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Hello, Geographers, 

and welcome back from break! If you went somewhere cool (yes, your mum's kitchen is cool), send a postcard to the department! 

Department of Geography
Burnside Hall Building, Room 705
805 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B9

  1. Cookies & Tea 
  2. MUGS Toques Are In
  3. Assassins
  4. Alumni Panel Wine & Cheese
  5. Python & Java Tutorials
  6. Panama Field Study Semester 
  7. Careers in Urban Planning & LEED Projects 
  8. Global Gender Equality Panel Discussion
  9. ECOLE Sustainable Livelihoods Project 
  10. Cool Thing of the Week 

1. Cookies & Tea 

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8th for cookies and tea in the MUGS Lounge!

2. MUGS Toques

Toques are in! We're holding office hours Friday, March 11th from 11 - 3 in the MUGS Lounge. If you've pre-ordered, come collect and pay your $15. We've plenty extra if you haven't already ordered! 

3. Assassins

Been writing your summer resume only to find that your skills include sneaking, backstabbing, and out-foxing? YOU'RE IN LUCK because MI6 is hiring and asked MUGS to conduct field interviews. Enter this year's high-stakes game of ASSASSINS. To sign up *ahem apply, email mugs.assassins@gmail.com. For details and rules, see the event page. See you cold-blooded killas on the battlefield. 

4. Alumni Panel Wine & Cheese

Mark your calendars! Next Monday March 14 at 5:30PM, in BURN 426, MUGS and the Geography Mentorship Program will be hosting an Alumni Panel. Our panelists will guide you through life after graduating with a Geography degree at McGill!

5. Python & Java Tutorials 

Interested in the power of coding? Love the MUGS lounge? Come one, come all to Python Tutorials! These are alike for beginners who want to start programming their world and advanced students who just can't fix that one bug.

Come by the MUGS Lounge Thursdays from 1 – 3 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.

6. Panama Field Study Semester 

Come to an info session on Wednesday, March 9th at 5:30 in Burnside 426 to discover more about the Panama Field Studies Semester 2017. Hands-on classes in geography, international development, sustainability, scuba diving are at your fingertips in this jungle semester.
As enticement, some fun facts about Panama. 
  • Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.
  • "A man a plan a canal panama" is a palindrome.
  • Seven out of ten Panamanians haven't heard of the song "Panama" by Van Halen.
Van Halen - Panama (Music Video)

7. Careers n Urban Planning and 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.'

8. Global Gender Equality Panel Discussion

McGill Students for UN WOMEN NCC present: "Planet 50/50 by 2030: Gender Equality Around the World," a panel discussion the the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals and gender equality issues around the world. The panel will take place Tuesday, March 8th (Women's Day!) at 5:30 in Chancellor Day Hall, room 312. Tickets are $10 and include food, beverages, and ~knowledge~. Check out the event page for more details. 

9. 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!

10. Cool Thing of the Week 

The US elections are sweeping the nation, and have permeated many a dinner party discussion north of the border. Watch the drama unfold with Politico's interactive election map!

That's all, folks. 

Thanks for tuning in. 

Katie Keyes 
VP Communications
McGill Undergraduate Geography Society 

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