer reviewed journals.

Community Engagement Day

Register now for McGill's first-ever Community Engagement Day, this Friday, October 5th!

Community Engagement Day is a new project from the SEDE Office, SSMU, the SPF and many other partners that aims to celebrate and promote existing initiatives that connect McGill with the Montreal community, while building new relationships.

Watch the video:

On Friday October 5th, about 20 group activities will take place on campus and around the city to give McGill students, staff, faculty and alumni the opportunity to contribute their time and learn about the social issues that community organizations address. Activities include public discussions, community walking tours, urban gardening, youth mentorship, and more. (Registration closes October 3rd.)

Some of the activities include:
- a tour of Edible Campus and Santropol Roulant
- urban forest inventory with Soverdi and the Conservationists
- harvest party at the St Monica School Garden
- historical walking tour of Milton-Parc, and of the Gay Village
- youth mentorship in Little Burgundy and Verdun

Click this link to register for an activity:

For more information, please see their website (<>), where you can read about and register for activities, watch fun and informative videos, and find links to other community engagement-related resources.

Cool Thing of The Week

Where would we be without my cool find of the week, eh?

Point Nemo is the farthest point from land. Sounds like my next vacation destination!

Have a great week everyone,


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

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