Macdonald Campus of McGill University was founded and endowed by the late Sir William C. Macdonald in 1907. The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences also houses the Departments of Bioresource Engineering, Animal Science, Plant Science, Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry. Lecture rooms, laboratories, computing centre and library are located in a three-building academic complex.
Also on campus are the Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE), Lyman Entomological Museum and research laboratory, Morgan Arboretum, Stoneycroft Wildlife Area, Avian Science and Conservation Centre, Institute of Parasitology and the Brace Centre for Water Resources Management, as well as athletic facilities, residences, student services and activities, a bar and meeting place for students. Macdonald Campus attracts students from around the world, and prides itself in its spirit and congenial atmosphere generated by its 1,000 or so students and 100 faculty.
Ste. Anne de Bellevue is a small picturesque town (population approximately 3,000) on the shore of Lake St. Louis, situated about 16 km (10 miles) from Dorval Airport at the western tip of the Island of Montreal. It is 32 km (20 miles) west from McGill's campus in the heart of Montreal which is 35 minutes by car, 90 minutes by train or bus. Ste. Anne de Bellevue has a good range of shops and restaurants, and Montreal has excellent theatres, concert halls, shops and restaurants and an exciting cosmopolitan atmosphere.