Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Great opportunity to be featured on the new SSS McGill official website!

SASSS is helping out professor Brian Robinson to edit the new official SSS McGill website (still under construction but will be ready soon). For the website homepage we want to feature some of the awesome things SSS students are doing. If you are involved in cool projects, clubs, organisations, doing research etc. you could be featured on the website ( and basically become a SuperSuperStar)

Email sasss@mcgillbasic.com for more info and/or with a blurb about yourself and what you do!

Sustainability Friday: Spotlight on Energy

Friday, February 27th 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) invites you to have a snack and a drink with the sustainability community at Sustainability Friday! This month we will focus on energy, where we will be celebrating the ongoing work of champions across the university to build a more sustainable energy system for McGill. From innovative tools like the McGill Pulse Energy Dashboard, to student-driven initiatives such as the McGill Energy Project, to the university’s commitment to the McGill Energy Plan, it’s clear that our community has made a strong and interdisciplinary commitment towards improving and fostering discussion around our energy performance.

Visit the Facebook event page for more details!

ECOLE is hiring!

So you’ve heard tell of weekly communal dinners, spontaneous jam sessions, and the roller-coaster of building an applied research institute from the ground up. You’ve been to ECOLE and realized it’s a place where sustainability diffuses every corner and conversation, as a small cohort of McGill students seek to model sustainable living and facilitate a community hub — and you want in on the adventure?

The ECOLE Project is HIRING 9 live-in facilitators for the 2015/16 academic year. Applications are now OPEN!

Find detailed info about the positions, and all the application materials at www.ecoleproject.org/apply

McGill Sustainability Research Symposium

Friday, March 13th, 2015

According to Ancient Greek culture, the circle is the perfect shape. No beginning. No end. What if we use this perfection to look at the systems that surrounds us? What if we try to close the loop?

Societies around the world have been developing products and technologies to fulfill their needs. From industrial agriculture to the fashion industry, wastes are accumulating, unused. In some cases these systems have been designed without taking into consideration the impacts they can have on other systems, also referred to as externalities. Sustainability research is partly trying to address this question using multidisciplinary approaches.

Intrigued? Register here to join us for the fifth edition of the Sustainability Research Symposium. Professor Katja Neves (Concordia) and Professor Paul Lanoie (HEC) will lkepresent their research and how they try in their own way to close the loop. The event will take place Friday, March 13th in the Thomson House Ballroom.

Submit an abstract by February 27th to be a part of our poster session and graduate talks or simply register online to join us for a day of speakers, research posters, and interactive discussions. Visit https://mcgillsustainabilitysymposium.wordpress.com/ for more information.

New Summer 2015 Research Awards Opportunity!

Due: Friday, March 20, 2015

McGill International Experience Awards (MIEA) for undergraduate McGill students in the Faculties of Science! Want to fund Summer research abroad? Apply for McGill University International Experience Awards (MIEA). What is the MIEA?  It supports a research traineeship at a non-Canadian university, for a minimum of 10 weeks, in the Summer term.  Provides funding support of $6000 to $8000, according to your budget and the duration of your placement.

The award selection process is competitive, reflecting academic merit and application quality.

Students must be returning to McGill in Fall 2015 to be eligible.

Website with online application form: http://www.mcgill.ca/students/international/goabroad/funding/miea

BASiC Apartment Crawl

Friday, March 20th, 2015

BASiC and MBUS (Biology) are organizing an Apartment Crawl for

Here’s the Facebook Event here