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Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Motörleaf - sleep well, grow well

5Oct201615:30
Macdonald-Stewart Building MS2-022 (Faculty Lounge), 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

Motörleaf reinvents automation to signficantly improve urban agriculture. Advancing urban agriculture through automation is a technological and business leap forward.

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. 

But at 29, that's exactly what he's doing, and the company he works for is at the forefront of quickly growing industry.

Published: 29Sep2016

Economics without Growth

4Oct201612:00
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13:00
Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

 

Special preesentation by Visiting Scholar Stewart Wallis.

Are the Sustainable Development Goals Realistic?

4Oct201618:00
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19:00

 

Special presentation by Visiting Scholar Stewart Wallis.

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.

Published: 27Sep2016

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

29Oct201610:00
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30Oct201616:00
Centennial Centre (for Sneak Peek), 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

 

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