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Quebec farmers protest, block roads over cost of business

CBC News interviewed agronomist and economist Pascal Thériault, McGill Farm Management and Technology Program Director, about recent protests by Quebec farmers asking for more government aid as they face rising costs of business and financial hardship.

"There's a need to actually start re-thinking programs to be able to better accommodate for the future over the long run," Thériault told journalists.

Published: 11 Apr 2024

Anaïs Remili receives President's Prize for unparalleled commitment to science communication on whale diets

Photo: Anaïs Remili (centre), winner of the Prize for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, with Valérie Orsat, Acting Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and McGill President, Deep Saini

Published: 11 Apr 2024

The domination of private interests presents a risk to the long-term health of the Bay of Fundy

In The Conversation, Department of Natural Resource Sciences PhD Candidate Elson Ian Nyl Galang and Dalhousie University Postdoc Lara Cornejo write about their experience gathering a group of leading thinkers in Halifax, near the iconic Bay of Fundy, to set about imagining “what could plausibly happen to the Bay of Fundy coast by 2072.”

Published: 11 Apr 2024

McGill’s prize-winning researchers and scholars shine at Bravo Gala

On March 21, McGill celebrated 111 laureates at the 19th edition of Bravo, a gala event honouring researchers who won major provincial, national, and international research prizes and awards in 2023. Guests, including researchers, their families and friends, faculty, students, and members of McGill’s academic administration, gathered to celebrate their accomplishments.

Eight of the honourees were from the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences:

Published: 10 Apr 2024

Elena Bennett among McGill professors honoured as Montreal ambassadors

The Palais des congrès de Montréal honoured five McGill professors at its 2024 ambassadors’ gala for their exceptional contributions to the city’s economic and societal growth. Although there are a few other professors among the total of 14, McGill alone can boast of multiple honourees.

The basis for earning the kudos is the ability to organize large-scale events in Montreal. 

Published: 10 Apr 2024

McGill School of Human Nutrition student Manon Fantino wins francophone McGill MT180 competition

Congratulations to School of Human Nutrition PhD candidate Manon Fantino, winner of McGill’s francophone 3-Minute Thesis (MT180) competition! Manon will represent McGill at the Concours ACFAS MT180 Nationals in Ottawa on May 15th.

Published: 10 Apr 2024

An appetite for business—McGill experience helped dietetics student build a company that’s true to her values

Although Zoey Li, BSc(NutrSc)’17, always had an interest in business, she never expected to launch a company that helps people take charge of their health.

Li, who was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the food and beverage category, built her success on her ability to find opportunities, develop new skills and make connections, as an undergraduate and afterward.

Published: 10 Apr 2024

Thousands flock to John Abbott to take in solar eclipse

On Monday, McGill played host to thousands of people for the spectacular solar eclipse with a series of public events at the downtown campus, the Gault Nature Reserve, and on the West Island (with Macdonald Campus collaborating with John Abbott College).

Near perfect weather conditions – especially following last week’s snowfall – drew throngs of Montrealers outside to take part in what will be for many, a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Published: 10 Apr 2024

Celebrating our exceptional student leaders

Macdonald community members gathered at the Ceilidh on Wednesday, April 3, to celebrate the Gold Key Recipients for 2024. Students, staff, friends, and family listened in as Daniil Batanau, Henry Cordoba Novoa, Sara Kosumi, Philippe Leblond, and Henry Lee shared their inspiring stories of how they became involved in community life at Macdonald Campus and how rewarding it has been for them to give back to their fellow students.

Published: 9 Apr 2024

Future of Food conference sees high student engagement

Student engagement was high at the Future of Food Conference in Ottawa, as youth turned out to hear panellists and keynote speeches by stakeholders from across the agriculture value chain.

Several student groups from Queen’s, McGill and the University of Ottawa heard about sustainability, innovation and politics in agriculture at the February event.

Published: 9 Apr 2024

How will animals react to Quebec's total solar eclipse?

It’s possible animals — pets and wildlife alike — will behave unusually during Quebec’s total solar eclipse on April 8 , according to experts on their behaviour.

Published: 9 Apr 2024

Artificial intelligence in the barn

Imagine cows roaming freely in a barn equipped with cameras and sensors linked to artificial intelligence in a system that predicts their mood and lifespan. Implementing such a system is the mission of the new Research and Innovation Chair in Animal Welfare and Artificial Intelligence (WELL-E), created jointly by McGill University and UQAM thanks to $5 million in funding over five years.

Published: 2 Apr 2024

The advantages of regenerative agriculture in the prairies

McGill Farm Management and Technology Program Director Pascal Thériault spoke to Radio-Canada's Le Café Show about what regenerative agriculture is, how it can improve water retention in the soil—an increasingly important consideration as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of drought in the prairies, and its role in carbon capture.

Published: 2 Apr 2024

From chocolate to home insurance, climate change is making life more expensive

Rising costs of cocoa due to drought and disease affecting crop yields is proof of how global warming is hitting our pocketbooks, agronomist and economist Pascal Thériault, McGill Farm Management and Technology Program Director, told CBC.

Published: 2 Apr 2024

Four Mac Campus students reach finals in McGill Three-Minute Thesis Competition

What is 3MT/MT180?

In the University-wide 3MT/MT180 competition, graduate students have the chance to showcase their leading-edge research before a live audience. With only three minutes and a single slide, students must engage their audience and convey the complexities of their work to a diverse, non-expert audience. Participants may present their research in English or in French and winners will advance to regional and national competitions.

Published: 26 Mar 2024

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