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SeedStories: Our lucky winner has a trip of a lifetime

21. May 2013

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SeedStories: Our lucky winner has a trip of a lifetime

Sarah Boucher, who graduated in 2012 with a BSc, majoring in Biology, was the lucky ‘OMG! Win a free trip!’ grand prize winner from our 2012 Convocation Contest. She won a $1,500 travel voucher, and used it towards a trip of the Western US. Sarah is currently doing her Master of Teaching in Elementary and Secondary Education at the University of Toronto. Read on to hear about her trip of a lifetime.

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SeedStories: A McGill night to remember

7. January 2013

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SeedStories: A McGill night to remember

On November 16, 2012, the 12th Annual CASCO Dance & Fashion Show was held at Montreal’s L’Astral Theatre. The show is an event that students look forward to all semester, and this year’s edition certainly exceeded their expectations. From the comedic MCs to the enthusiastic performances enjoyed by the audience, all of the elements came together perfectly to create a wonderful evening of entertainment and charity.

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SeedStories: Lasting memories of a presidential campaign

7. December 2012

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SeedStories: Lasting memories of a presidential campaign

When I first got an offer to join President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, I was both excited and anxious. Although I was a fanatical viewer of The West Wing and had made a number of class announcements in Leacock 132 during my student politician days, I didn’t know what to expect. My mind shifted through the possibilities. Would I be writing speeches? Would I be answering questions about the opponent’s latest gaffe in an MSNBC interview? Maybe I could help clean the Lincoln Bedroom.

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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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