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McGill tries to chop down competition at lumberjack event

More than 140 competitors from six Canadian universities and colleges competed in the 57th annual McGill intercollegiate woodsmen competition Saturday at McGill’s Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. The Mac lumberjills left the competition in the sawdust came by winning the women’s division with 1170.03 points, edging out Dalhousie, with 1124.37. The win allowed the Mac women to solidify their hold in first place in the six-team Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjack Association (CILA). The Mac lumberjacks placed fourth on the men’s side with 927.82 points. Montreal Gazette.

Published on : 31 Jan 2017

Professor Murray Humphries honoured by Alma Mater

Congratulations to Professor Murray Humphries, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, who on Thursday, January 26, 2017, received the [University of Manitoba] Faculty of Science 2017 Honoured Alumni Award for exceptional achievement in Biological Sciences.

Published on : 26 Jan 2017

The World Outdoors: Researchers flock to drones

Drone technology has been applied in support of bird science for more than a decade now. With the cost of this technology continuing to drop, the use of it is broadening across North America. In the same way that retail, military, and hobby sectors have embraced drones, bird scientists have realized drones can be deployed to do some bird census work and gather data in remote or otherwise inaccessible locations.

Published on : 26 Jan 2017

Shaping Stories McGill/Macdonald @ Davos

Discover new ideas and insights with leading researchers Elena Bennett (NRS), Graham MacDonald (Geog) and Andrew Gonzalez (Biology) in the IdeasLab at the World Economic Forum being held this week in Davos. Watch  

Published on : 19 Jan 2017

Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative 3MT Competition

All of the participants in the inaugural Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition are to be congratulated on a job well done! Finalists (left to right) include PhD candidate Salam Habib from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition ( Second place; Supervisor: L.

Published on : 18 Jan 2017

Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds

Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers Kyle Elliott (Natural Resource Sciences) and John Elliott (Environment Canada) have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of B.C. have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. Surprisingly, mercury in seabirds is now actually slightly lower.

Published on : 21 Dec 2016

What training is needed for the next generation of water operators?

In generations past, most water operators gained employment straight out of high school; however, these days, operators are required to have a strong foundation in science, engineering, and technology.

Published on : 08 Dec 2016

Not so loony: Why the grey jay soared to victory as Canada's would-be national bird

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society recently stunned many Canadians by choosing the grey jay over the common loon as the organization’s candidate to become Canada’s national bird. The announcement was made on Nov. 16, 2016, at the College of Fellows’ Annual Dinner in the Canadian War Museum. Op-ed by David M. Bird, Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology, Montreal Gazette. Read more.    

Published on : 28 Nov 2016

Macdonald Hwy 20 Bridge completely closed Friday night to Saturday morning

The Transport Ministry has advised that the Macdonald Hwy 20 Bridge will be completely closed overnight, from Friday, Nov 25 -11:00 pm to Saturday, Nov 26 - 4:30 am, in order to continue the repair work on the bridge. Road users are invited to take a marked detour (via the Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants). Note that this closure may be delayed due to unfavorable weather conditions or operational constraints.

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Published on : 25 Nov 2016

Healthy options are a package deal at Oatbox and Yumibox

“Instead of being another resource for knowledge, we’re actually delivering something practical to people,” said Li. “We’re combining nutrition and gourmet flavours to motivate behaviour change. It’s time dietitians became a key leader in the food industry, having a direct impact on putting good food into consumer homes. Dietitians don’t have to be the food police.” Yumibox Co-Founders and McGill Macdonald Campus students, Mengyin Hong, and Zoey Li. Montreal Gazette.

Published on : 15 Nov 2016

Hundreds gather at Mac Campus to remember

People prone to viewing the world in symbolic terms would have enjoyed yesterday’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Macdonald Campus. Hundreds of people stood in a tight circle around the permanent War Memorial in front of the Raymond Building. This human circle was itself ringed by the 44 oak trees that line Memorial Field. These oak trees were planted in 1931 to honour the supreme sacrifice of 34 young men from Macdonald College and Macdonald College High School who lost their lives in World War I.

Published on : 11 Nov 2016

Two McGill students use company to raise awareness for diabetes

Two students from McGill University, Zoey Li and Yin Hong, have founded a company to help raise awareness about diabetes and to help those coping with it. Yumi Box is a whole grain subscription box that delivers preportioned and preseasoned whole grains to your front door. Read more - Global News  

Published on : 10 Nov 2016

Campus to Farm shuttle now available during the overpass construction

  The MTQ has made available a shuttle to take staff and students to and from the campus and the Farm for the duration of Phase 1 of the Macdonald Campus overpass construction. The shuttle will run continuously from 08h00 – 12h00 and 12h30 – 17h00 and is equipped for bicycle transport. Each circuit takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Stop locations include:

Published on : 07 Nov 2016

Commuting to, from or through the Macdonald Campus? What you need to know.

The Quebec Ministry of Transport will commence major repairs to the campus Highway 20 overpass (Pont Poultry Cottages) as of November 4, 2016. Phase 1 of the project is expected to last until the end of the year and Phase 2 will take place in the spring.  This weekend – November 4, 5 and 6 Repair work under the campus Highway 20 overpass will begin Friday evening, and as a result, there will be closures on Highway 20 over the weekend. Monday, November 7th until end of project Overpass traffic:

Published on : 03 Nov 2016

Caroline Begg awarded Principal's Prize for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to Dr. Caroline Begg (Plant Science, FMT), the recipient of the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Faculty Lecturer).  Principal Fortier presented the award at McGill's Fall Convocation held earlier this week.  Dr. Begg has long been a supporter of student-led initiatives beyond the classroom and empowers students to be involved in their own learning process.  She received the Macdonald Campus Award for Teaching Excellence earlier this year.

Published on : 03 Nov 2016