Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences news
With peak biting season for mosquitoes just around the corner, many of us might be tempted to wonder why don't we just get rid of the darn things altogether.Mosquitoes, after all, are attracted to many of the same things that attract humans during the summer months. "If you're outside having a barbecue with a bunch of friends, that's just a welcome sign for mosquitoes," said Chris Cloutier, a naturalist at the Morgan Aboretum.
It has taken Erik Kudelka 11 years to graduate from McGill University, so the Macdonald Campus convocation Friday will be momentous day for him. Read Erik's story in The Montreal Gazette.
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| EDUARDO GANEM CUENCA and KATHY MACLEAN Students from McGill’s Macdonald Campus seem to have figured out the winning combination of talent, skills, risk –and above all, the unwavering determination it takes to convert an idea into a viable business venture.
In the barn with McGill’s new NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle
Congratulations to Valérie Toupin-Dubé, BSc(AgEnvSc) '16, winner of Equiterre’s Laure Waridel Bursary. The bursary was established in 2008 by Equiterre and the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins for students committed to pursuing and disseminating research on environmental and social action.
Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity. The findings emerged from research initially aimed at confirming the importance of vitamin D for bone density. The additional benefit in terms of body composition came as a surprise for the research team.
« L’HONORIS CAUSA, JE LE PRENDS POUR TOUTES LES FAMILLES AGRICOLES » La nouvelle a été divulguée sur Facebook : Maria Labrecque Ducheneau sera récipiendaire d’un doctorat honorifique (honoris causa) le 3 juin prochain. Le doctorat lui sera décerné par la rectrice de l’Université McGill, Suzanne Fortier, lors de la collation des grades des étudiants en sciences de l’agriculture et de l’environnement.
LAWRENCE GOODRIDGE, DEPT. OF FOOD SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY, WAS INTERVIEWED ON CBC RADIO’S HOMERUN AT 5:40 PM ABOUT AN OUTBREAK OF HEPATITIS A LINKED TO BERRIES SOLD AT COSTCO. LISTEN: CBC Homerun
Excitement was in the air last May at a glitzy Toronto reception for “rockstar” professionals not accustomed to glitz: research scientists from six Canadian universities... At McGill University, insect scientist Chris Buddle submitted one study to a journal in “more of a casual, non-jargony language, (trying) to write it in a way that’s a bit more engaging, and not the typical dry scientific writing.” The Ottawa Citizen
McGill Newsroom To support six research projects in fields from neuroscience to food safety and Arctic ecosystems
Popular culture loves the mythology of the self-made success, the boot-strapping individual who eschews formal education to blaze a path to success. But, while superstar dropouts can capture our imaginations – think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg – they are the exceptions, not the rule. Especially in Canada: a study by the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity, for example, found that nearly 90 per cent of the founders of Canada’s top 250 tech companies are university graduates.
The Indo-Canada research project on small millets aims at enhancing its production and consumption. Millets are a must to tackle the increasing number of diabetic and lifestyle deceases in the community... This project on small millet production, processing and consumption was launched by Dhan Foundation, supported by Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) and by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) with the partnership of scientists from McGill University [Prof. Vijaya Raghavan], Canada and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
Government of Canada invests $27 million to extend the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program for another five years
Minister Lawrence MacAulay was on campus to participate in the Symposium and Wrap-Up meeting for the “Effects of Agricultural Water Management Systems on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Eastern Canada” project led by Chandra Madramootoo (Bioresource Engineering). The project was funded by the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases program. Announcement by The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Macdonald Campus of McGill University, March 30, 2016
|KATHY MACLEAN, COMMUNICATIONS, FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES There was good news all around for the Quebec agri-food sector in the recent provincial budget.