Geography tuques are back!

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1.       MUGS executive positions: U1 and Sustainability Officer
2.       Lockers and Tuques!
3.       Graduate Mentorship Program for Undergrad Geography major students
4.       First event of the year!
5.       Geography in Action! Brown Bag Seminar Series
6.       Cool Thing of the Week

Tuques are back!
Hello fellow geographers! Are you enjoying weather? If not, at least be happy we are not getting snow already resulting in Calgarians who can't play in their parks. You made it through the first two weeks and we hope you are enjoying it thus far. If you are not, we have plenty of things to cheer you up! Plus don't forget to get your geography tuques!

1.      MUGS executive positions: U1 and Sustainability Officer
You still have one more day to submit your candidacy and help us make your time in geography as memorable as possible! We are looking for people to join us as U1 representatives and Sustainability Officers. Here is a short description of the responsibilities in these positions:
-          U1 representative(s):
Represents the U1 class in MUGS and helps plan social and academic events in addition to sitting on the Undergraduate Affairs Committee to advise departmental changes to the various Geography curricula.
-          Sustainability Officer:
Responsible for all of MUGS' sustainability initiatives, this includes maintaining the ethical purchasing policy, ensuring sustainable aspects at our events and heading our new composting initiative of the year! They are also encouraged to take on a sustainable project of their own that can help improve MUGS in some way.
We are looking for two (2) U1 representatives and one Sustainability Officer. In order to apply for these positions, you need to fill out the attached form and get 10 signatures from geography students (whether major or minor). These students have to be U1 students to support the candidacy of the U1 reps whereas any year students can support the Sustainability Officer candidacy.
The form is attached in this email.
Once the form is complete, you can scan it and email it at by Wednesday 17th. We look forward to seeing new faces in MUGS!

2.      Lockers and Tuques!
We still have some lockers left in the basement so you can get yours at the lounge (Burnside 305) from Thursday Sept. 18th until Tuesday Sept. 23rd between 11:30 and 12:30. simply come with your preferred locker number and your own lock. Free for geography students!
If that wasn't enough, the geography tuques are back! We have awesome tuques for you to show your geography pride so come get yours during our office hours.

3.      Graduate Mentorship Program for Undergrad Geography major students
Do you ponder where you are going? Are you stressing because you don't know what's next in your academic career? Then we might have something that can help you. Whether you are a first year geography undergraduate major or in your last year, it's never too early or too late to get a mentor!
Announcing the launch of the McGill Geography Undergraduate-Graduate mentorship program! The aim of this program is to help undergraduate students figure out 'what's next' by having them talk to a grad student mentor. Despite the long title, the idea is simple: you spend an hour or two a month talking to an grad student in Geography about their life, work, career path, interest. You might discuss grad school, work, travel, or other aspects of post graduate life and how to prepare for it, based on their experience. They are not 'experts' in life, nor will they be a tutor for coursework, etc. But many of them got their start because some older, wiser person took time out of their day to talk to them about it.
Forms are available in the lounge, during our office hours, attached to this listserv or electronically on the website below so you have no excuse not to register for this wonderful program! They are due by Sept 28th.  For more information, visit our webpage, or email

4.      First event of the year!
As some of you might have heard, we have our first event of the year! Wednesday Sept. 17th, we will be going to Gert's for some drinks, catching up with old friends, making new ones or give us ideas for what we can do this year. Join us at the lounge at 6 pm when we will make our way there. If you can't make it by 6, then meet us at Gert's.

5.      Geography in Action! Brown Bag Seminar Series
Join us this Friday (Sept 19th) at noon in Burnside 426 to hear Melissa Ward, MSc candidate from our department, share highlights from her fieldwork and research! Her talk is titled "High Arctic camping with a grain of salt: the geomorphology of two hyper-saline springs on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut." Light refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there!

6.      Cool Thing of the Week
Every week, we have a link to some cool finding usually related to a geography topic. If you want to send something cool you found, email us at
Did you know Canada has the most lakes in the world? You probably did but do you know how many lakes are there in the world?  
And like they say in some circles: Stay classy!
Felipe 'Phil' Perez, VP Communications

Dept. of Geography
McGill University
Burnside Hall, Rm 305
805 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, QC
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