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Campus to Farm shuttle now available during the overpass construction

 

The MTQ has made available a shuttle to take staff and students to and from the campus and the Farm for the duration of Phase 1 of the Macdonald Campus overpass construction.

The shuttle will run continuously from 08h00 – 12h00 and 12h30 – 17h00 and is equipped for bicycle transport. Each circuit takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Stop locations include:

Published: 7Nov2016

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.

Monday, November 7th until end of project

Overpass traffic:

Published: 3Nov2016

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. Begg has long been a supporter of student-led initiatives beyond the classroom and empowers students to be involved in their own learning process.  She received the Macdonald Campus Award for Teaching Excellence earlier this year.

Published: 3Nov2016

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: 1Nov2016

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". 

Published: 28Oct2016

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.

Published: 21Oct2016

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.

Published: 21Oct2016

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.

Published: 14Oct2016

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. "

Read more in NYTimes

 

Published: 7Oct2016

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.

Published: 4Oct2016

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