MUGS Weekly Listserv

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Hello Geographers!

Beautiful start to the week with a sunny day to warm up the concrete brick that we call home... Here what's going on this week! 





  1. MUGS Clothing Orders!!!!
  2. Python Tutorial
  3. MUGS Assassins
  4. Summer Field Study in Barbados
  5. IPLAI Student Awards and Fellowships
  6. Farmers Market Vegetable Baskets
  7. McGill Spaces Project
  8. Mildy Interesting Map of the Week
  9. Cool Thing of the Week



1. MUGS Clothing Orders

We have our designs finished and our sweaters are now ready to order on tilt! We're going to be entering the space age for this year, and having you all pay for your gorgeous geog sweaters and toques online!
You may be saying: "Hey, I already have one of these sweaters", though if you look at the images below, these are limited edition 2k16/17 Burnside coordinate sweaters(!!).

Note that clothing orders are due Feb.1st, and sweaters cost $25, while Toques cost $15. (*ignore the poster price below, we got you.) Click here to order one!



2. Python Tutorials tutorials this Thursday!! 

Learn a couple basics with some of our very own python gurus.

Sign up here and check out the poster below!



3. MUGS Assassins!
Reminder, deadline to sign up for assassins is this Thursday! (pro tip for this week. Just remember all things MUGS are due this Thursday). 

It's not as intense as I made it sound in the last listserv (was having a weird day I guess), though definitely sign up as it is loads of fun when more are playing. *Please do not make clothespin guns as shown in the image*

Email Gal "The Assassin Master" Kramer at with your name to receive a target, and become a target *dun dun dun*.



4. Summer Field Study in Barbados

Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies (BITS) provides one semester of integrated course and project work in Barbados with a focus on agriculture, food, environment and development issues. The 13-week field study semester program includes three intensive 3-credit courses and a 6-credit interdisciplinary group project. You can even have a Field Study Minor! ( A complementary course is required for the minor)
Dates: Summer 2017 - May 22 to August 17
Location: McGill's Bellairs Research Institute, Holetown, Barbados
Cost: $9100 Program Fee + Tuition
Funding (available for all accepted students): $3000 Mobility Award + $760 Science Lab Without Borders Award
Application deadline (extended): February 20, 2017
For more information, visit the website or contact



5. IPLAI Student Awards & Fellowships

It's that time of year again, for student awards and fellowships. We are pleased to announce that we have added additional awards to our current lineup. For all awards, please submit hard copies of your application to IPLAI.
Deadline for all applications is Feb 20th, 2017 at 5pm.

Check out the exciting internships the folks down at IPLAI are offering here, as well as details on how to apply here.



6. Farmers Market Vegetable Baskets

Is supporting local farmers important to you? Are you interested in the geography of your food? Consider signing up for a weekly vegetable basket through the McGill Farmers' Market. Details on our website!



7. McGill Spaces Project 

The McGill Spaces project is having its first bi-weekly meeting tonight at room 101 in MacDonald Harrington at 7:30pm. Come join us as we lay out plans and ideas on how to explore the use of space on campus and around it, while strengthening ties between McGill and the Montreal community. It's a very exciting time, and we hope you can make it! Contact for more info.



8. Mildly Interesting Map of the Week

Probably one of my favourite cognitive maps (210 maps of the McGill bubble aside). This is the Beatles map of Liverpool, featuring landmarks of the fab four's early days in a yellow submarine drawing style. Even groovier if you click the image for a zoomable image.



9. Cool Thing of the Week

Recently found a funny youtube channel hosted by two goofy geographers (most geographers are goofy by nature I find) who cover something we all love... MAPS!
Here's a link to their video on the truly strange case of Bir Tawil "The land that no one wants".


Bir Tawil - the land that nobody wants



And there you have it, 

Enjoy the week gang, and thanks to those who came to Points, Lines, and Polygons last week. The next one should be not this Thursday, though the next :)

Noé Schultz
VP Communications
McGill Undergraduate Geography Society 


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