Dipping into negatives

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1.       MUGS apartment crawl 2014
2.       Geog/Envi Science Games team
3.       Study Abroad Fair by the Faculty of Science
4.       AUS Graduate School Fair 2014
5.       "Culture Shock" Event Series
6.       Historical GIS short-term contract opportunity
7.       Engineers Without Borders internship opportunity
8.       Relay For Life on Nov. 15th
9.       Cool thing of the week

Dipping into negatives
Anyoung haseyo! That time of year is here: the weather forecast calls for negative temperatures in the evening and even some stuff in the near future but this listserv should give you something to look forward to that isn't too cold: We have our apartment crawl coming up and we are forming a joint geography/environment team for the science games for January next year plus there are study abroad, internship and even job opportunities ahead.

1.      MUGS Apartment Crawl 2014
It's here! The MUGS apartment crawl is happening in less than two weeks and we have all you need to know to party like a true geographer
As some of you have already experience in previous years, the apartment crawl is the best party of the year and this year will be even better as it'll be The A-MUGS-zing Race!
It'll take place on November 14th in the evening and it'll include 4 stops in places in Mile End and the Plateau. We have great stuff planned for you to get to know your fellow geographers, enjoy a few drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic equally available), play some games, dance if you want, talk and overall make great memories.
We will be selling tickets during our office hours between 11:30-12:30 starting on Thursday Nov. 6th. For geographers, it's $10 and for non-geographers, it's $15. We have limited spaces so make sure to get your ticket soon! Everyone is welcomed, even if they are not in geography or even in McGill!
For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

2.      Geog/Envi Science Games team
The McGill Science Games are back! Taking place January 22, 23, and 24, 2015, this is a weekend you won't' want to miss! You can check out last year event's here.
This year we are making a geography/environment joint team to compete in the 3-day event between science departments to determine who is number one by sparring in events and games such as: beer Olympics, power hour, iron chef, scavenger hunt, and much more so let's make sure they all know that geography and environment rule the world!
The cost of the event is $70, which includes drinks, lunches, events, t-shirt, and lab coat to decorate in the most geographical/environmental way you can think of plus the some of the best memories from your time in McGill!
There are limited spots, therefore registration must be done before Nov. 12. Registration will be open to Geography (B.A/B.Sc/B.A.Sc in the major or minor) and Environment (B.A./B.Sc/B.A.Sc int he major or minor) first, then open to all after 15 people have registered.
To get ready for Science Games, SUS is holding a power hour HYPE NIGHT at Cafe Campus on Nov. 12. This event is open to ALL. Pick up your hype night braclets at the SUS office during office hours, $20.
For more information or to register, contact David Blair (david.blair3@mail.mcgill.ca) or Laura Lyon (laura.lyon@mail.mcgill.ca)
You don't have to be in science to participate!

3.      Study Abroad Fair by the Faculty of Science
Your Passport to Discovery: Science (including B.A. & Sc. student) Study Abroad and Field Studies Fair
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Trottier Building, 2nd floor
Explore the many opportunities to travel abroad and earn credits. Meet exchange students and students from the McGill Africa, Barbados and Panama Field Study Semesters.  Snacks will be provided.
Information Sessions for Science Students (including B.A. & Sc. students)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 10:30 - 11:30am or 2:30 - 3:30pm
Trottier Building, Room 3120
How to apply to an exchange or a field study semester. For further information: http://internationalweek.sll.mcgill.ca/events.php

4.      AUS Graduate School Fair 2014
Gearing up for life after your undergrad? Considering graduate or professional studies in Canada or abroad? It's never too early to start thinking! (open to all students whether you are graduating this year or not)
More than 50 universities from across North America and beyond, representing a broad spectrum of graduate and professional programs, including accounting, art history, business, communication, economics, journalism, law, and political science, will be present to promote and educate their students abut their respective institutions. It will take place on Tuesday Nov. 4th between 11 am and 3 pm in the SSMU ballroom (3rd floor).
If you have any questions, or wish to volunteer at the event, please e-mail AUS VP External Lola Baraldi at external.aus@mail.mcgill.ca or check out the Facebook event page

5.      "Culture Short" Event Series
Culture Shock is an annual event series dedicated to exploring the myths surrounding immigrants, refugees, indigenous people and communities of colour. Culture Shock seeks to bring together members of these communities to engage in dialogue about issues relevant to their lives, as well as to educate non-members around some of the issues faced by communities of colour in Canada and beyond. This year, Culture Shock will take place from November 6-9. The full schedule is on our website, at www.qpirgmcgill.org/culture-shock

6.      Historical GIS short-term contract opportunity
Professor Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert at the Department of History is looking to hire a student with strong GIS and cartography skills to produce a series of maps relating to heavy metal emissions from 18th century silver mining in Mexico. The datasets have already been georeferenced.
The contract is for 50 hours of work at $15/hr, with possibilities of extension. Please send a short CV, a cover-letter describing your relevant skills and experience and an example of your best work (PDF) to: daviken.studnicki-gizbert@mcgill.ca by Nov. 5th. The decision will be taken on Nov. 7th with a view to beginning the project shortly thereafter.

7.      Engineers Without Borders internship opportunity
Engineers Without Borders McGill (not just for engineers!) is looking for a student to participate in a free, four-month internship in Canada or one of five African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi and Ghana) this coming summer.
If you're interested in development geography and looking for a new challenge, this program is a great opportunity. All costs are entirely covered by the organization and applications are currently being accepted from students in all faculties.
There will be an info session at 5:30pm November 4th in the Engineering Common Room (basement of McConnell Building, FB event link). If you have any questions, contact mariamnaguib@ewb.ca or learn more here.

8.      Relay For Life on Nov. 15th
Relay for Life is a 12 hour, overnight event aimed to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Fundraising teams come together for a fun-filled night of activities and entertainment, while sharing time walking the Tomlinson Fieldhouse track.
It will be held from 9pm on Saturday Nov. 15th until 9am on Sunday Nov. 16th in the Tomlinson Fieldhouse (in the McGill gym).
Individuals participate in teams of about 10 people, and take turns walking around a track for the duration of the event, demonstrating their solidarity with cancer patients battling this terrible disease. Participants and teams are sponsored by friends and relatives and/or do fundraising prior to the event, to raise money, which goes to the Canadian Cancer Society
9.      Cool thing of the week:
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Here's fascinating look at divided Germany even after 25 years since the Berlin Wall came down (there are some maps for you cartophiles!)

Have a marvelous week! They are always watching.
Phil Perez Aranguren
VP Communications

Dept. of Geography
McGill University
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