Hotel Plaza, Valleyfield
Wednesday January 28, 2009
Communities across Canada recognized the people who live and breathe agriculture and make it one of the country's most vital and vibrant industries. Presentations featured industry specialists assessing some of the latest advances in ag innovation and technology.
Year 3 FMT students were taken to the afternoon event as part of professor Pascal Thériault's class. Various topics were discussed, including: Emerging Perspectives, Land Values, Energy Conservation, and Innovations and Technologies.
Saturday January 31, 2009
Sixteen teams (6 women's, 8 men's, 2 Jack 'n Jill’s) took part in the 49th Annual Intercollegiate Woodsmen Competition: The McGill men and women battled hard all day in -14 weather!
The McGill ladies took second place overall, 92.02 points behind a strong Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) girls’ team.
The men had a very steady day but ran up against a tough, experienced UNB roster and placed 4th overall, with 5 third place finishes.
The teams are back to their early morning practices, getting ready for the last of the Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association woodsmen events being held at NSAC on February 14th.