Sustainability in Engineering at McGill

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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 in Infosys in the McConnell Engineering Building on Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm. 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. Last year when the EUS G-Store needed a new fridge, we partnered up with them and found a green machine which saves 1000kWh and 4kg of CO2 annually.

  • 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.

THE SEAM TEAM

Meet our passionate team of executives
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LEILA HAWA

Chair
Leila is a U3 Civil Eng. student who is excited about all things sustainable, bikes, and the cities of the future. She joined SEAM in U0 and hasn’t looked back since!
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AMARA SLAYMAKER

VP Admin
Amara is a U3 Chem Eng. student. She believes sustainability is of absolute importance and wants to raise awareness about opportunities for engineers to make a difference.
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JULIA SINKOVITS

VP Communications
Julia is in U4 Electrical and loves the environment and the outdoors. She joined SEAM last year because of her interest in sustainable energy initiatives.
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LIAM FITZPATRICK

VP External
Liam is in U4 Chem Eng getting a minor in Environmental Eng. He’s passionate about seeing engineers become a leading voice for sustainability.
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IAN BENNETT

VP Academic
Ian is in U2 Chemical. He loves renewable energy and green chemistry and he joined SEAM because he believes in the vision of a sustainable future.
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EMILY RUSH

VP Finance
Emily is in U3 Mechanical. She believes engineers have a huge role to play in creating a sustainable society and is excited to increase discussion and awareness at McGill!
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CAITLIN KNOWLES

VP Webmaster
Caitlin is in U2 materials. She joined SEAM last year due to her interest in sustainable design and renewable energy and is excited to be more involved this year!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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