Divest McGill Congratulates Université Laval on their Decision to Divest from Fossil Fuels

February 16, 2017 For Immediate Release Divest McGill Congratulates Université Laval on their Decision to Divest from Fossil Fuels   Yesterday, Université Laval announced its plan to divest from fossil fuel companies in response to the student campaign ULaval sans Fossiles. Divest McGill applauds this act by the university administration as one of many necessary steps toward promoting sustainability and confronting the climate crisis....

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#OURFUTUREOURCHOICE – A Response to CAMSR’s Failure

#OURFUTUREOURCHOICE – A Response to CAMSR’s Failure

  Students sit-in and camp out Faculty host teach-ins Alumni return their diplomas in shame A donor withdraws millions from the university       OVERVIEW CAMSR fails to fulfill mandate On March 24th, 2016, CAMSR (the McGill Board’s Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility) announced they would not recommend divestment from the fossil fuel industry. After three years of campaigning for divestment, this...

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Admin Response to #OurFutureOurChoice: Open Forums, Releasing Expert Testimony

Admin Response to #OurFutureOurChoice: Open Forums, Releasing Expert Testimony

The full letter of our #OurFutureOurChoice requests is available here. In response to the #OurFutureOurChoice 4 day sit-in and solidarity camp that resulted from the Board’s refusal to divest or acknowledge the grave harm caused by fossil fuel companies, Principal Fortier has issued this letter. She outlines the administration’s response, including their new commitment to hosting open forums on the recommendations of CAMSR...

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BREAKING: McGill Board Acts Against Community Support for Fossil Fuel Divestment

BREAKING: McGill Board Acts Against Community Support for Fossil Fuel Divestment The McGill Board of Governors claims fossil fuel companies do not cause social injury. MONTREAL (March 23rd) – Today, McGill’s Board of Governors rejected fossil fuel divestment, in direct contravention to the overwhelming support for divestment expressed by over 2,500 community members. McGill published a report in which they not only dismiss divestment, but...

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$43 Million: The Cost of McGill Failing to Act on Fossil Fuel Divestment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26th, 2015 $43 Million: The Cost of McGill Failing to Act on Fossil Fuel Divestment New analysis shows high cost of not divesting from fossil fuels Montreal, QC – New analysis reveals that McGill has left more than than $43 million on the table over the last 3 years by failing to act on the community’s call for full divestment from fossil fuels. Corporate Knights, together with 350.org and South Pole Group...

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Oct Emails Re: Meeting with CAMSR

[October 19th, 2015] Dear Divest McGill, I have asked the Secretary General to respond on my behalf. Thank you for your message of October 18 and for letting us know who will be representing Divest McGill for at the CAMSR meeting. We look forward to discussing your proposal for an immediate freeze on additional fossil fuel investments. We will remind the CAMSR members to reread the 3 letters. We believe the presence of 15 members of Divest...

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