Caroline Begg

Caroline Begg, Chargé de cours 

Chargé de cours, Directrice des stages                                  

T: 514-398-8749  |  caroline.begg [at] mcgill.ca (Courriel)  |  Raymond Building R2-028a         

Dr. Begg is also a Faculty Lecturer in the Department of Plant Science where she teaches courses in Ecological Agriculture, Ecosystem Management and Soil Science.

Formation

BSc (Agr) (McGill), MSc (U.Saskatchewan), PhD (McGill)

Prix et récompenses

2016 : Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching
2016 : McGill Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence
2013 : McGill Faculty Award for Excellence in Alumni Activities
2012 : McGill Office of Sustainability Award for Staff Contribution to Sustainability
2007 : Canadian Association of Diplomas in Agriculture Programs Award for Teaching Excellence
2004 : CANCID plaque in recognition of outstanding contribution to sustainability of land resources
2012 Grant : Fonds des services aux collectivitiés, Ministère de l’Education, de Loisir et du Sport. Partenariat pour mettre fin à la faim. (with K. Koski, M Rose L. J. Starkey, M. Hendrickson-Nelson)

Affiliations

Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA)
Canadian Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (CANCID)
Canadian Organic Growers
President Marché Ste-Anne (Farmers market)
Member of the executive board of Corbeille de Pain / Bread Basket Lac St Louis

Comités universitaires

Macdonald Campus Committee on the Environment, Chair
Brace Centre for Water Resources Management Academic Committee
Global Food Security Committee member
McGill Sustainability Coordinating Group
Procurement Sustainability Planning Core Team

Activités extra-curriculaires

Dr. Begg is the mentor to four Macdonald campus clubs; the Macdonald Livestock Judging Club, Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Garden (MSEG), the Out-of-the-Garden Project alternative café (OGP), and the Farm-to-School group. Caroline helps with the Quebec 4-H Provincial Rally.

Cours

FMT4 001 Fall Stage 1.33 Credits
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FMT4 009 Soil Fertility 2 Credits
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FMT4 010 Winter Stage 1.33 Credits
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FMT4 013 Agricultural Internship 2 Credits
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FMT4 017 Agricultural Systems 1.33 Credits
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FMT4 018 Enterprise Management 1 2.33 Credits
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FMT4 019 Nutrient Management Plan 2 Credits
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Recherche

Dr Caroline Begg has research projects examining food security in suburban areas and attempts to link community gardens with food banks and other food distribution systems. Her main interest is in ecological agriculture and she mentors three main student groups on the Macdonald campus (see Outreach Activities). Other research interests include the relationships between spatial patterns of crop and soil parameters in agricultural fields. Her goal is to increase agricultural producers' awareness of variability within the field and the impact this has on crop growth, on the application of fertilizers and manures and the effect on nutrient and soil loss from fields.

Recent Publications

Luoh, Jen Wen, Caroline B. Begg, Rachael C. Symonds, Dolores Ledesma , Ray-Yu Yang 2014. Nutritional Yield of African Indigenous Vegetables in Water-Deficient and Water-Sufficient Conditions. Food and Nutrition Sciences,  5: 812-822.
Bernatchez, F., Jeannotte, R., Begg, C.B.M., Hamel. C. and Whalen, J.K., 2008. Soil fertility and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi related to trees growing on smallholder farms in Senegal.  Arid Environments, 72: 1247-1256.

Student Research Projects

• AGRI 490 Jeanne Pouliot, Urban Agriculture and  Food Security (2015)
• AGRI 490 Roxanne Jasmin-Larocque, Les Jardins de la Pinède – production plan (2015)
• AGRI 490 M. Gharsallah, Determining the most vulnerable stage of Tussilago farfara for mechanical weeding control (2015)
• Honours Thesis  Victor Tran. MSE B.Sc. Hon The City of Montreal: A Geographic Information Systems Approach to Food Security (2014)
• AGRI 490/ENVR374/ENVR 485 Stephanie Trempe, Valérie Toupin Dubé, Kathleen Giguere Macdonald Campus Student Society Green Procurement Policy with inventory (2014)
• AGRI 490 Bradley Bohemen, Development of educational modules for agriculture (2014)
• AGRI 490 Ophélie Boulanger, Technical report on the production of grafted tomatoes (2014)
• AGRI 490 Karine Fortier-Brunelle, Growing Microgreens for Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens (2014)
• AGRI 490 Evelyn Levac, Ode to Agriculture Video- interviews with older and future farmers (2014)
• AGRI 490 Esther Poliquin, Market Analysis of Industrial Hemp for use in the Quebec Construction Industry (2014)
• AGRI 490 Florence Audette-Beaulieu, Jardin éducatif à caractère historique pour la Maison Simon-Fraser – this project also received funds from Ste-Anne's for its implementation (2014)
• MSE Honours Thesis  Daphne Ben David, MSE, B.Sc. Hon., The Effect of a Cowshed on Kibbutz Ne’ot Semadar’s Water and Nitrogen Cycles: A Systems Analysis (2013)
• MSE Honours Thesis   Sasha Rodrigues, MSE, B.Sc(AgEnvSc) Honours Environment, Sustainable Thomson House: A 5-year sustainability and action plan  (2013)
• AGRI 482 Anna Kusmer and Tessie Harris, Out of the Garden Project Finance Analysis (2013)
• AGRI 490 Philippe Beauregard and Edith Bovay, Greenhouse Production of Basil: Economic and Environmental Factors (2013)
• AGRI 490 Marie-Pier Gosselin, Milaine Brousseau Ouellette, Olivier Allard-Ruel, Analysis of Food wastages – linking food banks and farms in the Montreal area (2013)

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