SEAM, Sustainability in Engineering at McGill, is a committee within the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS). We as a committee serve as a supporting platform, fostering and promoting a culture of sustainability within the Faculty of Engineering at McGill.
We do this through four main efforts: events, projects, consulting work and by compiling and providing resources.
Want to learn more? Our general meetings are on Mondays every two weeks. Message us on Facebook to now the exact dates. Hope to see you there!
You can also sign up for our newsletter here (Facebook Link).
Events such as our annual speed networking event help to show McGill’s future engineers some of the many opportunities in sustainability, as well to introduce them to thinking and designing in a more sustainable way.
In addition to our main events, SEAM undertakes independent or partnered projects which directly affect the engineering community. Our most obvious projects are the lovely green plants in the McConnell hallway and the reusable Blue’s Pub cups.
SEAM has recently begun working with other organizations and teams to make their operations more sustainable.
We find that many engineering students at McGill are interested in learning more about sustainability, but don't necessarily know where to start. We provide a starting place, by actively gathering information, resources and opportunities and delivering them to the engineering student community via this website and our other networks.
Alex Grant, principal at Jade Cove Partners, shared his experience of starting a lithium extraction technology company and how he sees the future of global decarbonization of battery manufacturing.
BRIDGE is an interdisciplinary case competition that brings Engineering and Management students together to examine emerging challenges and propose solutions pertaining to issues of sustainability. This year's competition focused on renewable energy solutions to energy poverty in off-grid northern communities. Look out for next year's competition in January 2022!
SEAM and TISED hosted an information session about sustainability and SURE (Summer Undergrad Research in Engineering)! If you’re interested in gaining research experience in the field of sustainability, ask around about the SURE program!
Starting to look for a summer internship? Interested in sustainability? Be on the lookout for next year's Sustainability Speed Networking!
THE SEAM TEAM
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Sustainability Projects Fund
The Sustainability Projects Fund was created to help develop and provide financial support for sustainability-promoting intiatives on McGill campus, enabling the McGill community to be more actively engaged with sustainability initiatives. Find out more here.
McGill Sustainable Events
"The McGill Sustainable Events program is an initiative from the Office of Sustainability that provides consultations, trainings, resources, and certification to encourage and support more responsible events at McGill." Find out more here.
Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design, commonly known as TISED, "operates within the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University to promote bold and green ideas through education, outreach, and research." (Link) For information on SEAD courses, see the Acadamics section or click here. For information on SEDTalks, click here.
McGill has numerous platforms to study environment and sustainability. The department of Civil Engineering offers a specialization in Environmental Engineering for undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, all students in the Faculty of Engineering and in the Department of Bioresource Engineering are eligible to minor in Environmental Engineering.
TISED courses are listed as SEAD (Sustainability in Engineering and Design) courses and are avaiable for upper-year undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering. For a full overview of available courses and more information, click here.
Sustainable Montréal 2016-2020
Sustainable Montréal 2016-2020 the third and current sustainable development plan in effect to make Montréal a sustainable metropolis. To learn more about the background of the approach, partner organizations, monitoring progress and local sustainable development plans, go here.
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