(Gift) Wrapping Up

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Hello, Geographers, 

Though global water supplies are scarce, we encourage you to keep swimming - this end-of-term nonsense will soon be behind you. 

1. Cookies and Tea 

Tuesday, December 1st, is this semester's last Cookies & Tea!

This week's cookies are by donation – all proceeds will be pooled with the PGSS's funds that go towards new goods for the incoming refugees to Montreal.                       

2. Tutors Wanted 

McGill Tutorial Services is in need of tutors for: 
  • GEOG 201: Introductory Geo-Information Science
  • GEOG 316: Political Geography
  • GEOG 216: Geography of the World Economy
  • GEOG 408: Geography of Development
Preference will be given to students who received an A or A- in the course. Previous tutoring experience is an asset, but not required. Tutors are paid $15 an hour. Please contact Lorraine Bush, the Administrative Coordinator for more info. 

3. The G(e)ood Ol' Hockey Game 

Our fellow geographer, Simon Thomasson is starting a Geography Intramural Hockey Team – clever geo-name pending. The team will register in the open division, so there is no skill requirements and you can rent all equipment at the rink. Games will be once a week – 8 in total. Shoot Simon a message if you're interested! 

4. Academic Advising 

The Dean of Students has announced the establishment of an Advising Support Fund. The Award will help outstanding advisors support new advising-related initiatives, events, and activities. If you've any ideas on how our advisors can best support students, feel free to share!

As always, Michelle Maillet is our undergraduate advisor here to answer your academic questions! 

5. Cutting Edge Lecture Series

December 10th, at 6 p.m., at the Redpath Auditorium, Redpath's Cutting Edge Lecture Series is hosting a talk on "Getting 'radically' practical about our economy and environment."
Few issues are more polarized in today's Canada than how best to improve the economy and the environment at the same time. Many think it is simply not possible, and that better environmental outcomes are only possible by paying a significant economic price.

Chris Ragan, an Economics professor at McGill and also the Chair of the recently created "Ecofiscal Commission", will discuss an effective and practical path forward for Canadian policymakers at all levels of government. He will focus on the creation of the Commission, the central findings from its first two reports, and the issues yet to be explored over the next few years. 

12. Cool Thing of the Week

Paris is yet again centre stage, this week because its home to the COP21 Conference on Climate Change. For the quick and dirty (but hopefully long term and clean) on the event, CNN has it covered

That's all, folks. 

Happy cramming and paper-writing.

Katie Keyes
VP Communications
McGill Undergraduate Geography Society 

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