Busy week ahead!

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  1. Gert's Social 
  2. The McGill Geography Graduate-Undergraduate Mentoring Program
  3. GeoSpectives September 30th
  4. Apply to the 2013-2014 Women in House Program
  5. Sustainability Projects Fund
  6. McMUN 2014 Staff Coordinator Applications
  7. David Suzuki Foundation Club

Hey there geographers! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. We have a busy week coming up here at MUGS, with a social night, deadlines for mentors, and a GeoSpectives talk! 

Gert's Social

Come hang out with geographers at Gert's for MUGS's first social event of the school year! Meet at BH 305 at 7pm and we will go to the bar from there, or meet us at the bar later. The first rounds are on us!

The McGill Geography Graduate-Undergraduate Mentoring Program is starting up again for Fall 2013!

Are you curious (or confused!) about life after undergrad? Do you have questions about grad school and other post undergrad options?

If so, consider applying for a mentor! The student-initiated McGill Geography Graduate-Undergraduate Mentoring Program can help you prepare and plan for the future. We pair Geography undergrads, like you, with graduate student mentors who have recently navigated the post-undergrad world themselves, and have a wealth of information and experience to share.

   1. fill out an application

   2. send it to geogmentorprogram@gmail.com

   3. you will be paired with a mentor based off of academic interests

   4. a group social will be planned as well as individual mentor-mentee coffee dates 

 For more information and to apply to the program, please visit our webpage, http://mcgillgeography.blogspot.ca/p/mentor-program.html. Applications are due by Sept 30th to geogmentorprogram@gmail.com."

GeoSpectives September 30th

The next GeoSpectives lecture is this coming Monday, September 30, and features our very own Professor Emerita Sherry Olson. She will discuss the development and use of an Historical GIS of Montreal. Please join us in Burnside 426 at 4 PM! Snacks will be served!

Neighbouring in Nineteenth-Century Montreal: GIS as a Toolkit for the Snoop, Prof. Sherry Olson 

Who lived where? Who owned the property? Who talked to whom? How did it work? How segregated was the city? What moves did people make in the course of a day? Or a year? Or a lifetime? Of all the metropolitan centres north of the Rio Grande, Montreal perhaps has the richest array of historical sources. To explore the dynamics, we needed an "HGIS" - a geographic information system with some historical layers. Could we carve out some "slices" in the time-space of a Victorian city? The tool is quite imperfect, at once obsolete and unfinished (it's designed for add-ons), but a suite of maps reports some of the discoveries we've been able to make with the GIS toolkit, providing some hints at a "philosophy" of maps.

Apply to the 2013-2014 Women in House Program

Women in House is a program that promotes women's equitable representation in government by giving female students the opportunity to gain an inside look into the lives of female politicians in the Canadian federal government.

We offer participants a fully-subsidized, two-day trip to Ottawa, during which participants take a tour of Parliament, hear individual speakers and panel discussions, shadow a female Member of Parliament or Senator, and network with other McGill students and parliamentarians at a cocktail event.

The purpose is to foster a desire for political involvement, while showcasing the successes of females who have broken through gender barriers to enter political life.

Date of the program: Wednesday, November 20th to Thursday, November 21st. Eligible students: Female undergraduate and graduate students from all departments.

To apply, please fill out an application form at http://womeninhouse.com/applying/ and submit it by Oct. 4th at 5PM.

Sustainability Projects Fund 

Do you want to have a meaningful impact at McGill? Do want to better connect with a network of like-minded people? Do you want support and funding for your efforts to make change on campus? Apply to make it happen. The next Sustainability Projects Fund application deadline is Monday, October 7. We are accepting project proposals to engage the McGill community in working toward sustainability. Projects can be in the categories of research, education, connectivity, operations, or administration & governance. 

WHY: To kickstart a culture of sustainability at McGill

WHO:  For projects led by students, faculty, and staff

WHAT: $840,000 a year (half student fee contributions and half administrative matching funds)

To download the application criteria and the application form and to see currently funded projects visit:www.mcgill.ca/sustainability/spf. Contact Sustainability Officer Lilith Wyatt at lilith.wyatt@mcgill.ca or (514) 398-8826 if you have an idea, a project proposal, or any questions.

McMUN 2014 Staff Coordinator Applications

The McGill Model United Nations Assembly (McMUN) 2014 is currently hiring dedicated and enthusiastic individuals for Staff Coordinator positions (Model UN experience not required). This year is McMUN's Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary and we plan on redefining the boundaries of innovation and competitivity.

From January 23rd-26th, over 1400 students from the world's top universities (Harvard, Georgetown) will be arriving in Montréal to participate as delegates at McMUN. Become an ambassador for McGill and help prepare for McMUN by applying for a Staff Coordinator position today! Click here for more information about staffing at McMUN, or for the application form

Applications are due this Tuesday, October 1st! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Chief of Staff, Haya Khoury, at staff@mcmun.org."

David Suzuki Foundation Club

The David Suzuki Foundation Club at McGill will be hosting a presentation by Our Horizon on October 2 at 5pm in the Madelaine Parent Room in SSMU.  Come and learn about critical environmental issues, how they affect our lives, and what we can do to resolve them.  For more information on Our Horizon, check out their website: http://ourhorizon.org

Hope to see you all there!

Cool Thing of the Week

Here is a completely self sustaining cabin in Maine! Pretty neat!


Have a wonderful week everyone!

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