Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences news
These awards are meant to stimulate interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering and to encourage students to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. Value: $4,500 from NSERC and a minimum of $1,125 from the University. Please visit the Macdonald Campus Student Affairs Office website for more information.
Professor Chandra Madramootoo, Dean of McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has been elected President of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID).
The normal Tuesday schedule of course activities is cancelled for December 2, 2008. In its place, all lectures, labs, conferences and other course-related activities that are normally held on Mondays will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 as well. This change in schedule is to make up for activities that are cancelled on Monday, October 13 due to Thanksgiving Day.
Harriet Kuhnlein, professor of human nutrition at the Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment comments in the Washington Post on the diet of indigenous people in the remote far north.
In an OpEd piece in The National, a new English-language daily in Abu Dhabi, Chandra Madramootoo, Dean of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill writes that in the early 1960s, parts of the world, particularly Asia, were affected by back-to-back droughts that led to massive starvation, famine and deaths.