For more information, please contact Anna Duff at 514-398-7852, anna [dot] duff [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
Photos from Homecoming 2015 and other Mac events are available online our FLICKR page.
Mark your calendars for 2016 Homecoming - Saturday, October 29
This Homecoming, we welcome classes ending in "1 and "6" as they celebrate anniversary years, but everyone is welcome to join in the festivities at Mac on Saturday October 29th.
The tradition continues with the Sir William Macdonald Luncheon and the Gathering of the Clan BBQ as well as new programming to be confirmed this summer.
Registration is now open – Macdonald Campus events are listed together to make it easier to choose the events you would like to attend.
MCGILL IS GOING GREEN – NO HARD COPY HOMECOMING BOOKLETS WILL BE SENT OUT THIS YEAR SO MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.
Please contact Anna Duff byanna [dot] duff [at] mcgill [dot] ca ( email) or at 514-398-7852 for more information.
Special rates have already been confirmed with the Holiday Inn Pointe Claire (Macdonald Homecoming and Open House)
Single/Double Occupancy $145, Triple/Quad Occupancy $165 + taxes – buffet breakfast included.
To book directly 514-697-7110 or toll free 1-800-375-2680 and mention UMH as the booking code.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
9:30am - Centennial Centre foyer ⦁ Registration and Memorabilia Room
Check-in, inquire about programming and have a cup of coffee as you catch up with other alumni browsing through the Memorabilia Room.
10:00am - Centennial Centre CC1-163 ⦁ TEDx – A Forum on Sustainability
Come and hear from Macdonald Professors as they present an engaging and lively overview of their research around the theme of sustainability.
MODERATOR: Dean Anja Geitmann
Food Security in Northern Canada (FoodSINC)
MARK LEFSRUD, Bioresource Engineering
Chemical contaminants in food: revealing snapshots of society
STEPHANE BAYEN, Food Science & Agricultural Chemistry
A rough start in life: early-life exposure to environmental pollution in wildlife
JESSICA HEAD, Natural Resource Sciences
How do plants make sense of the world? Regulatory networks, gene expression, and environmental change
OLIVIA WILKINS, Plant Science
11:00am - Centennial Centre Ceilidh ⦁ Macdonald Sneak Peek
Macdonald students are difference-makers so this is your opportunity to see their interesting and often cutting-edge research/projects first hand.
Presentations from – Professor Larry Goodridge (Food Science), Professor Valerie Gravel (Plant Science), IFT winners Rephyll and Fitamin Multimeal, Macdonald Innovation & Entrepreneurship prize winners Agvisio and Polar Labs, and Dobson Cup winners YumiBox. You will also meet some of our students who have participated in a summer internship.
12noon - Centennial Centre Ballroom ⦁ Sir William Macdonald Luncheon
Our signature event is not to be missed. Not only will you hear from Dean Geitmann but she will also present the Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Awards, recognize Class Gifts and award special accomplishments.
Cost: $50/person, includes wine
Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients: Bryan Murray, DipEd(PE)'64 and Hubert Zandstra, BScAgr’64, MSc’66
Distinguished Young Alumni Award Recipient: Sarah Archibald, BSc(AgEnvnSc)’12
2:15pm - departing from the Centennial Centre ⦁ Campus Tours
A visit to Macdonald during Homecoming would not be complete without our campus tours. We included a stop at the Mary Emily Clinical Nutrition Research Unit last year and due to the great success have include it again this time. You will also visit the beautiful Arboretum and find out what’s happening at the Mac Farm.
4:30pm - Centennial Centre Ceilidh ⦁ Macdonald Branch Happy Hour and Gathering of the Clan BBQ
Enjoy a drink at the end of the day and stay on for our traditional BBQ.
We will end the day with a rousing Contra Dance which is part square dancing, part line dancing. A caller and live music keep everyone moving in a fun and social close to the day.
BBQ cost: $20/person, cash bar