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SeedStories: Run to End Poverty

30. November 2012

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SeedStories: Run to End Poverty

Sunday, Oct 21, saw hundreds of runners and walkers turn out for the Tour des Trois Sommets Brébeuf, a twisty-turny trail run over hill and vale for distances ranging from five to 40 kilometres. A fair number of these runners were decked out in EWB’s signature bright orange tech shirts.

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SeedStories: At Home with the Vision Sisters

19. September 2012

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SeedStories: At Home with the Vision Sisters

Every morning, long after the chai brewers and mango sellers assumed their positions, I had to make a well-timed dash across a bustling street in Nairobi, Kenya to board the number eight matatu (also known as an overcrowded, hip-hop blaring van) destined for Kibera—Africa’s second largest slum.

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Volunteer at Community Engagement Day

18. September 2012

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Volunteer at Community Engagement Day

Did you know that 46% of Canadians over the age of 15 volunteer? Donating your time can have a positive effect on you, the people you help, and your community. It can also help you build skills, make new connections and be a lot of fun!

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Our contest for the class of 2012; and more for new grads

28. August 2012

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Our contest for the class of 2012; and more for new grads

We can now tell you the names of our OMG contest winners...as well as a few nice things McGill can do for you now that you're a grad.

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Engineers Without Borders: changing the world

18. July 2012

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Engineers Without Borders: changing the world

Can international development be sustainable? The McGill chapter of Engineers Without Borders Canada thinks so, and is trying to help make it a reality with its Junior Fellowship (JF) program. The JF program spans 18 months; students are trained here at McGill, spend the summer in various African Countries to work on a variety of projects, and then share what they have learned when they return to Canada

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Seeds of Change is alive with the sound of music

5. June 2012

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Seeds of Change is alive with the sound of music

Whether you play an instrument, sing opera, or rock out on the air guitar, for many of us, music is a significant part of life. From Bach to the Beatles, Mozart to Madonna, music has the power to inspire and evoke emotion, to bring people together, and to enhance learning. That’s right—studies have shown that learning how to play music at a young age can improve development of the left side of the brain, particularly the areas involved in language and reasoning.

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OMG – growing organic!

16. April 2012

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OMG – growing organic!

It’s something you do all the time. You go to the grocery store to buy fruits and vegetables. It’s convenient and they’re arranged all nicely for you to put in your grocery cart, but do you ever think of where this food comes from, or what happens to it before it reaches your produce section? Where were they grown, and how much pesticide is used are they subjected to?

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Class Action 2012 Kicks Off

8. March 2012

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Class Action 2012 Kicks Off

It’s that time of year again: Class Action 2012, the student-driven fundraising campaign, kicks off to raise money for a new and exciting initiative. Students voted on their favorite project, and their decision was clear - they picked the on-campus greenhouse project.

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Giving students a voice… The Importance of Class Action Programs

29. November 2011

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Giving students a voice… The Importance of Class Action Programs

Whilst a student at The University of York, England, where I was one of only 9,400 undergraduates, the chances of seeing a familiar face whether out shopping or on a night out in one of the city’s many pubs, was fairly high. In fact, part of the appeal of York was that in a city so small and quaint, there’d never be an opportunity to get lost in the crowd; I was part of the York community and that filled me with pride.

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New Seeds project really puts smiles on faces

20. September 2011

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New Seeds project really puts smiles on faces

We are happy to announce a new Seeds of Change project! The Faculty of Dentistry’s Outreach Program has joined our roster of worthwhile projects. The Outreach Program runs a mobile clinic that travels out to local communities to provide free dental care to patients who normally wouldn’t be able to afford treatment.

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