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Backyard Beekeeping

Centennial Centre CC1-162, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

In conjunction with Apiguru, the McGill Apicultural Association presents a practical course on beekeeping.

Paper-based biosensor to detect HIV-hepatitis C co-infections

The research group of Prof Xinyu Liu is developing a portable, paper-based biosensor for point-of-care diagnosis of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infections. The research, led by graduate student Chen Zhao, has been published in the journal Biomicrofluidics.  The article has been selected as an Editor’s Pick of the journal and has been featured by Science Daily, American Institute of Physics (AIP), the Electrochemical Society and other science news websites.

Published: 20May2016

PhD Oral Defense: Application of Proximal Soil Sensing for Environmental Characterization of Agricultural Land

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


PhD Oral Defense of Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su, Department of Bioresource Engineering

Macdonald start-ups win big at McGill’s Dobson Cup entrepreneurship competition



Students from McGill’s Macdonald Campus seem to have figured out the winning combination of talent, skills, risk –and above all, the unwavering determination it takes to convert an idea into a viable business venture.

Published: 16May2016

When the cows come home, how long will they stay?


In the barn with McGill’s new NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle

Published: 4May2016

Valérie Toupin-Dubé awarded Equiterre's Laure Waridel Bursary


Congratulations to Valérie Toupin-Dubé, BSc(AgEnvSc) '16, winner of Equiterre’s Laure Waridel Bursary. The bursary was established in 2008 by Equiterre and the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins for students committed to pursuing and disseminating research on environmental and social action.

Published: 4May2016

Macdonald Convocation Ceremonies

Centennial Centre Ballroom, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA


The Macdonald Campus Convocation Ceremonies will take place on Friday, June 3, 2016, when almost 500 students will be receiving their degrees. Morning and afternoon ceremonies will be held.

Less body fat for toddlers taking vitamin D


Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development

A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

The findings emerged from research initially aimed at confirming the importance of vitamin D for bone density. The additional benefit in terms of body composition came as a surprise for the research team.

Published: 2May2016



« L’HONORIS CAUSA, JE LE PRENDS POUR TOUTES LES FAMILLES AGRICOLES » La nouvelle a été divulguée sur Facebook : Maria Labrecque Ducheneau sera récipiendaire d’un doctorat honorifique (honoris causa) le 3 juin prochain. Le doctorat lui sera décerné par la rectrice de l’Université McGill, Suzanne Fortier, lors de la collation des grades des étudiants en sciences de l’agriculture et de l’environnement.

Published: 25Apr2016