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Conducting a bird census by foot can also be disruptive, David Bird, an emeritus professor of wildlife biology at McGill University, told Popular Science. “While you’re doing that, you’re disturbing the hell out of the birds,” Bird said.

Atlas Obscura

 

Classified as: drones, birds
Published on: 21 Feb 2018

Dozens of McGill researchers will participate in two of the five “superclusters” announced Thursday, Feb. 15, by the federal government and funded under its Innovation Superclusters Initiative.

Classified as: supercluster, Research, grains, protein
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Participants, including scientists from McGill University, Canada, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, NGOs, representatives from processing machineries industry, small and micro level food enterprises, push cart vendors and farmers took part in the workshop.

Times of India

 

Classified as: small millets, food process engineering
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Vijaya Raghavan, Professor, McGill University, which is one of the collaborators of the project, said that promoting the consumption of small millets was not only key for addressing malnutrition related issues, but also to address climate change.

The Hindu

 

Classified as: malnutrition, climate change, small millets
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Macdonald Founder's Day,  brought together more than 500 members of the Mac Community to celebrate the birth of Sir William Macdonald, to recognize outstanding staff and students, and to listen to three very timely talks on the medical, legal and entrepreneurial aspects of medical Cannibis, in light of its imminent legalization.

Classified as: Founder's Day, medical cannabis, cannabis workshops
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Two new workshops on medical Cannabis production and quality control

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, in conjunction with the School of Continuing Studies, is pleased to offer two one-day professional workshops on the industrial production and quality control of medical Cannabis.

The imminent legalization of Cannabis in Canada will result in an immediate need for highly-qualified personnel with knowledge in Cannabis production.

Classified as: medical cannabis, plant production, greenhouse industry
Published on: 8 Feb 2018

The School of Human Nutrition is excited to welcome four new Faculty members:

Classified as: School of Human Nutrition, Anne-Sophie Brazeau, Stépahnie Chevalier, Treena Wasonti:io Delormier, Daiva Nielsen
Published on: 31 Jan 2018

McGill’s men and women’s teams won top honours at the 58th annual Macdonald College Woodsmen competition, held January 27 at the Macdonald Campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Qc. Nineteen teams representing seven schools, Dalhousie, UNB, Fleming College, Algonquin College, Dartmouth and Maritime College of Forest Technology, competed in team, double and individual chopping and sawing events showcasing skills reminiscent of traditional lumberjacking.

Classified as: Woodsmen, Intercollegiate Woodsmen Competition
Published on: 30 Jan 2018

Puissant influenceur des tendances en matière de décoration, l'Institut Pantone dictera-t-il maintenant le contenu de notre assiette? La couleur 2018 - l'ultraviolet - est aussi celle de l'igname pourpre, un légume hautement photogénique, candidat idéal pour ravir les comptes Instagram des foodies cette année (à défaut de séduire à coup sûr leurs papilles).

Classified as: david wees, igname pourpre
Published on: 25 Jan 2018

University set to host opposing teams for third tournament of the season

It almost feels like a cabin you might find in Northern Quebec country. It’s warm and intimate, a welcoming feeling on a cold day.

At McGill’s Macdonald campus, located in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, the shed is filled with giant saws, axes of all kinds and huge stacks of wood that certainly aren’t there to be someone’s kindling.

The shed, along with a snowy field of throwing axe targets and climbing poles serve as home base for the McGill Woodsmen.

Classified as: Woodsmen, Lumberjacks, Lumberjills
Published on: 25 Jan 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the Lister Family Engaged Science 3-Minute Thesis® Competition - Véronique Boyer, Marcus Kaji, and Karolin Dietrich - pictured here with Dean Anja Geitmann and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs.

First place winner, Mark Kaji is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Parasitology. His presentation was entitled "Real life vampires and how to kill them"

Classified as: 3-Minute Thesis, Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative
Published on: 15 Jan 2018

However, Lawrence Goodridge, the director of McGill University's food safety and quality program, said the practice of thoroughly washing infected lettuce won't make it safe for consumption.

"That is actually untrue, that is not the case," he said. "Washing lettuce or any fresh produce that may be contaminated with bacteria is a not a way to ensure its safety."​

"The number of bacteria that one must consume to become sick is so low — and when you wash a lettuce or any fresh produce, you cannot wash away 100 per cent of the bacteria."

Classified as: Lawrence Goodridge, E. coli, romaine lettuce, food safety
Published on: 8 Jan 2018

Jaswinder Singh can hardly contain his excitement when talking about TLP8, a useful protein he discovered in barley. “It could revolutionize the brewing industry,” said the associate professor at McGill University’s plant science department.

...Singh and his research team identified 22 genes in barley that were related to the germination process.

Classified as: Jaswinder Singh, beer industry, brewing, TLP8 protein
Published on: 3 Jan 2018

It takes a long time to develop a new variety from scratch. Dr. Bruce Coulman of the University of Sask­atchewan recently recalled the start of his forage breeding career at McGill University. McGill had allowed its forage breeding program to collapse, and had no breeding lines under development when Coulman started. Starting from scratch in 1976, Coulman registered his first forage variety in 1993.

[Bruce Coulman is a former professor from the Department of Plant Science and served as Departmental Chair]

Classified as: forage crops, forage breeding
Published on: 3 Jan 2018

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