Crazy Weather Ahead

1:16:00 pm McGill Undergraduate Geography Society 0 Comments

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1.       Urban Symposium
2.       Compost bin in the MUGS lounge
3.       Free screening and Q&A: Lament for the Land
4.       GEOG 202 tutors needed
5.       Cool thing of the week

Crazy weather ahead:
Guten Tag! Happy belated thanksgiving! Hope everyone had a good time home with the family, friends, loved ones or cats; I personally could not move last Sunday after eating so much. Once again, thanks for joining us last Thursday in our little pre-Thanksgiving lunch and I hope you enjoyed it! (Shout-out to the chefs for a delicious chili)

1.      Urban Symposium
We have 13 Urban Studies undergrads presenting (6 from Tufts, 7 from McGill) their research on a variety of topics including transportation (Montreal, New York, Boston), social housing and the 'right to the city' movement in Argentina, queer urban spaces, sustainability, the informal economy in urban Vietnam, and a new master-planned city in Ecuador. Most of the presenters have been engaged in research over the past summer, either for professors and/or for their own honours theses.
It will take place on Saturday October 18th from 10 am to 3 pm in Burnside Hall 426.

2.      Compost bin in the MUGS lounge
As announced before, we have a compost bin in the MUGS lounge so you can bring your waster. It's a little black bin next to the big garbage bit. If you want more information about it, you can contact us or talk to Mayumi, our sustainability officer

3.       Free screening: Lament for the Land
The Climate Change Adaptation Research Group (CCARG) is happy to be hosting a free screening of "Lament for the Land" Thursday October 16th at 6:15pm in the Thomson House basement lounge. There will be a Q&A session after the film with director and CCARG collaborator Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox. The event is open to the public. You can see the trailer and learn more about it on their website
About the film: Told through the voices of 24 people from Nunatsiavut, Labrador, Lament for the Land weaves together the voices and wisdom of Labrador Inuit with stunning visual scenery to tell a powerful story of change, loss, and hope in the context of rapid climate change in the North. A collaboration between researcher Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox and the five communities of Nunatsiavut, this film brings attention to some of the most pressing climatic and environmental issues of our time, and the resulting mental, emotional, and cultural impacts on one of Canada's oldest and most enduring cultures.

4.      GEOG 202 Tutors needed
McGill Tutorial Service is looking for tutors for GEOG 202: Statistics and Spatial Analysis. If you had an A or A- in the course, you can apply for this position even if you don't have experience. Tutors are paid a rate of $15 per hour (enough for you to get a wonderful Geography tuque!).
For more information, contact the Administrative Coordinator, Lorraine Bush, at

5.      Cool thing of the week:
If you find something really interesting, let me know by emailing and you could be feature in the 'Cool Thing of the Week' (well, not you but your link and a quick shout-out to your searching abilities)
A US-European team has discovered thousands of new mountains on Earth but they are in the bottom of the ocean. The BBC article contains the details on how they used radar satellites to discern their presence under water.

Phil Perez Aranguren
VP Communications

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