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On the Agenda:

  1. GIS Day
  2. Opportunities
  3. Events
  4. Featured Map

What's up Muggles,

Happy November, this semester has flown by so fast. It's crazy that we are more than halfway through the semester already. Now that the temperatures are rapidly dropping we are starting to gear up for winter. Some things that are important to mention for this November.. 1) Last Friday was the MUGS apartment crawl, we put so much work into this event so thank you to everyone who came and we hope you enjoyed yourselves. More pics from the event have been shared on our instagram page @mcgillgeography 2) Another exciting upcoming event is GIS day, celebrated on November 14th from 1pm onwards in the GIC. 

Lots of Love,
your MUGS team

1. GIS Day

If you love GIS then be sure to come check out some geo-tastic festivities to celebrate world GIS, held by the GIC.

"Our GIS day this year will revolve around Space and Place.
Stop by and learn about Geographic Information and Geospatial Data Science!
Keynote speech by Prof. Grant McKenzie at 1 p.m., BH511 on "Space, Place and the Fourth Paradigm of Science"
Further talks by ESRIStatistics CanadaLocalLogic and our former grad students, Chris Liangand Noé Schultz (schedule see below). We will also have a mapathon by OMG McGill!
We will have the students' GIS works session (McGill students, please send your GIS related poster or presentation to by Nov, 9 and have the chance to win a price!), free coffee and, of course, the Wine & Cheese reception."

GIS Day schedule:
1:00 p.m. Prof. Grant McKenzie, new faculty member at Geography, McGill
2:00 p.m. Chris Liang and Noé Schultz: Mapping Accessiblity, Health and Wellness
2:30 p.m. Frederic Blouin-Michaud, ESRI: What's next in GIS?
3:00 p.m. Gabriel Damant-Sirois, LocalLogic: Adding value to place searches
3:30 p.m. Jean le Moullec, Statistics Canada: Statistics Canada and the Building Canada 2020
4:00 p.m. Open Mapping Group (OMG McGill): Mapathon
5:00 p.m. Open Wine & Cheese reception
around 5:45 pm. GIS students' awards for posters and presentations

2. Opportunities

ECOLE is Hiring

ECOLE will be electing a new board this November at our AGM (November 20th 6-9 PM). We are looking for a roughly 4-7hr/month commitment (including a monthly meeting) for editing and drafting policies, mentoring facilitators, and joining consultations. The board is responsible for the financial and legal responsibilities of this non-hierarchical organization as well as draft policies and negotiate contracts with SSMU.

If you are interested, please email with the subject line "ECOLE Board Application" and a short paragraph about 1) why you are interested and 2) which board position you are applying for (check out our website for more information as well as the full listing of available positions).

SRI/MSURJ CV Editing Event

Need your CV edited? The Student Research Initiative (SRI) and McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal (MSURJ) are student-run initiatives whose missions are to connect undergraduates with research and publication opportunities.  We will be having a CV editing event on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at the McLennan Library. For more information, check out our Facebook event. We hope to see you there!
3. Events

Study Abroad

Are you thinking about applying for an Exchange or an Independent Study Away during Fall 2019 or Winter 2020 Do you have questions about transfer credits and the course approval process?*   
We are happy to inform you that Faculty of Arts OASIS will be holding mandatory information sessions concerning the Exchange/Independent study away application process during the months of November and January just for you!  You only need to attend one information session. 
Where:            Leacock 232
Time:              3 pm to 4 pm    
Dates:             Thursday, November 1, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Monday, January 14, 2019
 Note:  Remember to bring your valid McGill ID card.  Attendance will be taken and seating is limited to room capacity so show up early as the presentation will start at 3 pm sharp! 
 *We also invite you to attend our Transfer Credit Information Sessions to make sure your host university courses will transfer back to your McGill degree:
Where:  Leacock 232
Time:  4:00 to 5:00 pm
November 1, 2018 – Focus on Europe
November 6, 2018 – Focus on Oceania & Singapore
November 7, 2018 – Focus on UK and Asia
November 14, 2018 – Focus on all countries
Questions?  Please visit the "Plan and Prepare" section of our Study abroad website and
Future information sessions will be added in the months of February and March for those interested in applying for an Independent Study Away in Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Winter 2020.
4. Maps!
Check out this interesting map of Pangea with current International borders.


Stay tuned for future updates on upcoming MUGS events and other fun stuff happening in the geography department. 

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