Last MUGS event of 2013 coming up!!

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  2. Sustainability Friday!
  3. Publish your work in The Prognosis: McGill's Student Global Health Journal!
  4. Funded MA and PhD opportunity at UBC!
  5. Applied Environmental Policy Course in Costa Rica May 2014
  6. Aga Khan Foundation 2014-2015 Fellowship Program
  7. Graduate students required to work on funded research project

Well Geographers, it's been a blast. Chilli was eaten, apartments were crawled to, and we all complained about homework and midterms. It happens. Now we're heading off into finals and some people are graduating and many of us are staying on for the semester coming up in 2014, including Yours Truly. I loved writing these listservs and I can't wait to write more in the New Year!


Side note: Happy Hannukah and American Thanksgiving! Enjoy eating weird amounts of food, no matter what you celebrate. I dig it.



Come to the geography lounge on the last day of classes, Tuesday December 3rd, for some cookies, hot chocolate, and warm fuzzy feelings before you go off and study for finals! Festivities will begin at 4pm.

Sustainability Friday!


Come share a drink, a snack, and a conversation with other McGill professors, students, and staff interested in sustainability.


Sustainability Fridays, back by popular demand this year, are coordinated by MOOS (McGill Office of Sustainability) and supported by generous partners. This month's event is hosted by the McGill Libraries.


Please invite your friends and colleagues to join you at the Faculty Club (2nd floor) next Friday, November 29, 4-6 pm.


Publish your work in The Prognosis: McGill's Student Global Health Journal!


Interested in public health? Have you written a related paper? Here's your chance to get published! 


The Prognosis: McGill's Student Global Health Journal is currently looking for submissions for this year's edition. The deadline is January 13th, at 11:59 PM EST.


The Prognosis is an annual publication that features student research and articles on topics at the intersection of social, biomedical, environmental, global, and local perspectives on health. For more information on the journal and submission criteria, please consult our Facebook page Submissions can be sent to 


  • Maximum 12 pages (double spaced)
  • Citations should preferably be done in APA format
  • Class work must have received an A/A- grade
  • Original research outside of the classroom environment (ie. summer internships or graduate studies) can also be submitted
  • Acceptable formats: .docx or .pdf



Funded MA and PhD opportunity at UBC!

Funded MA and PhD opportunities with the Program on Water Governance/ Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability under the supervision of Dr. Leila Harris.  Please see the attached announcement and visit

Applied Environmental Policy Course in Costa Rica May 2014

A Professor from Queen's is teaching 3-credit Applied Environmental Policy course in Costa Rica in May 2014. The course is open to upper-year university and college students in Canada (including graduate students with course modifications) and credit can apply to your home university or to Queen's.
Applied Environmental Policy

May 10-31, 2014 in Costa Rica. Send indications of interest (no obligation) or administrative questions to by December 10.

Financial Aid may be available  (

Application Deadline is February 15th, 2014.

Registration (

Deadline is April 1, enrollment is limited

Aga Khan Foundation 2014-2015 Fellowship Program

 I am writing on behalf of Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) to inform you that recruitment for the 2014-2015 International Fellowship Program is now open. The International Fellowship Program offers an extraordinary training program and an eight-month overseas placement to recent university graduates and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30.

The AKFC Fellowship Program includes three streams: International Development Management (IDM), International Microfinance and Microenterprise (IMM) and Young Professionals in Media (YPM). With Fellowship positions in fields as diverse as early childhood education, enterprise development, and media, the Fellowship Program is an exceptional opportunity for students from a variety disciplines.

Your assistance in promoting this program to eligible candidates is greatly appreciated. We have attached posters we hope you will display in your student career centre or resource centre. For more information on this program, please visit our website at Please feel free to share this link with your students through a listserv or mailing list.

Please contact Ezmina Nazarali with any questions about the Program or to request hard copies of the attached materials at or 613-237-2532 x. 102

Graduate students required to work on funded research project

The McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics and the Cross Border Institute at the University of Windsor  invite applications for talented graduate students (at both the Master's and Doctoral levels) to participate in a five year research program covering a wide spectrum of issues related to the Social Costs and Benefits of Electric Mobility in Canada. 

This important research is supported by Automotive Partnership Canada and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  Key industry and government partners for the project include the Ford Motor Company of Canada, the Canadian Automobile Association, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Burlington Hydro Inc. and Electric Mobility Canada.  A much wider range of groups will be involved as project stakeholders.

The overall project objective is to develop a clear understanding of the wide range of economic, social and environmental costs and benefits associated with the emergence of electric mobility in Canada.  Specific electric mobility research themes will include:  consumer preferences, commercial and government fleets, public transit, economic impact analysis, geodemographics of electric mobility adoption, issues for utilities, location of charging infrastructure and environmental and health outcomes.  Taken as a whole, this research will help prepare the automotive sector, electric utilities, government and other stakeholders for the future before it unfolds.  

Students with a strong record of academic achievement are encouraged to apply.  There are nine modules associated with this project and thus a mix of people and skills are required.  For most modules an understanding of policy analysis and quantitative methods as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills are definite assets.  

Graduate applicants with requests for early start dates in January 2014 and May 2014 are encouraged.  

For more information about this research, please contact Dr. Pavlos Kanaroglou ( or (905)525-9140 x23525

Cool Thing of the Week

Thanks to Kevin Drouin-Leger for these great suggestions! Here is an online shark tracker:

And here's the new Google and Parks Canada initiative to launch virtual online tours of parks and historic sites across Canada. This is Lake Louise.!data=!1m7!1m3!1d3!2d-116.2168713!3d51.4165054!2m1!2f90!4f75!2m9!1e4!2m3!1s1233341837466108331!2e3!7e9!5m3!1s1233341837466108331!2e3!3e9&fid=6

Happy studying!
Julia Schertzer
VP Communications
Dept. of Geography
McGill University
Burnside Hall, Rm 305
805 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, QC
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