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How do you measure hunger?

How do you measure hunger? If anyone can tell you, it’s Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez, Margaret Gilliam Faculty Scholar in Food Security and Director of the McGill Institute for Global Food Security.

“Hunger and food insecurity are very complex phenomena affecting people and countries in different ways,” says Melgar-Quiñonez. “In order to estimate how many people are undernourished or food insecure, we needed diverse methods of quantifying hunger.”

Published: 27Sep2016

Food security and access to land resources

Margaret A. Gilliam Fellowship recipient June Po is a PhD candidate in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences; June works on food security, focusing on the relationships between food security and women’s access to land resources in dryland Kenya. In early 2015, she returned to the rural communities in Kenya to report her research findings to smallholder farmers. This effort has so far been extremely valuable, as she learned multiple ways of translating research into practice.

Published: 27Sep2016

McGill Open House and Sneak Peek - Macdonald Campus

Centennial Centre (for Sneak Peek), 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA


Macdonald Campus Career Fair

Macdonald-Stewart Building Foyer, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA


Sponsored by CaPS, the annual Macdonald Campus Career Fair will take place on September 27. Students are encouraged to attend. This event is open to all.


Summer scholarship student research a cut above


Fifteen of the Faculty's brightest students, all holding either NSERC or CIHR Summer Scholarships, or Alumni Donor-supported awards, competed in the 10th Annual USRA poster presentation which featuring projects they undertook over the summer.  Says Philippe Seguin, Acting Associate Dean (Research), "It is incredible to see the research skills that these students have developed and the progress they have made in such a short time."

Published: 14Sep2016

Visit to the Macdonald Campus Beehives

Barton Building Entrance to Mac Campus Library, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA


For Science Literacy Week, beekeepers from the McGill Apicultural Association (MAA) and the Mac Campus Library have organized a visit to the Mac Campus beehives. Come learn more about our colony of bees and beekeeping!

Big words, big misunderstandings: communicating science to the public

Macdonald-Stewart Building MS2-022 (Faculty Lounge), 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA


Food Science researcher named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Congratulations to Hoshahalli S. Ramaswamy of the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry who will be inducted into the Royal Society of Canada on November 18, in Kingston, Ontario.  The Royal Society of Canada announced the 2016 Fellows on September 7; Professor Ramaswamy is one of ten McGill researchers this year to receive this honour.

Published: 8Sep2016