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MUGS Presents: your Tuesday listserv.

Consistency is overrated. 
  1. Cookies & Tea 
  2. MUGS Toques
  3. Python & Java Tutorials
  4. Assassins
  5. Field Studies Info Sessions
  6. ECOLE Sustainable Livelihoods Project
  7. Our City, Our Health Confernence
  8. Careers in LEED Lecture
  9. Noruz Celebration
  10. Lecture on Arab Revolutionary Mobilization
  11. Cool Thing of the Week 

1. Cookies & Tea 

Join us today, Tuesday, March 15 for cookies and tea in the MUGS Lounge!

2. MUGS Toques

Toques are in! Drop in to our meeting/office hours Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the MUGS Lounge to pick up your order or to order one. We've plenty available at $15 a pop!

3. Python & Java Tutorials

Come by the MUGS Lounge Thursdays from 1 – 3 p.m. to ask Ruth Berkow – our enormously knowledgeable tutor – questions about python, java, and life. If you've got an ongoing project, or have questions from classes – bring them by and find a helping hand. 

4. Assassins

Looking to be on edge for the next few weeks? Want to strengthen your neck muscles always looking over your shoulder? WELL, Tuesday, March 15th at 12 pm is the latest time to sign up for MUGS Assassins, our most paranoia-inducing event of the year! Email mugs.assassins@gmail.com to sign up!   

5. Field Studies Galore! 

Upcoming are a slew of info sessions about some of our most fabulous field studies courses: 

1. GEOG 495: Local Field School 

For those seeking more info about GEOG 495: Local Field School, come to the info session on March 21st at 4pm in BURN 429. The course runs from May 9th to 27th at Mont St Hilaire (though you return to MTL on May 20th). Please email Melissa Ward with questions or if you can't make the session; the course description will also be posted outside her office (BURN 319).

2. Canadian Field Studies in Africa 

The CFSA is a full semester (15 creddies) program held every year from January to March in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. The following info sessions are upcoming:
  • March 16th at 5:30 in BURN 426
  • March 23rd at 1:30 in MS2-022 (Mac Campus)
  • March 24th at 1:00 in BURN 426
  • April 5th at 5:30 in BURN 426

3. McGill Arctic Field Studies

Discover the Arctic this summer on Resolute and Axel Hieberg Islands with the new Arctic Field Studies program to learn how to understand and address the rapidly changing northern environment in a scientific and culturally sensitive manner. For info, come to one of the following sessions: March 10, 15, 17, or 22 at 12:30 in the Redpath Museum Auditorium.

6. ECOLE Sustainable Livelihoods Project

ECOLE is a model of urban sustainable living and the physical hub for McGill's sustainability community. They are interested in green design, cooperative living, and sustainability education. To this end, they are undertaking a project to create a manual for sustainable living, informed by existing collectives, their experience, and planning groups! They are inviting students who are interested in planning and alternative environmental practice. If this is U, reach out to get involved!

7. Our City, Our Health

The Comparative Healthcare Systems Program's free conference "Our City, Our Health" will be held March 19th from 9:15 am to 3:30 pm. The year's conference explores the effects of urbanization on health. While urbanization may increase healthcare access, there are risks associated with living in a city. Come learn how have our cities and healthcare systems changed over the years in the wake of urbanization, through a series of free workshops and lectures. For more info, check out the Facebook event, and to register, fill out their form.

8. Careers in Urban Planning & LEED Projects

Join Ilan Gewurz for a discussion on careers in LEED Projects on March 22nd from 5:30 – 7 pm in Brown 2200. Ilan Gewurz has a passion for creating "unique and safe spaces" where people feel safe, comfortable and thrive. Notably, he has been an organization and cultural consultant at McKinsey & Company; been involved in the design of VIstal I & II, Quebec's first LEED Gold towers; and is currently master planning Pointe Nord, a LEED Gold neighbourhood on Nun's Island riverfront. To register, go to MyFuture --> Events --> Workshops --> Keyword Search 'LEED.'

9. Noruz Celebration

The Persian Language Program Students invite you to celebrate the turn of the Persian year 1395 on Sunday March 20th from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM in the Morrice Hall Common Room 321. This celebration will include traditional New Year's sweets and décor, as well as student presentations in both Persian and English. There will also be traditional music played by Koohyar Babaeian. All are welcome!

10. Lecture on Arab Revolutionary Mobilization

McGill's Yan P. Lin Centre and the Institute of Islamic Studies present lecture by Abdel Razzaq Takriti of the University of Houston on "Arab Revolutionary Mobilization in the Anti-Colonial Age: Dhufar, 1965-76." Join them on Tuesday, March 22nd at 4pm in Morrice Hall Room 17.

11. Cool Thing of the Week

Bringing up an oldie but goodie. If you haven't seen this, have you even social scienced? 

That's all, folks. 

As a reminder, if you want to get anything on the MUGS listserv, email us and we'll put in a word! 

Katie Keyes 
VP Communications
McGill Undergraduate Geography Society 

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