Happy Midterms

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May they be swift and painless. Check out the happenings from the Lounge this week! 

1. Cookies & Tea

Tomorrow, Tuesday October 20th, is our inaugural Cookies & Tea!!

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

2. Pumpkin Carving

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! Come watch a flick and carve your heart out (intentional dark double-entendre in the name of Halloween)! 

3. Calling All Apartments 

Another call out! This year's infamous MUGS apartment crawl will take place Saturday, November 17th. We are asking those spatially-endowed geographers to volunteer their apartment for a stop in the evening! Please email or facebook us if you'd like to offer!

4. Photo Contest 

Been having an artsy streak? Capture some heartwarming fall foliage? Calling all photos! 2015-2016 will have two MUGS photo contests. Each semester will have a unique theme, with a certain emphasis on either a geographic location or concept. This semester, the theme of the contest is Geography of Montreal. Submit a picture of your favourite 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 November 23rd. 

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

5. GIS Day Poster Submissions

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

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.

6. 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, 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

7. Python Tutorials

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

8. Peer Support Network Cupcakes!

This week is the Mental Health Awareness Week! The Peer Support Network invites everyone to come by the Lev Bukhman room in the SSMU Building tomorrow, October 20th, from 1 – 4:30 for cupcakes, crafts, and convo about the PSN and mental health at McGill. 

9. Global Leader Experience

Yearly, students from around the world convene to address a challenge with the Global Leader Experience. This year, the GLE asks "how can we prevent city sprawl?" Students learn from leaders in business, government, and NGOs, discover how the city works, and generate innovate solutions to the challenges facing today's leaders.

The conference is held for free November 17th – 20th in various cities, Montreal included.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 25th! 

10. Cool Thing of the Week

We've got so many tools to locate ourselves or control our daily activities – how about one to get us lost and explore that which we usually overlook? The app Drift, by the Broken City Lab,  aims to get people lost in their own neighbourhoods buy guiding you on a walk using randomly assembled instructions, and asking you to track your discoveries.                                                               
Of course, the irony is that we're downloading an app for something as simple as human serendipity.