Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences news
Drone technology has been applied in support of bird science for more than a decade now. With the cost of this technology continuing to drop, the use of it is broadening across North America. In the same way that retail, military, and hobby sectors have embraced drones, bird scientists have realized drones can be deployed to do some bird census work and gather data in remote or otherwise inaccessible locations.
Discover new ideas and insights with leading researchers Elena Bennett (NRS), Graham MacDonald (Geog) and Andrew Gonzalez (Biology) in the IdeasLab at the World Economic Forum being held this week in Davos. Watch
All of the participants in the inaugural Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition are to be congratulated on a job well done! Finalists (left to right) include PhD candidate Salam Habib from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition ( Second place; Supervisor: L.
Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers Kyle Elliott (Natural Resource Sciences) and John Elliott (Environment Canada) 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.
In generations past, most water operators gained employment straight out of high school; however, these days, operators are required to have a strong foundation in science, engineering, and technology.
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.
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society recently stunned many Canadians by choosing the grey jay over the common loon as the organization’s candidate to become Canada’s national bird. The announcement was made on Nov. 16, 2016, at the College of Fellows’ Annual Dinner in the Canadian War Museum. Op-ed by David M. Bird, Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology, Montreal Gazette. Read more.
The Transport Ministry has advised that the Macdonald Hwy 20 Bridge will be completely closed overnight, from Friday, Nov 25 -11:00 pm to Saturday, Nov 26 - 4:30 am, in order to continue the repair work on the bridge. Road users are invited to take a marked detour (via the Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants). Note that this closure may be delayed due to unfavorable weather conditions or operational constraints.
“Instead of being another resource for knowledge, we’re actually delivering something practical to people,” said Li. “We’re combining nutrition and gourmet flavours to motivate behaviour change. It’s time dietitians became a key leader in the food industry, having a direct impact on putting good food into consumer homes. Dietitians don’t have to be the food police.” Yumibox Co-Founders and McGill Macdonald Campus students, Mengyin Hong, and Zoey Li. Montreal Gazette.
People prone to viewing the world in symbolic terms would have enjoyed yesterday’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Macdonald Campus. Hundreds of people stood in a tight circle around the permanent War Memorial in front of the Raymond Building. This human circle was itself ringed by the 44 oak trees that line Memorial Field. These oak trees were planted in 1931 to honour the supreme sacrifice of 34 young men from Macdonald College and Macdonald College High School who lost their lives in World War I.
Two students from McGill University, Zoey Li and Yin Hong, have founded a company to help raise awareness about diabetes and to help those coping with it. Yumi Box is a whole grain subscription box that delivers preportioned and preseasoned whole grains to your front door. Read more - Global News
The MTQ has made available a shuttle to take staff and students to and from the campus and the Farm for the duration of Phase 1 of the Macdonald Campus overpass construction. The shuttle will run continuously from 08h00 – 12h00 and 12h30 – 17h00 and is equipped for bicycle transport. Each circuit takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Stop locations include:
The Quebec Ministry of Transport will commence major repairs to the campus Highway 20 overpass (Pont Poultry Cottages) as of November 4, 2016. Phase 1 of the project is expected to last until the end of the year and Phase 2 will take place in the spring. This weekend – November 4, 5 and 6 Repair work under the campus Highway 20 overpass will begin Friday evening, and as a result, there will be closures on Highway 20 over the weekend. Monday, November 7th until end of project Overpass traffic:
Congratulations to Dr. Caroline Begg (Plant Science, FMT), the recipient of the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Faculty Lecturer). Principal Fortier presented the award at McGill's Fall Convocation held earlier this week. Dr. Begg has long been a supporter of student-led initiatives beyond the classroom and empowers students to be involved in their own learning process. She received the Macdonald Campus Award for Teaching Excellence earlier this year.
Today at a press conference in Quebec City, the Institut Nordique du Quebec (INQ) announced three Northern Research Chairs, as well as a newly recruited Science and Innovation Director, Louis Fortier.