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1)      Geography Getaway Weekend
2)      What do you want to see in the GIC?
3)      Geospectives
4)      Two Workshops for Open Access Week at the Library
5)      McGill Open House
6)      Logo has been chosen!

Hey everyone! Another week has come and gone. I know I'm excited for all the Halloween festivities this weekend, are you? But the main thing I'm excited for is...


It's the biggest geography event of the semester! Next weekend, we will be riding up to the McGill Outdoors Clubhouse to do some super fun geography related activities, hiking (mapping!) the trails, kayaking, fireside chilling, or just sitting around outdoors drinking beer. Guys, this is an exclusive free-for-all Geography weekend. If you need to do homework, you don't have to do any of the activities that we run. The bus will leave at 6 pm on Friday, November 2nd and we'll be back in town by Sunday at noon.

The trip will cost $30 for Geographers, $50 for non-geographers, and $20 for MOC Members.

This includes:
·         Transportation (Bus)
·         Food
·         Accommodation

MUGS Council will be holding office hours in the lounge every day from 1:00-2:30 to sell tickets.

2)      What do you want to see in the GIC?

The GIC has some fresh new space thanks to the recent organization, and now we're trying to figure out what to do with it! Go to the facebook group and answer our poll so that YOU can decide what we do with this new library space.

3)      Geospectives Seminar

Professor Sebastien Caquard is speaking next Friday, November 2nd. The title of his talk is Mapping Canadian Cinematographic Narratives, and it will be held from 3-4:30pm in Burnside Room 426. I know all you film buffs will be there!

4)      Two Workshops for Open Access Week at the Library

There are two extremely useful library workshops coming up!

Connecting with Reliable, Open Access Health Information on the Web

Do you and your family members have questions about health and wellness? Come to this workshop and learn how to:

·         Find reliable and free online consumer health information to answer your health and wellness questions
·         Assess the information and determine if it will be useful to you, your friends and your family
·         Access a collection of books, available at McGill, written specifically for consumers on health and wellness topics.

For more information and to register, visit:
Monday, October 22, 10:00-11:30  |  Redpath eClassroom

Open Access Sources: Your Key to Accessing Free and Reliable Research Beyond the University Gates

Are you wondering what will happen after you graduate and you no longer have access to your McGill subscriptions to online research materials? Come to this hands-on workshop and learn how to:

·         Access reliable research once you've graduated from McGill
·         Find and use a variety of Open Access resources that are available for free online

For more information and to register, visit:
Monday, October 29, 12:00-1:30  |  Redpath eClassroom

5)      McGill Open House this Sunday

If you know anyone in high school or CEGEP considering McGill Geography, come visit us! We will be tabling in both the Arts and Science open houses this Sunday October 28th from 10:00 – 4:00

6)      MUGS Clothing logo has been chosen!

We have finally decided on a logo and it looks fantastic! Congratulations to Natalie Cornish for winning the logo contest. You can see the logo yourself when we start selling the Geography apparel, stay tuned to find out when that is!

7)      Cool Thing of the Week

Here's a twitter map! You can get a live feed of people tweeting anywhere. I always wanted to know if my neighbours used twitter.

Forever lovin you,


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