Gift from graduate William Ritchie forms centrepiece of $2.5-million plan to educate the public, open campus to more visitors
A $1-million gift from Macdonald College of McGill University alumnus J. William Ritchie, BSc(Agr)'51, will provide major support for McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in its efforts to open its Macdonald campus to more visitors and provide a unique, hands-on education into the critical role of agriculture in the food supply chain.
Father's lasting influence: Molecular foundations of intergenerational transmission of the paternal environment
Laval and McGill researchers team up with Health Canada and international researchers from Africa, Italy, Copenhagen and Greenland to investigate the impact of environmental exposures on the hertibale information coded in the fathers sperm and the health of offspring. The research team includes Professor Sarah Kimmins of the Department of Animal Science and is funded for $1.5 million by the Institute of Aboriginal Health, and the Institute of Gender and Health.
PhD Oral Defense: An Ecosystem Approach to Understanding Preschool Child Growth in Rural Panama: Potential Nutritional Benefits and Infection Risks of an Agricultural Intervention
PhD Oral Defense of Rachel Krause, Institute of Parasitology.
PhD Oral Defense: In-Silico Structural and Functional Analysis of Trypanosoma brucei RNA Editing Ligases and their Interaction with their Binding Partner Proteins
PhD Oral Defense of Alireza Darissi Shaneh, Institute of Parasitology
RNA editing is a post-transcriptional modification in which a base is substituted by another one or inserted or deleted. In trypanosomatids, RNA editing is carried out by uridine insertion or deletion. A multiprotein complex, the editosome, trims the mitochondrial mRNA transcripts, and it consists of twenty know proteins out of which kinetoplastid RNA editing ligases 1 and 2 (KREL1 and KREL2) were subjects of this study.
PhD Oral Defense: Building Seed Sustaining Households: Defining Seed Security Through Informal Seed Systems and Intraspecific Diversity on Semi-Arid, Resource Poor Farms in Kenya
PhD Oral Defense of Megan Dilbone, Department of Plant Science
PhD Oral Defense of Inneke Roos Mary Victor, Department of Bioresource Engineering
PhD Oral Defense of Surinder Singh, Department of Plant Science
Canadian Tri-Agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR) introduce open access policy on publications arising from all awards granted after May 1, 2015
On February 27, 2015, Canada's three major research funding agencies – the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – announced a new harmonized "Open Access Policy on Publications" that requires research publications supported by public funds to be made openly available for the benefit of the community at large.
PhD Oral Defense: A Critical Examination of Payments For Ecosystem Services (PES) as Applied in a Watershed Management Context
PhD Oral Defense of Vijay Krishnan Kolinjivadi, Department Of Bioresource Engineering.
A. Jean de Grandpré Distinguished Speaker Series: Stephen Bronfman: connecting the environment as citizen, philanthropist and businessman
Please join us for the A. Jean de Grandpré Distinguished Speaker Series Seminar, featuring this year's guest, Mr. Stephen Bronfman.