Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Situé sur le campus MacDonald de l'Université McGill à Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, à la pointe ouest de l'île de Montréal, l'arboretum Morgan, une réserve arboricole et écologique de 245 hectares, propose une panoplie d'activités pour régénérer le corps, éveiller les esprits fatigués et intéresser les néophytes curieux tout autant que les connaisseurs à l'écosystème de la forêt et à son formidable réseau d'échange.

Classified as: Morgan Arboretum, nature activities
Published on: 22 Aug 2017

Some of you may have noticed trees being felled near the John Abbott College Memorial Field.  While we never want to cut trees down, nature sometimes leaves us no choice.  Four of the trees being taken down this week are rotten oak trees, which pose a safety hazard, and another four are ash trees infected with the emerald ash borer that has been wreaking havoc on Montreal Island in recent years.  All the trees being removed are being replaced.  Other trees will get a significant pruning.  It is likely that more oak trees will need to be felled in future years for the same reasons.

Classified as: oak trees, Memorial Field
Published on: 17 Aug 2017

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally. Among the 51 universities across the country with funded projects, McGill leads the pack with an impressive number — 23 projects totaling $4.2 million — in this latest round of the funding competition.

Congratulations to Faculty members Valérie Gravel (Plant Science) and Salwa Karboune (Food Science) who were among the recipients.

Classified as: CFI grants
Published on: 17 Aug 2017

The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) would like to welcome all new students to McGill and welcome back all returning students. Whether you are just starting or finishing up, be sure to take advantage of CaPS in the year ahead. We are here to help you - whether you are trying to find a part-time job, prepare grad school applications, find post-graduation work or find out career possibilities related to your major. Click here for a full listing of programs and services.

Classified as: students
Published on: 16 Aug 2017

(Une collaboration de Valérie Gravel, agronome et professeure adjointe en horticulture durable, Université McGill)

« L’été au Québec est, pour plusieurs, synonyme d’abondance de petits fruits. La production locale de ces « super fruits », de plus en plus reconnus pour leurs bienfaits sur la santé humaine, fait face à une demande croissante. »

Terre de chez nous

 

Classified as: Valérie Gravel, small fruit, production
Published on: 15 Aug 2017

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Bryan Murray, DipEd(PE)'64, recipient of the 2016 Macdonald Distinguished Alumni Award.

"A native of Shawville, Que., Murray was a student-athlete at McGill University's Macdonald College campus in the 1960s and went on to develop his coaching and administrative skills by guiding the Macdonald Aggies football team and the Macdonald Clansmen hockey squad while serving four years as director of athletics."

Classified as: Bryan Murray, Athletics, Macdonald Campus
Published on: 14 Aug 2017

Anja Geitmann is dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University, Jan Adamowski is a professor and director of McGill’s Integrated Water Resources Management Program and Julien Malard is a PhD student in Bioresource Engineering at McGill. 

Classified as: clean water External Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences First Nation's health Montreal Gazette
Published on: 14 Aug 2017

Every day after work, David Bernard-Perron, BSc(AgEnvSc)’12, MSc’15, heads out for a few laps “down the hill” on his mountain bike.

The hill in question is majestic Whistler Mountain, a short distance from his job as head agrologist at Whistler Medical Marijuana Corporation.

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Classified as: David Perron, medical marijuana
Published on: 14 Aug 2017

Professor Emerita Harriet Kuhnlein (School of Human Nutrition) received a 2017 Fulbright Specialist Grant that was undertaken with Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.  The award was in the category of Public/Global Health for a term of 5 weeks during February and March, 2017.  The grant was administered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State with the cooperation of World Learning. 

Classified as: Harriet V. Kuhnlein
Published on: 8 Aug 2017

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Terry Wheeler, Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences.

Professor Wheeler was an expert in entomology and Director of the Lyman Entomological Museum. He had been a faculty member since January 1, 1995.

He lost his battle with cancer which he had taken in stride and fought with amazing optimism. Professor Wheeler will be terribly missed.

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Classified as: Terry A Wheeler
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

Judith Largy-Nadeau (BRE) and Dainava Blayney (NRS) and students from the Université de Sherbrooke are going door-to-door in Pointe-Claire to promote good waste habits this summer.

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Classified as: composting, waste, environment
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

Scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University have discovered a direct link between calcium and cholesterol, a discovery that could pave the way for new ways of treating high blood cholesterol.

Read more in the McGill Newsroom

Classified as: calcium, cholesterol, heart disease, Luis Agellon, Marek Michalak, University of Alberta
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

“It has been something of a mystery why predators are so important in animal extinctions,” says Kyle Elliott, an assistant professor in McGill University’s Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences and the first author of a recent study on the subject published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. “As prey populations decline, predators should simply switch to other prey.

Classified as: ecology
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

The new Paddle Shack at the Macdonald Campus makes McGill the only Canadian university with an on-campus boat house.

The “Mac Paddle Shack,” which opened July 15, gives paddlers and would-be paddlers a chance to enjoy the waters of Lac St. Louis on a kayak, paddle board (SUP) or in a canoe. Hourly rentals, paddling instruction and paddle board yoga classes are available to the general public, and McGill and John Abbott College communities.

Classified as: Mac Paddle Shack
Published on: 19 Jul 2017

Professor Peter G. Brown (Natural Resource Sciences) has been selected as the recipient of the US Society for Ecological Economics 2017 Herman Daly Award for outstanding contributions to the field of ecological economics. 

Classified as: Peter G. Brown, human-earth relationship, Herman Daly Award, Anthropocene
Published on: 18 Jul 2017

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