Macdonald Campus

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Bryan Murray, DipEd(PE)'64, recipient of the 2016 Macdonald Distinguished Alumni Award.

"A native of Shawville, Que., Murray was a student-athlete at McGill University's Macdonald College campus in the 1960s and went on to develop his coaching and administrative skills by guiding the Macdonald Aggies football team and the Macdonald Clansmen hockey squad while serving four years as director of athletics."

Classified as: Bryan Murray, Athletics, Macdonald Campus
Published on: 14 Aug 2017

Because of flooding issues, day and evening summer classes and exams are cancelled on Monday, May 8, 2017, at both McGill’s Macdonald Campus and its downtown campus.

McGill Newsroom.

 

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus
Published on: 7 May 2017
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, announced today on behalf of the Government of Quebec $3,772,000 in funding over three years for the Farm Management and Technology Program (FMT), a three-year academic and practical college program offered on the Macdonald campus and taught by the staff of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
 
Classified as: Macdonald Campus, agriculture, Farm Management and Technology, laurent lessard, geoff kelley, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation
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Published on: 31 Mar 2017
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, announced on behalf of the Government of Quebec $5 million for the Consortium de recherche précompétitive en transformation alimentaire at McGill University’s Macdonald campus today. The funds will be awarded in five annual instalments of $1 million
 
Classified as: funding, Macdonald Campus, agriculture, mcgill research, Government of Quebec, agri-food
Published on: 31 Mar 2017

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.

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Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences
Published on: 28 Nov 2016

“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.

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, OSAS
Published on: 15 Nov 2016

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.

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, Remembrance Day Ceremonies
Published on: 11 Nov 2016

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

 

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, OSAS
Published on: 10 Nov 2016

 

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:

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus
Published on: 7 Nov 2016

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:

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus
Published on: 3 Nov 2016

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.

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, plant science, Farm Management and Technology
Published on: 3 Nov 2016

Today at a press conference in Quebec City, the Institut Nordique du Quebec (INQ) announced three Northern Research Chairs, as well as a newly recruited Science and Innovation Director, Louis Fortier.

Classified as: conservation, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, food security, Northern Research, wildlife
Published on: 1 Nov 2016

Elena M. Bennett of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences is the lead author of Bright Spots: seeds of a good Anthropocene. "The paper describes an effort to identify and propagate social and environmental projects that could reverse a centuries-long pattern in which human prosperity has come at the cost of substantial harm to ecosystems and excluded communities. "

Read more in NYTimes

 

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill School of Environment
Published on: 7 Oct 2016

29-year-old the lead agronomist for a Whistler marijuana company

As a 14-year-old loading soil at a Quebec poinsettia greenhouse, David Bernard-Perron [BSc (AES)'12, MSc'15] never would have expected he'd grow up to be the lead agronomist for a marijuana company in Whistler. 

But at 29, that's exactly what he's doing, and the company he works for is at the forefront of quickly growing industry.

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, plant science
Published on: 29 Sep 2016

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