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Homecoming 2013

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Homecoming 2013:
Wednesday, October 16 – Saturday, October 19

Reunion classes ending with "3" and "8"

When available, a brochure with full event listings, complete addresses and confirmed prices will be sent to all 25-year and more graduates; all others will receive a card with information on how to view online. 

Register now for events

For more information, please contact Anna Duff at 514-398-7852, anna [dot] duffatmcgill [dot] ca.

You can also log in to our Facebook group (McGill Mac Alumni) to connect with other Mac grads and share information, pictures and stories – before, during and after Homecoming!

Schedule of Events

Wednesday October 16

The Inaugural A. Jean de Grandpré Seminar
How Do We Feed The World? Thoughts and Strategies on the Looming Food Crisis
Moyse Hall
853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Cost: $15

With increasing scarcity of land and water resources, as well as rising energy prices, there are major concerns about the ability to secure the necessary food supplies for a growing world population. Global food production is further constrained climate change, droughts, natural disasters, demand for biofuels, imperfect market arrangements, and changes in dietary patterns of a growing middle class in the emerging economies. The need for food security and access to safe and healthy food is forcing us to examine how all types of technology can be used to significantly boost the production of food, particularly in the developing world.
Panel Presenters: Mark Lynas - is a renowned author and advisor on climate change. His books include the critically acclaimed The God Species and Six Degrees Our Future on a hotter planet.. Dr. Morven Anne Mclean BScAgr’85 Director, Center for Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops, ILSI Research Foundation, Washington, DC and Jay Bradshaw, President of Syngenta. Syngenta is a world leading agri-business with more than 26,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to bringing plant potential to life.

Friday October 18

Leacock Lunch
11:30am Reception; 12-2pm Lunch
Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel
Cost: $65 (includes wine)

Speaker: Dan Needles

Red & White Dinner
50th-75th Anniversary Classes
6:30pm Reception; 7pm Dinner
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
Cost: $70 (includes wine)

Casual Meet & Greet
Tadja Hall
No charge (cash bar)

Saturday October 19

A shuttle bus will run throughout the day between the Holiday Inn Pointe Claire and Macdonald Campus. Schedules will be made available.

Registration and Tickets
8:30am – 4:30pm
Centennial Centre Foyer

Memorabilia Room and Coffee
Centennial Centre Room CC1-150

Macdonald Branch Annual Business Meeting
Centennial Centre Ceilidh

Dean Chandra Madramootoo will be presenting the results of the Mac Branch survey and the new direction for the Branch.

Food and Nutrition Teaching Labs – Tour
Centennial Centre

Speed Research: “A Plot of Environment”
Centennial Centre Ceilidh

Join McGill School of Environment Researchers as they unravel environmental mysteries.  Join Professors Sylvie de Blois, Jeffrey Cardille, Grant Clark, Joann Whalen and Marilyn Scott to learn about biodiversity conservation in Quebec, tracking large scale changes across Canada, ecological engineering and management to reduce disease and improve soil fertility, and health and global food security.  Each will share with you the world as seen through their kaleidoscope.

Sir William Macdonald Luncheon
Centennial Centre Ballroom
Cost: $50 (includes wine)

Our guest speaker this year is Professor Chris Buddle Natural Resource Sciences whose presentation is titled “Tweets, Blogs and MOOCs – the Changing Landscape of Higher Education.”

Rugby Games: Martlet and Redmen & Tailgate Party
McEwen Field
No charge (bring your own lawnchair)

Tour of the Morgan Arboretum and Macdonald Farm

Walk off lunch with a private tour led by naturalist Chris Cloutier at the Arboretum and then explore the Farm with manager Paul Meldrum. A bus will take you the both facilities, departing from the Centennial Centre at 3:15pm

Macdonald Branch Happy Hour
Centennial Centre Ceilidh
No charge (cash bar)

Gathering of the Clan BBQ
Centennial Centre Ceilidh
Cost: $25 (cash bar)

Hotel: Holiday Inn Pointe-Claire Montreal Aeroport

6700 Transcanadienne

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Reserve before Friday September 20, 2013
Rate $130 single/double occupancy
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