Crawling all Geographers!

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  1. Apartment Crawl
  2. Cookies & Tea 
  3. Clothing Order
  4. Photo Contest 
  5. GIS Day 
  6. Python Tutorials 
  7. CCARG Webmaster Internship 
  8. For Peat Sake! Lecture 
  9. Cool Thing of the Week 

1. Apartment Crawl 

Registration has opened for this year's special topics course: GEOG 291: Urban Party Studies.

The course will meet Saturday, November 14th at 7 pm in the MUGS Lounge. Its core units will explore four 200-level geography courses and convey the essential skills of socializing, debauchery, giggling, party games, and costumes. See here for details and the full syllabus.

Fees are $10 for geography students and $15 for others. To register, come by the MUGS Lounge. Fees include drinks - alcoholic and nonalcoholic - snacks, and pizza.

Registration will be held this week. Half of the seats have been filled, so make sure to come by, for enrolment is limited and there is no waitlist. Come by the GIC (at the security desk) from 12 pm to 2 pm to register on:
  • Tuesday, November 10th 
  • Thursday, November 11th
  • Friday, November 12th

2. Cookies & Tea 

Tomorrow, Tuesday November 9th, 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. Clothing Order 

Geo-swag is up and running for this year! We've got hoodies and crew necks on offer.

Order forms are due by November 30th. You can download them or pick one up from the MUGS Lounge. Return your forms with $$$$$ to: 
  1. Any MUGS exec
  2. Tabling sessions for apartment crawl tickets
  3. The MUGS mailbox in the 7th floor admin office
  4. Our clothing order office hours TBD 

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 November 23rd

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

5. GIS Day 

GIS Day is upon us!! This November 18th is the GIC's most fabulous day of the year. Speakers will present in BURN 426 and the evening will be held in the GIC.

1:15 - 2:30: Introduction and Keynote Speaker, Dr. Bob Ryerson on the "Economic and Societal Impacts of Geographic Information in the Geoconomy."
2:30 – 4:15: Research Symposium
3:00 – 6:00 : Poster Session
4:30 – 5:00 : Geotivities
5:00 – 6:00 : Wine and Cheese Reception & Student Poster Competition

Prizes to be won, knowledge to be had, geotivities to be nailed – come out to GIS day! 

6. 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! 

7. CCARG Webmaster Internship 

McGill's Climate Change Adaptation Research Group (CCARG) is offering a pair internship in web design and maintenance of The intern will be charged with creating special pages to promote conferences and events, post regular updates, and coordinate with team members. As such, candidates must be familiar with WordPress and html coding. Experience in science communication and the human dimensions of climate change are favourable but not necessary. Interns must commit approx. 3 hours a week and will be compensated $13/hour.

To apply, send a CV with cover letter and at least one link to previous web work to Michelle Maillet by Thursday, November 12th. Feel free to email with questions as well. 

8. For Peat Sake! Lecture 

Redpath Museum's Cutting Edge Lecture Series is Hosting "For Peat Sake! – Northern Peatlands, Carbon, and Climate" by our department's Nigel Roulet.
The lecture will be held at 6 pm on November 12th in the Redpath Museum Auditorium

12. Cool Thing of the Week

We received big news from the Oval Office on the termination of the Keystone XL pipeline, though Barack is not the only guy to thank. In loving memory of the space this thing took up in our hopes and fears for the last 7 years, check out this geography that never was.