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Update on negotiations with AMURE (research associates and research assistants)

The first two negotiation meetings regarding the renewal of the collective agreements of research associates and research assistants – now part of the same accreditation unit – were held on Sept. 15 and 16. The parties agreed to issue joint statements on the progress of the negotiations throughout the process.

Published: 22Sep2016

Humor, Magic and Medicine

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There appears little question that mental attitude can influence how we deal with stress and how we recover from certain illnesses. 

Summer scholarship student research a cut above


Fifteen of the Faculty's brightest students, all holding either NSERC or CIHR Summer Scholarships, or Alumni Donor-supported awards, competed in the 10th Annual USRA poster presentation which featuring projects they undertook over the summer.  Says Philippe Seguin, Acting Associate Dean (Research), "It is incredible to see the research skills that these students have developed and the progress they have made in such a short time."

Published: 14Sep2016

Food Science researcher named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Congratulations to Hoshahalli S. Ramaswamy of the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry who will be inducted into the Royal Society of Canada on November 18, in Kingston, Ontario.  The Royal Society of Canada announced the 2016 Fellows on September 7; Professor Ramaswamy is one of ten McGill researchers this year to receive this honour.

Published: 8Sep2016

Professor Jim Fyles appointed as Macdonald's Associate Dean (Student Affairs)

Please join the Mac Community in congratulating Professor Jim Fyles on his new appointment as Macdonald's Associate Dean ( Students Affairs).

Published: 18Aug2016

Press Release: Maintaining a healthy heart through bile acids

Canadian discovery may soon lead to the prevention of cardiac fibrosis

Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis—a condition leading to heart failure for which there is currently no treatment.

Published: 27Jul2016

Mac Food Science students on a winning streak

For the second consecutive year, Macdonald Food Science teams have won big, Two teams — Rephyll and Fitamin Multimeal — took first place in their categories at the annual New Product Development Competitions, held as part of the 2016 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Conference.

Published: 25Jul2016

Animal Science Professor honoured by American Dairy Science Association


Congratulations to James McGill Professor Xin Zhao who received the 2016 West Agro Inc. Award from the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA).

The award is given to one individual each year "to recognize outstanding research of milk quality as affected by control of mastitis, management of milking, and practices in production of milk."

The award was presented at a ceremony during the annual meeting of the ADSA in Salt Lake City,  Utah.



Published: 25Jul2016

Principal's Awards: New Aug. 15 Deadline

Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff – deadline extended

This is to inform you that the deadline has been extended to submit nominations to the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff (2015-2016). You have until Monday, August 15thto submit your entry.

You have no doubt seen colleagues go the extra mile to deliver on a special project. The award is about recognition but it is also about rewarding these colleagues with a $5,000 cash prize.

Published: 19Jul2016