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Lest We Forget - Remembrance Day Ceremonies at Macdonald

 
| November 6 2015

Faculty, staff and students from McGill's Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences joined with their campus partners - John Abbott College and Macdonald High School - as well as with Veterans from the Veterans' Hosital in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and invited guests from the local community to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy the freedoms and privileges we have today.

Dean Anja Geitman shared her personal experience:

Published: 5Nov2015

Les changements climatiques pour le jardinier amateur

Le Devoir | le 24 octobre 2015

par: Lise Gobeille 

Sylvie de Blois, professeure au Département de sciences végétales et à l’École d’environnement de l’Université McGill, elle a codirigé et supervisé tout le volet « plantes » du projet « CC-Bio : Effets des changements climatiques sur la biodiversité du Québec », qui a donné naissance à ce livre. Nous lui avons posé quelques questions…

Published: 31Oct2015

Speaker challenges Conference participants to "take action"

 

| KATHY MACLEAN, October 27, 2015

 

Why do we wait for a crisis to hit before we take action? Has "prevention is better than a cure" lost all its meaning?  Two important questions, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, put to attendees at the Public Lecture launching the 8th McGill Conference on Global Food Security: Current and Future Challenges for Sustainable Food Security.

Published: 28Oct2015

Speaker challenges Conference participants to "take action"

 
| KATHY MACLEAN. October 27, 2015

 

Why do we wait for a crisis to hit before we take action? Has "prevention is better than a cure" lost all its meaning?  Two important questions, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, put to attendees at the Public Lecture launching the 8th McGill Conference on Global Food Security: Current and Future Challenges for Sustainable Food Security.

Published: 28Oct2015

Sperm protein links father's lifestyle with offspring's health

 

Finding suggests more attention needs to be paid to fathers' pre-conception health. CBC News

Published: 9Oct2015

Honorary Degree Recipient Receives Nobel Prize in Medicine

 

Dr. William C. Campbell, D.Sc.'07, is among the three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, announced October 5, 2015, by the Nobel Prize Committee. William Campbell received his Honorary Doctorate at the Macdonald Campus convocation in 2007.

Published: 5Oct2015

Breakfast Television visits the Mac Campus Farm

 

City TV's morning show, Breakfast Television, spent an early morning on the Macdonald Campus Farm to hear about McGill's agriculture programs and try to learn some farm skills. Visits were made to the Dairy Barn, the Horticulture Centre, and the high tunnels; reporter Wilder Weir talked with Farm Director Paul Meldrum and Mike Bleho about the various programs offered at Macdonald and the "McGill Feeding McGill" program.

Watch the broadcast

 

 

Published: 2Oct2015

Farming of the future

 

Bioresource Engineering professor Mark Lefsrud and PhD candidate Débora Parrine were featured on CBC's The National on Tuesday, September 22.

Mark spoke about his work with Urban Barns, and how the new growth systems that he is developing are changing the face of agriculture.

Published: 23Sep2015

Laptops in classrooms distracting students

Associate Dean (Student Affairs) Chris Buddle was interviewed on CBC's The Current about the use of laptops in the classroom. A new study suggests that taking notes on a laptop leads to poorer marks citing distraction. Buddle says that "laptops and technology can play a pretty powerful role in the classroom..."

Listen to the entire program or to Professor Buddle's comments that begin at approximately 16:00 mins into the episode.

 

Published: 9Sep2015

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