Quick Links


Farming of the future


Bioresource Engineering professor Mark Lefsrud and PhD candidate Débora Parrine were featured on CBC's The National on Tuesday, September 22.

Mark spoke about his work with Urban Barns, and how the new growth systems that he is developing are changing the face of agriculture.

Published: 23Sep2015

Laptops in classrooms distracting students

Associate Dean (Student Affairs) Chris Buddle was interviewed on CBC's The Current about the use of laptops in the classroom. A new study suggests that taking notes on a laptop leads to poorer marks citing distraction. Buddle says that "laptops and technology can play a pretty powerful role in the classroom..."

Listen to the entire program or to Professor Buddle's comments that begin at approximately 16:00 mins into the episode.


Published: 9Sep2015

Some reflections on gold’s glitter and gloom

Redpath Museum Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C4, CA

Professor Nil Basu will be giving a lecture at the Redpath Museum's Cutting Edge Lecture in Science.

Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering / Postes de Professeur en Génie Mécanique

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor.  McGill is among the top research intensive academic institutions in Canada, attracting over one-half billion dollars in competitive research funding each year.  It has been consistently ranked in the top 25 universities worldwide in a number of recent surveys.  Successful candidates will play leading roles in maintaining McGill’s international reputation of excellence in research and teaching.  We are particularly interested in the area

Published: 25Aug2015

Interview with Lawrence Goodridge, Professor and Salmonella Researcher

Professor Lawrence Goodridge, Ian and Jayne Munro Chair in Food Safety and Food Science professor, was interviewed by Food Safety News about his $9.8 M  Salmonella research project while attending recent International Association for Food Protection meetings in Portland, Oregon.


Published: 13Aug2015

Pesticides: more toxic than previously thought?

Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed.

Published: 6Aug2015

The personalities of spiders

Even jumping spiders have personalities scientists have discovered. A "shy" individual will not make the same choices as a "bold" individual. This means that some individuals, because of their personality type, will capture more prey than others, and will therefore have a larger effect on local ecosystems.

Published: 6Aug2015

HVAC work in Macdonald Campus Library

Please be advised that the entire Level 3 quiet study floor will be closed off from June 18 through July 12, due to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning work in the Macdonald Campus Library. There will also be noise, vibrations and ventilation shutdowns in the coming weeks.

Staff will be able to access the closed-off areas once a day. Please continue to request items through the library catalogue, or visit the Library Services desk.

Published: 19Jun2015

Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Ms. Kristen Lee Whitbeck: Understanding aspen in the James Bay area of Quebec at multiple scales

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

pre-defense will be at 13:15  (room MS2-084)