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1. Apartment Crawl 

Crawling all geographers; the time has come!
Registration has opened for this year's special topics course: GEOG 291: Urban Party Studies.

The course will be held Saturday, November 14th from 7 pm onwards. 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 Tuesday, November 3rd or Thursday, November 5th from 12 – 2 p.m. There is no waitlist, so make sure to come by – enrollment is limited. 

2. Cookies & Tea 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3rd, 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 Orders 

Shout out to Les' mom for the awesome logo! 

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. 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

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! 

7. 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 . GIC Survey 

If you spend all day, err day in the GIC and would like to have that fact known, fill out this survey to help make this space as responsive to your needs as possible! 

10. AUS Essay Centre 

Paper Season is here! Come check out the AUS Essay Centre's free editing service for help on your essays. Bring your rough draft and have one of our qualified tutors help you proofread and check for clarity.

Drop in hours in the Jack Daniels Room (in the AUS Lounge) ;
MWF: 2:30 – 3:30
Tu-Th: 11:30 – 12:30

Feel free to email them with questions or to set up an appointment. 

11. Science Study Abroad and Field Studies Fair 

Wednesday, November 4th 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 Freshman students are welcome; come start planning early for studying abroad. Find more info here, under 'SOUSA Events.'

12. Hult Prize Competition 

This prestigious prize of $1 million goes to the winner of a start-up idea aimed at tackling crowded urban spaces.

Apply today for the 2016 Hult Price at McGill Challenge! McGill's winners will advance to the regional level, where they will pitch their start-up in front of world-class judges, mentors, and advisors. Last year, 5 McGill students won the milli!

For more info, come to an info session on Wednesday, November 4th from 6-7 in Bronfman Room 045

13. Cool Thing of the Week 

Not only are GICuties giving each other the eye in the GIC, turns out there's an empirical eye on us, too. Stats are collected daily, nay bi-hourly on the numbers and dispersal of geographers inhabiting the GIC. Week by week stats can be found on the GIC website (sidebar, see 'GIC Visitor Statistics'). 

That's all, folks. 

Come by the Lounge for tea tomorrow, and make sure to get your apartment crawl ticket to join in on the learning fun!

Katie Keyes
VP Communications
McGill Undergraduate Geography Society