Happy hump day!

12:27:00 pm McGill Undergraduate Geography Society 0 Comments

*** mcgillgeography@gmail.com *** http://mcgillgeography.blogspot.com ****

  2. Lockers
  3. Welcome Back Party
  4. Photo Contest
  5. Field Notes Call for Submissions
  6. KANATA Volume 7: Call for Submissions!
  7. The next GeoSpectives!
  8. Deadline extended for the SSMU Sustainability Case Competition!
  9. SUS Peer Tutoring is here to help!
  10. Internship Opportunity
  11. Science of LOVE Competition
  12. Gears Ya Gears: Gears Workshop at the Flat
  13. Archie Malloch Internship Awards in Public Learning
  14. RA opportunity for this summer

Happy Hump Day geographers! According to my sources, this is the coldest week we've had in a few days now. Yes, this is science. I hope to see you all at the welcome back party next week at Gerts! That's Tuesday, January 30th, at 8pm. Free beer!


4th Annual Ecospiel


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.

Welcome Back Party

The MUGS welcome back party has been moved to Tuesday, January 30th! Come to Gert's at 8pm, and the first pitchers are on us! That's free beer, everyone.

Photo Contest

The MUGS photo contest is back! This year's theme is: Wanderlust. Submit your most stunning photos to mcgillgeography@gmail.com!

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 journal.fieldnotes@gmail.com. Deadline January 31st.

KANATA Volume 7: Call for Submissions!

KANATA, the Undergraduate Journal of McGill Indigenous Studies Community is accepting submissions for its seventh volume. KANATA is an interdisciplinary student-published journal with content that focuses on topics (art, academic writing, poetry) relating to Indigenous Peoples. As well as A-range papers, they are accepting non-academic writing and art including short stories (fiction & non-fiction), poetry, personal reflections, paintings, photography, photo essays, prints etc. Send your submission to kanata.mcgill@gmail.com by February 3rd!

The next GeoSpectives!

Date: January 27, 2014

Mining-Community Conflict in Canada

Dr. Jan de Bakker

BBA, Inc (Consulting Engineering)

My talk will explore the causes of conflict between mines and communities by looking at three case studies. I will give an introduction to financial, property, and legal issues surrounding claim staking, exploration, and mine exploitation. I will then discuss three case studies of interactions between mining operations and surrounding communities in Canada. These include: the Raglan mine/Kangiqsujuaq and Salluit, Nunavik; the Canadian Malartic mine/Malartic, Quebec; and the proposed Cliffs Chromite project/Ojibway and Cree communities in Northern Ontario. Problems and possible solutions will be explored for each case study.

Deadline extended for the SSMU Sustainability Case Competition!

How would you sustainably invest $10 million?

This year's exciting SSMU Sustainability Case Competition focuses on sustainable investments, and applications are now being accepted until Jan. 31. Are you up for the challenge? Whether you are an environmental student interested in divestment, a finance student keen on sustainability, or simply a curious and motivated undergraduate student, it's your time to shine! The 2-month-long competition is a unique opportunity to network with industry professionals, professors and work on a team with fellow McGill students to learn about and devise a sustainable investment strategy. Previous knowledge of finance/investment is not required, simply demonstrate keen interest and willingness to learn. For more information and to apply, visit www.ssmucasecomp.ca . Applications are due January 31st at 11:59pm.

SUS Peer Tutoring is here to help!

Do you need help with a certain class, or do you want to volunteer as a tutor? We offer a free, volunteer-based peer tutoring service for a variety of science classes. Pairings between tutor and tutee are done on a first-come first-served basis, so hurry and sign up today! Visit our website to find tutor/tutee applications or learn more information at http://peertutors.sus.mcgill.ca/

Internship Opportunity

There's a cool internship available! The role is Research Assistant on Youth Participation in Climate Change Adaptation, it runs from Feb. 15 - Apr. 30, 2014 in different regions of Cuba, the internship is unpaid, but accommodation is provided. Deadline to apply is Jan. 26, 2014. More information in the link: http://www.recrearinternational.org/Resources/Internship%20Position-%20Research%20Assistant%20-%20Recrear.pdf


Science of LOVE Competition

We invite McGill undergraduate students to submit a proposal to give a winning 4 minute, 4 slide-only presentation on the quirks and quarks of love! You need to present the scientific evidence and show that you can communicate the complexity of love to a general audience. The presentations will be given (obviously) on Friday, February 14th. Send your proposal by January 31st to science.outreach@mcgill.ca.

Gears Ya Gears: Gears Workshop at the Flat

The flat will be hosting a series of workshops this semester and the first workshop is on gears! Learn how to adjust your gears, get rid of the weird clicking sounds and learn to love your derailleurs. This workshop is for ANYONE interested in learning more about gears, no prior knowledge needed!

WHEN: Wednesday January 29th, 5PM

WHERE: The Flat bike collective (3430 McTavish basement SSMU, across from Gerts)


And lastly, a quick reminder that the flat is open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 5-7:30PM EVEN IN THE WINTER!

Internship opportunity! Archie Malloch Internship Awards in Public Learning

Application deadline: 3 February 2014 (5:00pm)

The Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) invites applications from McGill undergraduates for the Archie Malloch Internship Award in Public Learning. Up to two awards will be granted for Summer 2014 with a value of $2000 to $2500 each. Successful applicants will be affiliated with one of the partner institutions and will develop their training program in collaboration with IPLAI and that institution. Depending on the students' interests and expertise and the current projects of the host institutions, interns may participate in a range of activities, including archival and policy research, exhibit development, educational program development, collections management, theatre production, concert coordinaton, public outreach, and social advocacy. Applicants should have a keen interest in interdisciplinarity and the function and relevance of humanities scholarship beyond the academy. The internships will include an element of practical training and experience, but will focus on opportunities for intellectual development in line with IPLAI's pedagogical mandate. Interns will be invited to speak about their experiences in September 2014 at IPLAI.

For full details please see the IPLAI website: http://www.mcgill.ca/iplai/student-support/

RA opportunity for this summer

I am a Masters student in geography seeking a research assistant for my field work in India this summer. The project is focused on assessing the biodiversity impacts of small scale agroforestry in Kerala, India, as well as human perspectives on the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural land. It will involve visiting the homes of Keralan farmers, interviewing them and completing biological surveys of amphibians, insects, birds and plants. The work will require you to be in India for the months of July and August. Independent and Honours projects are possible.

To help pay for this position, we will be applying for an NSERC USRA. This award requires that you be a Canadian student with a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

If you are interested in this project, please email theraesa.coyle@mail.mcgill.ca

Please include your program, an estimate of your GPA, your research interests and any relevant travel experience.

Cool Thing of the Week





 Happy hump day!


VP Communications

Dept. of Geography
McGill University
Burnside Hall, Rm 305
805 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, QC
To unsubscribe from this LISTSERV, send an e-mail (with a blank subject line) to listserv@lists.mcgill.ca containing the following text command:

signoff MUGS

The e-mail request to signoff a list must be the same address as the subscription.