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Squirrels show softer side by adopting orphans

Those neighbourhood squirrels you often see fighting over food may not seem altruistic, but new University of Guelph research has found that the critters will actually take in orphaned relatives.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2010

McGill Library website has gone mobile!

McGill Library is pleased to announce the official launch of a new mobile library website as of June 1. Access library services any place, any time on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and most smart phones. Features on the mobile site include: Catalogue search, Course Reserves, Ask us, Library hours, Library finder on Google Maps, Library News, and FAQs.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2010

Does Growing Soy Destroy Amazon Rainforest?

In the first seven years of this century, around 19 million hectares of rainforest in the Legal Amazon region of Brazil were cut down. But the jury's out on the chief culprit behind this deforestation… Now a team from McGill University in Canada and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia has discovered evidence that soy production is indirectly causing deforestation.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2010

Montreal Gazette: Urban Agriculture Taking Root in Montreal Yards and Rooftops

Bean stalks wending their way up a concrete wall at McGill University's downtown campus, tomato plants growing next to a community centre in Notre Dame de Grâce, basil and chard in the back yard of a St. Laurent duplex. They're all part of a wave of urban agriculture sweeping the island of Montreal.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2010

Congratulations to Bernard Goyette

Congratulations to Bernard Goyette on behalf of the Department of Bioresource Engineering for his successful PhD defense.

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Published on : 16 Mar 2010

Green Team

We need food. We need fuel. The Green Crop Network is working on ways we can have both. (Hold the greenhouse gases.)

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Research Strength in Numbers

Complex problems require complex solutions. That’s why the Green Crop Network brings together a variety of research expertise from McGill and 13 other Canadian universities.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

From Green Revolution To Evergreen Solutions

If you can’t eat it, it’s not food: Growing crops is one thing, but the real trick is getting those crops from field to market with minimal spoilage. Learn about bioresource engineering professor Vijaya Raghavan’s decades-long effort to bring post-harvest innovations to Indian farms.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Permanent Residency Information Sessions

International Student Services has organized Permanent Residency Information Sessions which are facilitated by Immigration Quebec.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2010

Congratulations to the Bioresource Engineering delegation for the 2010 Quebec Engineering Competition.

Congratulations to the Bioresource Engineering delegation for the 2010 Quebec Engineering Competition. Winning a total of 6 prizes during the competition, making McGill Mac the most awarded delegation for QEC 2010.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2010

70% of Inuit preschoolers live in food-insecure homes: McGill researchers

Seventy per cent of Inuit preschoolers in Nunavut, Canada’s largest territory, live in households where there isn’t enough food, a situation with implications for children’s academic and psychosocial development, found McGill University Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair Grace Egeland of the Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment and collaborators.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2010

Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations (OVPRIR) new service "Subscription to Funding Opportunities"

In an ongoing effort to improve our processes and service delivery to the research community, the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations (OVPRIR) is pleased to introduce a new service, “Subscription to Funding Opportunities.” Our previous practice has been to send funding opportunities to Department Chairs and Associate Deans of Research for redistribution to facu

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Published on : 19 Dec 2009