Geography & Environment Society
The Geography and Environment Society represents and consists of students enrolled and interested in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or Geography. We organize social events, field trips (most notably our annual trip to Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia), and academic help sessions.
Goal: bridge the gap between the classroom and the wider community and provide students with an opportunity to meet other like-minded students, get to know their professors, and have some fun along the way!
The G&E society is for anyone interested in the environment or the department, you do not have to be an environment or geography student. If you like being outdoors, are interested in the local environment, or are just looking to make some new friends, be sure to come out and join us!
For the 2018-2019 academic year, the G&E Exec are:
Co-Presidents: Mary McGaffey and Laura Manuge
Vice President: Satoshi Matsutani
Secretary Treasurer: Maddy Bedard
Social Chairs: Shen Molloy
Student societies with a focus on environmental activism
Eco-Action Mount Allison: Students have played a leading role in numerous campus “greening” initiatives. For example, the Blue-Green Society—since renamed Eco-Action—helped put Mount Allison on the map when its efforts led to adoption of a comprehensive university environmental policy in 1999 and carbon emissions policy in 2008, among the first of its kind in North America. Student activists were also largely responsible for Mount Allison’s commitment in 2007 to build a Sustainable Residence.
Members of Eco-Action serve on the University’s Environmental Issues Committee, a multi-stakeholder body of students, faculty and staff that advises the administration on environmental matters. As well, students are hired during summer months to perform comprehensive, biannual environmental audits of the university's operations.
Divest MtA: A student society dedicated to promoting fossil fuel divestment at Mount Allison University. For more information, check out Divest MtA on Facebook.