Macdonald Campus news
Not to be confused with those inflatable jumping castles for kiddie parties, the new manure dome on the Macdonald Campus landscape has area residents breathing a bit easier. The hog herd at the Macdonald Farm may be happy pigs but their manure generates quite a smell in the summer months. Now a double-layered, green inflatable dome takes care of the unpleasant odour from the manure tank.
Want to learn more about what you eat and what you drink? Attend the following McGill lectures to discover the latest on nutrition and the environment.
Entitled Managing the Saint Lawrence River, the Brace Centre for Water Resources Management symposium will bring together five experts who have closely studied the possible consequences of recent variations in the water level of thebig river.: Monday, September 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in room R2-046 of the Raymond Building on Macdonald Campus of McGill University.
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."