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Montreal is one of the five global hubs of Future Earth.

Upcoming events:

The 2014 edition of the QCBS Symposium will be held at the New Residence Hall of McGill University from  December 10 to December 12, 2014 .

Concordia University will be hosting the Leaders in Conservation: Botanic Gardens and Biodiversity in the 21st Century from October 23rd to 25th 2014.

Next training opportunities:

Modelling Techniques in Ecology, intensive course by Dominique Gravel with the QCBS, UQAR, Saint-Gabriel, August 25-29 2014.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems with QGIS and GRASS, on August 28-29 from 9:30AM – 4:30 PM at the Loyola Campus of Concordia University. Offered in English.


Graham Bell was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Murray Humphries, lead researcher of the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program, received $3.3M in federal funding.

Jonathan Davies was awarded the Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers.