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La viande qui saigne notre budget

Matthieu est chef cuisinier dans un restaurant montréalais, et sa famille en est la preuve vivante. Dans ce foyer où il y a 5 bouches à nourrir, voilà près de 4 ans que la viande ne s’invite plus dans les assiettes qu’une fois par semaine. […]

«Nous pouvons pratiquement nourrir 4 personnes avec des œufs pour ce qu’il en coute de donner une portion de contre-filet de bœuf!», observe Pascal Thériault, agronome et économiste à l’Université McGill.

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Published: 22 Aug 2017

L'Arboretum Morgan propose une foule d'activités sur l'écosystème forestier à Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

Situé sur le campus MacDonald de l'Université McGill à Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, à la pointe ouest de l'île de Montréal, l'arboretum Morgan, une réserve arboricole et écologique de 245 hectares, propose une panoplie d'activités pour régénérer le corps, éveiller les esprits fatigués et intéresser les néophytes curieux tout autant que les connaisseurs à l'écosystème de la forêt et à son formidable réseau d'échange.

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Published: 22 Aug 2017

Tree removal near the John Abbott College Memorial Field

Some of you may have noticed trees being felled near the John Abbott College Memorial Field.  While we never want to cut trees down, nature sometimes leaves us no choice.  Four of the trees being taken down this week are rotten oak trees, which pose a safety hazard, and another four are ash trees infected with the emerald ash borer that has been wreaking havoc on Montreal Island in recent years.  All the trees being removed are being replaced....

Published: 17 Aug 2017

CFI grants to boost research projects

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally. Among the 51 universities across the country with funded projects, McGill leads the pack with an impressive number — 23 projects totaling $4.2 million — in this latest round of the funding competition.

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Published: 17 Aug 2017

Des pistes pour optimiser la production de petits fruits

(Une collaboration de Valérie Gravel, agronome et professeure adjointe en horticulture durable, Université McGill)

« L’été au Québec est, pour plusieurs, synonyme d’abondance de petits fruits. La production locale de ces « super fruits », de plus en plus reconnus pour leurs bienfaits sur la santé humaine, fait face à une demande croissante. »

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Published: 15 Aug 2017

OBIT: Former McGillian and NHL administrator Bryan Murray was 74

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Bryan Murray, DipEd(PE)'64, recipient of the 2016 Macdonald Distinguished Alumni Award.

"A native of Shawville, Que., Murray was a student-athlete at McGill University's Macdonald College campus in the 1960s and went on to develop his coaching and administrative skills by guiding the Macdonald Aggies football team and the Macdonald Clansmen hockey squad while serving four years as director of athletics."

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Published: 14 Aug 2017

Opinion: Clean water for First Nations must be a national priority

Anja Geitmann is dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University, Jan Adamowski is a professor and director of McGill’s Integrated Water Resources Management Program and Julien Malard is a PhD student in Bioresource Engineering at McGill. 

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Published: 14 Aug 2017

Mac grad finds his niche with medical marijuana

Every day after work, David Bernard-Perron, BSc(AgEnvSc)’12, MSc’15, heads out for a few laps “down the hill” on his mountain bike.

The hill in question is majestic Whistler Mountain, a short distance from his job as head agrologist at Whistler Medical Marijuana Corporation.

Read more in The McGill News

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Published: 14 Aug 2017

Professor Emerita receives Fulbright Specialist Grant

Professor Emerita Harriet Kuhnlein (School of Human Nutrition) received a 2017 Fulbright Specialist Grant that was undertaken with Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.  The award was in the category of Public/Global Health for a term of 5 weeks during February and March, 2017.  The grant was administered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State with the cooperation of World Learning. 

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Published: 8 Aug 2017

In Memory - Terry A. Wheeler

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Terry Wheeler, Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences.

Professor Wheeler was an expert in entomology and Director of the Lyman Entomological Museum. He had been a faculty member since January 1, 1995.

He lost his battle with cancer which he had taken in stride and fought with amazing optimism. Professor Wheeler will be terribly missed.

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Published: 27 Jul 2017

Waste Management Squad promotes good composting habits in Pointe-Claire

Judith Largy-Nadeau (BRE) and Dainava Blayney (NRS) and students from the Université de Sherbrooke are going door-to-door in Pointe-Claire to promote good waste habits this summer.

Read more Global News

Published: 27 Jul 2017

UAlberta and McGill scientists uncover a hidden calcium cholesterol connection

Scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University have discovered a direct link between calcium and cholesterol, a discovery that could pave the way for new ways of treating high blood cholesterol.

Read more in the McGill Newsroom

Published: 27 Jul 2017

How fear alone can cause animal extinction

“It has been something of a mystery why predators are so important in animal extinctions,” says Kyle Elliott, an assistant professor in McGill University’s Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences and the first author of a recent study on the subject published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. “As prey populations decline, predators should simply switch to other prey....

Published: 27 Jul 2017

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 the field of ecological economics. 

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Published: 18 Jul 2017

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