MCGILL FACULTY MEMBERS CALL FOR DIVESTMENT FROM FOSSIL FUELS

MCGILL FACULTY MEMBERS CALL FOR DIVESTMENT FROM FOSSIL FUELS

For Immediate Release  9 February 2015 McGill Faculty Members Call For Divestment from Fossil Fuels Montreal, QC— 9 February 2015 — Today, McGill Faculty for Divestment submitted a letter to the McGill University Board of Governors, calling on the Board to divest McGill’s endowment fund from the top 200 fossil fuel companies by estimated carbon reserves, with an immediate focus on companies heavily involved in the Canadian oil...

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DIVEST MCGILL SUBMITS 150 PAGES OF RESEARCH, RENEWS CALL FOR FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT

DIVEST MCGILL SUBMITS 150 PAGES OF RESEARCH, RENEWS CALL FOR FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ——– The full submission (coverletter and brief) is available here: http://divestmcgill.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Feb2015_CAMSR_Submission_Coverletter.pdf http://divestmcgill.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Feb2015_CAMSR_Submission_Brief.pdf MONTREAL, QUEBEC (February 2nd, 2015) – On February 2nd, Divest McGill submitted a 2nd request calling for fossil fuel divestment to the McGill Board of...

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MCGILL TAKES A STEP TOWARD FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT

MCGILL TAKES A STEP TOWARD FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT

September 18th, 2014 MONTREAL, QUEBEC: As a result of considerable community concern, Principal Fortier and the McGill Board of Governors recently released a number of improvements to its ethical investment rules—rules for when McGill takes action such as divestment or shareholder action against companies with destructive practices. These changes come in the face of the starkest UN report on climate change to date, expressing extreme danger to...

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MCGILL PRINCIPAL REFUSES TO SUPPORT GLOBAL DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT

MCGILL PRINCIPAL REFUSES TO SUPPORT GLOBAL DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONTREAL, QUEBEC (May 23, 2014) – Today, three students and one faculty member, representing the climate justice campaign Divest McGill, met with Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill Suzanne Fortier to discuss fossil fuel divestment for the school’s endowment. The group requested the meeting in order to gain her support and a better understanding of the Principal’s stance on divestment. Fortier did not agree that...

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Divest McGill meets with Principal Fortier

MONTREAL, QUEBEC (May 23, 2014) – On May 23rd Divest McGill organizers will meet with the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill, Suzanne Fortier, to discuss the university divesting from fossil fuels. As Fortier is new to McGill, this meeting is an important opportunity to explain the logic of divestment, answer any questions or concerns the principal might have, and ultimately gain her support. Before Fortier began her role as Principal,...

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McGill and Concordia: Don’t be Fossil Fools!

McGill and Concordia: Don’t be Fossil Fools!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE   McGill and Concordia: Don’t be Fossil Fools! Around 40 youth rallied at Concordia, staged mock oil spill at McGill to highlight the destructive nature of the fossil fuel industry’s actions   MONTREAL, QUEBEC – (April 1st, 2014) – On April Fools Day, dubbed “Fossil Fools Day”, around 40 students came together to take a stand against the destructive practices of fossil fuel corporations. They...

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