Beginning of the semester fondue party, New mentor program, and a lot of attachments

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  1. Welcome back Fondue Party
  2. Geography Toques
  3. NEW Geography Grad Mentor Program
  4. Help Hire a Professor!
  5. Geospectives 2013
  6. Sustainability Projects Fund Social
  7. IDS exchange programs through Trent University in Ecuador and Ghana

Happy Monday, Geographers! From now on, I will try and send the email out on Mondays so that you keep up to date with upcoming weekly events. There are several great things coming up in the next couple of days, so keep reading. See you at Soup and Science!

Welcome back Fondue Party

We all need something sweet to give us an energy boost to kick us into the new semester, so come on down to the MUGS lounge (Burnside 305) this Thursday at 1pm! Bring your sweet tooth, or just come and mingle with your friends.

Geography Toques

Geography toques are still available! The office hours this week are Wednesday January 16th 10-11:30. If you are not able to make this time, you will probably find a member of MUGS exec in the lounge at any given time and they can sell you a toque.

NEW Geography Grad Mentor Program

Are you curious (or confused!) about life after undergrad? Do you have questions about grad school and other post undergrad options?
The student-initiated McGill Geography Graduate-Undergraduate Mentoring Program aims to help undergrad students in Geography prepare and plan for the future. We do this by pairing them with a grad student mentor.  Grad students have recently navigated the post-undergrad world, and have a wealth of information to share about the experience. Undergrads and their grad student mentors will meet one-on-one, perhaps over a coffee, a few times during the semester. For more information and to apply to the program, please visit our webpage, Applications are due by Jan 27th to Please note that the program is currently only open to students majoring in Geography.

Help Hire a Professor!
The Dept of Geography is in the process of hiring an assistant professor in Urban Sustainability jointly with the MSE. There are series of job talks scheduled for the next several Thursdays at 11:30 am, rm 426 Burnside. This week we will meet Anne Rademacher, who will be speaking about "Human Habitats and Ideologies of Sustainability in Kathmandu and Mumbai" on January 17th. See you there!

Geospectives 2013

A new set of Geosepctives talks is coming this semester! The first one will be on January 23rd from 3-4:30 in Burnside room 426. We will be hearing Dr. Jan Franssen speak. To see the upcoming talks, refer to the attached PDF Poster!

Sustainability Projects Fund Social

Time for a cool social event with the Sustainability Projects Fund! Come down to Gert's (3480 McTavish) on Wed Jan 23, 5-7 pm. Refreshments will be served! There will be tons of fun activities to do as you learn about the SPF; on arrival anyone can sign up to present a 3-minute TED-style speech or to pitch new ideas for the Sustainability Projects Fund. They'll also be having a haiku competition and an SPF-joke battle. For more details, you can visit their website and the facebook event. There is also a poster attached.

IDS exchange programs through Trent University in Ecuador and Ghana

Trent University is currently accepting applications for their two year abroad programs in International Development Studies. The deadline for receipt of applications is 24 January 2013. The programs are designed primarily for 3rd year students, in an Honours program. Students in Development Studies, International Studies, Anthropology, Latin American Studies and related fields are encouraged to apply. Introductory Spanish is a prerequisite for participating in Trent-in-Ecuador, and can be taken over the summer.  

In past years we have been pleased to accept students from a wide range of North American Universities. Please consult our websites at and Application forms may be downloaded directly from the website. 

For more info, please contact Dana Gee at or by phone at (705) 748-1011 x 1339

Panel "Turning Science into Law"

There's a cool panel coming up! This event will take place at the McGill Faculty of Law (3644, Peel street) in Room 102 on January 18th, 2013 at 2:30pm A small reception will follow the event.  A poster is attached. Please RSVP at or on Facebook (click "attend" on the "Turning Science into Law" event page).  

Cool Map of the Week

Here is a map of areas on the globe where there are disturbances in the Earth's magnetic field.How cool!

Happy week everyone!

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