McGill Conference on Global Food Security:
Risks and Threats to Food Security

October 5 & 6, 2011
New Residence Hall, McGill University
3625 Avenue du Parc
Montreal, Quebec

International and national participants at this three-day conference will include high-ranking decision-makers, academics, students, representatives of government, the private sector, international agencies, and civil society.

This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a high-level, well recognized and well established international event on global food security. Learn more and register >>

**If you can not make it for the entire conference, a Free Public Lecture Forum, preceding the conference, will be held on October 4. Register for the public lecture forum >>

Mac Alumni Golf Day –
4th Annual Bob Pugh Golf Classic

September 15, 2011
Anderson Links Golf and Country Club
Ottawa, Ontario

Come join fellow Macdonald and McGill alumni for a day of fun on the links. This year's Classic will support the Dr. John E Moxley/Valacta Scholarship.

Registration includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, electric golf cart, and dinner.
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Sir William is our Greatest McGillian –
why not make him yours?

Cast your vote once a day until August 31st here.

Sir William Macdonald: A brief synopsis

"Sir William’s greatest investments were in the young men and young women of his country. To aid him in the fulfillment of this ideal, he turned to education as the surest and most reliable means.

With his great vision, he saw early on the help that science could give to industry. But if science were to help industry, men must be given scientific training. That is why he built the science laboratories at McGill, and made possible the engagement of research professors. That is why we have the Macdonald Engineering Building, the Macdonald Chemistry Building, the Macdonald Physics Building, and why many professors are known as Macdonald professors. Law, Medicine, Music, Arts, were all remembered and helped bounteously.

He did not forget the students. He provided scholarships to enable the worthy student to enter and follow the courses at the University. He paid the fees of hundreds of students. He provided the Macdonald Park property, on which the Stadium now stands, for the youth of Canada who would later come to McGill. He erected the Union for student activities.

But of all his splendid conceptions, and they were many and varied, I believe the one that led to the creation of Macdonald College devoted to producing university trained practitioners associated with the farm, the home and the school, was the most noble."

Address by Sir Arthur Currie, Principal of McGill University
Macdonald College Founder’s Day, Wednesday, February 10, 1932

Farewell to a Macdonald Campus Icon 

As reported in the Summer 2010 E-Bulletin, the Macdonald Campus water tower will be dismantled this summer after a century of service. Read the McGill Reporter article here.

Food and Nutrition Laboratories

Images from the recent Savour the Flavours, Dean’s Donor Reception, have been posted on our Flickr page.  Seen here, one of several chefs who were on hand to demonstrate the limitless possibilities of the equipment and facility to a delighted group of supporter