Macdonald Campus

Every day after work, David Bernard-Perron, BSc(AgEnvSc)’12, MSc’15, heads out for a few laps “down the hill” on his mountain bike.

The hill in question is majestic Whistler Mountain, a short distance from his job as head agrologist at Whistler Medical Marijuana Corporation.

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Classified as: David Perron, medical marijuana
Published on: 14 Aug 2017

Professor Emerita Harriet Kuhnlein (School of Human Nutrition) received a 2017 Fulbright Specialist Grant that was undertaken with Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.  The award was in the category of Public/Global Health for a term of 5 weeks during February and March, 2017.  The grant was administered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State with the cooperation of World Learning. 

Classified as: Harriet V. Kuhnlein
Published on: 8 Aug 2017

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Terry Wheeler, Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences.

Professor Wheeler was an expert in entomology and Director of the Lyman Entomological Museum. He had been a faculty member since January 1, 1995.

He lost his battle with cancer which he had taken in stride and fought with amazing optimism. Professor Wheeler will be terribly missed.

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Classified as: Terry A Wheeler
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

The new Paddle Shack at the Macdonald Campus makes McGill the only Canadian university with an on-campus boat house.

The “Mac Paddle Shack,” which opened July 15, gives paddlers and would-be paddlers a chance to enjoy the waters of Lac St. Louis on a kayak, paddle board (SUP) or in a canoe. Hourly rentals, paddling instruction and paddle board yoga classes are available to the general public, and McGill and John Abbott College communities.

Classified as: Mac Paddle Shack
Published on: 19 Jul 2017

Professor Peter G. Brown (Natural Resource Sciences) has been selected as the recipient of the US Society for Ecological Economics 2017 Herman Daly Award for outstanding contributions to the field of ecological economics. 

Classified as: Peter G. Brown, human-earth relationship, Herman Daly Award, Anthropocene
Published on: 18 Jul 2017

Marianne Falardeau-Côté, a PHD candidate in Natural Resource Sciences with Professor Elena Bennett and the recipient of the 2017 Laure Waridel Bursary, shares her experiences in Scandinavia.

Classified as: marianne falardeau-côté, Laure Waridel Bursary, northern, environmental change
Published on: 18 Jul 2017

L’un offre un service clé en main pour des projets d’agriculture urbaine, l’autre a développé un modèle de production agricole intensive en conteneur. Le premier s’adresse aux particuliers, aux restaurateurs et aux écoles, et le second aux épiceries, aux agriculteurs et aux entreprises. Ces deux jeunes entreprises, MicroHabitat et La Boîte maraîchère misent sur la production locale sans pesticide à des échelles toutefois bien différentes.

Classified as: agriculture, production, container gardening
Published on: 11 Jul 2017

In a study published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, McGill University researcher Jaswinder Singh and co-authors describe a new protein that could greatly improve brewing.

Classified as: barley, beer, Jaswinder Singh, malting, TLP8, β-glucan
Published on: 10 Jul 2017

Repairs on the Macdonald Bridge (overpass of Poultry Cottages Street, over railway tracks and Highway 20) will last until the end of August 2017.

Closure of Highway 20 (A-20)

Monday June 26 and Tuesday June 27

Closure of A-20 eastbound: Between exit 39 Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue / Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants and exit 48 Boulevard St-Charles, from 10 pm to 5 am

Classified as: Construction, detours
Published on: 21 Jun 2017

We are excited to announce the opening this summer of the Mac Paddle Shack.  Operated by Athletics and Recreation and servicing the McGill community as well as John Abbott, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and the general public, the Mac Paddle Shack will offer hourly kayak, stand up paddle board (SUP) and canoe rentals, paddling instruction and paddle board yoga classes.

Classified as: paddle shack, Athletics
Published on: 20 Jun 2017

The list of “bad things” could range from gross but harmless spoilage to dangerous pathogens such as Clostridium botulinum. In the case of botulism, it’s the toxin produced from the bacteria that is harmful, not the bacteria itself, says Brigitte Cadieux, a postdoctoral fellow in McGill University’s Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry.

Read more in the Globe and Mail

Classified as: pathogens, food safety, bacteria, food toxins
Published on: 20 Jun 2017

McGill University researchers [Grant Clark & Chandra Madramootoo] at Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue got some welcome news Monday when the federal government announced nearly $3 million in funding for research projects that will help farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Classified as: Research, greenhouse gas emissions
Published on: 14 Jun 2017

Every graduating student has their own way of getting ready the day of their Convocation. Some get haircuts, others go for a latté with friends and family or buy a new pair of shoes for the event. You can be pretty sure that very few do what Félix Bertrand did the morning of his Convocation ceremony on June 2. “I was at home helping my father with the pigs,” he says.

Read article by Neale McDevitt in the McGill Reporter

Classified as: Farm Management and Technology Program
Published on: 9 Jun 2017

Les besoins quotidiens en eau varient en fonction de la masse corporelle (30 ml d'eau par kilogramme), explique la nutritionniste Louise Thibault, professeure à l'École de nutrition humaine de l'Université McGill. « Et par boissons, on entend l'eau, mais aussi le jus, le lait, le thé, le café… », énumère Louise Thibault, qui souligne qu'en général, les gens obtiennent toute l'eau dont ils ont besoin en écoutant ce que leur corps leur dit.

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Classified as: water, Thibault
Published on: 1 Jun 2017

McGill University’s Macdonald Campus Farm is embarking on an ambitious project to renovate the century old dairy barn into a new centre to welcome visitors to the world of food production.  The only operating dairy farm on the island of Montreal, the Macdonald Campus Farm, welcomes school visits during the months of May and June only.

Classified as: Macdonald Campus Farm, Community Engagement Centre
Published on: 30 May 2017

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