Climate Clock reset shows we are making progress

We have updated the Clock with the 2016 climate data and global efforts to decrease greenhouse gas emissions are starting to have an effect. 2016 emissions data reveal that we have managed to push back the date of these climate thresholds by more than a year. 

The Climate Clock is being projected at Concordia University’s downtown campus to mark the progress that has been achieved in the year since the clock was first set. While time has been added to the countdown, the 1.5 and 2°C thresholds are still approaching rapidly. Even with recent progress, 1.5°C is only 16 years away, and we will reach 2°C – the upper limit of acceptable warming that we have committed to in the Paris Agreement – in less than 30 years.

This year’s projection is hosted by Concordia University’s Student Union, in partnership with Concordia University and Human Impact Lab. The projection will appear from March 10-19 from sunset until midnight on a building on de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, between Guy and Mackay streets in Montreal, Canada.

On March 18, the Concordia Student Union will present a panel discussion on how to build new narratives around climate change. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Concordia Alumni Auditorium (H-110, Hall Building, 1455 De Maisonneuve W.) visit

New Director of Strategic Initiatives

We are happy to announce that Gillian Nycum will be joining the Human Impact Lab as the Director of Strategic Initiative.

Gillian is legally trained and was called to the Barreau du Quebed in 2016. She has 10 years experience as an entrepreneur, having started her own business in music management. She has also worked as a Senior Administrator at McGill University as well as in the House of Commons as Senior Advisor to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade. Gillian brings exceptional administrative and project management experience as well as start up / scale up and marketing and promotions experience. 

Looking forward to all the things we will build in 2017!