Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Marianne Falardeau-Côté, a PHD candidate in Natural Resource Sciences with Professor Elena Bennett and the recipient of the 2017 Laure Waridel Bursary, shares her experiences in Scandinavia.

Classified as: marianne falardeau-côté, Laure Waridel Bursary, northern, environmental change
Published on: 18 Jul 2017

The World Economic Forum announced its 2017 class of 55 Young Scientists, assembling a distinguished cohort of top talent making an impact on research as diverse as quantum and computer science, physics and materials science, biology and bio-engineering, medical and neuroscience, and energy and environment. Collectively, their research is at the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Among the honorees is Natural Resource Science professor and Canada Research Chair in Arctic Ecology Kyle Elliott.

Classified as: Kyle Elliott, arctic ecology
Published on: 11 Jul 2017

In a study published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, McGill University researcher Jaswinder Singh and co-authors describe a new protein that could greatly improve brewing.

Classified as: barley, beer, Jaswinder Singh, malting, TLP8, β-glucan
Published on: 10 Jul 2017

Repairs on the Macdonald Bridge (overpass of Poultry Cottages Street, over railway tracks and Highway 20) will last until the end of August 2017.

Closure of Highway 20 (A-20)

Monday June 26 and Tuesday June 27

Closure of A-20 eastbound: Between exit 39 Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue / Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants and exit 48 Boulevard St-Charles, from 10 pm to 5 am

Classified as: Construction, detours
Published on: 21 Jun 2017

We are excited to announce the opening this summer of the Mac Paddle Shack.  Operated by Athletics and Recreation and servicing the McGill community as well as John Abbott, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and the general public, the Mac Paddle Shack will offer hourly kayak, stand up paddle board (SUP) and canoe rentals, paddling instruction and paddle board yoga classes.

Classified as: paddle shack, Athletics
Published on: 20 Jun 2017

The list of “bad things” could range from gross but harmless spoilage to dangerous pathogens such as Clostridium botulinum. In the case of botulism, it’s the toxin produced from the bacteria that is harmful, not the bacteria itself, says Brigitte Cadieux, a postdoctoral fellow in McGill University’s Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry.

Read more in the Globe and Mail

Classified as: pathogens, food safety, bacteria, food toxins
Published on: 20 Jun 2017

McGill University researchers [Grant Clark & Chandra Madramootoo] at Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue got some welcome news Monday when the federal government announced nearly $3 million in funding for research projects that will help farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Classified as: Research, greenhouse gas emissions
Published on: 14 Jun 2017

Every graduating student has their own way of getting ready the day of their Convocation. Some get haircuts, others go for a latté with friends and family or buy a new pair of shoes for the event. You can be pretty sure that very few do what Félix Bertrand did the morning of his Convocation ceremony on June 2. “I was at home helping my father with the pigs,” he says.

Read article by Neale McDevitt in the McGill Reporter

Classified as: Farm Management and Technology Program
Published on: 9 Jun 2017

Les besoins quotidiens en eau varient en fonction de la masse corporelle (30 ml d'eau par kilogramme), explique la nutritionniste Louise Thibault, professeure à l'École de nutrition humaine de l'Université McGill. « Et par boissons, on entend l'eau, mais aussi le jus, le lait, le thé, le café… », énumère Louise Thibault, qui souligne qu'en général, les gens obtiennent toute l'eau dont ils ont besoin en écoutant ce que leur corps leur dit.

La Presse+

Classified as: water, Thibault
Published on: 1 Jun 2017

McGill University’s Macdonald Campus Farm is embarking on an ambitious project to renovate the century old dairy barn into a new centre to welcome visitors to the world of food production.  The only operating dairy farm on the island of Montreal, the Macdonald Campus Farm, welcomes school visits during the months of May and June only.

Classified as: Macdonald Campus Farm, Community Engagement Centre
Published on: 30 May 2017

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.

Classified as: Sustainability, MSEG, local food
Published on: 19 May 2017

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.

 

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus
Published on: 7 May 2017

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.

Classified as: Construction, Highway 20
Published on: 2 May 2017

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.

Classified as: funding scholars, McGill-Ghana initiative
Published on: 19 Apr 2017

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