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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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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BREAKING: Divest McGill and Supporters Camp-in for the Climate

For Immediate Release Monday, September 21st, 2015 BREAKING: Divest McGill and Supporters Camp-in for the Climate Students and other community members have set up camp in front of McGill’s main administration building to highlight the need for ambitious climate action and fossil fuel divestment.   MONTREAL (September 21st, 2015) – Today, around 20 individuals have set up camp in Community Square on McGill campus to draw attention to...

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MCGILL STUDENTS AND FACULTY APPEAL TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS ON FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT, LAUNCH DIRECT ACTION PLEDGE

MCGILL STUDENTS AND FACULTY APPEAL TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS ON FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT, LAUNCH DIRECT ACTION PLEDGE

Montreal, Quebec – April 15th, 2015 Today, members of the McGill community are presenting an appeal on their case for divestment from fossil fuel companies to members of the university’s Board of Governors. In the two years that have passed since the original submission, the group has won the right to appeal with an updated 150+ page brief, a petition which has over 1700 signatures from McGill students, staff, faculty and alumni and a broad...

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MCGILL DIVESTMENT SUPPORTERS TELL THE BOARD “DON’T BANK ON THE TARSANDS”

MCGILL DIVESTMENT SUPPORTERS TELL THE BOARD “DON’T BANK ON THE TARSANDS”

Supporters float and drop banners on campus as part of the first ever Global Divestment Day of Action. Montreal, Quebec (February 13th) — Today, supporters of Divest McGill called on the Board of Governors to choose between a safe future for students and dirty energy companies like those in Canada’s tar sands. Early in the morning, these supporters used helium balloons to float two banners to the top of two of the largest lecture halls on...

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