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Mac Paddle Shack opens for paddlers of all ages

The new Paddle Shack at the Macdonald Campus makes McGill the only Canadian university with an on-campus boat house.

The “Mac Paddle Shack,” which opened July 15, gives paddlers and would-be paddlers a chance to enjoy the waters of Lac St. Louis on a kayak, paddle board (SUP) or in a canoe. Hourly rentals, paddling instruction and paddle board yoga classes are available to the general public, and McGill and John Abbott College communities.

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Published: 19 Jul 2017

McGill Prof wins prestigious award--and says that the economic system is a major factor in the decline of the Earth's ability to support complex life

Professor Peter G. Brown (Natural Resource Sciences) has been selected as the recipient of the US Society for Ecological Economics 2017 Herman Daly Award for outstanding contributions to ecological economics. 

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Published: 18 Jul 2017

Live from Scandinavia: News from our Laure Waridel Laureate!

Marianne Falardeau-Côté, a PHD candidate in Natural Resource Sciences with Professor Elena Bennett and the recipient of the 2017 Laure Waridel Bursary, shares her experiences in Scandinavia.

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Published: 18 Jul 2017

Deux joueurs de l’agriculture urbaine actuelle

L’un offre un service clé en main pour des projets d’agriculture urbaine, l’autre a développé un modèle de production agricole intensive en conteneur. Le premier s’adresse aux particuliers, aux restaurateurs et aux écoles, et le second aux épiceries, aux agriculteurs et aux entreprises. Ces deux jeunes entreprises, MicroHabitat et La Boîte maraîchère misent sur la production locale sans pesticide à des échelles toutefois bien différentes.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

World Economic Forum Young Scientists Class of 2017 celebrates breakthrough talent from across the globe

The World Economic Forum announced its 2017 class of 55 Young Scientists, assembling a distinguished cohort of top talent making an impact on research as diverse as quantum and computer science, physics and materials science, biology and bio-engineering, medical and neuroscience, and energy and environment. Collectively, their research is at the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

Crafting better beer

In a study published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, McGill University researcher Jaswinder Singh and co-authors describe a new protein that could greatly improve brewing.

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Published: 10 Jul 2017

Closure of Highway 20 - Macdonald Bridge repairs

Repairs on the Macdonald Bridge (overpass of Poultry Cottages Street, over railway tracks and Highway 20) will last until the end of August 2017.

Closure of Highway 20 (A-20)

Monday June 26 and Tuesday June 27

Closure of A-20 eastbound: Between exit 39 Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue / Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants and exit 48 Boulevard St-Charles, from 10 pm to 5 am

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Published: 21 Jun 2017

Mac Paddle Shack to open soon

We are excited to announce the opening this summer of the Mac Paddle Shack.  Operated by Athletics and Recreation and servicing the McGill community as well as John Abbott, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and the general public, the Mac Paddle Shack will offer hourly kayak, stand up paddle board (SUP) and canoe rentals, paddling instruction and paddle board yoga classes.

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Published: 20 Jun 2017

Canning at Home? Brush up on your science to avoid dangerous pathogens

The list of “bad things” could range from gross but harmless spoilage to dangerous pathogens such as Clostridium botulinum. In the case of botulism, it’s the toxin produced from the bacteria that is harmful, not the bacteria itself, says Brigitte Cadieux, a postdoctoral fellow in McGill University’s Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry.

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Published: 20 Jun 2017

McGill gets $3M to fund research into cutting greenhouse gases

McGill University researchers [Grant Clark & Chandra Madramootoo] at Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue got some welcome news Monday when the federal government announced nearly $3 million in funding for research projects that will help farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions....

Published: 14 Jun 2017

Félix Bertrand: From the classroom to the farm

Every graduating student has their own way of getting ready the day of their Convocation. Some get haircuts, others go for a latté with friends and family or buy a new pair of shoes for the event. You can be pretty sure that very few do what Félix Bertrand did the morning of his Convocation ceremony on June 2. “I was at home helping my father with the pigs,” he says.

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Published: 9 Jun 2017

Pick-up and drop-off points for hitchhikers crossing Hwy 20 Overpass

Transports Quebec does not permit pedestrians to cross the campus Hwy 20 overpass during the renovation period, which will last into August. In order to facilitate pedestrian passage, for staff and students without vehicles, hitchhiker spots have been established at the base of each side of the overpass....

Published: 8 Jun 2017

Il faut boire huit verres d'eau par jour. Vraiment?

Les besoins quotidiens en eau varient en fonction de la masse corporelle (30 ml d'eau par kilogramme), explique la nutritionniste Louise Thibault, professeure à l'École de nutrition humaine de l'Université McGill. « Et par boissons, on entend l'eau, mais aussi le jus, le lait, le thé, le café… », énumère Louise Thibault, qui souligne qu'en général, les gens obtiennent toute l'eau dont ils ont besoin en écoutant ce que leur corps leur dit.

La Presse+

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Published: 1 Jun 2017

Macdonald Farm closed to visitors this summer due to construction of new Community Engagement Centre

McGill University’s Macdonald Campus Farm is embarking on an ambitious project to renovate the century old dairy barn into a new centre to welcome visitors to the world of food production.  The only operating dairy farm on the island of Montreal, the Macdonald Campus Farm, welcomes school visits during the months of May and June only.

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Published: 30 May 2017

The Kohlrabi Collective: Creating a Connected Local Food System

McGill students are champions of the local and sustainable food movement. The McGill Farmers’ Market, the Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens (MSEG), and Organic Campus are student-run projects, independently established to produce, promote, and distribute local food at McGill.

Read more in The Sandbox.

Published: 19 May 2017

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