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SeedStories: Why volunteer?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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SeedStories: Why volunteer?

Work without pay? The concept may not seem great – at first. But more and more youth are recognizing volunteering as an invaluable experience in their lives. It’s a double win: Your community benefits from your help and you benefit from the practice and involvement.

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SeedStories – Making Music: The McGill Choral Society

Monday, July 29, 2013

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SeedStories – Making Music: The McGill Choral Society

As one of the largest student groups on the McGill Campus, the McGill Choral Society (MCS) is a non-profit student organization that provides members with the powerful and enriching experience of making music together. Currently, MCS has over 160 members and performs for audiences of 500 to 1,000 people at l’Église Saint-Enfant-Jésus.

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OMG guess who won?!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

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OMG guess who won?!

We recently drew the names of the winners of the Seeds of Change prizes for the graduation class of 2013. If you recall – and the 3,700 of you who entered the draw should recall – there was a chance to win one of three prizes: The Grand Prize, a travel voucher worth $1,500 to visit anywhere in the world (for real!), and the other two prizes were gift cards redeemable at any Apple store in Canada, one valued at $200 and the other at $100.

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SeedStories: Our lucky winner has a trip of a lifetime

Tuesday, May 21, 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

Monday, January 7, 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: Run to End Poverty

Friday, November 30, 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

Wednesday, September 19, 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

Tuesday, September 18, 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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Engineers Without Borders: changing the world

Wednesday, July 18, 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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OMG – growing organic!

Monday, April 16, 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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