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The Kohlrabi Collective: Creating a Connected Local Food System

McGill students are champions of the local and sustainable food movement. The McGill Farmers’ Market, the Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens (MSEG), and Organic Campus are student-run projects, independently established to produce, promote, and distribute local food at McGill. Read more in The Sandbox.

Published on : 19 May 2017

Classes and exams cancelled Monday, May 8th

Because of flooding issues, day and evening summer classes and exams are cancelled on Monday, May 8, 2017, at both McGill’s Macdonald Campus and its downtown campus. McGill Newsroom.  

Published on : 07 May 2017

Highway 20 overpass construction to begin May 8

Updated May 5, 2017 The Quebec Ministry of Transport has confirmed the resumption of the Macdonald Campus Hwy 20 overpass renovation project on May 8 until August 15.

Published on : 02 May 2017

Intitative to fund scholars at McGill and the University of Ghana

Dr. Grace Marquis, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, has received $500,000 CAD from the Queen Elizabeth Scholars initiative to fund researchers and scholars at McGill and the University of Ghana. The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships aim to activate a dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.

Published on : 19 Apr 2017

Gestion des eaux de ruissellement - Montréal annonce un nouveau partenariat avec l'Université McGill afin d'identifier les meilleures pratiques de plantation d'arbres

Bioresource Engineering professors Grant Clark  and Shiv Prasher, along with colleagues Dr. Maryam Kargar (Postdoctoral Fellow and Project Manager), Masters student Marcelo Frosi, Dr.

Published on : 19 Apr 2017

Campus Highway 20 overpass construction to resume

The Quebec Ministry of Transport has advised that it will recommence major repairs to the campus Highway 20 overpass as of May 1, 2017. The project is projected to end on August 15, 2017. Click on the maps above to see an enlarged views of the construction and detour zones.

Published on : 19 Apr 2017

McGill's Macdonald Campus in Ste-Anne gets funding boost

McGill University’s Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue received some good news last Friday when the Quebec government made two funding announcements that will help boost the Faculty of Agricultural Environmental Sciences. Read more in The Gazette  

Published on : 05 Apr 2017

Student captures 2nd place in NSERC - Science, action! competition

Congratulations to M.Sc. candidate Émile Brisson-Curadeau (Supervisor: Prof. Kyle Elliott, NRS) for capturing second place in "NSERC -" Science, action!" competition contest for "La sentinelle des mers".  ABOUT ÉMILE

Published on : 05 Apr 2017

Macdonald Campus Seed Library Launch

There were happy faces all around at Monday's launch of the Macdonald Campus Seed Library. The project, initiated by Liaison Librarian Dana Ingalls, offers seeds and gardening resources to members of the McGill community. According to Ingalls, "many public and academic libraries are expanding services to meet community needs. They are lending tools, artwork, exercise equipment, and more.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, Students, seed library
Published on : 24 Mar 2017

Elena Bennett @Davos

For those of you who missed it, take a few minutes to watch Elena Bennett's presentation @Davos. "By dwelling on the possibility of a dystopian environmental future, we run the risk of making the prediction self-fulfilling. We need more inspirational visions – but which are realistic and believable." Watch on McGillMacCampus Youtube

Published on : 24 Mar 2017

Interview with Nathalie Haddad

Nathalie Haddad, MSc(A) '02 (Human Nutrition), was a pioneer in the UAE healthy meal delivery market when she founded her company, Right Bite, in 2004. Since then, the nutritional consultation and meal delivery service has helped its clients lose [...] 250,000 kg excess weight, she tells Caterer Middle East. And these are just the people who subscribe to Right Bite’s customized meal plan packages — this figure doesn’t take into account the customers who use the delivery arm of the company, Right Bite Express.

Published on : 24 Mar 2017

Classes cancelled Wednesday March 15

Because of the difficult weather and transportation issues caused by the blizzard, classes on both our campuses will be cancelled for the remainder of today, March 15, including evening courses. Tests and exams will be rescheduled as necessary. Managers are asked to understand that some staff who managed to get into work today might have to leave earlier than normal. The shuttle bus to and from Macdonald Campus will be operating as of 11:30 a.m., but understandably, will face challenges adhering to its normal schedule. We thank everyone for their understanding. Stay safe!

Published on : 15 Mar 2017

McGill tries to chop down competition at lumberjack event

More than 140 competitors from six Canadian universities and colleges competed in the 57th annual McGill intercollegiate woodsmen competition Saturday at McGill’s Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. The Mac lumberjills left the competition in the sawdust came by winning the women’s division with 1170.03 points, edging out Dalhousie, with 1124.37. The win allowed the Mac women to solidify their hold in first place in the six-team Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjack Association (CILA). The Mac lumberjacks placed fourth on the men’s side with 927.82 points. Montreal Gazette.

Published on : 31 Jan 2017

Professor Murray Humphries honoured by Alma Mater

Congratulations to Professor Murray Humphries, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, who on Thursday, January 26, 2017, received the [University of Manitoba] Faculty of Science 2017 Honoured Alumni Award for exceptional achievement in Biological Sciences.

Published on : 26 Jan 2017