Sustainability in Engineering at McGill

About

Sustainability in Engineering at McGill
Promoting a culture of sustainability

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

    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.

  • PROJECTS

    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.

  • CONSULTING

    SEAM has recently begun working with other organizations and teams to make their operations more sustainable.

  • RESOURCES

    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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

THE SEAM TEAM

Meet our passionate team of executives!
Uploaded image

ASHLEY BOCK

Co-Chair
Uploaded image

MATT MACDONALD

Co-Chair
Uploaded image

DINA ELWA

VP Communications
Uploaded image

MADDY MUSSIO

VP Academic
Uploaded image

JESSIE KURTZ

VP Internal
Uploaded image

NIKKI LAL

VP External
Uploaded image

MIIYU FUJITA

VP Finance
Uploaded image

RYLEE MCDONALD

VP Consulting
Uploaded image

GENEVIÈVE HANNEQUIN-BOUCHARD

VP Projects
Uploaded image

EMMA WONG

Projects Subcommittee
Uploaded image

SERENA KIM

Academic Director
Uploaded image

GREYSON HE

Outreach Director
Uploaded image

LILI BEGIN

Plumber's Plates
Uploaded image

PAULINE CASTAING

JC Representative
Uploaded image

CHARLES LAPIERRE

Web Director

Resources

A compilation of sustainability-related resources:

McGill

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.

TISED

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." For information on SEAD courses, see the Acadamics section or click here. For information on SEDTalks, click here.

Academics

Environmental Engineering

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.

SEAD Courses

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.

Montréal

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.

Useful Links

Socials: SEAM Wiki | SEAM Facebook | SEAM LinkedIn

Join the SEAM General Members Facebook Group!

Other Resources: McGill Sustainability Resources | Plumber's Plates Rental Request

Contact the Co-Chairs: seam.chair@mcgilleus.ca

Newsletters are coming soon!