Roses are red. Violets are NOT blue

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1.       Sustainability Professor Candidates meet and greet

2.       MUGS Assassins 2015

3.       Tutors Wanted for R and Python workshops

4.       The Cities We Need

5.       Renewable Energes Panel by MUS Sustainability

6.       Graduation Photos

7.       GEOG 303 Tutor wanted

8.       Cool thing of the week


Roses are red. Violets are NOT blue

It's that time again when we are reminded of love and friendship; when we put our differences aside and spend some time together. Oh yes, midterms are just around the corner so come cuddle in one of the GIC booths, bring your books, coffee and perhaps a box of Timbits to share with your fellow geographers because it's all downhill from here. Not really but things are going to get interesting.



Sustainability Professor Candidates meet and greet

We are looking for a new sustainability professor and the department has asked for YOUR input! On Friday February 13th at 11 am in the MUGS lounge, we will meet another candidate for the Sustainability Professor position. H.
His name is Joseph Bennett and he completed his PhD in 2012 at the University of British Columbia, working on the conservation biogeography of fragmented ecosystems. Dr. Bennett has worked on environmental assessment and conservation for national and provincial government agencies in Canada, and for non-governmental organizations in South Africa and Laos. His current projects include optimizing management programs for threatened species, determining the long-term impacts of invasive species, improving statistical models for environmental assessment, and comparing environmental threats and potential responses in Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems.
Also, he will be giving a talk on Thursday February 12th at 12:30 pm in Burnside 426 on his research in understanding and responding to human impacts on biodiversity.


MUGS Assassins 2015

What are MUGS Assassins? Simply it's a live-action game where players try to eliminate each other in order to be the last (here's a Wikipedia entry for more info). We are looking for people interested in playing for the big prize!
Do you have what it takes to survive in the desolate lands we call Burnside? Are you tough enough to eliminate all obstacles in your way? Then show us what you've got!
We have set up an email account ( for this so send us an email with your name and we will email you your target! Open to undergrads in the geography department and the deadline is this Sunday February 15th. For more information, RSVP our event on FB here.


Tutors wanted for R and Python workshops

MUGS is looking to hire two to three tutors for our Python and R tutorials this semester! Tutorials are weekly, drop-in style 2 hour sessions. Tutors must be able to help install necessary software for all operating systems, be comfortable assisting students with basic programming questions, and be able to recommend small-scale projects for students to pursue. Tutors will be financially compensated. Please send your CV highlighting relevant experience, and a short cover letter to by February 20th. Preference will be given to students in the geography program, but we encourage all candidates to apply!


The Cities We Need

In case you haven't heard there is an upcoming conference called The Cities We Need//Les Villes qu'il nous faut being put on by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. There are some pretty interesting speakers there from a wide variety of disciplines, including mayors from 5 Canadian cities who will be speaking on a panel together!
It's taking place next week on Thursday the 19th & Friday the 20th, it's only $25 bucks for students for both days. The event will be at the swanky Phi Centre, which is only about 20 minutes from campus near Old Montreal.
For more information on the different speakers and to register, visit their site here.


Renewable Energies Panel by MUS Sustainability

There are so many facets to the topic of renewable energies- come hear about some from professionals in the field!  MUS Sustainability Network is organizing a renewable energy themed panel that you won't want to miss out on! Representatives from Valero Energy and Brookfield, among others, will be coming to McGill to talk about renewables in their company and touch upon topics of investment, regulation and energy efficiency.  Panelists will be taking questions throughout the evening.
This panel will take place on Tuesday, February 17th from 6-7 pm in Bronfman 423.  Don't miss out on learning more about an increasingly important topic, and to network with professionals in the field!  Check MUS Sustainability Network on Facebook for information on confirmed speakers.


Graduation Photos

To all you graduating Geographers.
Don't miss this great opportunity for Professional Graduation Portraits!
You must have your GRADUATION PHOTO taken by March 13th if you would like to appear in the OLD McGill Yearbook and your respective graduating class mosaic
For more information visit the Grad Photos site in the SSMU website by clicking here


GEOG 303 Tutor wanted

McGill Tutorial Services is in need of a tutor for GEOG 303. Preference will be given to students who have obtained an A or A- in the course. Previous tutoring experience is an asset but not required. Tutors are paid at a rate of $15 per hour
Please contact the Coordinator, Lorraine Bush, at the following address for further information:


Cool Thing of the Week

Valentine's Day is Saturday and since the GIC is closed on Saturdays, you can get your fill of cuties in GICrushes!
How about this for a bargain: Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year but now it's free! That's right, it's $399 off! You can learn a bit more about it here or download it here.


Have a monumental week! Can you feel the love?

Phil Perez Aranguren

VP Communications

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