Macdonald Campus (agriculture and environment)

Judith Largy-Nadeau (BRE) and Dainava Blayney (NRS) and students from the Université de Sherbrooke are going door-to-door in Pointe-Claire to promote good waste habits this summer.

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Classified as: composting, waste, environment
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

Scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University have discovered a direct link between calcium and cholesterol, a discovery that could pave the way for new ways of treating high blood cholesterol.

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Classified as: calcium, cholesterol, heart disease, Luis Agellon, Marek Michalak, University of Alberta
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

“It has been something of a mystery why predators are so important in animal extinctions,” says Kyle Elliott, an assistant professor in McGill University’s Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences and the first author of a recent study on the subject published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. “As prey populations decline, predators should simply switch to other prey.

Classified as: ecology
Published on: 27 Jul 2017
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, announced on behalf of the Government of Quebec $5 million for the Consortium de recherche précompétitive en transformation alimentaire at McGill University’s Macdonald campus today. The funds will be awarded in five annual instalments of $1 million
 
Classified as: funding, Macdonald Campus, agriculture, mcgill research, Government of Quebec, agri-food
Published on: 31 Mar 2017

Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed.

Classified as: news, Research, spiders, Animal behaviour, evolutionary ecology, Christopher Buddle, Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences
Published on: 6 Aug 2015

Even jumping spiders have personalities scientists have discovered. A "shy" individual will not make the same choices as a "bold" individual. This means that some individuals, because of their personality type, will capture more prey than others, and will therefore have a larger effect on local ecosystems.

Classified as: news, Research, spiders, Animal behaviour, evolutionary ecology, Christopher Buddle, Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences
Published on: 6 Aug 2015

Given the need to feed an estimated 2.4 billion more people by the year 2050, the drive toward large-scale, single-crop farming around the world may seem inexorable.

Published on Feb 21, 2014 | Teatro Naturale International
Written by S.C.

Classified as: Sustainability, food, global food security, farming, Timothy Johns
Published on: 24 Feb 2014

McGill University scientists, led by Ajjamada Kushalappa of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, have teamed up with researchers from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia to develop nutritious, high-yielding, and more disease-resistant potatoes for food-insecure indigenous communities in Colombia.

Published on: 20 Jun 2012

Whether it is for research into clean energy sources, the future of wireless communication or a better understanding of the processes involved in language learning, over 160 established McGill researchers and more than 80 graduate students will benefit from support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five years.

Published on: 6 Jun 2012

BioFuelNet Canada – made possible by federal NCE program – will bring together industry and academics to research and develop biofuels of the future

Published on: 30 May 2012

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