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Commuting to, from or through the Macdonald Campus? What you need to know.

The Quebec Ministry of Transport will commence major repairs to the campus Highway 20 overpass (Pont Poultry Cottages) as of November 4, 2016. Phase 1 of the project is expected to last until the end of the year and Phase 2 will take place in the spring. 

This weekend – November 4, 5 and 6

Repair work under the campus Highway 20 overpass will begin Friday evening, and as a result, there will be closures on Highway 20 over the weekend.

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Published: 3 Nov 2016

Caroline Begg awarded Principal's Prize for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to Dr. Caroline Begg (Plant Science, FMT), the recipient of the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Faculty Lecturer).  Principal Fortier presented the award at McGill's Fall Convocation held earlier this week.  Dr....

Published: 3 Nov 2016

Humphries named McGill Northern Research Chair

Today at a press conference in Quebec City, the Institut Nordique du Quebec (INQ) announced three Northern Research Chairs, as well as a newly recruited Science and Innovation Director, Louis Fortier....

Published: 1 Nov 2016

Marianne Falardeau-Côté named Top 30 under 30 in sustainability by Corporate Knights

 

Marianne Falardeau-Côté, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences (Supervisor Elena Bennett), "is investigating how climate change is affecting Arctic marine food webs, ecosystem services and the well-being of Inuit communities. Through her research, Marianne hopes to provide knowledge that will help governments sustainably manage ecosystems. Her research was featured in the June 2016 issue of Canadian Geographic". 

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Published: 28 Oct 2016

Table Talk: A Montrealer's Little Book of Gluten-free Comfort Food

Breakfast pancakes, a hot cheese muffin or a succulent brownie can become only a memory to those who live with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, says Judy Campbell, a Montreal dietitian and gluten-free diet specialist... this culinary specialist who taught dietetic students nutritional and quantity food preparation for 18 years at McGill University’s School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

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Published: 21 Oct 2016

Growing industrial hemp in Eastern Canada: a new frontier

Coming to the aid of eastern Canadian hemp producers is Philippe Seguin, associate professor at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Seguin wants to help farmers in eastern Canada learn more about which hemp cultivars work best in their environment. He and his team of researchers selected 11 cultivars and planted them in seven different environments in Quebec. Seguin kept detailed records of when the seeds were planted and how much fertilizer was used.

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Published: 21 Oct 2016

Jane Goodall met l’élevage animal intensif au pilori

 

De passage à Montréal, la primatologue Jane Goodall a dénoncé l’élevage animal intensif qui est pratiqué dans les pays riches. S’adressant à une assemblée de vétérinaires, elle a toutefois avoué ne pas savoir comment s’attaquer à ce problème. Les travaux d’une chercheuse de l’Université McGill s’intéressant à l’élevage des vaches laitières devraient apporter certains éléments de réponse à cette vaste problématique.

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Published: 14 Oct 2016

Unlocking memories of plant stress to improve global crop yield and food security

 

The excitement in the Faculty is palpable these days.  Our latest good news — Plant Science PhD candidate Boris Mayer, BSc (AgEnvSc)'12, MSc '15, is the recipient of a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.  Mayer is supervised by Professor Jean-Benoit Charron.

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Published: 12 Oct 2016

Seeds of a Good Anthropocene

Elena M. Bennett of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences is the lead author of Bright Spots: seeds of a good Anthropocene. "The paper describes an effort to identify and propagate social and environmental projects that could reverse a centuries-long pattern in which human prosperity has come at the cost of substantial harm to ecosystems and excluded communities. "

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Published: 7 Oct 2016

Brian Driscoll named as Chair of Natural Resource Sciences

Microbiologist Brian Driscoll took over the helm of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences (NRS) on September 1st.

Growing up in Dundas, ON, Driscoll discovered his love science and agriculture at a young age, thanks to the influence of two uncles - one an organic chemistry professor and the other an apple grower.  Through stints as a lifeguard and swimming instructor, he discovered that teaching was something he excelled at and enjoyed.

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Published: 4 Oct 2016

Organic pot grower living the dream in Whistler

29-year-old the lead agronomist for a Whistler marijuana company

As a 14-year-old loading soil at a Quebec poinsettia greenhouse, David Bernard-Perron [BSc (AES)'12, MSc'15] never would have expected he'd grow up to be the lead agronomist for a marijuana company in Whistler. 

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Published: 29 Sep 2016

Discovering new fish species is 'lagniappe,' LSU researcher says

[Former Macdonald student] Prosanta Chakrabarty travels the world searching for fish that few humans have ever seen. The LSU researcher wants to learn what these underwater unknowns can teach about evolution and the history of the earth.

He's a modern-day explorer, swimming through murky waters and diving into caves in search of seldom-seen species.

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Published: 27 Sep 2016

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.”

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Published: 27 Sep 2016

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....

Published: 27 Sep 2016

Making science communication possible

 

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Published: 27 Sep 2016

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