Join Us April 10th!


CKUT, The McGill Sustainability Projects Fund, and Climate Justice Montreal present

The 6th edition of Under The Weather: Climate Change Research and Justice

Thursday, April 10th at 7 pm

Rutherford Physics Room 112 at McGill University (3600 Rue University)

featuring Joanna Petrasek MacDonald of the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group

A Necessary Voice: Youth Engagement in Climate Change Policy, Research, and Action

She is currently completing her Master’s thesis at McGill on the impacts of climate change on the mental health and well-being of Inuit youth in Nunatsiavut, Labrador and the connection between participatory video and youth resilience. Joanna’s interests in youth and climate change stem from a background in climate activism, including having attended both COP15 and COP16 for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a Canadian Youth Delegate, as well as serving on the Executive Committee for the Sierra Youth Coalition. Come hear about how Joanna has bridged the gap between activism and academia in youth-based climate justice organizing and research!

For more information on the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group, visit

That’s Thursday, April 10th at 7pm in Rutherford room 112 at McGill!

Admission is free and the talk will be broadcasted live on CKUT 90.3 FM or online at during Grey Matters.

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On Thursday, February 13th at 7 pm, join us in Bronfman room 151 at McGill for the 5th edition of Under The Weather! This month’s speaker is professor, journalist, and author Holly Dressel. She will be giving a talk on sustainable food systems!

If you can’t be there in person, be sure to tune in for a live broadcast of the talk on CKUT 90.3 FM or online at at 7 PM during Grey Matters.

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Hope to see you there!



Happy New Year everyone!


Hope you all had a nice holiday and are staying warm! Be sure to come to the fourth edition of Under The Weather, featuring Dr. Timothy Merlis of the McGill department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Timothy Merlis´s research focuses on modelling climate sensitivity, tropical cyclones, and atmospheric circulation. Come on out to hear about climate modelling and the challenges of researching climate change, what kinds of predictions these models can make, and how climate research can be tied in to policy-making.

The talk will be held in Leacock 219 on McGill University´s downtown campus at 7 pm sharp on Thursday, January 9th!

If you can´t make it in person, TUNE IN for a live remote broadcast on CKUT 90.3 FM or online at

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Thanks so much to everyone who came out last Thursday night to hear Charity Hicks give her talk! And thanks to everyone who tuned in on CKUT 90.3 FM! To hear the archive, click the link below! Podcast will be coming soon!

Tune in to CKUT tomorrow morning, November 22nd for the Friday Morning After to hear the second part of a one on one interview with Charity Hicks. To hear part one, which aired last week, click this link!

More updates to come soon!


Join us on Thursday, November 14th for the third edition of Under The Weather, featuring Charity Hicks of the East Michigan Environmental Action Council, the Detroit Food Justice Task Force, Eat 4 Health Detroit, and MORE!

November 14th, 6:30 PM, in the Adams Auditorium at McGill University

If you can’t be there in person, TUNE IN LIVE from 7-8 PM to CKUT 90.3 FM  for a live broadcast of the lecture.

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Listen to the radio ad here! - under the weather Nov 14



Big thanks to everyone who came out on the 10th for the panel on Enbridge Line 9b! HUGE thanks to Aaron Lakoff for moderating and to each of our panelists, Amanda Lickers, Cameron Fenton, and Cindy Spoon, for making it a truly informative night. If you missed the panel, you can tune in to the archive by clicking the link below!


CHARITY HICKS of the East Michigan Environmental Action Council will be here to talk about food justice and the climate justice movement down in Detroit! Click the link below to read an interview with Charity by Martin Lukacs.


Save the date! Facebook event and poster coming soon!


Check Out Confronting The Pipe Dream!

Click the link below to check out Confronting The Pipe Dream- a new grassroots radio project featuring the many different voices of pipeline resistance, including an interview with Amanda Lickers, who will be speaking at the panel discussion on Thursday!

And don’t forget to come out this Thursday, October 10th to Leacock 232 for the panel discussion, featuring Cameron Fenton, Amanda Lickers, and Cindy Spoon! Or tune in live at 7 PM on CKUT 90.3 FM!


From October 8th to October 11th, the National Energy Board will be meeting with regards to the reversal and expansion of Line 9b of the Enbridge pipeline, running from Sarnia, Ontario to the refineries in East Montreal.

For this very reason, we here at Under The Weather have decided to organize a panel discussion about Enbridge Line 9b for the October edition of our lecture series.

Join us on Thursday, October 10th at 6:30 PM for a panel in Leacock room 232 on McGill University’s downtown campus to learn about the current and potential risks and implications of reversing this pipeline to transport crude oil from the Athabasca Tar Sands to the refineries here in Montreal.

Our panelists will be….

Cameron Fenton of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition

Cindy Spoon of the Texas Tar Sands Blockade

Amanda Lickers of the Turtle Clan of the Onondowaga nation and Swamp Line 9 Blockade

We will be serving cake provided by Midnight Kitchen at 6:30 PM and the panel will kick off at 7 PM sharp!

If you can’t make it in person, TUNE IN LIVE on CKUT 90.3 FM or online at from 7 to 8 PM on Thursday night during Grey Matters to hear live coverage of the panel.

RSVP to the Facebook event here!