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

Posted by on February 16, 2017 in Blog, Press Release | Comments Off on 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.  In committing to permanently remove its financial assets from the fossil fuel industry and invest in...

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

Posted by on March 23, 2016 in Blog, Press Release | Comments Off on 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 also rule that fossil fuel companies’ actions are not harmful to society or the environment. Members...

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

Posted by on November 26, 2015 in Blog, Press Release | Comments Off on $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 used the newly-developed Decarbonizer tool to analyze several funds. Using the most recent publicly...

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

Posted by on September 21, 2015 in Blog, Press Release | Comments Off on 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 McGill’s conflicting investments in the fossil fuel industry and the timely need for divestment....

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

Posted by on April 15, 2015 in Blog, Press Release | Comments Off on 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 coalition of support from campus groups. These submissions were accompanied by an open letter signed...

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

Posted by on February 13, 2015 in Blog, Press Release | Comments Off on 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 campus, Leacock 132 and the Frank Dawson Adams auditorium. Later in the day, a banner was dropped off...

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MCGILL FACULTY MEMBERS CALL FOR DIVESTMENT FROM FOSSIL FUELS

Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Blog, Press Release | Comments Off on 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 sands. “Reducing dependency on fossil fuels is an urgent matter,” said McGill medical...

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

Posted by on February 3, 2015 in Blog, Press Release | Comments Off on 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 Governors’ (BOG) Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility (CAMSR). At 1:30, several...

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MCGILL TAKES A STEP TOWARD FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT

Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Blog, Press Release | Comments Off on 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 many species on earth, including humans. “The Board invited us at Divest McGill to submit...

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MCGILL PRINCIPAL REFUSES TO SUPPORT GLOBAL DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Blog, Press Release | Comments Off on 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 the fossil fuel industry directly causes societal harm. She was skeptical of the links between...

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