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 in Infosys in the McConnell Engineering Building on Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm. 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. Last year when the EUS G-Store needed a new fridge, we partnered up with them and found a green machine which saves 1000kWh and 4kg of CO2 annually.
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.
THE SEAM TEAM
Applications for our Exec Team are out! The SEAM Team has released the application for the exec team for the 2017 to 2018 year. If you are applying for SEAM Chair, please complete and submit this application by Sunday, March 12th at 5 pm the latest! Interviews for the chair position will be held the[…]
Monday, February 13th, 6-8pm in the SSMU Ballroom (3600 Rue McTavish) Join SEAM for an evening of networking with professionals that have a background in engineering and work in sustainability-related fields! We will meet people that work on everything from renewable energies to consulting, and this will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about[…]
Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Trottier 2nd Floor There’s a bunch of great sustainability initiatives on campus, from construction to research to promoting local food, and we are bringing together the campus experts to share their work and experiences with you! Join SEAM and TechWeek for a discussion on what is taking[…]
Wednesday, January 25th at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM in FDA 5 Have you been interested in pursuing an internship? Join us on January 25 at 5:30 pm with MESC to hear from students who have had experience with at internships with a sustainable focus. You will receive valuable information about internships that YOU could take part in!![…]
Wednesday, November 23rd from 11:30am-12:30pm in the EUS Common Room Are you interested in getting credit for research at McGill? Do you know what Applied Student Research is? Applied Student Research gives students the option to take on a challenging project in a local community such as the McGill campus for credit! You can create[…]
Thursday, November 17th, 5:00pm-6:30pm in the McConnell Games Room Join us on November 17 at 5:00 pm where we will be watching 3 TED Talks on sustainable design. We will talk about what it means to be sustainable, and how we can apply sustainability to our designs as engineers. Snack will be provided! Facebook event[…]
Tuesday, November 15th, 7PM-9PM in the McConnell Games Room Do you love Leo as much as we do? Do you also want to learn more about how the world is impacted by climate change every day? Join SEAM on November 15th at 7:00 pm for a fun movie night! Snacks will be provided!! Facebook event[…]
Are you on a design team? Are you interested in creating a more sustainable world? Come compete in the SEAM Design Team Case Competition on October 24th (9:30am to 6:30pm)! We will challenge you to improve your team’s environmental and economic sustainability. In this case competition, you will be asked to propose a change in your project[…]
Monday, October 3rd from 5:30pm-7pm in the Engineering Common Room Have you every wondered “Wow, SEAM looks so cool but I’m just not sure what it is?!”. Well, then this event is for you! Come get a presentation from the SEAM Execs, socialize over snacks and get to meet some really awesome individuals! Facebook event[…]
SEAM is hosting a competition to name our plate club! The McConnell Plate Club allows student groups to rent out various plates, glasses, and cutlery. The winner will have the chance to name a brand new EUS service and win a $10 Frostbite gift card! Deadline to submit is Friday, September 23rd, 11:59 pm which[…]