Macdonald Campus offers a personal and supportive educational experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels—an experience that allows students the opportunity to get to know professors and learn in a collaborative environment. If you are looking to upgrade your professional skills in the fields of agriculture, food safety, nutrition, water resources management and environmental sciences, then the Continuing Professional Development program may be what you are looking for.

Students at Macdonald benefit from a lower student/teacher ratio, and their classrooms include world-class active learning facilities. Courses in all programs have significant ‘hands-on’ components, whether it’s field courses, an engineering design project, or a laboratory on food safety.  The Dietetics program, for example, includes an internship in institutions such as schools, hospitals, industry, or government; Food Science provides the opportunity to work within the food industry. These experiences give our students a competitive edge after they graduate and transition into careers.

In addition to excellence in academic programs, students can take advantage of innovative research, from disease and epigenetics, wildlife conservation, obesity in children, ecotoxicology, biofuels, or biotechnology.  Students can access local or international internship opportunities, take part in entrepreneurial initiatives, and engage with a host of student-led clubs and activities. Students can expand their learning by taking one of the many field semesters, or studying abroad through an exchange program. McGill’s Macdonald Campus offers a learning environment for everyone that is challenging, innovative, and unique.


Academic programs...Internships...Field Studies...Continuing Professional Development...Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation Program...Food Safety and Quality Program