Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences


La chaire de recherche sur le bien-être des vaches laitières est déjà en activité.

La titulaire de la nouvelle chaire de recherche sur la Vie durable des bovins laitiers de l’Université McGill, Elsa Vasseur, n’a pas chômé. La nouvelle chaire a été officiellement inaugurée le 26 mai dernier, mais Elsa Vasseur est déjà au travail depuis janvier dernier. Déjà huit étudiants gradués sont engagés pour mener à bien les futurs projets de recherche.



Classified as: Elsa Vasseur, Chair in Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle
Published on: 8 Jun 2016


With peak biting season for mosquitoes just around the corner, many of us might be tempted to wonder why don't we just get rid of the darn things altogether.Mosquitoes, after all, are attracted to many of the same things that attract humans during the summer months. "If you're outside having a barbecue with a bunch of friends, that's just a welcome sign for mosquitoes," said Chris Cloutier, a naturalist at the Morgan Aboretum.

Classified as: mosquitoes, Morgan Arboretum
Published on: 7 Jun 2016


It has taken Erik Kudelka 11 years to graduate from McGill University, so the Macdonald Campus convocation Friday will be momentous day for him.


Read Erik's story in The Montreal Gazette.



Classified as: Graduation, Erik Kudelka
Published on: 3 Jun 2016


Are you interested in connecting with other McGill alumni, sharing experiences and opportunities, or accessing the McGill network to reach career goals? If so, come check out #McGillConnect, an exclusive career network created for the McGill community.




Classified as: alumni, McGillConnect, #McGillConnect, Ten Thousand Coffees, McGill career network
Published on: 25 May 2016



Students from McGill’s Macdonald Campus seem to have figured out the winning combination of talent, skills, risk –and above all, the unwavering determination it takes to convert an idea into a viable business venture.

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, Dobson Cup, Macdonald Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, YUMiTRITION, Ent-O-Mix, Polar Labs
Published on: 16 May 2016


In the barn with McGill’s new NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle

Classified as: Sustainability, Macdonald Campus Farm, Dept. of Animal Science, Elsa Vasseur, dairy cattle
Published on: 4 May 2016


Congratulations to Valérie Toupin-Dubé, BSc(AgEnvSc) '16, winner of Equiterre’s Laure Waridel Bursary. The bursary was established in 2008 by Equiterre and the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins for students committed to pursuing and disseminating research on environmental and social action.

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, outreach, Farm to School program, Equiterre, Valérie Toupin-Dubé
Published on: 4 May 2016


Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development

A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

The findings emerged from research initially aimed at confirming the importance of vitamin D for bone density. The additional benefit in terms of body composition came as a surprise for the research team.

Classified as: McGill University, obesity, vitamin D, Fat, bone density, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Hope Weiler, toddlers, muscle mass, body composition, Mary Emily Clinical Nutrition Research Unit
Published on: 2 May 2016


« L’HONORIS CAUSA, JE LE PRENDS POUR TOUTES LES FAMILLES AGRICOLES » La nouvelle a été divulguée sur Facebook : Maria Labrecque Ducheneau sera récipiendaire d’un doctorat honorifique (honoris causa) le 3 juin prochain. Le doctorat lui sera décerné par la rectrice de l’Université McGill, Suzanne Fortier, lors de la collation des grades des étudiants en sciences de l’agriculture et de l’environnement.

Classified as: honorary doctorate, Convocation 2016
Published on: 25 Apr 2016





Classified as: food safety, Lawrence Goodridge, hepatitis A outbreak
Published on: 25 Apr 2016


Excitement was in the air last May at a glitzy Toronto reception for “rockstar” professionals not accustomed to glitz: research scientists from six Canadian universities... At McGill University, insect scientist Chris Buddle submitted one study to a journal in “more of a casual, non-jargony language, (trying) to write it in a way that’s a bit more engaging, and not the typical dry scientific writing.”

The Ottawa Citizen



Classified as: Chris Buddle, scientific writing
Published on: 18 Apr 2016

Popular culture loves the mythology of the self-made success, the boot-strapping individual who eschews formal education to blaze a path to success. But, while superstar dropouts can capture our imaginations – think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg – they are the exceptions, not the rule. Especially in Canada: a study by the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity, for example, found that nearly 90 per cent of the founders of Canada’s top 250 tech companies are university graduates.

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, entrepreneurship, Minor in Entrepreneurship
Published on: 6 Apr 2016


The Indo-Canada research project on small millets aims at enhancing its production and consumption. Millets are a must to tackle the increasing number of diabetic and lifestyle deceases in the community... This project on small millet production, processing and consumption was launched by Dhan Foundation, supported by Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) and by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) with the partnership of scientists from McGill University [Prof. Vijaya Raghavan], Canada and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.

Classified as: McGill Institute for Global Food Security, global food security, Vijaya Raghavan, CIFSRF
Published on: 5 Apr 2016