Macdonald Campus (agriculture and environment) news
Dr Alfons Lawen, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, on "The plasma membrane NADH-oxidoreductase, VDAC1 and the regulation of apoptosis." Tuesday, April 20, 12:00-1:00 pm, Institute of Parasitology, Room A-101.
Pierre Dutilleul is a statistician who studies trees. Examining how branching patterns affect light-gathering efficiency in plants can improve our understanding of photosynthesis, and by extension, food production and the environment.
At the Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjack Championships, college students from across Eastern Canada and New England will forgo the cold to compete in an array of timbersports: the axe throw, the standing block chop, log decking and the cross-cut saw. Wood chips will fly, logs will roll and lumberjacks and lumberjills will most likely leave with some scrapes and bruises.
More than 250 students from across New England and Eastern Canada and will battle it out during the 50th annual Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjack Championships at the Macdonald Campus of McGill University. When: January 31, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Watson Field, at McGill's Macdonald Campus, 21,111 Lakeshore Rd., Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Admission and parking are free. Everyone is welcome. Information: 514-398-7789.
McGill University's unionized administrative and support staff employees represented by MUNACA have voted to reject the University's contract offer and to give their union a mandate to exercise pressure tactics up to and including strike action.
Not to be confused with those inflatable jumping castles for kiddie parties, the new manure dome on the Macdonald Campus landscape has area residents breathing a bit easier. The hog herd at the Macdonald Farm may be happy pigs but their manure generates quite a smell in the summer months. Now a double-layered, green inflatable dome takes care of the unpleasant odour from the manure tank.