Macdonald Campus (agriculture and environment) news
Relive Montreal's plant past by visiting Canada's oldest herbarium. The 560 herbal specimens preserved at the McGill University Herbarium are now available on-line. Browse through the site and rediscover Montreal of the 1820's, when the island was wild and the Miron Quarry was a bog filled with rare native orchids.
The Canadian Intercollegial Lumberjack Championships are being held at McGill University on January 26. About 250 competitors from across North America will compete in 15 events including: sawing, chopping, log-rolling, snow-shoeing, axe-throwing, pole-climbing and water-boiling.
Agricultural economist Laurie Baker and a colleague believe that adapting the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model as an alternative financing strategy will alleviate the financial burdens plaguing Canadian farmers.
Members of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will pronounce themselves on issues related to agriculture and food supply in a one-day symposium, "Perspectives on the world food supply."