The End Is Near

10:55:00 pm McGill Undergraduate Geography Society 0 Comments

Hello, Geographers, 

Thank you all for a magnificent GIS Day! Here's what's on this week 'round Burnside. 

1. Cookies and Tea  

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 24th, is another weekly Cookies & Tea!

Come and getit before the semester's out and you realize you didn't capitalize on that free cuppa. 

2. Clothing Orders 

Order forms are due by November 30th. You can download one and return it with $$$$$.

We are holding daily office hours from Tuesday, November 24th through Friday, November 27th from 12 - 2 p.m. 
Alternatively, you can drop it off in the MUGS mailbox on the 7th floor admin office or directly to any exec member. 

3. 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! 

4. Urban Studies Facebook Page

Our department's Urban Studies Facebook Group is a budding place for students to congregate about all things urban. This is a place to talk urban issues; post relevant job, internship, or research opportunities; advertize talks; showcase student accomplishments; and be psyched about cities. You don't have to be in Urban Studies or even Geography to join - all are welcome! 

5. Promenade Fleuve-Montagne 

Montreal is planning a promenade redevelopment, and you're invited. Join them for a walk on their "Promenade Fleuve-Montagne" to get insight and offer input into the plans and ongoing process. The the stroll-cum-participatory process will be held in French on Monday, November 30th from 5:30 to 7:30, and departs from the Centre d'histoire de Montreal at 335 Place D'Youville. For more info or to confirm your attendance, please email the city

6. Pressing Thing of the Week

A departure from our weekly cool thing (though this is pretty cool of Canada)... Montreal is expecting 3,600 Syrian refugees within the next month and MUGS is looking to help welcome them. The city and refugee organizations are scrambling to prepare for their arrival. For now, we can donate:
  • Winter clothes: hats, gloves, scarves, socks, sweaters, fleece jackets, vests, warm coats
  • Toiletries: diapers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, Ibuprofen, shampoo
  • New towels
  • Toys, games, stuffed animals
  • Blankets
Bring any of these items to the MUGS Lounge. They'll be collected and redistributed from there. There is another drop-off location in SSMU open until December 1st.

We are also compiling a list of ways students can get involved in welcoming refugees, especially with their time and skills. If you have any ideas or insights, please feel free to share on the MUGS Facebook Group or email us. Watch this space for more updates on how students can help welcome refugees.  

That's all, folks. 

Papers be gone.

Katie Keyes
VP Communications
McGill Undergraduate Geography Society