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$5-million gift to McGill’s global food security institute supports efforts to understand and reverse world hunger and malnutrition

Every night, some 800 million people – one in nine people on earth – go to bed hungry. And projections suggest that unless creative solutions are found, the world will need to increase food production by an additional 50% in the next 30 years, when the planet’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion.

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Published: 10 Oct 2018

McGill University to partner with Xebec to develop Power-to Gas process for renewable energy storage

McGill University today announces it will co-develop with Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSXV: XBC) a prototype reactor to produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) using the Power-to-Gas (P2G) process which combines electricity generated by renewable sources and CO2 generated from waste. The project is being partially funded by a Collaborative Research and Development grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)....

Published: 20 Sep 2018

Nutritionally speaking, soy milk is best plant-based milk

How healthy is your almond milk really? It may taste good and may not cause you any of the unpleasant reactions caused by cow’s milk. But though plant-based milk beverages of this kind have been on the market for a couple of decades and are advertised as being healthy and wholesome for those who are lactose-intolerant, little research has been done to compare the benefits and drawbacks of the various kinds of plant-based milk....

Published: 29 Jan 2018

McGill commits to carbon neutrality by 2040

McGill University is committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, under its new Climate & Sustainability Action Plan (2017-2020), released today.

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Published: 28 Nov 2017

Imagining the cities of the future through a better understanding of Montreal today

Montreal, with its multilingual, multiethnic population, is an ideal living laboratory for researchers and students from the city’s four universities and many specialized research centres. How can Montreal be designed to better accommodate the needs of its children? What measures need to be put in place to accommodate people of different cultures and religions living in close proximity? How is the city’s nighttime economy different from that of the daytime and what are the implications?

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Published: 17 Nov 2017

Fear, fearlessness and animal extinction

Too much fear can be dangerous for species’ survival. In fact, fear alone, even in the absence of a live predator, can lead to species’ extinction if the population size is small enough suggests a recent study from McGill and Guelph universities. To read: “How fear alone can cause animal extinction”

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Published: 24 Jul 2017

$3 million for research to help farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions

Two McGill University research projects aimed at helping farmers mitigate greenhouse gas emissions will receive nearly $3 million in funding from the Government of Canada, federal officials announced. 

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Jean-Claude Poissant, and Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis, made the announcement today at McGill’s Macdonald Campus in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Que.

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Published: 13 Jun 2017

Students receive $50K from Ottawa for innovative urban green housing design

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced a $50,000 grant from Natural Resources Canada’s Program for Energy Research and Development (PERD) to help TeamMTL participate in the international Solar Decathlon, to be held next year in Dezhou, China.

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Published: 6 Apr 2017

Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds

Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of B.C. have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. Surprisingly, mercury in seabirds is now actually slightly lower....

Published: 16 Dec 2016

McGill researchers lead development of tool to assess environmental risks of chemicals

Assessing the risks that toxic chemicals pose to natural ecosystems is a huge challenge, given the thousands of chemicals that require testing. But the task is expected soon to become less daunting, thanks to a new tool being developed by McGill University researchers. 

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Published: 8 Dec 2016

Measuring protection of the world’s rivers

To  what extent are the world’s rivers protected?  

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Published: 10 Nov 2016

Our future doesn’t have to be dismal

By  Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

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Published: 5 Oct 2016

New Quebec budget includes $1M for agrifood innovation

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Quebec’s recently unveiled provincial budget includes one new line-item that means a lot for McGill research.

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Published: 22 Mar 2016

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