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Improved Student Academic Accountability

With many students feeling like they are just a number, and that they could learn entire classes simply from text books, there is motivation to make sure professors are actually making a difference in the education of our students. Many students in introductory classes feel that their professors simply regurgitate the text book.To remedy this dilemma, students could be kept more accountable for their readings, and professors ...more »

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Online Portal for Research Collaboration with Professors

Many students are looking for an educational experience applicable to their future endeavours. There are also many professors who offer research opportunities for students. Though there are some portals available for students to apply for these research opportunities, it would be very beneficial for students and professors to have a single online portal that was known by every student, where students could find research ...more »

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Interactive Online Forum for all McGill Community members

While there is communication and action amongst student groups, administration and faculty members in implementing sustainable measures on campus, there should also be an emphasis placed on integrating the entire McGill community in the discussion so that there is a platform everyone to equally access, know about, and participate in the sustainability discussion of McGill and with the greater Montreal community. One ...more »

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Waste Management

From LSE Environmental Policy 2011:

 

Use the zero-waste 'rethink-reduce-reuse-recycle' criterion in waste and resource management

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Create performance reporting & monitoring management systems

Create performance management systems to track overall sustainability performance between departments, faculties, schools etc. while fostering collaboration and integrated decision making among campus community.

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Sustainable Purchasing

Adapted from LSE Environmental Policy 2011:

 

Require contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers to meet or exceed all relevant environmental legislation and regulations and work to improve the environmental performance

 

Support the communication and delivery of a Fair Trade Policy

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Responsible Investments

Adapted from LSE Environmental Policy 2011:

 

Support the communication, implementation and delivery of a Socially Responsible Investment Statement to ensure ethical investment processes and the consideration of social, environmental and governance factors in investment decisions

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building energy efficiency targets

Using the Pulse Energy Dashboard baseline data, set energy targets for all main buildings and track/report progress.

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new faculty sustainability orientation

Create mechanisms to engage new faculty in sustainability research, teaching, and projects (on and off campus).

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Anti-gadetry campaign

students need to be more aware of how much energy is used to make their new laptop, blackberry etc.

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Windmill at Mac Campus

Conduct studies to see if Mac campus would be well suited to run a windmill. Design a multi-departmental project around the idea (if feasible) and use the energy on campus.

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