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  1. Apartment Crawl
  2. GIS Day
  3. McGill Farmer's Market CSA sign-up
  4. MSURJ Call for Submissions
  5. Launch of McGill's Living Lab Wikisite!
  6. Funded MA opportunity in consumption and development geographies at the University of Guelph


Hey there geographers! HOW STOKED ARE YOU FOR THE APARTMENT CRAWL?? The only answer I should be hearing from you is "WOOOOO" which is not really an answer to the question but proves to me that YES YOU ARE STOKED. Come buy tickets in the MUGS lounge from 1-2 pm every day and then we will party it up on FRIDAY NIGHT!

In other news it is very cold and I hope that everyone is wearing their hats, scarves, and gloves.

Apartment Crawl

BACK TO THE CITIES: APARTMENT CRAWL is here! The theme is Great American Cities Through Time! Each apartment on the crawl will feature a different city in a different decade. Come dressed as a as a prohibiton-era bootlegger, a Mad Man, a hippie, a classic Hollywood star, or even just a time travelling tourist! Be creative! Tickets are $10 for geographers and $15 for non-geographers. Space is limited so act fast! We will meet in the MUGS lounge at 8pm to kick off the event.


Hey all! GIS day is in a week (November 20th)! Don't forget to check out the library on the 5th floor of Burnside all that day to check out all the cool activities going on, including something run by MUGS! #gisday

McGill Farmer's Market CSA sign-up

Do you like delicious veggies? Are you interested in becoming more connected to your local food system? The McGill Farmer's Market is now taking sign-ups for their CSA (community supported agriculture) program. The CSA program partners with local farms to offer a basket of organic produce for eight weeks in summer and fall 2014. For more information, visit the 'CSA Registration' page on our website (http://mcgillfarmersmarket.blogspot.ca/) or email us atmcgillfarmersmarket@gmail.com 

As a side note, I participated in the CSA box last fall and had a total blast trying out new vegetables like kohlrabi. If you like food adventures, this is something you don't want to miss!

 MSURJ Call for Submissions

Submit your research paper to the McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal (MSURJ) by January 6th, 2014 and GET PUBLISHED! 

MSURJ is a peer-reviewed annual publication that features original research, review articles, and interest pieces written by undergraduate students. To find out more about us or to submit a manuscript, please consult our website at msurj.mcgill.ca

Launch of McGill's Living Lab Wikisite!

Have you ever wanted to do a project that makes a difference? Or research that teaches you how to work with many partners and implement change? Do you want to apply your coursework on campus? Visit McGill's Living Lab Wiki to learn how to start a project of your own, find interested professors, or find courses that are sustainability-related and have applied research opportunities. Students, faculty, and staff can use this site to learn about using the McGill campus as a Living Lab to create a better world.


Funded MA opportunity in consumption and development geographies at the University of Guelph

A professor is actively seeking a research assistant for fall 2014! Applicants with an interest in: ethical consumption, feminist theory, critical development studies, and/or the politics of philanthropy are encouraged to apply.

Students will receive financial support following the policy in the Department of Geography.  Research expenses will also be covered.

Funded student research projects may include:

(i)             Investigating how ethical consumption campaigns (e.g. Product RED, Toms Shoes) play out on the ground through international development projects

(ii)            Analyzing the use of social media by corporations and NGOs to share stories of 'development' with North American audiences

(iii)           Researching the gendered dynamics of sustainable consumption decisions

For more information on the MA program at the University of Guelph (including application details) please see: http://www.uoguelph.ca/geography/grad/index.shtml 

For more information about this MA opportunity please contact: Dr. Roberta Hawkins at rhawkins@uoguelph.ca

Cool Thing of the Week

Here is a video about pizza. It is 30 seconds long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak-uvzI7Azg

THIS JUST IN will Apple Maps have the last laugh over Google Maps? Who knows? Who cares? Read this article! http://techland.time.com/2013/11/12/failing-up-apple-maps-takes-a-bite-out-of-google/

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