MUGS {February Listerv}

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Hello Mugs,

Wow January really flew by. Is it midterm season already?!.. February is definitely a time to reflect on how you spent the first month of the year and start thinking about summer plans etc. Now is also the time to start thinking about 2020 field studies.. We know, it seems so far away but these application deadlines are coming up. Lots of different info sessions and fun opportunities included below. On another note, it's time to bust out those obnoxious geog related Valentine's puns.. #sorrynotsorry Happy scolling :) 


your MUGS team

On the Agenda:

  1. New Advisor Hours
  2. Mapping with OMG McGill
  3. Pints Lines and Polygons
  4. Study Abroad Info
  5. Opportunities
  6. Events
1. New Advisor Hours

To All Geography Students,


Michelle Maillet, beloved Geography Advisor, has received approval to extend her advising drop-in hours for students beginning this semester. The current hours are 1-4PM Tuesdays and Fridays. Michelle is eager to implement new hours that are accessible to students, and reflect the general availability of the Geography student body. With that in mind, MUGS is reaching out to you all, asking that you take the time to fill out a when2meet. This data will allow Michelle to pick optimum drop-in hours for everyone.


Considering this, we ask that students adhere to the following rules when filling out the when2meet:

  1. Please only fill out the when2meet once per constituent (we're trusting you!)

  2. Choose general hours of availability, not availability based on your personal schedule this semester

  3. Fill your choices in time slots of 3-4 hours, with a total of 4 preferred time slots


Thank you for following these rules. They will hopefully allow Michelle to implement drop-in hours that everyone is able to attend.


Link to when2meet:

2.OMG McGill - Mapping Indoor Accessibility event

Wednesday, February 13th | 3pm-5pm

Join us in Burnside 511 for a winter edition of our accessibility mapping party! Together we will explore indoor routes on the McGill downtown campus and map accessible connections between buildings to escape the cold... After the mapping part we will gather to share some lesser known shortcuts and accessible options over hot chocolate  

The routes we track during this event will be used to build the Interactive Accessible Network map, a web based campus map that will allow you to find directions on McGill campuses based on accessibility requirement and preferences. 


3. Pints, Lines and Polygons
Thank you to everyone who came out to the last pints, lines and polygons! The event was a huge success with the biggest turnout so far for this year. (maybe it had something to do with the free sandwiches) Keep an eye out for our next PLP event. Here are some pics from the night!! 

4. Field Study Info Sessions

Join the Panama Field Study Semester, a full 15-credit semester of McGill courses in Winter 2020! We will be having our first information session on Thursday January 31, 2019 at 5:30PM in Burnside 308. Topics discussed (by two students of PFSS 2018) will include courses, travel, living, costs, and available funding! See the attached poster for more info. Email us at or message us on Facebook at "McGill Panama Field Study Semester" if you have any questions!

Semester in Development // Uganda, Thailand, Fiji,

banner-imageSpend your next semester interning, studying and living in a developing country, gaining career relevant experience while exploring the world

As an alternative to volunteer tourism, the Semester in Development prioritizes learning from locals, both in the classroom, where you'll earn university credits, and in the field, during your hands-on internship

The program is open to undergraduates of all backgrounds, and is currently accepting applicants

Are you looking to gain meaningful experience? Have you considered going abroad but don't know where to look? For more than 6 years, Insight has been delivering programs for students in over 7 countries. With a model of ethical engagement at the root of what we do, our programs equip students with the skills and experiences sought after in today's global community

Learn More

5. Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Global Health Scholars

 The McGill Global Health Scholars program for undergraduate students is designed to provide opportunities for McGill undergraduate students to learn about global health through research projects. Scholars are involved in research projects mentored by a faculty member, and during the summer the students help with global health projects internationally, in Northern Canada, or from Montreal. During the academic year, the Global Health Scholars will benefit from a series of global health workshops and trainings organized by GHP. Global Health Scholars will also have access to educational, professional and networking opportunities such as the McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health,  and Global Health Night social events.

2019 Nomination Period Now Open

For over 90 years, the Scarlet Key Society has recognized, promoted and celebrated student leadership. The Scarlet Key Award is awarded annually to current students and recent alumni who have demonstrated outstanding student leadership at McGill University. In broader terms, the purpose of this award is to recognize and celebrate the extracurricular accomplishments of McGill students. Furthermore, the Scarlet Key Society connects a network of accomplished McGill alumni to current McGill students.


If you believe you or someone you know should be nominated for this prestigious award, please nominate them now. Applications are open until Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Nominate an outstanding McGill student leader now!

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

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