The Morgan Arboretum has 245 hectares of managed and natural woodlands, fields and tree plantations used for environmental research and teaching in a wide range of courses. Eighteen formal tree collections contain groups of most Canadian native trees and many useful and important exotics. In addition, over 170 species of birds, 30 species of mammals and 20 species of reptiles and amphibians seasonally inhabit the property. Finally, the Arboretum features 25 kilometres of ski, snowshoe and walking trails, a variety of forest ecosystems, conservation projects and forest operations such as maple syrup production. A nature interpretation program is also offered. More information is available at www.mcgill.ca/nrs/arboretum.
Located in the Barton Building, the Macdonald Campus Library provides access to leading-edge print and electronic collections, facilities and services to support a broad range of needs. The library's collections encompass a wide variety of print and electronic resources in the areas of agriculture, nutrition and environmental sciences.
The library's catalogue, research databases, McGill theses, past exams and other online resources are accessible to you via the library website. The library is also a depository for many print and electronic government publications. The library's eZone computers provide access to specialized software such as ArcGIS, SAS and EndNote. Comfortable seating, study tables and group study areas are available to you and the area is equipped for direct or wireless laptop access to the McGill network and the internet. You can also borrow laptops.
Librarians specializing in specific disciplines are available to help you find information for your course assignments or research topics, either in person, or by phone, email, or chat. Tours and research workshops are provided throughout the year.
More information is available at www.mcgill.ca/library/library-using/branches/macdonald-library or feel free to drop by.
The Macdonald Campus Computing Centre is managed by McGill's IT Customer Services (ICS) unit. Undergraduate computing labs are open 24 x 7, year round. The labs offer computers running Microsoft Office software, scanners and printers.
The IT walk-in support office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. For support on all central IT services please contact the ICS Service Desk by email at support [dot] ist [at] mcgill [dot] ca or call 514-398-3398.
For more information and to search the IT Knowledge Base, visit the IT Services web page at www.mcgill.ca/it.
Originally established in 1914 and formerly housed in the Redpath Museum, the Lyman Entomological Museum was moved to the Macdonald Campus in 1961. It houses the largest university collection of insects in Canada, second in size only to the National Collection. The Museum also has an active graduate research program in association with the Department of Natural Resource Sciences. Study facilities are available, on request from the Curator, to all bona fide students of entomology. Visits by other interested parties can be arranged by calling 514-398-7914. More information is available at http://lyman.mcgill.ca.
The Brace Centre for Water Resources Management is located on the Macdonald Campus. It is a multidisciplinary and advanced research and training centre of McGill University, dedicated to solving problems of water management for all human and environmental uses. It brings together staff from several McGill faculties to undertake research, teaching, specialized training, and policy and strategic studies, both in Canada and internationally. The Centre draws on the wide range of facilities available within the University. More information is available at www.mcgill.ca/brace.