Are you having guests over for a barbecue at the end of the week? What will you put on the grill? Animal proteins, most likely. Even if we know the effects of red meat consumption on the environment and potentially on health, for many people it's inconceivable to go without.

Published on: 12 Jun 2024

Dairy producers know that the slightest change in the behavior of cows can give an indication of their state of health. But since they can't be everywhere at once, artificial intelligence could help improve and extend the lives of their livestock. In McGill University's Macdonald Campus farm, researchers are developing tools to detect problems before they occur.

Classified as: Elsa Vasseur
Published on: 14 May 2024

Pictured (from left to right): McGill/Mac representatives Ingrid Chiraz and Andrew Churchill; grad students: Jasmine Muszik, Mehtab Singh, Aylish Marshall; JAC representatives Sean Hughes and Karim Jaffer

By Kathy MacLean

In the dynamic landscape of scientific inquiry, effective communication is not merely an option; it's a necessity. Bridging the gap between complex research and broader audiences fosters understanding, sparks curiosity, and drives positive change.

Classified as: Jaswinder Singh, Jessica Head, Elsa Vasseur, Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative, Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS), John Abbott College
Published on: 2 May 2024

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.

Classified as: Elsa Vasseur
Published on: 2 Apr 2024

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.

Classified as: 3MT Competition, 3MT/MT180
Published on: 26 Mar 2024

An outbreak of extensively drug-resistant salmonella has been linked to raw pet food and contact with cattle, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Classified as: Jennifer Ronholm
Published on: 15 Nov 2023

Even though she grew up on a farm, Stéphanie Naud had never touched an axe or saw before studying at McGill's Mac campus. As a natural athlete who loved the outdoors and working with her hands, when she heard about our unique inter-university lumberjack club, she was intrigued, she recently told Le journal de Montréal. 

Classified as: Woodsmen
Published on: 2 Oct 2023

On September 7, thirty two AES undergraduate research awardees shared posters illustrating their summer research jobs.

Dean Anja Geitmann broke through the waves of animated conversation to congratulate the students for engaging in this inspiring science conversation and to award four researchers for their outstanding posters:

Classified as: USRA, Murray Humphries, Varoujan Yaylayan, Salwa Karboune, Xin Zhao, Stephane Bayen, Anja Geitmann
Published on: 20 Sep 2023

A new research collaboration at McGill University and the University of Quebec in Montreal will explore the role of artificial intelligence in promoting dairy cattle welfare.

It will be led by Dr. Elsa Vasseur of McGill’s Department of Animal Science and Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo of UQAM’s Department of Computer Science.

Classified as: Dept. of Animal Science, Elsa Vasseur
Published on: 3 Jul 2023

Ronholm was among three highly accomplished early career researchers who received a significant McGill distinction: The Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers.

Classified as: Jennifer Ronholm, Convocation
Published on: 5 Jun 2023

A research team led by William Dawson Scholar and Assistant Professor Jen Ronholm (AnSci/FdSci) has received $1.65 million for an NSERC CREATE in One Health Against Pathogens (OHAP). Ten co-applicants from McGill, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Guelph, and l’Université du Québec à Montréal will collaborate.

Classified as: Jennifer Ronholm
Published on: 20 Apr 2023

Preventing illness from spoiled groceries needs to be top of mind, says a food safety expert at McGill University.

"There can be a range of symptoms, most often diarrhea and vomiting, the ones we're all familiar with but foodborne infections can also be quite serious," said Jennifer Ronholm [Food/Animal Science], a professor of food microbiology.

Classified as: Jennifer Ronholm
Published on: 14 Apr 2023

Ms. Janice Pierson will join Macdonald as the General Manager of the Macdonald Campus Farm effective January 9, 2023.

Classified as: Macdonald Campus Farm, Janice Pierson
Published on: 9 Jan 2023


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