Happy Halloweek from MUGS!

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1. Calling All Apartments! 

We are getting desperate, people! This year's infamous MUGS apartment crawl will take place Saturday, November 14th. Without apartments, we won't be able to hold the event (GASP)! We are asking those spatially-endowed geographers to volunteer their apartment for a stop in the evening! PLEASE PLEASE email/Facebook us if you're able to offer!

2. Cookies &Tea 

Tomorrow, Tuesday October 27th, is another weekly Cookies & Tea!

Join us Tuesdays from 11:30 to 12:30 for a crumpet and a cuppa, and all the geography themed banter you could ever want! 

3. Pumpkin Carving Meets Movie Night 

Thursday, October 29th, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. join us in the Lounge to poke holes in pumpkins and talk All Hallows Eve. Coincidentally, our inaugural MUGS Movie Night will be held at the same time!! 

4. Photo Contest 

Calling all photos from the McGill Geography Undergraduates! 2015-2016 will have two MUGS photo contests. This semester, the theme of the contest is Geography of Montreal. Submit a picture of your favorite area, place, food, objet, plant, person, building, or whatever stands out. We challenge you to submit pictures that relate to critical issues - your picture could capture something that relates to queer, feminist, or postcolonial geography in Montreal.

Submissions are due by email on November 23rd.

Winners will have their photo IMMORTALIZED on the lounge wall. Maybe. Probably. 

5. Field Notes Editors

Field Notes is searching for Geography undergraduates to be a part of this years editing team! To apply, send a short paragraph, including a statement of interest and relevant experience, to mcgillgeography@gmail.com. Please keep applications to approximately 250 words. Editors should be prepared to commit at least one hour a week for meetings, with more work towards journal deadlines.

We are also seeking a design editor to manage the assembly of the journal. 

6. GIS Day Poster Submissions 

GIS Day is upon us!! This November 18th is the GIC's most fabulous day of the year.

We would like to invite submissions of GIS and Remote Sensing research to be presented as poster.

To participate, shoot the GIC an email with the subject 'GIS Day Poster.' In the body of the email, please write the names of the contributors, the title of the project, and a 50 word abstract. We will print posters for free at a maximum of 3 x 4 feet. There will be a first and second prize awarded to posters.

The deadline to apply to participate is October 27th.

7. McGill Geography-Environment Ski Trip

This January 8-10, 2016 is the inaugural MUGS-MESS ski trip to the beautiful Mont Sainte-Anne - the best skiing/snowboarding in Quebec!

Tickets cost $275 for a ski pass (2 days + 1 night), bus transportation, accommodation (2 nights), and lessons for experienced skiers and beginners alike.
Registration deadline is November 6, 2015.

For more info, check out the website, the event page, or contact Cam Roy

8. Python Tutorials 

A reminder that every Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30, Python tutorials are held in the Lounge. Computer and Life Guru Ruth Berkow will be there to answer all your questions and guide you through any projects you have – come by! 

9. Poke! Contact Your Mentors

Your friendly neighbourhood reminder that if you haven't contacted your mentor yet, you may wanna. Your mentors can be a great resource in navigating next steps and stepping outside the bubble, take advantage! 

10. Science Study Abroad and Field Studies Fair 

Wednesday, November 4 from 11:00 to 2:00, come to the 2nd floor of the Trottier Building to explore the many opportunities to travel abroad and earn credits. Explore the many opportunities to travel abroad and earn credits.  Meet incoming exchange students, McGill students who studied abroad and students from the field study semesters.  Snacks will be provided.  U0 students are welcome; come start planning early for studying abroad. Find more info here, under 'SOUSA Events.'

11. Cool Thing of the Week

Happy Geoween, geographers! As with any holiday, this one is made all the better by our beloved field.

ESRI has our back this week; they've mapped the origins of our infamous spooky stories as well as the deathbeds of our dead celebs. Also, our pals at NatGeo have a fun quiz for you All Hallow's Eve enthusiasts – ready, set, boo.

Also, this cute child. 

That's all, folks. 

We hope to see you all at tomorrow's tea & cookies and pumpkin carving this Thursday! 

Katie Keyes
VP Communications
McGill Undergraduate Geography Society