Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

McGill University’s Macdonald Campus Farm is embarking on an ambitious project to renovate the century old dairy barn into a new centre to welcome visitors to the world of food production.  The only operating dairy farm on the island of Montreal, the Macdonald Campus Farm, welcomes school visits during the months of May and June only.

Classified as: Macdonald Campus Farm, Community Engagement Centre
Published on: 30 May 2017

McGill students are champions of the local and sustainable food movement. The McGill Farmers’ Market, the Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens (MSEG), and Organic Campus are student-run projects, independently established to produce, promote, and distribute local food at McGill.

Read more in The Sandbox.

Classified as: Sustainability, MSEG, local food
Published on: 19 May 2017

Because of flooding issues, day and evening summer classes and exams are cancelled on Monday, May 8, 2017, at both McGill’s Macdonald Campus and its downtown campus.

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Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus
Published on: 7 May 2017

Updated May 5, 2017

The Quebec Ministry of Transport has confirmed the resumption of the Macdonald Campus Hwy 20 overpass renovation project on May 8 until August 15.

Classified as: Construction, Highway 20
Published on: 2 May 2017

Dr. Grace Marquis, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, has received $500,000 CAD from the Queen Elizabeth Scholars initiative to fund researchers and scholars at McGill and the University of Ghana.

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships aim to activate a dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.

Classified as: funding scholars, McGill-Ghana initiative
Published on: 19 Apr 2017

Bioresource Engineering professors Grant Clark  and Shiv Prasher, along with colleagues Dr. Maryam Kargar (Postdoctoral Fellow and Project Manager), Masters student Marcelo Frosi, Dr.

Classified as: bioresource engineering, City of Montreal, tree survival, water uptake
Published on: 19 Apr 2017

The Quebec Ministry of Transport has advised that it will recommence major repairs to the campus Highway 20 overpass as of May 1, 2017. The project is projected to end on August 15, 2017. Click on the maps above to see an enlarged views of the construction and detour zones.

Classified as: Construction, Traffic, overpass
Published on: 19 Apr 2017

McGill University’s Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue received some good news last Friday when the Quebec government made two funding announcements that will help boost the Faculty of Agricultural Environmental Sciences.

Read more in The Gazette

 

Classified as: Research, food, consortium
Published on: 5 Apr 2017

Congratulations to M.Sc. candidate Émile Brisson-Curadeau (Supervisor: Prof. Kyle Elliott, NRS) for capturing second place in "NSERC -" Science, action!" competition contest for "La sentinelle des mers". 


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Classified as: Research, climate change, Arctic, guillemots, murres
Published on: 5 Apr 2017

There were happy faces all around at Monday's launch of the Macdonald Campus Seed Library. The project, initiated by Liaison Librarian Dana Ingalls, offers seeds and gardening resources to members of the McGill community. According to Ingalls, "many public and academic libraries are expanding services to meet community needs. They are lending tools, artwork, exercise equipment, and more.

Classified as: seed library
Published on: 24 Mar 2017

For those of you who missed it, take a few minutes to watch Elena Bennett's presentation @Davos. "By dwelling on the possibility of a dystopian environmental future, we run the risk of making the prediction self-fulfilling. We need more inspirational visions – but which are realistic and believable."

Watch on McGillMacCampus Youtube

Classified as: elena bennett
Published on: 24 Mar 2017

Nathalie Haddad, MSc(A) '02 (Human Nutrition), was a pioneer in the UAE healthy meal delivery market when she founded her company, Right Bite, in 2004. Since then, the nutritional consultation and meal delivery service has helped its clients lose [...] 250,000 kg excess weight, she tells Caterer Middle East. And these are just the people who subscribe to Right Bite’s customized meal plan packages — this figure doesn’t take into account the customers who use the delivery arm of the company, Right Bite Express.

Classified as: nutrition, healthy meals
Published on: 24 Mar 2017

Because of the difficult weather and transportation issues caused by the blizzard, classes on both our campuses will be cancelled for the remainder of today, March 15, including evening courses. Tests and exams will be rescheduled as necessary. Managers are asked to understand that some staff who managed to get into work today might have to leave earlier than normal. The shuttle bus to and from Macdonald Campus will be operating as of 11:30 a.m., but understandably, will face challenges adhering to its normal schedule. We thank everyone for their understanding. Stay safe!

Classified as: classes cancelled, weather conditions, shuttle bus
Published on: 15 Mar 2017

More than 140 competitors from six Canadian universities and colleges competed in the 57th annual McGill intercollegiate woodsmen competition Saturday at McGill’s Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. The Mac lumberjills left the competition in the sawdust came by winning the women’s division with 1170.03 points, edging out Dalhousie, with 1124.37. The win allowed the Mac women to solidify their hold in first place in the six-team Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjack Association (CILA). The Mac lumberjacks placed fourth on the men’s side with 927.82 points. Montreal Gazette.

Classified as: McGill, Woodsmen, CILA
Published on: 31 Jan 2017

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