Macdonald Campus (agriculture and environment) news
Congratulations to Bioresource Engineering students Stephanie Mayer, Stephanie Dumais, Eman ElSayed and Colin Gombault on their wins at the 2010 NABEC (http://www.abe.psu.edu/nabec/)Conference held in Geneva, NY July 18-21.
Due to maintenance, eScholarship@McGill, e-Exams, and eTheses and digitized rare books accessed via the library catalogue will be unavailable from 11pm Thursday June 3rd to 5am Friday June 4
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.
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.
The COLOMBO Interlibrary Loan system will be un available for McGill clients or library staff from Friday May 21 to Monday May 24 inclusive, while an upgrade to version 4.1 is in progress. Access to COLOMBO will resume on Tuesday May 25 in the morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.