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  2. Lockers
  3. Photo Contest
  4. Field Notes Call for Submissions
  5. Ecospiel!
  6. The McGill Farmers’ Market is hiring!
  7. Fieldwork in Photos Series
  8. Science and Democracy: The E4D Experiment
  9. Documentary screenings in Redpath Museum!
  10. Opportunity for student groups with a sustainability focus

Happy Thursday, Geographers! I hope you all are having wonderful weeks, enjoying the brief semi-thaw of temperatures between 0 and -10 degrees. It’s downright balmy, if you ask me.

Obviously everyone is super stoked for Montreal Poutine Week, but that’s not what I’m going to write about in this week’s listserv! There are lots of other cool things going on around this great school of ours. Also, speaking of Quebec food, get stoked for our annual sugar shack trip! It’s happening in late March – but you better be there!


Come between 11:30 and 1 every day starting Monday, January 27th to order your own MUGS hoodies, t-shirts, and tank tops! You can also buy our exclusive MUGS toques right on the spot!!


If you want a locker, come to the office hours listed above! Lockers are free for geographers and $10 for non-geographers.

Photo Contest

The MUGS photo contest is back! This year’s theme is: Wanderlust. Submit your most stunning photos to!

Field Notes Call for Submissions

Field Notes, McGill’s undergraduate geography journal, is calling on all students to submit original research papers! Any research that has been done by any affiliated department is eligible to submit articles that have received a grade of A or A-. We want work from all aspects of geography – from physical geography to human geography to freestanding maps; we are accepting any research conducted that has a geographic dimension. Please email any submissions or questions to Deadline January 31st.


It’s not too late to sign up for the most epic interdepartmental curling match of your life!

The McGill Farmers’ Market is hiring!

Interested in helping to organize the 2014-2015 Farmers’ Market and CSA Program?

We're looking for passionate and committed members of the McGill community who want to help prepare next year's market! We are hiring for 4 coordinator positions: two (2) co-coordinators, one (1) promotions & outreach coordinator, and one (1) finance coordinator. All backgrounds and levels of involvement are welcome. Candidates must be available April 2014 - May 2015. For more information on the application process and job specifics, visit

Fieldwork in Photos Series

Ever wonder what researchers mean when they say they are going to the "FIELD"?  What actually happens while they are there? And what stories don't make it into the publications?

Well the Geography graduate students are excited to present a new brown bag lunch series: "Fieldwork in Photos". This will be an informal series of talks by graduate students focusing on imagery and storytelling from their experiences in the field. The idea is to give insight into what geographers actually do, demystify the fieldwork experience and hopefully laugh a lot.

This week we are excited to have Michael Becker present on "Where the wild things are: Camping in the Arctic and the Antarctic" Talks will be held every Friday this semester in Burnside Hall room 426 from 12-1pm bring your lunch! Come learn how to survive in those forbidden ice-scapes!

Science and Democracy: The E4D Experiment

Friday, February 7, 2014 3-4 pm Rm N2/2, Stewart Biology Bldg, 1205 Dr. Penfield Ave, McGill University

There have been drastic changes to science in Canada in recent years, summarized in three distinct ways: 1) reducing the ability of government scientists to communicate their research to the public, 2) eroding Canada's science capacity, and 3) reducing the role of evidence in policy decisions.  Since science and evidence are essential elements of a functioning democracy, the impacts of these changes reach far and wide. Concerns about the status of science in Canada have led to a more vocal scientific community and the formation of Evidence for Democracy (E4D), a new science-led, national, non-partisan, non-profit organization advocating for science and evidence-based policies in Canada.

 Join us to hear Dr. Katie Gibbs, Executive Director of Evidence for Democracy and lead organizer of the 2012 Death of Evidence rally, analyze recent changes to science in Canada and describe how scientists and citizens are responding.  Discussions will follow at Thomson House (3650 rue McTavish).

Documentary screenings in Redpath Museum!

At 3pm on both February 2nd and February 9th, documentary films will be screened in room 200 of Redpath Museum! The first one will be Family Portrait in Black and White (2012). This documentary follows an Iranian woman who fosters many children, many of which are black.  The woman is very interesting and it is difficult to tell whether she is exploitative of the children, or supportive.  This film won the audience award at the Hotdocs 2013 festival in Toronto. Come and enjoy for FREE!!!

Opportunity for student groups with a sustainability focus

There will be a Sustainability Fair during the Desautels Business Conference on Sustainability (DBCS) on Saturday, February 8th from 12-1pm where any student group from McGill with a sustainability focus can table and present what they do. This will be a great way to get some exposure to the McGill community and network with likeminded individuals.   

Student groups who participate will be eligible to receive discounted ticket packages to the conference. 

Please contact if you are interested or to receive more information.

Cool Thing of the Week

I took this Canadian cities quiz and it was fun!


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